Wai Wai is a popular snack in Nepal, Sikkim and parts of northern West Bengal. Wai Wais are a kind of noodles which are eaten in raw or in soup form. Unlike ordinary noodles, wai wai is pre-cooked, flavoured, seasoned and fried before packaging. On opening, chilli powder, masala (mixed spices) and onion oil which are included in the package are added to give it an additional taste. This is eaten raw or with water in soup form. Wai wais are rich in carbohydrates, minerals and proteins. Chicken and vegetarian flavoured wai wai are the most popular flavours.
Wai wai has gained popularity in about thirty countries around Asia and Europe, with most foreign tourists taking a liking to it and importing it into their respective countries.
Ingredients used to prepare vegetarian wai wai: