IRCTC To Introduce Fresh, Hot Chinese Dishes To Train Menu. *Slurps Noods*

by Rachna Srivastava
IRCTC To Introduce Fresh, Hot Chinese Dishes To Train Menu. *Slurps Noods*

All you Chinese food lovers, we’ve got news for you! Soon, you may be able to enjoy fresh, piping hot Chinese food on the train menu. IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is mulling over adding Chinese dishes to the menu.

IRCTC’s Current Cuisines

Rajma Chawal
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According to a report by The Telegraph, IRCTC is thinking about adding more variety to the menu. Currently, you can enjoy North Indian fare like kulcha, chole bhature, rajma-chawal, dal-chawal, sabzi, curries, biryanis, pulaos and more.

At present, some South Indian staples like idli, vada and dosa, too, are included on certain routes.

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Chinese Food Will Be Added Too!

IRCTC To Serve Chinese Food
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As for Chinese food inclusion, you will find veg and non-veg noodles, fried rice, soups, chili chicken, soups and more. The food will be prepped at base kitchens. These base kitchens are situated at important stations. The food will be piping hot as it will be sent to the trains in insulated, hot cases.

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While it takes slightly more time to prepare the Indian dishes, an IRCTC official told The Telegraph how it is easy to prepare popular Chinese dishes. The plan tentatively is to serve quality food all while saving time. Well, that’s great!

Order Food Online From The Train

But, if you are not keen on having food from the Pantry, you have the option to order yummy food while you are travelling. You can place the order via WhatsApp or Online, choose the food item after entering your PNR number. The order will be delivered to your seat! It’s that easy! The variety there is quite expansive and there’s truly something for everyone.

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TBH, we would love to see some Chinese dishes on the Indian Railways menu and have more options to pick from rather than simply citing Veg or Non Veg preference when food is handed over to us during the journey!

What do you think about having Chinese on the go while travelling in Indian Railways? Let us know in the comments section below.