The History of Hakka Noodles to India. During the 20th Century, Several Chinese people settled in India and formed small China towns. Hakka noodles are basically an amalgamation of chinese and Indian cuisine.
During the 18th Century, The Mao Zedong’s communist regime and the first world war saw the migration of Hakka Chinese, people who are originally from the Hakka- speaking provincial areas of China, to the ports in Calcutta and Madras.After settling in East-Kolkata, they gave India its only Chinatown. More than 200 years later, it is estimated that today close to 2000 chinese- Indians reside in Tangrain East Kolkata. It was in 1995, with the supreme court’s decision to shift tanniers over growing concerns for the environment that the Chinese had to migrate again and settle outside India. Sadly today, it seems India’s Chinatown won’t stand for long. But one legacy shall remain. And that is Hakka Noodles.Let’s get to know the story behind the Indian – chinese Cuisine you so love
Our Favourite Chinese food has also become a metaphor of the friendly community the chinese and Indians coexist in Tangra, at first look, does’nt boast of much and only a handful of surviving resaurants are functional. But it’s the food they serve here that still draws many to these restaurants.
150 years ago, when Chinese came to India Hakka Noodles was born here in our Country. They brought with them the flavours of their motherland. Only for the matter of time Indians showed interest in the dish too, It did not last long . And not long after the now famous fusion between Chinese cuisine and Indian spices Happened. This, they served in what was the first Chinese restaurant in India.