My Story

Born in an education-focused family, Tiena Sekharan always had an academic inclination. She was a quintessential student and attended prestigious institutes like Shri Ram College of Commerce and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. She spent ten highly stimulating years working as a banker in New York, Hong Kong, and Mumbai.

Banking was fun, fast-paced, lucrative and it gave her exposure to various cultures and cuisines. The one thing that bothered her in the multicultural office environment was the perception that other cuisines were healthier than Indian food. In her mind, nothing is more wholesome than a regular Indian home cooked meal with the right balance of protein, fibers, and carbs. That is how the seeds of an idea that eventually became Masala Train were planted.

Masala Train Passengers

I usually avoid Indian restaurants for lunch as I find the food too heavy. On the recommendation of my colleagues I tried Masala Train and found it to be a refreshing change. The palak paneer was light and clean without compromising on spiciness or taste. Added bonuses were the quick service and generous portion sizes. The kheer (rice pudding) is a genuine guilt free pleasure given it has no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners. Next time I plan to try one of their rolls.

Nina S

Cheerful staff and DELICIOUS spicy chicken tikka wrap. Love that they have a healthy take, and whole wheat tortillas! ...The samosas weren't fantastic, but I'm a samosa snob. Kheer was not the best I've had, but I don't mind because it's sugar-free, and I'd rather have it a bit healthier than a bit tastier. I will definitely be back to try more wraps--their flavors are spot-on, and at a great price point for take-away lunch or dinner. Excited to have them in the neighborhood!

Rosalind Burns

Great Indian food! Highly recommended!

I usually avoid Indian restaurants for lunch as I find the food too heavy. On the recommendation of my colleagues I tried Masala Train and found it to be a refreshing change. The palak paneer was light and clean without compromising on spiciness or taste. Added bonuses were the quick service and generous portion sizes. The kheer (rice pudding) is a genuine guilt free pleasure given it has no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners. Next time I plan to try one of their rolls.

Nin Se

Yummy!

I tried Masala Train last week with my 7 year old son. There are a variety of dishes on offer on the menu from snacks to full meals. My son chose chicken biryani as that's one of his favorite dishes. He gave it full marks! I was a happy mom as he finished it along with the accompanying salad and yoghurt raita. I tried the paneer tikka combo and it was delicious. Everything tasted fresh and was well cooked. The level of spiciness was just right to appeal to a large section of people. If you like Indian food then you must try this place. I would be back soon to try other items. The desserts are unique as they are authentic Indian ( like kheer and gajar halwa ) yet sugar free - so one can have without feeling guilty . Pricing is very reasonable with almost all the sets priced around 60-70 HKD. The food was ready in 5 minutes which is ideal for those looking for a quick take away lunch option or to grab a bite on the run. The location is super convenient as it is right outside the MTR exit. Great to have a good Indian pick up option so close to Central.