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Biryani Cup Noodles Are An Insane Flavor Collab You HAVE To Try

Over the past few years, Curry Up Now has become a well-known staple in the book of Bay Area eats, thanks in part to a fleet of four food trucks and six locations all dishing out elevated Indian street food, like tikka masala burritos, criss-cut sweet potato fries and kofta fauja singh.  

While creating out-of-the-box, Indian-inspired cuisine has become a way of life for Rana Kapoor, co-owner and chef of Curry Up Now, adding her own special cultural flare to Original Cup Noodles has been a career highlight – especially since it was one of her favorite childhood dishes.

Kapoor explained that she grew up eating Nissin Cup Noodles, in her case always integrating an array of spices and flavors like Biryani Masala, veggies and a touch of onion and sesame.

And now, thanks to a partnership with Original Cup Noodles, Kapoor recreated her favorite version exclusively for Nissin’s Dream Cup Series.    

Kapoor starts her dish by tossing ramen noodles in a 15-spice blend of Biryani Masala, adding ginger, garlic paste, sliced bell peppers, cilantro and julienned ginger. She then tops it with a heap of crispy fried onions and fresh mint. This incredible mashup of culture and cuisine will surely raise some eyebrows for the noodle hungry crowds at FOODBEAST’s upcoming noodle festival.

Come join the festivities as Curry Up Now debuts this exclusive fusion of Asian and Indian culture at Foodbeast’s Noods Oakland presented by Nissin Cup Noodles on April 7th. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Created in partnership with Original Cup Noodles

Fast Food

Sri Lanka Pizza Hut’s ‘Birizza’ is a Biryani + Pizza Portmanteau


Listen up. Have you heard of anything like the Birizza, a combination biryani + pizza served at Pizza Huts throughout Sri Lanka? It’s a mashup of curry-spiced rice and a dough wrapper more akin to a calzone, and it’s suffering an identity crisis. Trust us — it has no idea what it’s doing at a pizza joint, either. Not to say that we’re complaining — it looks absolutely delicious.

The Birizza is offered in chicken or paneer (cubed cheese) and comes with an onion salad and a spicy sauce. The jolly 20-somethings in this commercial seem to dig it. Now, howabout you send some over here, Pizza Hut?

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating