Little India Shop 1 G/F Abba Shopping Mall 227 Aberdeen Main Road Aberdeen Tel: 3526 0611 Grub: Indian curries, tandoori, pizza, pasta and ribs Vibe: The place seems a bit shabby at first. The bare plaster walls are painted light green with small daubs of red paint. Bollywood hits play in the background and my table rocked to the rhythm (nothing a folded napkin under one of the legs couldn't fix). But the staff were friendly and helpful, and before long I decided there was a certain degree of charm in its shabbiness. Who to bring: If you're desperate for a curry, but your friends don't like or feel like Indian food, this is perfect. What's hot: I've noticed a number of Indian restaurants around town offering non-Indian dishes such as pizza and pasta on the menu. I can see the logic in this, but I have to confess if I wanted a pizza, I'd look for an actual pizzeria. Fortunately, it was Indian food that I wanted and, as far as I could see, this was the only place in Aberdeen where it was available. The menu includes korma, vindaloo and madras curries, a range of tandoori dishes and all the popular snacks and starters. But the bulk of the menu is taken up with non-Indian dishes. I ignored them and ordered a tandoori mixed grill along with a fried yellow daal and some naan bread. To wash it all down I ordered an iced rose water. The tandoori platter arrived first. I could hear it sizzling above the beat of the music - two lamb chops, chicken and fish. The lamb was very tasty but i couldn't help but wonder if lamb kebab might have been a better option as the chops had quite a lot of bone and not much meat. But the chicken and the fish were both very good. The daal was pleasant even though I would have preferred it to be a little spicier. Nevertheless, I mopped it all up with the naan. I didn't try any of the pizzas but it was clear that they are quite popular. One that did catch my attention on the menu was the tandoori chicken pizza. Perhaps next time I should try and be a little more flexible and give it a try. What's not: Half a poppadum on arrival was a bit mean. Most Indian restaurants at least give you a whole one. Cost: The mixed grill is HK$130, daal is HK$45 and naan are HK$14 each. Drinks are around HK$20. Pizzas are HK$80-HK$125, pasta dishes are all HK$95 and pork ribs are HK$160.