NOM (Not Only Meatballs) has brought Italian comfort food to hungry Hong Kongers for two years, and while I had been to NOM for after-work drinks, I had never actually sat down for a meal. I jumped at the opportunity to go to check it out for dinner after I heard about their new summer menu, where the food far exceeded my expectations.
We began with a few appetizers from NOM's new summer menu, the first of which was the burrata ($178). I was initially skeptical about how the smoked anchovies and bottarga (cured fish roe) would work with this dish, but thankfully they complemented the burrata instead of overpowering it. My favourite dish of the evening was the organic parma ham ($218) with the most deliciously divine stracciatella (which I was first introduced to when I had brunch at Giando). Pair this gooey cheese with the handmade focaccia and 24-month aged parma ham, and you've got yourself a match made in heaven.
A full-on Italian meal wouldn't be complete without pizza, and NOM's new Nduja & Friarielli Pizza ($178) makes a perfect addition to their menu. The smoked buffalo mozzarella, spicy sausage, broccoli sprouts, and provolone cheese were the perfect blend of cheesy-goodness with a spicy kick. We also tried the whole sustainable sole ($348) with roasted potatoes and capers in a light lemon and butter sauce. A perfect dish for sharing, the fish was tender and juicy with a subtle, yet memorable taste.
Head Chef Fabrizio deconstructed the classic Italian tiramisu and morphed it into NOM's version: a airamisu ($98) made with chocolate sable, dried orange, and coffee caramel sauce. While I prefer the taste and texture of a more traditional tiramisu, I still happily ate my fair share of this dessert.
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