Food cupboard reviews

Naked Noodle: The Big One Fiery Chicken Panang Thai Egg Noodles

Published on July 13th, 2019
2 out of 5

Given the sheer size of this pot (and the name, “The Big One”, which is a promise it had better well keep), I was disappointed to open the lid and find only a small mound of noodles at the bottom. I had a choice of 3 fill levels depending on how thin I wanted my… [Read More]

Ko-Lee Bang! Bang! Noodles Chicken Feel Good Flavour

Published on June 29th, 2019 Ko-Lee
3 out of 5

You know how those Beano and Dandy comics grabbed your eye as a kid? Well, the same trick works on adults, so long as food’s involved. Yes, the packaging is a trifle ‘sudden’, and once I saw the claims of “Feel Good” flavour, I had to give it a go. The prep Battle through the… [Read More]

Tom Yung Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup

Published on June 8th, 2019 Tom Yum Goong
3 out of 5

Saw this in my local B&M and had to give it a try. I knew the final product would be a long way off the “serving suggestion” pictured on the lid (they’ve dedicated a whopping 5% of the picture to showing what’s actually in this pot, then slapped a couple of artistically engorged tiger king… [Read More]

Grace Cock Flavour Noodle Soup Mix

Published on May 25th, 2019
3 out of 5

Chuckle chuckle, guffaw guffaw, tee hee. We’ve all seen it on the shelf of our local corner market, and we’ve all thought about buying it just to be able to take it home to say “who wants to try some cock”? So, in a review that may finally see Student Munch blacklisted from the web,… [Read More]

Vifon Złoty

Published on May 18th, 2019 Vifon
4 out of 5

You know when you see something on a shelf and you… just don’t know what it is? Most people just keep on walking. Not I. I pick up the packet and shove it in the trolley. Ready Steady Cook! So I have no idea what złoty or łagodna means, but the picture looks fairly innocuous… [Read More]

Blue Dragon Spicy Thai Flavour Noodle Wok

Published on April 20th, 2019 Blue Dragon
4 out of 5

Lots of packaging. Fork provided, so no washing up. Strong kick of chili – really quite spicy actually! Moderate lemongrass flavour. Enjoyed that much more than expected.

Sharwood’s Chicken Chow Mein Noodles

Published on March 30th, 2019 Sharwood's
3 out of 5

This didn’t look too promising at first glance- the noodles barely fill 25% of the pot. Bit of a faff to prepare – stir, recover with foil lid, 2 mins, stir, recover with foil lid, 3 mins. The end result is good. It smells nice and authentic, like a chow mein. And there’s 5% chicken, in some… [Read More]

Koka Chicken flavour Instant Noodles

Published on March 16th, 2019 Koka
4 out of 5

This pot of one-serving instant noodles was so huge on the local B&M shelf that I had to give it a try. I could barely fit it in my food cupboard when I got home, which served as a good excuse to rip into it and eat it right away. The noodles look a little… [Read More]

Nissin Soba Classic Noodles

Published on February 23rd, 2019
3 out of 5

Probably the best textured noodles you’re going to get in a pot. Whereas something like Pot Noodle is more like a broth and gets very wet, this one’s USP is its dryness – and it does give it a more authentic feel. The end result is quite an appetising looking stir fried brown noodles. The… [Read More]

Mug Shot Roast Chicken Pasta

Published on February 9th, 2019
2 out of 5

“Fill to 15mm from brim and boiling water. Stir thoroughly”. As you can see, it doesn’t apply to my Mr Handsome mug. This ended up being a weird soupy broth for my pasta, which somehow managed to stay crunchy despite the ocean of hot water each pasta tube was now sitting in. I was hungry,… [Read More]