Yes, there are pizza joints and pizza deliveries in Hong Kong, but if you grow up eating American pizza, you would not be happy eating Pizza Hut’s thousand island sauce pizza with tuna and shrimps. You would also wonder if these people know what real cheese taste like, we don’t want processed cheese or scallops as pizza toppings!
Yes, we do have a few pizza joints that deliver American style pizza to cure random cravings, but definitely very difficult to find a shop that sells you pizza by the slice. I do need to point out rent is extremely expensive in Hong Kong; but to be fair, people would rather pay 30 to 40 bucks ($4-5 USD) for a giant plate of baked pork chop rice or a plate of fried noodles… it comes with a free drink of iced coffee, iced tea, or iced lemon tea.
Upon discovering a small shop in the shopping district of Causeway Bay that sells pizza by the slice which looks American style, I got super expcited! Walking down the street, I saw people walking past me with a slice of pizza in their hands and some even chewing as they walk! There aren’t a lot of selections when I walked into the shop, but oh yes, they are indeed American style pizza! There is a bit of gimmick..the size! It is a huge slice!
After paying for a slice of mushroom and sausage, I picked up my steps as I zoomed back to the office and sink my teeth into my slice of pizza! I still have a 50% discount coupon left, and I am happy to say I’ll use it to buy another slice! The shop uses real tomato sauce and Italian mushroom, so I am super happy! Oh yea, the cheese is real cheese, yummy yummy!
To be fair, I have had better slices of pizzas before that aren’t reheated in the oven. BUT selling pizza by the slice is very very very very very rare in Hong Kong…in fact there is only one joint I can think of that sells sliced pizza, so it is very very very very very rare!!!! Now, I know where to go if I have pizza craving and I only want a slice for a quick bite!