This is one we found at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California this Summer. I really like the fact that India has so many different instant noodle varieties and that I’ve not tried so many of them – like every one that I find is a little precious gem. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Manchow –
Manchow soup is a soup popular in Indian Chinese cuisine due to its ease of preparation and hot spicy taste. It is available in large restaurants and street food carts alike. Although the soup is named after Manchuria it does not resemble any that is normally found in the cuisines of the region. The origin of Manchow soup is Meghalaya.
It is a dark brown soup prepared with various vegetables, scallions, and chicken (in the non-vegetarian version only), thickened with stock and corn flour, and flavored with relatively generous doses of soy sauce, salt, garlicand chili peppers. It may also be garnished with chopped spring onions, and served with crispy dry noodles.
See? Something I’ve never heard of. This whole Indian Chinese food thing is very interesting to me. Anyways, let’s delve in and take a look.
Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
Interesting bits and pieces.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat with a light chew to them. The broth has a kind of saltiness to it and is mostly in the noodle; there’s very little of it after steeping. Bits of garnish are ubiquitous, however the green chillies while of good quality and size kind of tend to dominate with their spiciness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901014004836.