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#1923: Conimex Oriental Noodles Teriyaki

Another one sent by James B. from the Netherlands. Thanks! So these Conimex variants have been interesting. The last one I had was a green curry whose only similarity to green curry was, well, a green hue. Let’s see what kind of teriyaki we have here!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are two ways to prepare this one and I thought I’d go with the noodles version instead of the soup with noodles since teriyaki soup doesn’t sound very good. Add noodles and veggies to a pot of water and cook. Drain. Mix in sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A tan powder with sesame seeds.

The liquid sachet.

Looks like oil and a teriyaki sauce.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrots and corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles were very soft – almost mushy. More like the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni. The flavor was anything but teriyaki; a hint of sweetness and salty. The vegetables came out nicely at least. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585038>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1847: Conimex Oriental Noodles Hot & Spicy

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks!  These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder seasoning sachet.

Smells kind of like lemon cookies.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Smells like this is where the hot and spicy element is contained.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrot, corn and scallion perhaps.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked salt and pepper chicken and ito toughrasi (pepper strands). The noodles were thin and light. They sucked almost all of the broth, which ended up as kind of a sauce at the end. The flavor was interesting; almost like a slightly sweet lemon along with a little bit of spiciness. The vegetables hydrated well enough. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584970.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

#1811: Conimex Oriental Noodles Oosterse Groenten

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! First off, this one is oosterse groenten, which translates to oriental vegetable. These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. 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 and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base powder sachet.

Has a salty and citrus scent.

An oil sachet.

Palm oil.

A vegetable sachet.

Carrot and mushroom.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a good chew. The broth was very good for a vegetable variety. It has a coconut and lime hit to it as well as decently hydrated mushroom and carrot. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584727>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

#1301: Knorr Quick Serve Macaroni Shrimp Broth

Here’s another one my lovely wife got for me on our trip to Canada for my birthday last year – thanks! Interesting – tube shaped ramen? A couple of brands make these – kind of a neat twist on it. Let’s check it out!

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add macaroni to 530ml water and cook for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachet, stir and enjoy.

Macaroni noodles.

Soup base sachet.

A lot of fine powder.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, shrimp and fish ball with shrimp eggs. The macaroni noodles are pretty good – pretty big and seem to have thinner walls than most. The broth has a very strong shrimp scent and flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4898828051313.

This is one bizarre commercial! Check it out!

#1050: Knorr Japanese Pork Bone Flavour Quick Serve Macaroni

I’ve had other macaroni quick serve products before by a different brand. I always thought these were interesting. Usually the only thing you’d find in the United States coupled with macaroni would be cheese, but elsewhere, the options are much different. Let’s check it out.

Distributor sticker (click image to enlarge).

Back of the package (click to enlarge).

Usually I put the noodle block on my table and take a pic, but I figured that could be messy with these.

The seasoning packet.

Has a salty smell.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, black forest ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The macaroni is pretty good – a little crumbly but nicely sized with thin walls that hold broth. The broth is quite salty and has a familiar yet odd taste. Kind of like if you boiled a ton of hot dogs in a small sauce pan with the same water for a few weeks with a slight smoky flavor. It’s a weirdness I both find fascinating yet dissatisfying. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4898829052648.

Not sure if this is the ‘official’ commercial or done by film students, but it’s interesting either way.

#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.

#993: Unox Good Noodles Sate

I got a couple sent to me from Holland by a reader names Sister Laoban – thanks! I’ve tried Good Noodles before when someone sent me some from over there once before. This one looks interesting – satay.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Shiny silver packets don’t scan so well.

The noodles did pretty good for coming from so far away through the mail!

The powder seasoning.

Has a peanut-like scent.

Seasoned oil.

Not a lot of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some broccoli and an almond to garnish. The noodles are very thin and light – they have that ‘comfort food’ feel that a non-gourmet brand would have. The flavor is very interesting; it tastes good – spices and a peanut component. The scant 250mL of water is all but absorbed by the noodles (I used the soup method on the package). Decent noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8711200189106.

Looks like Unox parties hearty here at a New Year’s happening!

#988: Amino Kuchnia Polska Ogorkowa

Here’s another great one sent by Gil & Joe of the UK! This is a Polish variety. What’s Ogorkowa mean? Simple – cucumber soup. I looked around online and found lots of recipes, some using dill pickles and mentioning that pregnant Polish women favored this soup. Well, let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

As the noodles came from a long way via postal mail, they got a little beaten up – here’s one of the chunks.

The dry seasoning packet – a pretty big one!

Has a strong dill pickle scent and kind of a taste much like sour cream and onion chips.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, finely chopped ham and black pepper. The noodles  are pretty good – nothing really weird, just a nice consistency and chew. The broth is slightly on the bland side, but has a really interesting fill flavor to it I enjoyed. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5900300545698.

A recipe for Ogorkowa.

#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.

Stand Up Comedy Gig

#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!

#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.

#939: Pot Noodle Sweet & Sour Flavour

Here’s the first of many reviews of instant noodles that were donated by Joe & Gill of the UK! Thank you again! It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a Pot Noodle. Generally they’re impossible to find in the United States – which surprises me since I think they’d do really well here. Anyways, Let’s check out the sweet and sourness!

Here are the side panels – click image to enlarge.

You’re probably wondering “what is that?” Well, a Pot Noodle is different from a Cup Noodle. The main difference is that instead of a broth is has more of a sauce. The large amount of powder is mainly wheat flour that will turn into the sauce.  Underneath lies the noodle block.

They usually include a little sauce p[acket that goes well with the motif of the cup. It sounds pretty good, too!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, turkey breast lunch meat and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Wow – for something so downed on in Red Dwarf, this is pretty decent! The noodles are broad and flat with a slightly crumbly texture. The sauce is a thick sweet and sour kind of thing – has a nice taste to it. The little sauce packet was kind of odd – had an almost puckery acidity to it – not what I think many would think of when they think sweet and sour sauce like one would find in Chinese take-out. All in all an interesting melange of flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – possibly my favorite Pot Noodle thus far! UPC bar code 5000118203610 .

Pot Noodle commercials are always really funny

Someone made this video on cooking Pot Noodles…