Wednesday 31 March 2010

Food and Restaurant: Pizza-Box

I love pizzas, like I love all other Italian food, but pizza definitely is my favourite. Hm.... soft creamy Mozzarella cheese with spicy, crunchy pepperoni. Yum!!! I love them!

I could go on forever about the pizza I like, but just to make things shorter for now, I will share with you my favourite pizza takeaway/delivery provider in Hong Kong -- Pizza-Box.

I know a lot of people like Pizza Hut, but I got sick of all those seemingly-creative-but-in-fact-strange pizzas and the notoriously oily pan-fried crust.

I like something more original, something closer to the traditional Italian pie, something that isn't oily in the crust, but yeasty and powdery, and it all started off when there was Deep Pan Pizza and Domino's Pizza back in my time in London.

I remember they were actually great! I enjoyed having pizzas with a past-away friend Michael and his parents. Deep Pan Pizza had pizza buffet, and we would keep pouring down cheese powder onto the pizza slices before devouring them. Those were the good old times and the beginning of my love for pizzas.

I didn't get to go for pizza buffet often, so when I couldn't, I would beg mum to order delivery, and then came Domino's Pizza.

To cut short the story, I continue to order pizza delivery from Domino's Pizza. Until they finally retreated entirely from the Hong Kong market.

Then the company which bought franchise from Domino's Pizza continued to operate, and named their company, Pizza-Box, keeping the original branches used during Domino's Pizza's time.[1]

Why Domino's Pizza couldn't do well in Hong Kong? I have no idea. Could it be this?

I think Domino's Pizza pizza tasted fine in the past, as far as I can remember, but Pizza-Box's pizzas taste even better, if you know which to order, that is.

Pizza-Box offers generous pizza toppings and the pies are really economical! I usually go for the buy-one-get-one-free offer because I like their pies a lot, so good that I have never tried any other things they sell!

My recommendation is, order the Crunchy Thin Crust and you can avoid the uncooked dough that appears in their Classic Hand Toss Crust. I personally like BBQ sauce base, but the original tomato sauce and the Japanese curry sauce base taste fine. As for the type of pizza, anything. Any types taste great on the pizza menu.

So, give it a whirl! Particularly when you are having parties with friends, but if you want a restaurant instead, you'll have to wait for my next recommendation. Because Pizza-Box's pizzas are not the best pizzas in Hong Kong yet. Pizza-Box is only the first on my pizza delivery provider's list, not pizza restaurant's.

notorious -- famous for something bad
crust -- the pastry on the bottom and sometimes covering a pie
devour -- to eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left
retreat -- [I often + adverb or preposition] to go away from a place or person in order to escape from fighting or danger
dough -- [C or U] flour mixed with water and often yeast, fat or sugar so that it is ready for baking
give it a whirl -- to attempt to do something, often for the first time