Flavour: Bad seafood.
Right, so I’m not a fan of seafood most of the time. I’m happy to eat some nice crumbed snapper, or perhaps a marinated mussel, but usually, not so keen. These noodles were brought for my by the ever lovely and wonderful Claire.
To start with I was quite nervous at the proposition of eating seafood flavoured noodles, and when I poured on the boiling water, instead of a gentle seafoody aroma what I got was wafts of seafoody stink, I knew I was right to be nervous. Claire described it as the smell of a fishmongers, if they don’t wash the place up properly.
Here are a few of the choicer ingredients: dried seatangle flake, dried cuttlefish, dried mussel, dried seaweed. I’d say these are the troublemakers.
The noodles look really good, the soup is a rich dark red, the noodles themselves are really thick udon noodles, and they look great.
The texture of the noodles is a little slimy, they taste a bit doughy, a bit too much resistance to the tooth. I think my impression of the noodles was negatively influenced by the smell and flavour of the soup, with a better soup they might have rated much more highly.
The flavour has a hint of that same bad seafoody stench, but the majority flavour is actually a strong hotness, a not nice hotness, a watery weak flavour with too much of the hot added on top.
Let’s just say these are a bit disappointing, on the whole, and leave it at that. Ok?
Alright, one more thing. I actually very nearly finished these noodles, though I didn’t do my normal trick and tip the bowl up to drink the soup. And with every single mouthful, my only thought was "why am I still eating this nasty shit?"
Rating: Noodles 2.5/5, soup 2/5. Overall 4.5/10.
|Average per serving (120g)|
|Fat – Total||16.6g|