One Michelin Star? I struggle to understand. In fact, there are better Indian restaurants around such as Aladin Mess in Causeway Bay, which I still think is the best Indian restaurant in Hong Kong. I’m not saying that Hin Ho is a terrible restaurant, but there certainly could be improvements. Hin Ho Curry is located a bit out of the way in Shau Kei Wan, and it was only because I finished hiking in that area, that I decided to pay them a visit and see what all the fuss was about.
The restaurant itself was relatively small and could fit about 40 persons. While I’ve heard of lines outside, when we got there around 1:30pm, we could walk straight in and immediately get a table. The lunch sets are a great deal at $45 per set +/- depending on the drink you order. The set includes a daily soup, a main dish, naan bread or rice and a drink. There were lots of reviews reporting bad service, yet what we got was pretty good service overall. However, for some reason, I did get the feeling at times where I understood those bad service reports but they were not directed at us so I can’t really comment.
Despite my strong urge to try their beef tongue due to my love of beef tongue, in the end, we ordered the Tandoori Yellowtail Fish Tikka and the Baby Beef Flank Curry lunch sets.
Pea Soup (I think) – The pea soup came pre-peppered which is not normal. BUT the amount of pepper that they put in was perfect! The soup was amazing and up there with the pea soups I’ve tried at Amber and Caprice. I think that says quite alot about the soup!
Naan Bread – Although the naan doesn’t appear to be ‘burnt’ enough, it was actually pretty good. It was both hot and crispy and was perfect to dip with the curries.
Tandoori Yellowtail Fish Tikka – I ordered this rather than the Beef Tongue Curry only because I wanted to compare with a dish I enjoy at Aladin Mess. The curry for the Tikka was really good, but the fish itself was a slight disappointment as I had high hopes because the one at Aladin Mess was excellent everytime. It was just not as soft or juicy as I had hoped for but still decent though.
Baby Beef Flank Curry – Again, like the fish, the curry with the beef was excellent. The beef itself was not tender though and really tough to bite into at times.
Having said all that though, it is a restaurant that I would go back to try its other dishes especially the Tandoori Beef Tongue. The soup was superb and although the meats were not the best, the curry that supported the dishes were extremely tasty. BUT Hin Ho Curry is NOT a one Michelin starred restaurant. It is definitely not on the same level as a restaurant like Hoi King Heen (海景軒) and its not even as good as other Indian restaurants in Hong Kong like Aladin Mess (review to come).
- Any curry dish for the curry sauce… I just think the meat that comes with it is a toss up.
Hin Ho Curry Restaurant
Shop 11, 59-99 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Eastway Towers, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong