May 9, 2008

Indian Flavors

I've found cup noodles in Bangalore!

But to get my cup noodles, I had to travel for at around 45 minutes to a place called the Star Bazaar in the city, brave the rains and deal with the horrendous city traffic. But it was worth it, at least partially.

I say partially because the brand that I was looking for (Nissin Cup Noodles) was not available in Star Bazaar, despite the big number of products it sells. It seems cup instant noodles are not a big thing in India as there were only two brands that I saw in the hypermart and one of them was a newly launched product! Perhaps the market in Bangalore for instant noodles in a cup is not big or just emerging. (This may be an opportunity for distributors :P)

I also was able to eat a McDonald's here in India. For obvious reasons, the McDonald's here do not carry their traditional beef burgers. Instead, they have a wider range of chicken burgers; as a matter of fact, in lieu of the normal Big Mac, stores here have a Chicken Maharaja Mac. The Chicken Maharaja Mac is configured almost the same as the Big Mac, except it has chicken burger patties and a special spicy sauce for that distinct Indian flavor.

I often hear my classmates lament about the Indian food in the Asian Institute of Management; they say it lacks the authenticity of the real thing. I have better understanding why they say so-- the Indian flavor is really unique.


Anonymous said...

Hey Regnard, watch out for all that MSG (monosodiumglutamate). Not good for your blood pressure.

Regnard Kreisler C. Raquedan said...

Hey! Thanks for the concern. :)