If you asked someone: “Have you ever had pizza?” and they said: “No”, you would be pretty taken aback given that pizza has become one of the most popular foods the world over and in particular in the USA.
And you can now get a very authentic fix of this favorite food from Famous Famiglia, an award-wining American pizza chain, which has opened its first outlet in Asia at Hong Kong International Airport (Level 6, Terminal 1, Restricted Area).
Famiglia means “family” in Italian, and it was four brothers who left Italy in 1970 with their mother to settle in America, who set up the first Famous Famiglia pizzeria in New York City. They were so successful that they quickly expanded with outlets across U.S and have since earned the well-deserved title of “New York’s Favorite Pizza”.
Thankfully (at least for me anyway as I’m vegetarian), Famous Famiglia has vegetarian pizzas on their menu. At this Hong Kong outlet, they have two kinds of vegetarian pizza, one of which is the Veggie Pizza, with succulent mushrooms, green peppers, fresh tomatoes and onions as toppings. The crust was crisp and thin, perfect for me; and the tomato sauce was just so fresh and tasty that I couldn’t resist…I had to have another slice!
The other non-meat option is the Cheese Pizza which uses Famous Famiglia’s own brand of mozzarella cheese made from 100% pure whole-milk. The mozzarella has a great taste and is definitely a must-try for cheese lovers.
And to finish, I ended my meal with a lovely Caesar Salad with crunchy romaine lettuce and fresh tomatoes, sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese and croutons, a simple dish yet very refreshing and the perfect accompaniment to pizza. Famous Famiglia certainly doesn’t let pizza lovers down and I look forward to more outlets springing up in Hong Kong soon!
Food Junction, Departures West Hall, Level 6
07:00 – 23:00
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