Saturdays are our designated family out days. After a week of school and routines and schedules, we like to spend Saturdays doing something together. At the very least, we go out for dinner, and quite often, we’ll take the opportunity to try new restaurants with the kids. On this occasion, we went in search of Nepalese food and discovered Hungry Eye.
I researched online where to find Hungry Eye and when we got to the right address, this was the name on the building.
Yes. Seriously. I kid you not.
Now, keep in mind that it is most likely NOT pronounced the way you think it is. But nevertheless, we all had to pause for a moment and go “Hmmmm…”…and have a snicker. 😉 And of course, I had to get a photo to document the proof in case no one believed me…
After we stopped laughing about the sign, in we went to take the lift up to the restaurant on the 3rd floor.
Upon stepping out of the lift, non-descript, heavy looking doors greet you. They make you question whether you are in the right place or not. The main clue that you’re in the right place is the scrolling LED sign above the door that says HUNGRY EYE!
Inside the heavy doors is a very a modest restaurant, nothing fancy by any means. We were there about 6pm, which is too early to eat for most people. So except for one other table, we had the place to ourselves!
Now, what exactly is Nepalese food, you ask?
I wish I truly knew. I guess the most I can say is that it’s food they make in Nepal!
The Nepalese restaurant menus I’ve seen always has Indian food on them as well. Nepal is right next to India geographically, so I guess it makes sense that their foods go together. Of the Nepalese food we’ve had, it has all been very tasty. And really…that’s all you need to know…that the food is good!
Complimentary pappadum crackers arrived at the beginning…a nice surprise and a great way to start the meal.
The menu has a lot of variety. For example, we tried their Fish Tikka, which arrived on a sizzling plate. The lightly battered fish arrives at the table piping hot.
…and Chicken Sekuwa, which, amusingly, we figured, meant chicken “skewer” because the chicken is cooked on skewers. Try saying “sekuwa” out loud.
Sekuwa. Skewer. Sekuwa. Skewer. 😉
This was also very tasty and it came with a spicy dipping sauce on the side.
The Palak Paneer was so good…the boys had never had it before and they were dubious with the way it looked. But they loved it and thought it tasted great! If you’ve never had it before, it’s sauteed spinach with bits of paneer, which is like cottage cheese. Ironically, I normally hate cottage cheese, but I like it in Indian dishes!
Of course, we couldn’t NOT order Butter Chicken. You can’t see the chicken in this photo because of all the sauce, but there was a lot in there and it was also very tasty. Needless to say, we’ve never had a Butter Chicken we didn’t like.
And one more pleasant surprise — complimentary fresh orange slices at the end of our meal!
Suffice it to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal! This restaurant is not a street-level hipster kind of place, and you may look at it and wonder if you’ve made the right choice. But as I’ve learned, with so many restaurants here in Hong Kong, you can’t judge a book by its cover!
So if you happen to be in the Jordan district of Hong Kong, and you are in the mood for Nepalese food, be sure to try Hungry Eye. You will be glad you did!
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