When I’m Hong Kong, I usually eat mostly Chinese food. It makes up for the crappiness of it right here in Montreal.
However, there are always exceptions and the first Saturday I was there, I was with my mom, her best friend and my aunt and we had to wait for a table at New Town Plaza. It was between two restaurants right from each other. Obviously, The Spaghetti House ended up giving us a table first so we went in and at down.
The Spaghetti House is a chain of restaurants specialized in mostly pasta. I’m sure you guessed that one on your own 😉 The menu doesn’t only have pasta. It has rice, soups, salads and pizza. I’ve always been curious how it was to go here.
Whats nice about The Spaghetti House (and some selected restaurant) is that if you hold a certain bank credit card, there are some priorities to it. In this one, it was the Standard Chartered Bank which opened up another special set dinner menu for a pretty decent price and some dishes not on the actual menu. My aunt had that specific card so she took a set dinner for two and my mom shared it with her.
Their meal included a soup, an appetizer, a set meal and a meal to choose from a specified list.
Apparently, I heard that The Spaghetti House is supposed to be known for their Lobster Bisque. Except, I have this vague memory that my mom said that it was a bit on the salty side.
I actually found this be an original idea. I never thought of using eggplant as a roll. Definitely something I would try to make. My aunt and my mom both enjoyed this one.
This dish looks so beautiful. Maybe its because I love lobster. I couldn’t taste this because it had this creamy sauce on top of it. No one had any complaints about this one either 🙂
My mom especially complimented on her choice of having rice here. I had a taste of this and it was very good. Plus, they were generous with the seafood which always is a good.
Moving right along to my mom’s best friend who chose this:
I’ve always been curious on what Squid Ink rice or pasta tastes like. Apparently its rather good. I didn’t get a chance to try this out. However, she really liked it and said its a nice change. Maybe next time 😉
Finally, we come to my meal. Up to now, all you’ve read is that I didn’t try a lot of these foods for whatever reasons. The truth was that I had gone through a slight stomach problem after a week of eating crazily that never really revived so I wasn’t going to be too adventurous. You will see that for the next few days, things will be tamer in the eating out department. However, it does get back to some form of normality so I still try to enjoy myself as much as I can 🙂 With that in mind, I was careful and chose a “go green” meal with angel hair and vegetables.
I’m a huge fan of Angel hair pasta and it seems incredibly hard to find at supermarkets somehow. Its easier to digest and has a nice texture. This one was very nice. It was a bit oily but the balance of vegetables, both tomatoes and mushrooms were pretty good. It wasn’t too bland and had a good balance of taste. I’d definitely say its a winner 🙂
Maybe it sounds weird to be eating Italian food in Hong Kong but a little change is always welcome to keep those taste buds alive. The Spaghetti House may be a chain but it has a lovely menu. I almost couldn’t make my choice. We all enjoyed what we had ordered and for my mom and aunt, they almost couldn’t finish their own meal. There was also dessert included in theirs but I forgot to take a picture.
Are you fan of Italian cuisine? What sort of pasta do you like? Are you a seafood fan?