Tuesday, April 11, 2006

There Goes the Neighbourhood


I don’t normally suffer from inexplicable cravings (of a non carnal nature), but the other day I developed a sudden desire for a Pot Noodle.

I haven’t eaten one of the things for at least twenty years. The memory of reconstituted rubber bands, and the glutinous residue of eviscerated peas and monosodium glutamate, had obviously seared itself into my memory like a Guns and Roses tattoo.

Perhaps I am experiencing a hideous inverted childhood, when a purple Jelly Baby and a pot of Marmite (neat) shall hold equal allure. It must be that, or maybe I’m just sick to the back teeth of corn fed free range chicken (flu free), and 21 day hung rib of beef.

Whatever the reason, I purchased two pots. I have a tub of Chicken and Mushroom, and a tub of Bombay Bad Boy, safely stashed in my larder. I haven’t summoned up the courage to tackle the things yet, but I know that their day will come (probably tomorrow).

I know that no good can come of this aberration, but sometimes it’s better to be brave than sink nose down in a plate of Coq au vin.

15 comments:

funny thing said...

Pot Noodle is best eaten in a tent.
Remember that.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

And with added water, funny thing!

Bombay Bad Boy are the only ones Tazzy and I ever buy.

Best with 2 sachets of the hot sauce.

pissoff said...

Personally, I have never experienced the "Pot Noodle." However, having said that, the Sniffmeister is going to bring me some when she comes to Canada so I can ohhhh and ahhhh over them. The excitement is too much.

suburban wonder said...

Sounds like our Cup o' Noodles, from your description. It's the only thing I want when I'm sick. So, right now, actually, some cup o' noodles (not to be confused with cup o' soup) would be really tasty.

An aside - have you ever eaten them when sick and then vomited? I did once, and had to pull long strands of noodle out of my throat after vomiting.

I thank you.

funny thing said...

Unfortunately, Bombay BadBoy don't seem to be veggie (bastards) so I have to make do with tame old curry. Send me the hot sachet of you dn't use it, ta.

Really nice with a crusty roll and a slice of cheese.

And some hot water of course. (bastards)...

Mr McGuinness said...

I've never eaten a pot noodle. I don't miss it.............erm, thats about it really......I'll be off then.....bye.

Fuckkit said...

Bombay Bad Boys are the best. Make sure you have a box of kleenex handy though coz they dont half make your nose run.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

I agree. They make my nose run too.

They're right bastards. But lovely.

All the other noodle thingies are rubbish in comparison.

Arabella said...

Goodness, you're welcome Bronwen. I was just eating a breakfast muffin when I read that.

Kyahgirl said...

pissoff-you'll have to let the rest of us North Americans know if its the same as our Cup o Noodles.

Bronwen-thank you for the image, so charming!

Steve said...

Eat the Bombay Badboy first. At least that way your tastebud's will be so burnt that you won't have to taste the others.

MHN for short said...

Every once in a while you've got to have the ramen noodles. It's like an itch that must be scratched to the point of bleeding. Peel that band-aid off fast and get it over with.

I'm so glad you are posting again. I missed ye!

First Nations said...

nothing like a piping hot cup of styrofoam, modified food starch and carageenan, i always say.
always.

S.I.D. said...

For fucks sake!

You put water in them?????

Wuss!

Rowan said...

I imagine these are like our Mr. Noodles....my daughter just LOVES to take them to school for her break and eat them uncooked as a snack.