Saturday, 3 September 2011

Pot Noodle – Chinese Chow Mein (Sainsburys) [By @SpectreUK]


I picked up this Pot Noodle with a second in the local supermarket. The second Pot Noodle was Southern Fried Chicken flavour. I put the SFC flavour on a cupboard shelf and have been quietly dreading eating it ever since. On opening the Chinese Chow Mein flavour I noticed this pot consisted of the usual type of noodles with dried bits. There was also the usual sachet, this time full of Soy Sauce. I added freshly boiled water, left it to stand for a while and then stirred in the Soy Sauce. This produced a lovely smell of Chow Mein. I noticed there were bits of carrots and chives in with the brownish liquid and noodles. The ingredients also included; tomato, ginger, cinnamon and garlic. All the flavours subtlety blended into one to provide a delicate Chow Mein taste that belied the stronger smell. This was a good quality moreish Chinese noodle soup. Actually, “good” doesn’t give this Pot Noodle justice. I reckon it’s one of the best Pot Noodles I’ve tasted to date. It wasn’t over spicy, as some are, and didn’t taste a bit weird as some do. I’m sure it’s perfect for a late night snack in front of the television, especially after too much booze and something light is required for a dickey tummy. I enjoyed John Wayne’s Horse Soldiers whilst I ate this Pot Noodle, dipping in bits of bread to soak up the sauce, and had a couple of packets of Salt ‘n’ Vinegar flavoured Chipsticks on the side to dip in Salad Cream. I’d definitely buy this Chinese Chow Mein Pot Noodle again, but it hasn’t stopped me from dreading the Southern Fried Chicken flavour... not one bit!
By Spectre

4 comments:

Oscar said...

Feb 11?

cinabar said...

I noticed that too when I uploaded the photo... :-o Spectre is perfectly well after eating it though coz he never spotted it either! ;-)

S.Emerald said...

I'd love to try it, but I wish you could post the Nutritional Facts.

cinabar said...

I did have a look to see if I could find a piccie with it on, but no such look. Here is a link with all the details: http://www.potnoodle.com/library/docs/Pot_Noodle_Nutrition_Info.pdf