15. Ching’s Secret – Singapore Curry Instant Noodles

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Here is another one from Ching’s Secret, an Indian company producing Chinese cuisine inspired ingredients, condiments and ready to eat meals including their range of instant noodle.

Last year while traveling to Singapore I was bowled over by their food scene and of course the vast variety of instant noodles available. So when I saw this pack of “Singapore Curry Instant Noodles” at my local store in India recently, I grabbed two of them!

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 Priced at Rupees 10/- only and a relatively smaller pack as well. Weights just 60g. Let’s see if it’s actually close to a Singapore Curry, by which I am assuming they mean –  Laksa.

This has a green dot printed at the front, indicating it is purely vegetarian. A vegetarian Laksa would be a first for me.

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Cooking instructions as on the packaging

  1. Boil 250ml (1 ½ cup) of water.
  2. Add noodles and seasoning mix to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 min., stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Just 250ml for a “curry” noodle?!? Hmm…

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The seasoning has a pretty interesting aroma but inclining more towards an Indian curry rather than a Singapore curry. Psssst – I can smell mostly curry leaves in there.

Since I couldn’t catch a hint of coconut in the seasoning I referred to the back of the packet for more details. And yes it has no traces of coconut or tamarind; main ingredient for the other kind of Laksa.

Well that is disappointing.

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I followed the instructions as on the pack and now I have my answers. Firstly, this does not taste anything like a “Singapore Curry” and secondly there is no “curry”. What were you thinking Ching’s?

While I understand a cool name is important for a product, but there has to be some backing to it as well.

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Taste wise I found it decent but it has a strong flavor of curry leaves, truly “Desi Chinese”. This I feel could be an acquired taste when it comes to instant noodles, so you might want to consider that before buying a packet of this.

Also there were like 3 pieces of carrot in there but the noodles have a good bounce and chew to them though.

Rating: 3/5

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3 thoughts on “15. Ching’s Secret – Singapore Curry Instant Noodles

  1. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into
    any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself
    or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is
    popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do
    you know any techniques to help stop content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Desi Chinese,

      Honestly it is hard to stop infringement all together. But you can take actions depending on what kind of content is being stolen and if you have protected it correctly. I see that you have a copyright so you should be okay and easily take action against infringement.

      Also, are you representing Ching’s Secret? I would love to have a conversation with you in that case 🙂

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