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Oliver's Super Sandwiches

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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
In real life, I do discuss food exactly like how I write in my food review articles. As always my food reviews are scored only on what I've tried and the service expected of that type of establishment.
Published February 16th 2014
Oliver does more than sandwiches
There's nothing about sandwiches to brag about. Personally sandwiches are not something I would usually eat out if I was really enjoying the meal. Therefore upon visiting Oliver's Super Sandwiches, I never eat sandwiches. Personally I think they do other foods quite super.

A popular bistro/restaurant chain in Hong Kong, the menu features an array of Western foods. Think a menu filled with pasta, baked potatoes and hot dogs with a slightly sinicized flair to appeal to locals. Perfect for a nice lunch to muse over life if you visit one with a street window view.Don't expect anything that is too out of your comfort zone.

salmon and dill sauce pasta
Creamy salmon and dill sauce pasta

The pasta is pleasant with a choice of tomato sauce or a salmon and dill sauce with German (Berlin?) sausage. I usually always pick the mash-up, why choose when you can have both? The juicy tomato with the gourmetish creamy dill and salmon sauce is an interesting combination. The set menu includes a cup of English Breakfast tea with a choice of borsch or creamy mushroom soup, which nicely rounds out the meal.

For dinner, there are more options to really increase the gourmet factor. The post 6pm add-on menu covers a range of goodies. This time I sampled the baked French chips and baked pastry chowder.

Pastry seafood chowder and baked French chips
Pastry seafood chowder and baked French chips

There's nothing quite like baked pastry on top of seafood chowder, that really sets the tone for dinner. This is dinner, where you can't just pour food down your windpipe or skip it like lunch; this is dinner, where you have to eat with etiquette... at least enough etiquette to enjoy baked pastry in soup properly. If you soak it for too long, its too soggy. Conversely put too much in at one time and you finish it before the soup. I recommend sectioning and dipping your pastry by the spoonful to ensure you enjoy the whole experience.

The chips were a pleasant surprise. I was expecting skinny French fries. I was met with thick chips that were baked with a thick, chunky tomato sauce on top. I don't know if it was really French at all but it felt like eating good chips with nacho sauce. Crispy oven baked potato sweetness with the novelty of nachoesque sauce.

Experience Summary:

Service - 5 stars. Service is polite and they don't mind a few questions.

Atmosphere - 5 stars. Trendy, modern with a casual feeling. Clean tables with chairs and comfy sofa seating along the wall.

Food - 4.5 stars. A nice variety in the menu but they do not really offer many new items. Food is fresh and you'll have to wait for the food to cooked, the soup is not microwaved.

Uniqueness factor - Trendy with casual. I would say the tomato and salmon sauce mashup but the French chips have really made an impression.
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