Queuing up for the hottest restaurant in town is never easy, and it challenges your patience. It's not the worse when you've got to give up your first choice for something first, but the worst comes when you order the wrong dish after an hour or more queuing. Here comes my experience in Curry House CoCo
A Friday evening as I dated my Mother for a dinner at 一風堂
. She arrived way earlier than me, holding 2 number tickets for both 一風堂
and Curry House CoCo
. My classes ran late so it took me over an hour to meet my Mum..by the time I arrived, she had already been standing for around two hours (Sorry Mum!). Expectedly, two hours of queuing was not enough for 一風堂
on a Friday evening..we had no choice but to give it up but turned to Curry House CoCo
, which we waited another 45 minutes or so...I kept starring at the MENU and the customers inside the restaurant, wondering what has been the magical ingredient that sparkled the interest of all these curry cravers out here
Once we got the table, we sat ourselves down and ordered two set meals immediately, due to our excessive waiting time to have finely decided the best choice (which I later realised it was kinda a wrong decision). Looking at the branding
of the restaurant, it was a very homey
kind of Curry House, something that you would expect finding in somewhere around the corner of a high street in Japan, publicising the "home-made curry" and the "non-commerical" type of atmosphere. I was indeed influenced by this during my experience in Curry House Coco.
My Mother and I decided to give an additional HKD$20 for the Soup, Mini Salad and a drink
(Cold Lemon tea we chose), which was something of a decent price I'd say. Too bad that my stomach was not entirely well that evening, I was not able to finish the drink or trying out the ice cream...must try next time! (apparently the ice cream was popular here!
The soup was Onion Soup
. Quite a strong flavour of onion and seaweed. The mini salad is really, rather mini, and just like any other typical petite salad you could get from the cafes. I couldn't emphasis enough how the feeling 'home-made' had been keep on popping up as I had my soup and salad!
Pork cutlet & Vegetable curry
Within a while, my pick arrived - Pork cutlet & Vegetable curry
(a curry combination with vegetables). It was rather huge! I was a bit shocked by the quantity, but I think it definitely made a guy who had been waiting for more than an hour satisfied. The potatos were enormous! The plate was big! The Japanese rice was finally cooked - sticky and chewy - just perfect for curry. The pork cutlets were not bad either! It was fresh and carefully deep-fried as not to make it too greasy. With these being said, the ingredients were good if you eat them individually..but perhaps not together? I immediately turned rather full half-way..because pork cutlets were simply too much to take in along with the gigantic potatoes and thick layer of curry sauce!
I had a hard time trying to finish the dish off (thank god I did at the end). It would be a lot better there was more sauce, and less heavy on the ingredients.
Clam & Tomato & Spinach curry
My Mum's Clam & Tomato & Spinach curry
had quite a bizzare look
but definitely a very health-looking dish! She enjoyed it a lot. I had a spoon, and frankly, I liked her's more than mine - at least there was more sauce involved! The tomato sauce was able to add in a bit sweetner the curry, successfully enhancing the overall taste of clam and spinach. A rather clever approach!
To sum up, I really do think that I picked the wrong dish this time - never ever would I pick the Pork cutlet & Vegetable curry
again! Instead, I should have picked some of the more famous ones such as the egg omelette curry or mushroom sauce curry? And I definitely have to try its ice-cream when I return, which was again, huge as I observed! Note: Therefore, the judging for this food review is going to be based on the dishes I picked - but not the restaurant itself and the more famous dishes that I yet to try.
Stay tuned! I'm gonna write another review when I return to Curry House CoCo
! - Y
Clam & Tomato & Spinach curry
Table Wait Time: 60 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Oct 07, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD110(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4