Oodles of Noodles #5: Nissin Cup Noodles (Seafood Flavour)

Nissin Cup Noodles
Nissan? No, it’s a cup of noodles!

Ahhh, Nissin Cup Noodles. This is clever brand naming as it sounds a bit like this “You missin’ cup noodles?!” and, right now, yes we are! In fact, we’ve eaten so many instant noodles this last week we’re even dreaming about them. Just last night our esteemed editor, Mr. Wapojif, sleep walked to the kitchen, boiled a kettle, and began sleep reviewing about instant noodles. Idiot.

Of course this particularly instant noodle pot was of particular interest to Professional Moron as it’s seafood flavour. Boy, do we love seafood! The very thought of noodles and seafood had us frothing at the mouth like lunatics… which was admittedly not very pretty. Still it shows our complete and utter lack of rationality when it comes to seafood. And noodles.

What ho, then, we have the latest “cup” of noodles. Nissin – it is not a cup! It’s a pot. Regardless, the snazzy front cover makes you think you’re going to get a real seafood feast. This isn’t quite the case. Indeed, you get a few wodges of those crab stick things and, believe it or snot, some octopus! Or squid. Pretty nifty!

The noodles, though are one hell of a sight. Upon opening the pot you’re greeted with what looks like a dried out brain. It isn’t a brain at all, we should allay those fears of yours, as it is the noodles you are about to consume. Once you’ve got boiling hot water on them they break down a notch, and the result’s pretty decent.

Pretty decent: sums Nissin Cup up pretty well. Pretty packaging, pretty artwork, pretty price, not so bloody pretty innards.

Miscellaneous Notes

Seafood flavour, eh? What exactly is “seafood flavour”? One usually thinks of a sort of sweetly, fishy, prawny type flavour, right? We guess that’s pretty accurate. Congratulations then, Nissan, this is a pretty decent effort.

Whilst this is only one flavour from their extensive range, we can only express disappointment with the lack of overall seafoodness. As great aficionados of seafood, we feel this king of let us down. It was like going in to the cinema to watch The Dark Knight Rises believing those 5/5 rave reviews… only to see your dreams dashed by a 2/5 slice of weirdness. Woebegone Professional Moron!

Nissin Cup Noodles

Price: 75p

Noodle Rating: 6/10


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