About The Great Indian Kebab Factory (Central)
About the restaurant
It’s difficult to imagine a more exhaustive tribute to the art of the skewer. Hong Kong’s two Great Indian Kebab Factory outlets offer perhaps the world’s largest number of culinary variations on a theme, the theme here being all manner of ingredients brought together as kebabs. The Wellington Street, Central branch offers a slightly different selection to its twin, but the main attractions on the a la carte and degustation menus are still a mind-boggling brace of Indian and South Asian kebabs.
To be fair, it’s not all skewered meats, seafood and vegetables at this highly specialised Hong Kong Indian restaurant. Turning to the a la carte menu of The Great Indian Kebab Factory’s Central Hong Kong outlet along Wellington Street, you can choose from a range of connoisseur appetisers, before the main event (kebabs). The Indian street food theme is retained in smaller dishes like the old Delhi chat (crispies and lentil dumplings in a tangy yoghurt and tamarind dip), pani poori (wheat puffs stuffed with spiced potato, chick peas, and served with tangy water), the special chicken and mushroom 65s (typically spicy South Indian bar snacks), the prawn zarra zarra (deep fried prawns tossed with the chef’s special sauce), and the highly recommended rawa machhi (a famous South Indian road-side snack).
The best way to experience The Great Indian Kebab Factory is definitely their surprising degustation menu. It’s a journey through Indian cuisine from a kebab’s point (of view), beginning with a serving of factory salad and chilled tubes of classic lassi that act like palate-cleansing sorbet between courses. Diners then embark on a 6-course-plus-dessert investigation of gourmet vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian kebabs. It’s an incredibly affordable sampler, and without a doubt what draws the crowds to this Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong restaurant.