March 12, 2013

#999: Pot Noodle Tony’s Doner Kebab

Wow – here we are; this is the precipice of a very large psychological number! First things first – thanks to Joe & Gil of the UK for sending such a nice mix of interesting noodles! Okay so this is a Pot Noodle – they’re always interesting as the British seem to come up with some really interesting flavors to lend to instant noodles and this is definitely one of them. Doner Kebab. So, what is a Doner Kebab? Well, click here for the seriously huge amount of info from Wikipedia,. Basically what they’re saying is that you have a meat that’s roasted on a vertical spit and then sliced thin and garnished with tomato, lettuce, onion and other things. At least that’s what I’m getting from it. The packaging mentions this is lamb flavor, but beef is also common (and what I’ll use as a garnish).

Here’s the side panel detail (click image to enlarge).

Nope – this isn’t the contents of a seasoning packet. Pot Noodle is the noodles and seasoning and a lot of flour all on the cup. Why flour? Well, British cup noodles hav3e a lot of flour to thicken them up – less of a broth, more of a sauce.

Here’s the front and back of the sauce packet. Pot Noodle always has a packet of some sort – sweet and sour, mango chutney… All sorts of interesting things. This one as you can see is chilli sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two slices of toasted sourdough. iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced beef that was sauteed with garlic, sweet onions and Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. The noodles are the standard crumbly, flat and wide noodles I’ve always found to be only so-so in Pot Noodle. The flavor? Very light and bland – slight salty taste with a kind of meat-like gravy and lemon hit. The chilli sauce is very hot and has a strange tang to it. The idea is great, the execution bizarre. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. A low score yes, but this was a lot of fun nonetheless. UPC bar code 8722700473886 – get it here!

Pot Noodle advert.

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

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