Eating Out: Finding Nirvana at Bombay Dreams
Of all the foods I expected to fall in love with while living in Hong Kong, I did not anticipate that Indian cuisine would nearly top the list.
That was until I went to Bombay Dreams, one of the best Indian spots in the city. It's been around since 2002, which is basically an eternity in Hong Kong’s restaurant scene. Similar to Chinese food, there’s no such thing as “Indian food” since the country is made up of so many different regional styles. Bombay Dreams includes dishes from South India and Goa, as well as Northern Indian cuisine, which Americans are most used to.
Bombay Dreams has become my comfort spot since moving across the world. When Hillary Clinton lost the election, we went to Bombay Dreams. On Sunday nights when we’re wishing the weekend would last one day longer, we head there. And when my parents visited Hong Kong, we went there for dinner twice in one week. It’s just that good.
Many folks head to the restaurant for its famed buffet lunch, but I prefer to go for dinner. The menu is massive, and you should try everything you can. The photo above features one of my favorite dishes, the Chicken Murgh, which is succulent spring chicken, steeped in a gentle marinade and grilled in a Tandoor. Be sure to also order the Bombay Dal. I dare you not to lick the bowl.