International Curry House: Great Curry and Non-Existent Naan in Hong Kong

Diana Chan July 22, 2012 Indian, Three Beakers, Wan Chai

While roaming around Chai Wan doing some shopping, my Grandpa took us to the International Curry House for some yummy curry at lunch time. I had no idea where he was taking us or why curry of all places.

The International Curry house has been around for 30 years and serving delicious curry to the people of Hong Kong. It has been featured on Lonely Planet and CNNgo.

The interior is alright. Pretty standard and nothing too fancy.

They do have nice chandeliers installed to enhance the atmosphere, but it can be easily missed.

Lamb Skewers were very delicious and comes with a peanut sauce and cucumbers to accompany it. It has a good amount of flavour, but it was a bit on the dry side.

Beef Skewer was similar to the lamb skewer. Since the rub on the outside was similar, it was sometimes a bit hard to tell the difference between the two types of skewers. Each type of meat has their distinct taste but its very subtle.

Vegetable Samosa comes with 6 pieces and a sweet green sauce. It’s not like the traditional samosa you would find at an Indian restaurant. It’s made with wonton wrappers. It still tasted good.

Beef Brisket Curry was very good as well. It’s best to order a side of rice to accompany this saucy dish. I would definitely order this again.

Curry Ox Tail Pot came in a large pot and is best shared amongst 2 or 3 people. The ox tail is very tender and the curry was slightly spicy. You can ask the to adjust the amount of spice to your dishes.

Paratha is pan-fried indian flatbread. It is in no way the same as naan. It didn’t taste very good with curry. I would probably just stick with rice instead.

Overall the food was great, but the service was very mediocre. They charged us for a dish that never arrived at the table and took a while to correct the issue on the bill. The curry and the skewers are good, but it’s not very authentic. It does have a Chinese twist to the dishes. If you come in here expecting 100% authentic Indian dishes, you will be very disappointed.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Mediocre Service
  • Anything with beef is good
  • Wan Chai Station Exit A3

We Rate International Curry House

G/F, 26-30 Tai Wong Street East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.