We got so tired of mock meats after a disappointing meal at Three Virtures Vegetarian Restaurant in JD Plaza and decided to head to Branto, an indian vegetarian cafe just a street away from our hostel for dinner. It was located on the first floor and was really easy to spot.
The menu was extensive and they also have a photo album of some of their popular dishes.
Like most places in Hong Kong, the restaurant was packed and we were glad that we got seats without reservations.
We started with pappadum (Hk$8 per piece, $1.30) and they are the weirdest pappadum we have ever tasted. It was not oily but really spicy (from the pepper and spices!) It was so dry we both had a slight sore throat after eating one piece.
We ordered vegetable curry$39 ($6.50) and dhal fry HK$28 ($4.60) which came swiftly. Both of them tasted SO GOOD! The flavours exploded in our mouths and we liked how the huge portions and fillings in each of them.
We had steamed basmati rice Hk$26 ($4.30) with the curries and also a crispy paper masala dosai Hk$59 ($9.80) which was one of the best and most expensive we have eaten.
The highlight was the savory potatoes inside the masala, normally those we eat are pretty tasteless. The dinner blew our minds away and Branto had to be the best vegetarian spot we went to this trip. Although they were not cheap comparatively to Singapore but the quality and portions was superb. They will be the first stop we want to visit again when we visit again.
No. 9 Lock Road 1/F
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HONGKONG
Open daily from 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm