Product Type: Unilever Ready Meals
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Bombay Bad Boy!
Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy
Member Name: sara66
Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy
Disadvantages: Can be unhealthy
Pot noodles have been a favourite of mine since my university days, both lunch and dinner were taken care of with this pot of noodles that don't take long to 'cook'. As a vegetarian though, my flavour options were limited to the curry flavoured noodles, that was until...Bombay Bad Boy.
The name is clever, bringing a bit of Indian flavour to the Western world. The packaging is a tall black pot, which amongst the other pot noodle pots, stands out. The foil lid covering can be peeled off easily. There is a plastic sachet of chilli sauce included inside the pot. Fork is not included, you will need one of your own. The pot itself, much like take away coffee cups, does not heat up so much, allowing you to hold it in your hands without getting burnt. But you can feel the heat just enough to keep your hands warm, great for a cold winter's day.
Preparing the noodles:
The noodles are hard and need hot water to soften them. Boil the kettle and pour in water to fill level as indicated on the pot. Sometimes I find filling it to the fill level is too much water for me, especially as the water is absorbed but when you push your fork on the top of the noodles, they go down, and any excess water will rise, so from this you can determine how much water you personally require.
After adding water, I mix it with a fork, and prefer to let it stand for about ten minutes rather than the two minutes they suggest, stirring occasionally. The longer you leave it the softer the noodles become. I find that with ten minutes, they are soft, though there will still be a few crunchy bits, which I find quite a tasty combination.
The noodles contain peas, sweetcorn and soy chunks. The soy chunks are my least favourite part of the noodles, they taste a bit bland, and don't really add anything special to the noodles. The noodles themselves are salty, slightly sour and mildly spicy, though the hot water magnifies this spiciness a bit more, perhaps to a medium level of spiciness. I do find I constantly need to take sips of water in between eating, and coke is also a great drink alongside this, although perhaps not particularly healthy. The sachet of chilli spice contains a red liquid sauce, which you may or may not wish to add to your noodles, I tried them once and found it way too spicy and also a little sweet, so I personally do not like adding it to the noodles.
It should be noted that the noodles have a strong garlic smell and taste to them, which will linger...or rather attach itself to your breath and the atmosphere, the smell can be sickening after a while, though the taste is great. It should also be noted that brushing your teeth and using mouthwash after eating this does not help to remove the garlic breath, it will take a day or two!
These are the kind of noodles that you can get bored of if you eat them everyday, I now only eat them once every six months or so. While they are filling, they really are just a snack, and are not particularly healthy, so it is best to just have them once in a while!
The prices vary from supermarket to supermarket, available in two sizes, the smaller of which is usually under £1 and which is filling enough in itself that I sometimes have difficulty finishing it, and the larger just over £1. Available as individual pots, and I've noticed in some online supermarkets they are available in batches of four pots.
Summary: A tasty snack