- Lucy Challenger, from London and Berkshire, makes courtesy video on TikTok
- In a recently viral video, the 38-year-old discusses the posh way to eat pot noodle
- According to Lucy, it is highly unlikely that you will be served one in a formal setting.
- But if you are, she reveals how to eat it and even what wine to pair it with
An etiquette expert has revealed the posh way to eat a pot noodle in a formal British dining setting.
Lucy Challenger, 38, based in London and the Berkshires, is the founder and CEO of high-end Mayfair agency Polo & Tweed, which sources employees for uber-wealthy clients.
He is also a tiktok and instagram Creator, and has garnered over 10 million likes for her videos, which teach Gen Z social media users the manners and etiquette necessary to fit in with the upper echelons of society.
recently in the VideoWith over a million views, Lucy tells you the right way to eat pot noodle in a posh setting in an unlikely event.
However, some viewers disagreed with one of Lucy’s points: that you shouldn’t consume liquid in pot noodle.
Etiquette expert Lucy Challenger (pictured) reveals the posh way to eat pot noodle in a formal dining setting—in the unlikely event you’re served one
Speaking in the clip, she says: ‘Now it is excessive, excessive, excessive, excessive, highly unlikely that you will ever be served pot noodle in a formal British setting. But if you were I’m going to show you the best way to eat it.’
She continued: ‘So how would one eat pot noodle? Well, a fork makes life a little easier.
‘You can use a fork to pick up the noodles, and then you can also use a spoon to collect the liquid, and of course some people like to use chopsticks.
Etiquette expert shares a brief history of pot noodle
Lucy Challenger shared a brief history of the instant snack, along with showing viewers the right way to eat pot noodle in her viral video.
She said: ‘In 1958, instant noodles were invented by a gentleman named Mr. John. [Momofuku] Endo and instant cup noodles were invented by his company Nisim Foods in 1971.
‘In 1979, Golden Wonder launched Pot Noodle. Its home was Crumlin, South Wales.
‘In 1992, the company launched the infamous Source Pouch, which was added to every pot. They were considered ‘pouches of happiness’.
‘The year 2000 gave birth to the king-sized pot noodle.’
‘So let’s get down to business. First, the pot noodle would probably have been prepared by the chef and then brought to the table for serving.’
However, she notes that if you’re preparing the instant food yourself, it’s easier to cook. You simply pour boiling water into the plastic pot of noodles, and add the sauce pouch as you wish.
When it comes to eating pot noodle, Lucy said: ‘As I mentioned earlier, with formal British food, there is usually no fluid intake, for example, soup.’
He gave the example of mussels, which any bivalves would eat on their own, but not the liquid in which they are served.
‘So for pot noodle, we would approach it with the same rules of etiquette,’ she explained.
‘I’ll use my fork, and this time take it in my right hand, which is more unusual when dining in a formal setting.
‘That’s because we’re not going to use spoons or knives.
‘Then I’ll just collect some pot noodles on a fork and put the pot noodles in my mouth.
‘I continue with my delicious meal of pot noodles, making sure not to let any stray drips onto the surrounding plate or really my outfit.’
Lucy ends the video by looking at which wine goes well with the pot noodle, choosing a ‘beautiful Chardonnay’.
Many viewers disagreed with one of Lucy’s points: that you shouldn’t consume liquid in pot noodle.
More than 2,600 comments were made on the video.
Some viewers disagreed with one of Lucy’s points: that you shouldn’t consume liquid in pot noodle.
One wrote: ‘No you drink the liquid later. This is the pot noodle law.’ Another agreed, saying: ‘And drink the rest of the juice afterwards.’
And a third wrote: ‘No use your hands, then drink the broth.’
Meanwhile, many commentators expressed regret that pot noodles are not commonly eaten in formal dining settings.
Others, however, felt that the operation was over-executed, and regretted that pot noodles are not commonly eaten in formal dining settings.
One TikTok user wrote: ‘I like to stress how this will never happen. However, I will remember this till HM invites me for instant noodles.’
Another wrote: ‘If we meet the king.’ And a third addition: ‘I’m going to make it my mission to get rich so I can host a dinner party and serve only pot noodles.’
Credit: www.dailymail.co.uk /