Pepperoni's, 34 Wyndham St., Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Opening Hours:daily 9am-midnight
Price Range:$ - $$
We headed into Pepperoni’s for a late dinner on a Saturday night. The other patrons were mostly families and groups of friends; the interior was very homey and diner-ish—lots of checked tablecloths and woven chairs—which was a bit of a contrast to the harsh silver façade. After perusing the menu—with the usual suspects like burgers, pastas and beer—we went for a plate of nachos and a large New Orleans pizza. The nachos arrived promptly, with cheese, salsa and two huge globs of guacamole and sour cream on top. Tasty, but just OK, with the nachos looking very similar to Doritos—we weren’t sure the dish was worth the $135 price tag. Next came the pizza, topped with Cajun spiced chicken, spinach, roast potatoes, mushrooms, more sour cream and chili sauce. It was an interesting combo, and kinda felt like eating a chicken dinner on a pizza. Through some sleight of hand, the pizza crust managed to be completely non-greasy, yet was a little too dusty for us. The pizza wasn’t deep-dish, but wasn’t one of those thin, almost flatbread-like pizzas, either. The topping was decent, if a little bland, with the chili sauce almost overpowering the rest of the ingredients. The staff was nice but almost over-enthusiastically so, hovering around our table while we were choosing what to order. All in all, the meal was fine, even if ultimately it was carbs upon carbs upon sour cream—no subtlety, for sure.