144 On Ning Rd, Yuen Long, NT
Visited 28th June
I can't believe I've been writing about restaurants in Yuen Long for a few months now and haven't done a review of the Shangri-La Curry House. The Yuen Long area has a large Nepalese population and as a result we are lucky enough to have this fantastic little family run restaurant. The location on On Ning Rd, though kind of hidden, isn't too far from the Long Ping KCR station and is just behind Yuen Long Plaza.
A meal at the Shangri-La Curry House always starts with a couple of complementary serves of poppadums, one lot topped with cucumber, chilli and tomato, the other served with mint dip and pickled shallots. We then moved onto vegetarian samosas and a couple of cold Tsing Taos while we ordered up a feast - prawn curry, grilled chicken tikka, lamb korma, chickpeas, chicken jhalfrezi, minced eggplant, chicken makhni, garlic naan and rice - really quite a lot of food! I particularly enjoyed the Chicken tikka that was served on a sizzling hot plate and was tender and flavoursome. The Baingan Bharta or eggplant curry was also fantastic; this mildly spiced, tender, minced eggplant was delicious and went extremely well with the generous serves of warm, chewy garlic naan. There are a few wines on offer at the Shangri-La Curry House, but I'm usually more than happy to stick to reasonably priced beers or if I'm desperate bring my own for $50 corkage. Our bill for the evening come to about $120 a head, which included quite a few beers and a mountain more food then we could eat.
A visit to the Shangri-La Curry House is not just about munching on good food it's also about the ambience; "the serenity". While the mural depicting the mountains of Nepal helps to set the scene, the peace-of-mind one enters is mainly due to the Yuen Long's calmest waitress; ordering a beer or curry is way more relaxing than a three hour massage is Shenzhen. Excellent food at good prices, superb service and a comfortable atmosphere definitely makes the Shangri-La Curry House worth a visit; "how's the serenity?".