Here’s yet another one from Colin – thanks, bro! So this is an export version (obviously from all the languages on the front) and a very standard taste – chicken. This one is by CG which stands for Chaudhary Group. Here’s a little info from Wikipedia –
Chaudhary Group (CG Global) is a multi-national conglomerate company headquartered in Nepal. It has diversified business interests including financial services, fast-moving consumer goods, education, hospitality, energy, EPC, consumer electronics, realty, biotech and Ayurveda. The group runs 136 companies under 15 different business verticals across all five continents.
Wai Wai is an international brand of instant noodles produced initially in Thailand by Thai Preserved Food Factory Co. since 1972. Chaudhary Group owned the company introduced it worldwide from Nepal in 1985. Wai Wai is pre-cooked and flavored before packaging, so it can be eaten straight from the package or cooked in soup form. The Chaudhary Group has built two plants in Nepal and six plants in India for the manufacture and distribution of Wai Wai noodles. It is expanding more new plants in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Serbia, and Saudi Arabia.
Wai Wai is mostly consumed raw but also can be consumed cooked as well. Along with other noodle brands, one segment of Wai Wai was banned in Tamil Nadu state of India in 2015 for a period of 3 months citing higher level of lead in similar noodle brand known as Maggi. Assam Government had also banned Wai Wai under investigation for one month under Food Safety and Standard Act 2006. Subsequently, concerned authorities gave the popular noodles a clean sheet as it proved to contain no lead and harmful materials. Wai Wai, which claims 20 percent market shares in the Indian market, has apparently benefited from the noodle controversy and has resurfaced in the Indian market with aggressive business plans from the Chaudhary Group.
Got some chicken and egg in the fridge I gotta use. Let’s get to it!
Wai Wai Instant Noodles Artificial Chicken Flavoured – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet.
The dry seasoning base.
A very small sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, chilli powder, coriander and baked chicken. The noodles were very al dente and very crumbly. Unfortunately, this did not work for me. The broth did indeed have a chicken flavor, but it was kind of heavy and unforgiving. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901741000019.
A Wai Wai TV commercial.