December 23, 2012

#945: Pot Noodle Jamaican Jerk! Flavour

Here’s another awesome looking Pot Noodle flavor that was sent by Joe & Gill of the UK – again, I must say thank you very much! They are a couple of the many people who have been extra kind and sent varieties that I haven’t ever reviewed my way. No way I could find this one here in the states! So what is Jamaican Jerk flavor anyways? I asked Wikipedia:

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers (among the hottest peppers on the Scoville scale). Other ingredients include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and salt.

Sounds interesting – let’s continue.

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Unlike a cup noodle that one would find here in the states, Pot Noodle is more of a noodles and sauce kind of thing. The sauce comes from all this powder. Much of it is wheat flour.

They also include a packet of some sauce or another. This one has mango sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, stir fry vegetables, baked chicken and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles have that trademark wide flat shape and thick chewiness and slight crumble. The broth (really a sauce) has an interesting taste. Kind of a bitter and salty flavor with some interesting spices going on. Kind of reminiscent of curry. The mango sauce is really good – I would say its more like sweet and sour sauce you would find here in the states. Interesting. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8712566382378

Some day, I hope to own a spinning Pot Noodle fork!

Another awesome Pot Noodle advert.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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