Monday, November 07, 2005

Batchelors Super Noodles

Batchelors Super Noodles - Chicken FlavourWhilst strictly speaking not an 'instant' noodle meal as it takes at least twice as long to make as any other instant noodle meals I have tried so far; it is none the less pretty quick to prepare, taking about five minutes.

The results however are worth the wait. As far as instant noodle meals go, this is definately the best I've had so far! The texture of the noodles were delightful and they seem to absorb all of the liquid added during preparation. The flavour isn't bad either and I was able to resist the temptation to add any soy sauce. I did however add some pepper sauce around half way through, just to help it along.

I would definately and and without reservation place it at the top of my noodles list above both the Sainsbury's own brand instant noodles and the deadly Ko-Lee noodles.

Despite the presence of Butylated hydroxyanisole [E320] (a waxy solid that exhibits antioxidant properties and is also used in cosmetics), Propyl gallate [E310] (which in tests has been shoen to cause an interference in weight gain and growth in rats, and the occasional fatality, but no ill effects in pigs) & Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides [E635] (an entry for which I found in the Carcinogenic Potency Database, but I had no idea what it says). It is quite a good noodle meal.

It did also include our good friend, the ever tasty Monosodium glutamate [E621].


Anonymous Anonymous said...

as far as instant noodles go, indomie do the best, especially the non soupy ones. in my humble opinion. <--- ***** classic!

go down to those grocery stores in chinatown mate. open yourself up to a whole new universe of MSG and E numbers. you'll never eat bachelor's flavoured chunder ever again!

- fang

8/11/05 10:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naw, Won Ton flavour Doll noodles r0xx0r!

They make a great sandwich too.

8/11/05 13:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Noodle Son's blog

8/11/05 13:46  
Blogger Jon said...

Hi Fang & Andy,

As soon as my current supply of noodles runs out I will be looking into purchasing some packs of "Indomie Mi Gor Stir Fried Noodle" at 23p it looks like good value. really does r0xx! Those guys are heroes. The Survival Guide, The Art of Eating & Buyer Guide sections are essential reading.

8/11/05 18:33  
Blogger osbert said...

I'd have to disagree with 'Anonymous'... Bachelor's super noodles (they really are super), kept me alive through most of my third year at university. And besides the nervous twitch, irritable bowel syndrome, and malnourishment they never did me any harm!

Some people like em dry with just the right amount of water used... not me, no siree, they taste best when they've been cooked for about 15 minutes in about double the recommended water, and are all soggy like soup... Godly gooeyness in a shiny packet!


On a more cultured note though, any lover of noodles should make sure they pay homage to the raumen museum (aka mecca) in Shin-Yokohama if they ever find themselves in Japan.

I can highly reccomend Harukiya, the damn finest noodles that have ever graced my tastebuds. Being freshly made, you'll also notice an absence of most additives (although im sure the salt content of the soy makes up for that), therefore being a comparitively healthy way to spend a long long dinner in the land of the rising sun.

Also to be highly recommended is the unusual Chigusa 'chicken raumen'... where literally everything pork based has been substituted for chicken... Including the broiled bones that go towards making the stock at the beginning of the whole process. Also devoid of fish substances due to the lack of dashi, this is ideal for Jewish people, or people who have seafood related allergies.

9/11/05 12:33  
Blogger osbert said...

Couple of notes about my last comment:

1. Bachelor's Super Noodles To Go do NOT qualify for any of the above praise, as they taste like hulk hogans damp pants on a stick.

2. The Chigusa raumen containing no pork or seafood derivatives therefore being ideal for people who don't eat pork or seafood...

Not that Jewish people dont eat fish as I realise that might have sounded.

3. The raumen museum website (which in english looks exactly like the little leaflet they give you when you go there), can be found here.

14/11/05 10:47  

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