Indo-Chinese food is to launch in UK supermarkets for the first time when Tesco introduces the cuisine to its stores this week.
The fusion cuisine blends meat and vegetarian dishes with spices and seasonings commonly used in both food cultures such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, hot chilli, ginger and garlic.
The grocery multiple explained: “It’s all the rage in the Indian sub-continent and since arriving in Britain a few years ago, this cult cuisine has inspired a growing number of adventurous upmarket restaurants across the UK.”
Tesco world foods buyer manager Matt Clarke added: “Indian and Chinese are Britain’s two favourite cuisines, so diners get the best of both worlds with this delicious fusion. Indo-Chinese food is a gourmet’s dream and offers a mouth-watering explosion of flavours. We believe it could be the next big food trend to hit the high street.
“We’ve selected the most popular Indo-Chinese prepared dishes including Chicken Manchurian [which features chicken dumplings in a savoury soya and ginger sauce, with mixed vegetable fried basmati rice] plus soups, seasonings and sauces to introduce the cuisine to our customers.”
He continued: “Globally there is a growing trend for fusion food and particularly cuisines like Indo-Chinese, Euro-Japanese, Spanish-Mexican, just to name a few. This is just the start: if the launch is a success, we plan to widen the range later this year.”