Pot Noodle : Issues

I live on these – nearly. Meals to go are a constant for me and it’s certainly the closest I ever get to cutlery, but a few minutes ago some issues wandered across my Neverwinter-Nights-Free mind …… indulge me:

  1. Should a pot be inverted and gently agitated prior to opening ?
  2. Should the water be added rapidly to the “Fill Level” and any air bubbles ignored, or should the water be added slowly to that same level ?
  3. Those little sauce sachets .. keep ? use ? use in something else ?
  4. Disposable fork (where included) .. use ? keep ?
  5. What is the earliest in the day that you would consider a pot noodle to be “Good Nutritious Food” ?
  6. What flavour should they have made ?
  7. Where has the ‘Hotdog & Ketchup” flavour gone ?

8 thoughts on “Pot Noodle : Issues

  1. 1. Should a pot be inverted and gently agitated prior to opening ?
    No. Swirl it around a bit, as if attempting to make a tornado-like motion in the cup, and then let it sit for the recommended time.

    2. Should the water be added rapidly to the “Fill Level� and any air bubbles ignored, or should the water be added slowly to that same level ?
    The water should be added neither slowly nor rapidly to the “Fill Level” but at a medium pace. The reason for this being, if you add the water too slowly, the noodles may absorb too much water, and if you add the water too rapidly, you may overpour. So, I’d suggest a balance between the two.

    3. Those little sauce sachets .. keep ? use ? use in something else ?
    Depending upon the sauce sachet, use. It really depends on the flavor and your mood.

    4. Disposable fork (where included) .. use ? keep ?
    Keep for when you are on the go and need to grab a fork to take with you. For example, if you are taking a pot noodle with you in the car.

    5. What is the earliest in the day that you would consider a pot noodle to be “Good Nutritious Food� ?
    I wouldn’t ever really consider a pot noodle to be “good nutrition food” however, if it was a choice between that or not eating, I’d go with the pot noodle and say it’s “food”.

    6. What flavour should they have made ?
    Being that I do not know which flavors they come in, I cannot answer that question.

    7. Where has the ‘Hotdog & Ketchup� flavour gone ?
    I am sworn to secrecy on this one.

    :)

  2. I dont eat those, not that I eat much, ever, but I’m sure they’re a “great source of cancer”.

    On the occations I’ve attempted one, I’ve gently added the water to avoid agitating the scum at the bottom, let the reconstituded noodles (fresh noodles grow in fields, as every good child knows) soften, and then try and eat as much carb as i can without the “flavour” intervening.

    Sache? Isn’t that the free kids toy?

    Your dynamically updating preview thing is scary sir.

    Cxx

  3. 1. Should a pot be inverted and gently agitated prior to opening ?

    – Yup. Give it a bit of a shake about and it prevents that powder layer in the bottom corner which you only discover when you’re scraping the last noodles out.

    2. Should the water be added rapidly to the “Fill Level� and any air bubbles ignored, or should the water be added slowly to that same level ?

    – Slowly. Let that air escape. Insufficient water makes for a dry noodle.

    3. Those little sauce sachets .. keep ? use ? use in something else ?

    – Use. Always use.
    – and add vinegar.

    4. Disposable fork (where included) .. use ? keep ?

    – Only use in emergencies. (in abscence of real fork) They are too fragile for standard noodle stirring, especially the ones that fold.

    5. What is the earliest in the day that you would consider a pot noodle to be “Good Nutritious Food� ?

    – Breakfast.

    6. What flavour should they have made ?

    – Spaghetti bolognase or a good hot chilli flavour.

    7. Where has the ‘Hotdog & Ketchup� flavour gone ?

    – Never saw that one, but I’d buy it if I saw it. On a similar note, whatever happened to marmite cubes?

  4. :wink:Can’t help but visulise some far eastern zen tea ceremony here.
    Slow and deliberate movements while soft music plays in the background.
    Mark on his knees bowing and performing the ancient Tiger noodle ritual.
    Oh well just my mind getting carried away.
    peace to all.:love:

  5. Haha, this is so funny! Check out a webcam capture I did while I was bored at uni early last year: yummy noodles.

    I agree this are so damn nice! My Hong Kong flatmates told me there were “much nicer ones in Hong Kong” but now I’m here I’ve failed to find any! :mad:

    I never use those awful forks however, and what’s this about Hotdog and Ketchup flavour? :shock: I’ve never even seen it hehe.

    Practically everything gives you cancer nowadays anyway heh, just wait for the relevant study to be posted in the paper… right, time for some noodles for breakfast :D

  6. Crikey Mark this is looking posh :)As to the pot noodles. I have a couple of Chinese students living with me at the moment and from my observation of their habits there is definitely a proper protocol for enjoying PN to the max, as they do every night unfailingly at 11.30 pm.
    They buy a special brand from a Korean Emporium which are apparently the Rolls Royce of PN. Unlike my old fave which I have just discovered to my horror, is on the Tesco dangerous product list. Its good to be back. Putting up your link.

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