I guess it is kind of ironic really - the craving for Chinese food when you're on a trip in India.
Once upon a time in Mumbai, my friends and I decided that we needed to eat something Chinese-sy.
After 3 days of continuous feast of authentic and delicious biryani, dosa, samosa, tandoori chicken, as well as vegetarian Maharani burgers and varieties of vegetarian omelette sandwiches - we craved to eat something less spicy and more soupy, for a change.
I guess such cravings were expected of Malaysians. The side-effect of growing in a plural society and brought up on assorted meals of Malay, Indian, Chinese and occasionally Western origins.
The taxi took us to a fancy Chinese restaurant. We ended up ordering noodles that tasted very much like the instant noodles that we have back home. To be more specific - Maggi's Instant Noodles (Ayam* flavor). I blamed it all on being "lost in translation".
But I do appreciate what my fortune cookie said - "Financial hardship in your life is coming to an end" - and the smileys were not bad too.
*Ayam is the Malay word for chicken
Safiza is a Travel Blogger, Common Reader, Book Hoarder, Art and Nescafe Tarik Lover.