The Great Indian Kebab Factory

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 12:00am
 

Fare Indian, with an emphasis on grilled meats (hence the name), although curries and vegetarian food are also well represented.

Ambience It's in a shopping mall, so don't expect to be blown away by the atmosphere. That said, an effort has been made to lull diners into believing they're in a comfortable home, with banquettes, silk cushions and graceful chandeliers somewhat dulling the mall lighting from outside.

Cost About HK$250 per head for dinner with a glass of wine. The special menu, an 11-course extravaganza available in omnivorous or herbivorous combinations, is HK$218.

Who to bring A group of friends in need of a catch-up, especially if they think they don't like Indian food.

Turn-ons The food. While the menu is not particularly extensive, what is offered is done well. The butter pepper garlic jheenga (prawns tossed with butter and spices) was fresh-tasting with a fiery kick, while the old Delhi chat, a mixture of lentils, crisp pastry and cooling yogurt, was refreshingly zingy. The mutton sheekh kebab (below) comes as four generous skewers of succulent mince with a kick. But the revelation, especially for a non-curry-lover, was the meat beli ram (left), an almost unbelievably aromatic combination of meltingly tender lamb and a heartily spiced, but not overly spicy, curry.

Turn-offs The service ranged from the pushy (our decision not to go for the set menu was challenged three times) to the clumsy - dishes were placed on the table with little regard for a lack of customer dexterity.

Drinks A decent variety of wines, mostly from the New World.

Shop 8, Level 2, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2317 7008

Share

Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

The Great Indian Kebab Factory

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.