After strolling around this site, I was quite glad to find an Indian restaurant in the neighborhood. I have been craving it for for a while, since I first came to HK. So I made the stroll down Electric Rd to find this little place.
Upon finding the wet market, I made my way up to the 2nd floor and found this little place. My first impression, was good, it was actually Indian people serving and cooking. Not that I have anything against Chinese (I myself am one), but it would be quite odd to have them serving me Naan. The boss (I assume) was quite friendly, so I ask for a menu, and check it out.
It was small, which for the size of the establishment, was very acceptable. So a quick scan and I found what I was coming for, Mutton Curry. Ordered 2 more pieces of Naan to go with it. What's curry without something to mop it up? Had another look at the menu to scan what else was they had., The menu said they had a tandoor oven, I never got to see it, but quite hopeful about the Naan.
Upon the foods arrival, it looked great, exactly what I was expecting. Nothing fancy, but just good 'ol curry. With my first taste I had a puzzled reaction, something was missing. Dipped into another piece, and it finally hit me. It was spice, there was no heat in it at all. Now I'm no expert in Indian food, but I do know spice is an important aspect of the cuisine. Thought about it for a second, while continuing to eat, and it dawned on me, that it was probably toned down (or taken out), to suit the HK palette. Disappointed at the lack of chilli's in my dish, I carried on eating. The mutton itself was good, nice and tender pieces, which were very flavorful in the sauce it was in. The naan, was also quite good, big fluffy morsels of bread that was just perfect for dipping into the curry. I had even ordered 2 pieces thinking that it wouldn't be enough, but it was. At lesat I have some leftover sauce and bead that I can have for a midnight snack.
All in all, the food was good, but not great. I'm sure there are many more Indian restaurants in HK that have better, but for a quick fix. It was satisfying.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD76(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4