September 11, 2010

Annapurna: Nepalese Food in Hong Kong

At the outset, let me clarify that we didn't go to the place with the intension of having the Nepalese food. My friend K saw this place on the way to their home, and going by the name, thought it to be a 'desi' one. 

So we entered the place with the intension of having some Indian food, and soon realized it wasn't to be. After thinking for some time (on whether to stay there, or look for some other place), we decided to give it a try. We order a couple of starters, and another couple of items from the main menu. The place has a decent ambiance, though its a little cramped for space. Most of the dishes we had had a very simple taste - similar to home cooked food. Unlike most of the places here, specially the Indian restaurants, the food was very mildly spicy and quite light. Almost everything we ordered was was light on the stomach - even their Rotis were Phulkas, as against the typical Tandoori Rotis. 

I don't think we are going back to the place again - its slightly on the expensive side, and the food is very similar to one that the Maids can cook at home. Or the one served in daily lunch tiffins. The only good point about the place is the location. The taste won't strike a chord with the usual expat population as well - who prefer the curries for their spicy nature. 

Restaurant: Annapurna
LocationG/F, 59 Staunton St, Soho, 2857 2966
Meals for Two: HKD 400-500

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