instant noodles reviews

Pot Noodle Sticky Rib flavour

Published on December 21st, 2019

When I think of sticky ribs, I picture 4th July in America with a Budweiser and  a TBC So you can imagine my surprise when I tasted this and found it’s more like a Chinese takeaway. Which, come to think of it, is more of a British staple than American style sticky ribs. So I’m… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Mama Cup Rice Vermicelli Shrimp Tom Yum

Published on September 21st, 2019 Mama

This was pretty poor. First of all, it’s wrapped in an unnecessary layer of plastic. I’m trying to get more eco conscious and this really isn’t helping. The pot seems way oversized for what noodles are in there, but this is an illusion and it does actually fill up and absorb the water well. But… [Read More]

2 out of 5

Mama Cup Chicken Flavour Noodles

Published on July 20th, 2019 Mama

Good portion of noodles. Amazed that all the water got absorbed – check that fill line! A little bland at the beginning, but a subtle chicken flavour coming through. But salty towards the end. “Textured soy protein”, rather than real chicken. Maybe I’m spoiled by other pot noodles LINK. But they’re really unappetising looking, and… [Read More]

2 out of 5

Tom Yung Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup

Published on June 8th, 2019 Tom Yum Goong

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]

3 out of 5

Vifon Złoty

Published on May 18th, 2019 Vifon

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]

4 out of 5

Blue Dragon Spicy Thai Flavour Noodle Wok

Published on April 20th, 2019 Blue Dragon

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.

4 out of 5

Sharwood’s Chicken Chow Mein Noodles

Published on March 30th, 2019 Sharwood's

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]

3 out of 5

Koka Chicken flavour Instant Noodles

Published on March 16th, 2019 Koka

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]

4 out of 5

Nissin Soba Classic Noodles

Published on February 23rd, 2019

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]

3 out of 5

King Pot Noodle Original Curry flavour

Published on September 9th, 2018

Nice curry flavour, not too hot. Think of a coronation chicken sandwich without the chicken… or the sandwich. Mango sauce provided gives a nice undertone of sweetness and clovey goodness. King size doesn’t seem much more filling than a standard pot noodle – I’m gonna have to double check the grams of noodles and compare!… [Read More]

3 out of 5