Category Archives: Pot Noodle

#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.

#974: Pot Noodle Chilli Beef Flavour

Here’s another one of the great varieties sent by Joe & Gill of the UK – thanks again! Chilli Beef Pot Noodle. Looks interesting to me!

The side panels (click image to enlarge)

Powder and noodles. See, British instant noodle cups are different. Instead of a broth that is thin, it comes out more as a thick sauce or gravy.

It comes with a packet of chilli sauce – here’s the front and back.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, sweet onion, green bell pepper, fried egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are the standard broad and slightly crumbly and thick Pot Noodles. The flavor is a little funky – beef flavor is there. The sauce is impressive – I’ve had other varieties of ‘spicy’ Pot Noodle before and this stuff is very hot. Kind of acidic too. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8712566158386 .

Tastified Pot Noodle advertisement.

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#963: Pot Noodle Mr. Chu’s Golden Noodle No. 7 Sticky Rib

Here’s another one from Joe & Gill of the UK! Thanks again! I’ve heard of this one and always wanted to check it out. Definitely one of the more odd flavors out there!

Here’s the info from the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you are greeted by: a lot of flour. The flour makes the broth, which is actually a gravy or sauce.

Every Pot Noodle I’ve tried comes with a little sauce packet. Sometimes sweet & sour, sometimes a hot sauce, even a mango sauce. This time it’s a Peking Sauce!

Finished (click image yto enlarge). Added sweet onion, light ham (which I drizzled the included Peking Sauce over), corn with Cavender’s Greek seasoning, and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are your standard Pot Noodle noodles – wide, chunky and crumbly. The sauce is interesting; has a rich flavor, but I can’t exactly decipher what flavor it is with my tastebuds. Kind of bitter, kind of brown gravy. The Peking Sauce is great – sweet and a little sticky. Definitely something different! 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8718114797977.

Pot Noodle Sticky Rib advertisement.
Looked up sticky ribs in England on YouTube and found this recipe!

#952: Pot Noodle Sweet & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another one from Joe & Gill of the UK! Thanks again! Sweet & spicy… I have had quite a few Pot Noodles and recently I had a sweet and sour variety. Curious how this one tastes. Well, let’s check it out!

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

Where are the noodles you say? Well, Pot Noodle is much different from what you would find here in the States. The noodles are underneath all of the powder, which is mostly wheat flour. The usual broth you would expect in a cup of noodles is more of a sauce or gravy here.

Pot noodles usually come with a single packet such as you see here (front and back). Make the noodles, add some sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge. Added onions, stir-fry vegetables, light ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are your standard Pot Noodle fare; broad and flat with a crumbliness and slight chew. The sauce has a nice taste to it – sweet with a very light spicy factor. The mango sauce has a nice taste – very sweet and a little tanginess. I liked this one – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000118203527

Pot Noodle has a contest – you can win a spinning fork! I really want to review one of these things so if anyone ever wants to make me really happy, send me one!

Yeah I wish we had stuff like this over here…

#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.