I remember the first time I heard about Ching’s Secret – I was very curious about this whole concept of Chinese food in India. As it turns out ‘Desi Chinese’ is kind of like American Chinese food insofar as Chinese bringing their food to a foreign country and adapting it to the tastes of the locals in order to sell more of it. This is a four pack and I would now like to make a formal complaint.
To distributors of instant noodles from India (and many other countries as well). The stickers you put on these products are enormous and very sticky. It takes me extra time to remove them. This one had a 2×6 inch sticker. It was ridiculous. Now, I know you have to do this, to comply with government requirements when it comes to labeling. But honestly, this drives me nuts. There has to be a better way! Maybe some kind of sticker whose ‘sticky’ isn’t so prone to leaving itself on the package? I mean I need to clean my scanner now as it is sticky as well. Thank you.
Okay so now that I’ve aired my grievance, let’s have a look at this one!
Ching’s Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, aadd one noodle block and one sachet to 250ml boiling water. Cook for 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
One of the noodle blocks.
One of the seasoning sachets.
The powder base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Great noodles – they have that kind of sturdy and mushy chew indicative of varieties from India that I enjoy. The flavor is interesting; a kind of spicy then like a tomato with a tiny hint of masala in the background. Interesting stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901595963355.