It’s difficult to fathom how this original branch of their 2 Indian shops, located within very close proximity of one another, somehow managed to bluff its way onto the 3rd Edition of the HK Michelin Guide and become awarded the coveted HK Michelin 1 Star Status in the 2011 Edition Michelin Guide? There are easily much better Indian restaurants to be found out there, not only within Hong Kong but perhaps anywhere else in the world which was once a Ex-British Commonwealth ruled State. The prices here aren’t so economical either, as most main course dishes run from between $68 to $95 per dish at the minimum. Whilst I do generally agree with some of the HK Michelin 2011 Star Ratings, this particular shop’s recommendation remains one of the most biggest unsolved mysteries. I highly disagree with this Star Rating having dined here to try their food during dinner. To me, this is not even worthy of a Michelin mention, let alone a Michelin Star!
Kirin Beer -
There was no Indian beer available on the night of visit, which was outright weird!
Palak Soup -
A popular Indian Spinach and Cream soup, this was quite enjoyable
but could be more intense in flavours ~ 6.5/10
Tandoori Chicken -
This came steaming hot on the sizzling plate, which is a plus. However, the marination was really weak and had hardly gotten infused into the tasteless chicken meat. I have roasted better Tandoori chicken myself numerous times. How this can be worthy of a Michelin 1 Star quality, is of anyone’s guess ~
Lamb Knee Masala -
This is a wet type of Masala rather than a dry-rubbed one. There was surprisingly not much meat on the bone, considering this costs $95 + 10%. The spicy flavour however was really great, with a sweet onion taste. This was a great curry dish ~ 8/10
Not overly gamey, but perfectly between having a bite and being too tender…
A combination of Corn and Mushrooms, this tasted like it had a fair bit of cumin and cardamom infused,
but it was a little too creamy to be authentically Indian, its more like Hong Kong style curry ~
Mango Lassi -
This had a great mango flavour, but this is no lassi. There is virtually no yogurt or saltiness taste, and this tasted much more like a mango milkshake. I like it, but…. ~
The Tandoor is covered with a Chinese wok when its job is finished!
Price: $160 Per Person
Mon to Sun 11:00 - 15:00pm, 18:00 - 23:00pm
Address: 筲箕灣東大街59-99號 東威大廈11號舖
(Shop 11, East Way Tower, 59-99 Main St. East, Shau Kei Wan)
Ph: 2560 1268