Ten-second takeaway

Eat

Malay Grilled Prawns, Chicken and Chives Dim Sum, Nasee Goreng and Hong Kong Chicken

Drink

Jasmine tea {on the house}

Winning for

Another franchise from TV chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the charcoal grill menu, and competent pricing

What we ate

We would recommend that you peruse the Charcoal Grills section of the menu first and order the Chicken Satay or the Malay Grilled Prawns {marinated in a tamarind paste}. The meat and seafood is brought on to your table, partially done, and placed on a grill heated by charcoal. The juicy seafood and chicken slowly grills on this contraption, and is served with a spicy peanut dip. Follow this with a Chicken and Chive Dim Sum, delicate chicken parcels to be mopped up with a scallion dip or soy sauce.

For the mains, The stir-fried Exotic vegetables with wood ear, shiitake, pakchoy, cauliflower, beans and carrots was correct in theory with plenty of minced garlic, but tasted quite bland. We had no such complaints from the light Hong Kong chicken, stir fried just right and accompanied by a delicious gravy. But if you are the one-pot-meal or a meal-in-a-bowl kind of person, then the Indonesian-style Nasi Goreng {veg and chicken versions available} won’t displease you. Spicy stir-fried rice with vegetables, served with grilled chicken skewers, prawn crackers, and a fried egg on top. This dish is best had with the fried egg all mixed up and gooey, and soaking up the goodness of the spicy rice.

The DL on the ambience

The fact that the colour Red and Black seem to go hand-in-hand with a Chinese theme, is very apparent at Hong Kong. Not exactly Hong Kong film director Wong Kar-Wai levels of dreamy atmosphere { Think award winning film In The Mood for Love}, but suitably dim and full of character.

So, we’re thinking…

What works most in favour of Hong Kong is its location on Church Street. Which means, for the office-going junta this is another place to grab a quick work lunch. The Indian Chinese food is competent but there’s also a smattering of Thai and Indonesian cuisine to please those who are looking for a slight adventure.

Where: 2nd Floor, MSR West Park, #3, Church Street, next to blueFROG

When: noon-3.30pm and 7-11pm

Contact: 080 25599992

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

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