Searching for a good pizza in Hong Kong is like finding a needle in a haystack. There are very
few authentic (genuine) pizza restaurants in Hong Kong. Most are chain store pizza restaurants that
make mediocre (not very good, average) pizzas. As readers may know, I love pizzas but limit how
much I eat because they are very high in calories. When I was living in New York a few months
ago, finding a good pizza was not like finding a needle in a haystack. New York is famous for its
pizzas. There are good New York-style pizza restaurants everywhere.
To find a needle in a haystack means trying to find something that is almost impossible to find. A
haystack is a large pile of hay (dried grass). That’s why it’s impossible to find a needle in a
haystack. A typical New York-style pizza is a thin crust pizza with basic ingredients including
tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil, and one or two toppings such as pepperoni. Most New
Yorkers fold the pizza slice and eat it with one hand. After leaving New York I went to my elder
sister’s house in Indianapolis. I left Indianapolis a week ago for San Diego in California. This is my
third time in San Diego. I wrote about the different types of restaurants and places to visit during
my previous trips here.
San Diego is well-known for its thin crust wood fired pizzas. A wood fired pizza is a pizza cooked
in a brick oven using burning wood to cook it instead of gas or electricity. This method can cook a
pizza in about a minute. Another well-known San Diego dish is Carne Asada Fries. The Spanish
word “carne” means meat. Carne Asada Fries is a dish made with chopped steak, melted cheese,
avocado cream, and pico de gallo. These ingredients are put on top of French fries that have been
seasoned. Pico de gallo is made with chopped tomatoes, onions, lime juice, and coriander. I must
try Carne Asada Fries even though it’s high in calories!