I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s pretty charmed by Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, myself included.
Some of his many charms are first of all, his British accent (don’t we all just fall in love with this accent? *dreamy sigh*), his little quirks here and there, his advocacy for food education, and definitely the food that he makes. He’s very endearing when he’s cooking and is kinda like the Ed Sheeran of the kitchen world (omg have you seen their collab? I gushed so much!).
I’ve mentioned that this time around, we’re at Tsim Sha Tsui, which means that Harbour City is quite frequented ~
I just love shopping at Harbour City, whether it be shopping for clothes and gadget hunting at Fortress or grocery shopping at city’super and having my dessert fix at Ladurée or Godiva ❤
It was also timely that Jamie’s Italian was already opened when we visited. I thought it’d be small since it looked narrow on the outside but the space was so wide inside, and there’s even an al fresco dining area and open pizza oven! The ambience is rustic and quite relaxed in contrast to the buzz of the shopping mall 😀
We stopped by for merienda and we weren’t that hungry so my mom and I ordered the Funghi Misti artisan pizza; it has truffle cream, Cheddar cheese, wild & field mushrooms, Parmesan, smoked mozzarella, and thyme. We also had a full portion (you can order it in half portion) of Fresh Crab Spaghettini, which has capers, chilli, fennel, parsley, anchovies, and lemon.
I’m a sucker for anything truffle and the arugula on top is so good!(See mom, I’m starting to eat more green leafy stuff! Haha!) It’s so simple, but I really love how the ingredients blended harmonized together and how the taste of the truffle stood out. The crust is thin and isn’t too burnt, which is perfect. It’s healthy and it’s easy to eat! 😀
Funghi Misti (HK$168.00). I’d give this:
The pasta was flavorful and good, but the ingredients didn’t blend that well. I love the texture of the noodles and the crab sauce, but it didn’t go well with the capers.
Fresh Crab Spaghettini (HK$155.00). I’d give this:
There was this girl next to us who kept looking at our food and pointing at us while talking to her companion. Wow, talk about subtlety. It was very uncomfortable to have someone constantly stare at you while you eat, but we just laughed it off and let her be lol
Anywho, I had a pleasant experience at Jamie’s Italian. The server was so so nice, the food was great, and the place had a relaxing and inviting vibe! The servings were a bit little for the prices of the food, but in terms of the taste and quality, I give a thumbs up. If you’re looking for great Italian food, then it’s the place to go.
When we passed by Jamie’s Italian again after a few hours, I was so surprised to see a long line because there was no line when we arrived!
Good thing we arrived earlier! Jamie’s Italian must be really good then! 😉
Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Budget: Around HK$350.00 for two people.
Contact No.: +852 3758 3333