Chinese bhel

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Chinese bhel
Chinese Bhel.jpg
Place of originIndia
Main ingredientsfried noodles
Schezwan sauce

Chinese bhel is a fast food item. It is a variant of chop suey. It is also widely popular in Mumbai.[1][2][3]


Chinese bhel usually consists of deep fried noodles, finely chopped onions, shredded cabbage, sliced green pepper and carrots, soy, tomato and red chili sauce, salt and black pepper powder, ajinomoto and garlic paste in varying quantities. Even sometimes chopped spring onion is also added.[4]


Chinese bhel stalls in Mumbai were criticized for poor hygiene and rumored to have caused hepatitis E over a two-month period in 2011.[5]

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued strict orders to not let hawkers sell fried foodstuffs on pavements and Chinese food outside schools. The Congress party had recently demanded that the MCGM ban the sale of Chinese street food due to fears related to its use of monosodium glutamate.[6][dubious ]

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  1. ^ Khamgaonkar, Sanjiv (11 February 2010). "The short history of Indian Chinese food and where to breathe fire in Mumbai". CNN.
  2. ^ "Indian Chinese – The Popular Fusion Cuisine". Timescity. 5 December 2013.
  3. ^ Mishan, Ligaya (1 August 2013). "The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Ghosh, Shrishti (25 May 2015). "Recipe: Chinese Bhel". TOI. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ Chinese bhel to be blamed for hepatitis?. Mid-Day. Rinkita Gurav and Chetna Yerunkar. 29 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Chinese street food banned outside Mumbai schools". DNA. PTI. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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