The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 6 July 2012

American-style Italian @ Fat Angelo's (Tsim Sha Tsui), Hong Kong

It's the end of the school year in Hong Kong, and summer vacation started two weeks ago for my little boy. Needless to say I've been kept very busy. Between running around with/for/after this energetic boy, planning for our upcoming trip to the U.S. and the usual household management, I barely have time for myself! I think the last time I actually relaxed was a couple of Sundays ago, at an appreciation lunch for Sunday school teachers hosted by the church I attend here. I left the boy with hubby at home, and had a great time socialising with the Sunday school volunteers. The restaurant chosen by the organisers was Fat Angelo's, a New York-style Italian family restaurant. It's a popular one with the expats in the Kowloon area (which is widely known as the "dark side" to most expats - foreigners generally prefer the Island side), and diners are mostly families with children. The entrance to Fat Angelo's is actually on Minden Row, not Minden Ave as indicated by the address, but should you find yourself at the residential entrance of the building, the concierge would kindly point you in the right direction.

A basket of bread and bread sticks:

Fat Angelo is a casual eatery with reasonable service, perhaps a little understaffed for the Sunday lunch crowd. The restaurant prides itself in offering value for money and hearty portions. The menu has American Italian dishes with all kinds of pastas and pizzas, and main courses like roast chicken, grilled salmon and lamb shank. Most of the dishes come in "Regular" and "Family" sizes, but keep in mind that the portions are pretty big! The ladies at my table ordered several family-sized dishes to share, but I ordered a single portion for myself as my appetite wasn't feeling very big for pizza and greasy American food.

Family-sized Fried Calamari - pretty salty but otherwise pretty tasty:

Family-sized Pizza (not sure what type) - it was humungous! I didn't have any so I can't comment:

My Grilled Atlantic Salmon with pesto - simple but tasty enough:

The emphasis at Fat Angelo's is on quantity and not so much quality, although the food was actually quite decent. It's a great place for huge gatherings.

Fat Angelo's (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Shop B, Basement Level, The Pinnacle
8 Minden Avenue
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel. +85 2 2730 4788

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