I have to say, I'm not a fan of the huge portion sizes renowned by US style restaurants. I remember tooling around New York hoping that we wouldn't get massive sized meals that we'd feel guilty about not eating. Thankfully, restaurants in Manhattan seem to be immune from the oversized meals, with the exception of one restaurant (that we visited).
That restaurant was Carbone and we simply could not eat all the food that was placed in front of us.
It's possibly one of the reasons why we'd not been to Carbone in Hong Kong, even though it had a reputation for first rate American Italian cookery.
But, as these things go, we had a real hankering for some Italian and after trying to book at a couple of other HK hotspots, managed to secure a last minute booking.
The Honkers outlet of Carbone is a collaboration of New York's Michael Carbone and the ubiquitous food group, Black Sheep. I'd heard and read that the experience at Carbone was over the top and very 'New York' and it only took a few minutes at our table to realise that the stories were true.