Being that my mother is Japanese, I've grown up eating a lot of Japanese food. For one thing, Japanese folks love Indian cuisine.
I came across this new variety of Top Ramen, dubbed "Smoodles", from the Indian-subsidiary of Nissin Foods. It's ramen with all the flavorings of Indian spices. What's interesting is that this product is marketed in India, to Indians.
I guess I didn't know that Indian folks find Japanese food to be popular. Or at least, a modification of Japanese food to meet their tastes. Likewise, Japanese people tend to modify Indian fare to meet their liking as well.
For example, Indian curry, is poured over steamed Calrose rice, instead of Indian basmati. And of course, they eat it with chopsticks.
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