The Queen’s Street Cooked Food Market is home to some of the tastiest Indian and Nepalese food in the city. Chautari serves a traditional vegetarian samosa that comes with a homemade mint sauce. The samosa’s crust compliments the meat filling and compacted spices by being flaky instead of crunchy. There’s also a samosa chaat on offer, made up of broken pieces of samosas mixed with chutney and yoghurt. From $42.
Shop CF6, Food Market, 1 Queen St, Sheung Wan, 2600 4408; chautari.com.hk.
Dining at Home Private Kitchen
This private kitchen entertains less than a dozen diners each night and operates out of the home of owner and chef, Puja Rajwani. It’s truly private and that’s why the address is available only after you make a reservation. Drawing inspiration from her childhood and family recipes, chef Rajwani creates an assortment of Sindh dishes. The meals here always begin with scrumptious cumin-infused potato and pea samosas, uniquely presented on transparent sticks to make them appear as if they’re floating and come accompanied by the chef’s famous coriander and mint chutney. From $520 per meal.
Since opening on Wyndham Street in 1988, Ganga’s has become a popular local establishment. Within its comfortable interior of white walls and bright, colourful lampshades, it serves a variety of Indian dishes. Its samosas come with a choice of three fillings: vegetable, lamb and, more uncommon, chicken. These goodies can be ordered per piece, so why not try one of each? From $12.
LG/F, 57-59 Wyndham St, Central, 2537 7933; fb.com/gangasindiancuisine.
Tsim Sha Tsui has been home to one of the most well known Indian restaurants for more than three decades. Gaylord’s samosas come in a traditional spiced coned patty, stuffed with potatoes and peas, as well as in chaat form. The chaat variety comes with yoghurt and tamarind sauce, creating a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. For max enjoyment, don’t go overboard with the sauce to prevent sogginess. From $65.
Shop 11F, Ashley Ctr, 23-25 Ashely Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2376 1001; mayfare.com.hk.
Salaam Namaste Curry House
This hole-in-the-wall eatery in Yau Ma Tei is considered a hidden gem by regulars. It serves plenty of Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese dishes, many of which have been adjusted to suit local tastes. However, the samosas remain traditional and come in two variances: vegetarian and lamb. The latter is our pick. Filled with spiced minced lamb, it’s incredibly flavourful and compliments the crunchy, slightly salty taste of the crust exquisitely. From $38.
Shop 6, G/F, Winfield Bldg, 847-965 Canton Rd, Yau Ma Tei, 2447 1401.
Sharmaji Indian Veggie Restaurant
Run by a friendly Indian family, this vegetarian restaurant resembles popular roadside eateries in India and Pakistan known as dhabas. The homemade dishes can be tweaked to suit a variety of diets, including vegans and Jains. Its samosa can be ordered in the traditional pyramid style or mixed with yoghurt and other sauces topped with chopped tomatoes and coriander in a chaat form. Both options can be made suitable for vegans. From $15.
Shop A, G/F, Block 2, Hung Hom Garden, 3 Tsing Chau St, Hung Hom, 2334 0133; fb.com/sharmaji.hk.