Indian Chinese Cuisine
When Indians say they love ‘Chinese food’ what most of them mean is that they love ‘Indian Chinese’ food. Indian Chinese fusion food originates in Calcutta. This cuisine came in to existence because the Chinese settled in Calcutta decided to experiment with spices.
Indian Chinese is Chinese food flavored with Indian spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, red pepper. Traditional Chinese food does not use any of these condiments.
Indian Chinese is the most talked about fusion food today. Indian Chinese cuisine features dishes like Gobi Manchurian, Szechwan noodles, Chilly chicken, Chicken lollipops, Sweet Corn Soup, manchow soup to name just a few.
This cuisine is served at high end diners and roadside eateries. The popularity of this cuisine can be estimated by the number of Indian Chinese restaurants there are all over India.