Category Archives: Batchelors

#1338: Batchelors Super Noodles Peppered Steak Flavour

Here’s one that Joe B. and Sarah B. sent me from Nottingham, UK – thanks! I’m getting towards the end of the noodles that they sent – been a lot of fun trying all sorts of British varieties! I usually get some cues on what I’ll ad at the end from a picture on the front of a package, but this one doesn’t have any ‘suggested serving’ or anything like that, so I have to go with my gut. I looked around on Google for ‘peppered steak British’ and found quite a few leads. The peppered steak there looks to be basically steak with a decent amount of black pepper. Sound simple enough. Of course, things like a dash of brandy aren’t readily available, so I think pepper is going to be my friend for this one. Anyways, let’s see what’s within.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 300ml water and add the noodle block and contents of sachet. Cook for 4 minutes or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce base sachet.

As I’ve mentioned before, British instant noodles seldom are full of broth. They usually involve the liquid reducing to a sauce.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added steak sauteed with sweet onion and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and crushed garlic. The noodles are pretty decent – not anything to call home about, but they have a good texture for their environment. The sauce is very bland. The flavor is regrettably very light in strength – so much so that I ended up adding salt to it! What flavor it had was peppery. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000354404054>.

Here’s a funny advert for Batchelors Super Noodles from the UK.

#1286: Batchelors Super Noodles Roast Beef & Onion Flavour

Here’s one from the UK! Thanks to Joe B. and Sarah B. of Notthingham for sending these my way! Well, let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 300ml boiling water. Add sachet contents and cook for 4 minutes or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

The powder base.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and micro-thin sliced sukiyaki beef. The noodles are pretty good – they gorge themselves on the liquid and soak it up well, leaving them with a nice chew. Unfortunately, the broth is very bland. It does have a stew-like feel to it which is very mice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000354404061>.

Pretty funny advert.

#1216: Batchelors Super Low Fat Noodles Chilli Chicken Flavour

Here’s another Joe B. of Nottingham, UK sent – thanks! Low fat noodles eh? I’ve actually been on a diet and exercising a lot lately – down 15 pounds already – and yes, I’m eating an instant noodle every day too! Let’s see how this low fat variety is…

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains milk. To make it, add everything to 300ml of water and boil until all of the broth is absorbed by the noodles.

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a funky chilli chickenny scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken that I seasoned with Mexcene and salt, peas and some big ugly carrot. The noodles are a slightly larger gauge than your standard instant. They are crumbly and really not very good. They kind of end up like an odd paste in the mouth. The flavoring is very light and has a slight spiciness to it. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000354401763.

An advert for Batchelors Mushy Peas!

#1209: Batchelors Super Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Joe B. of Nottingham, UK – thanks! Super Noodles – are they ‘super?’ Let’s see.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself. For this one, you boil the water and add powder and noodles and cook for four minutes or until the water has been soaked up by the noodles.

The noodle block.

The powdered base sachet.

Very fine powder.

Last weekend, my wife, son, mother and sister all went to a farm in Skagit Valley (Schuh Farms) that has an annual pumpkin patch/festivities. They sell a variety of pumpkins as well as locally grown vegetables. Last year, I noticed these fascinating vegetables; they are sitting there with a sign that simply says ‘big ugly carrots.’ Click to enlarge.

I’ve been using carrot when I do my post review prepping lately and thought one of these would be really neat. Click image to enlarge.

As you can see, the finished product and enormous slices of carrot! Peas and carrots are synonymous with British cuisine and I thought these would add a neat look to some noodle dishes. Click image to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I would like to thank my mom for letting me borrow one of her Denby stoneware plates from England. Added chicken baked with Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning and some sauteed vegetables – sweet onion, peas, mushrooms and thin-sliced big ugly carrot. The noodles are your baseline instants; nothing too special. The flavor is very light, which is common in British instants. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000354167768.

A Batchelors Super Noodles ad in a Halloween way.

#1102: Batchelors Super Noodles Mild Mexican Chilli Flavour

Here’s one my friend Martin in Devon, England sent me a little while back. Though it was a good day for something fusion – British and Mexican? Sure, why not.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

I always find the packets from Britain are fascinating; they’re the only ones who use this little bit of real estate for something interesting. Nobody else really seems to do this.

The light powder has an odd scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, red bell pepper and Vidalia sweet onion I sauteed and added a little Mexcene seasoning to. Also added some Mexican blend cheese, green onions, sour cream and Ashanti Louisiana hot sauce. The noodles are very standard instant – decent texture and quantity. The flavor is interesting – has a hint of spiciness and then an extremely mild commercial Mexican flavor. It’s really interesting as it’s so different from the normal Mexican flavors in the US. Combining the flavor with the standard ‘noodles and sauce’ approach the Brits take is kind of odd but interesting too. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000175413648.

The commercials out of Britain are always really great when it comes to their noodles!