When it comes to pizza, what intrigues you? Is it the succulent meats or fresh seafood? The zesty capsicums or sweet onions? The aromatic basil or pungent garlic? The tart flavours of the tomatoes or the salty gooey cheese?
To me, a good pizza has 3 components: the dough, the base sauce, and a wide variety of toppings to choose from with lots of gooey cheeses that melts in my mouth. And oh yes, the red pepper flavour especially when I have pepperoni on it.
I also love “zen” pieces – it can be as simple as just rockets and prosciutto drizzled with some truffle oil. One of my favourite is 4 cheeses, anchovies and red-cut chillies, and a sprinkling of evoo. Yumz!
For me, a pizza is only as good as its crust! I am no longer infatuated with the thick-crust or deep-dish pizza derived from the Sicilian Sfincione and my tastebuds have outgrown the thin and crispy. My latest crave is an in-between of the two! Pizza crust that contains semolina is best for me! It lends a crispy bottom, gives a slightly chewy, moderately dense yet fluffy texture. Semolina has a very high percentage of gluten-developing proteins, which is what gives the dough its stretch and elasticity, so it is definitely strong enough to carry the weight of ALL my favourite toppings without deflating the crust. I also love the leftover gritty peel dust on the pizza board as I pull them apart.
Zzapi managed to serve me one of the most delicious mix on the approved pizza crust – Truffle cream base, mozzarella cheese, scameza cheese, porchini mushrooms, truffle oil and parmesan cheese!
Don’t you just love cheesy stuff?
Zzapi Pizza Bar
Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road,
#01-01 Balmoral Plaza.
Tel: (+65) 6737 3718.
Operating hours: Daily
Lunch: 11am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10.30pm
Happy eating and bonding