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Recipe of Nagaland’s Favorite Snack – Spicy Wai Wai Noodles

“Growing up in Nagaland, Wai Wai Instant noodles have always been a huge part of our lives. Our lifesaver in times of midday or midnight hunger – especially in hostels when we had no access to stoves in our rooms. Some like it raw and crunchy – mixed with meat or axone pickle; some like it cooked “Naga style” with a hot Raja mircha and some of us here crave for it first thing in the morning! With a hot cup of tea – especially on a cold rainy morning.”

Today, we have a special and easy-to-make wai wai recipe – contributed by our friend from Nagaland, Lidang.


Clockwise: soy sauce, chopped onions, waiwai packets, green chilli, coriander leaves


  • 1 packet Wai Wai noodles
  • 1 small finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • Green chillies/ Naga King chilli/ Chilli powder (as per your preference)
  • 1 cup of chopped green veggies of your preference

Directions to cook

  • Boil 1 cup of water and put the chopped onions.
  • After 5-8 minutes, add soya sauce and the wai wai masala and cook for some time again.
  • Add the wai wai noodles, chillies and cook till the water dries up.
  • Add the wai wai oil and fresh greens into the noodles, and mix them well.
  • Serve in a bowl with some hot tea! 🙂
  • You can also add an egg on top – made sunny side up.

Waiwai noodles with some eggs and fresh juice

Hope this recipe post reminds you of your childhood days, and your insatiable hunger for spicy waiwai noodles! 🙂


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