A Chindian lunch

I don't normally use the phrase "Chindian" (i.e. a mixture of Chinese and Indian) and indeed, I'd never heard of it till a few years ago. But it seems appropriate to describe today's made-at-home lunch (not to be confused with a homecooked lunch), which consists of:
  • basmati rice
  • mushroom achari out of an instant pack (thank you, Mustafa)
  • a fried egg
If I wanted to be really Chinese about it, the fried egg would be sunny-side up (instead of over-easy, which is how I like it) and sprinkled with soya sauce.

Speaking of Chindian meals, has anyone tried the several-months-old Indian Wok at Siglap? It claims to be some blend of Chinese and Indian cuisine, though from the outside the decor looks more heavily Indian than anything. Part of me wants to give it a shot, another part of me shies away from what seems to be yet another variety of "fusion cusine" ...


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At 4/10/2007 7:37 am , Blogger yanjie said...

Well, I haven't tried Chindian Food, but judging from what has been reported and what my friend had experienced in India, Chindian Food is more like localised Chinese Food to suit Indian's tastebuds rather than fusion cuisine. It's like the Chinese Food equivalent in the Western Countries, except that the flavours are stronger and more condiments are used.

The most extreme case of Chindian food that my friend told me was beansprout fried with lots of ketchup.

At 4/14/2007 11:40 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are several chindian restaurants at little india. try out Manchurian Balls (ahem..) and stir fried noodles. btw, chindian food is apparently all the rage in india, according to a close friend who hails from bombay.

At 4/15/2007 10:16 am , Blogger joe said...

heh i'm still waiting for the day that my IC can proundly say chin-dian.

Till then, i guess i i'll settle for the food, if your looking for a tasting buddy for chin-dian food lemme know lol


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