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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HKG: Islam Food

How delicious is the ever-popular veal goulash?

Being one of the most famous Halal eateries in HK, Islam Food has been specialising in Xinjiang cuisine since 1950. The founder of the eatery, Mr. Ma, mentioned, "that serving customers with the best quality food 'is' the only way to retain customers". True enough, the queue is always there everyday.

Just a bit of information, Xinjiang cuisine (more often than not) refers to Uyghur cuisine in particular, which is predominantly Halal due to the Islamic population.

Veal Goulash (2 pcs) HK$26.00 (~S$4.30)
Taste: 8.5/10

A lot of people have mentioned that one shouldn't leave the eatery without trying the veal goulash. Freshly made upon order, the veal patty was encased in a prata-like dough that was neither too thick nor too thin. Without being greasy, the veal inside was juicy and flavourful due to the use of various spices. It was good indeed, but I find it hard to give it 9/10 or more. Pika's advice: Grab a bowl to contain the juice that will definitely drip out when you bite into one!

Pot-Pan with Scallions HK$26.00 (~S$4.30)
Taste: 6.5/10

Pot-pan? :P Anyway, I ordered this prata-like stuff to dip into their famous mutton curry (see below). They weren't that crispy and, in fact, some were a bit difficult to chew. However, they did add a lot of scallions which emitted a pretty strong, appetising aroma.

Mutton Curry with Rice HK$42.00 (~S$7.00)
Taste: 8/10

The mutton curry was delectable as it was really spicy and flavourful. The mutton, although not entirely juicy, was pretty tender. The potatoes were also cooked till smooth, but not mushy.

Fried Rice with Chili and Mixed Meat HK$51.00 (~S$8.50)
Taste: 7/10

I also ordered the specialty fried rice which turned out to be only slightly better than average. Cooked with ingredients such as veal, mutton and eggs, the fried rice was pretty spicy and fluffy enough, but it began to taste somewhat monotonous and a tad too salty halfway.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 3/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall: 6/10

While the food was good enough, I couldn't really bare with the atmosphere inside the eatery since it was crowded and crammed, not mentioning that I had no choice but to share a table with a family of five.

Islam Food

1 Lung Kong Road
Hong Kong
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.45pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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