From Flour To Table: Pizza and Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know!

Fresh out of the oven, a sumptuous delight is waiting for you to relish. Your senses are overwhelmed with the distinct aroma emitted from the bread mingling with the irresistible scent from the cheese and its toppings. You simply cannot wait to chow down on this pizza! Yes, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into the heavenly pie topped with generous heaps of cheese and sauce!

Famous around the globe, pizza has won the heart of even the most discerning diners! If you are one of them, it’s time to indulge in our “bite-sized” facts and figure out how pizza travels the world and ends up on your table! 

 

1/ The Origin of Pizza 

Click here to view Pizza at Luce Osteria ContemporaneaImage Credit: Luce Osteria Contemporanea

As pizza becomes ubiquitous, there are countless stories of how it was invented and in fact, most of them are half-truths, fables or hard-nosed opinions. Pizza is originated from Italy? It might stun you a little but Italy cannot really take the credit for inventing pizza! According to archeological evidence, pizza could be originated from the Middle East. It is believed that the pizza nowadays is actually a part of the lineage of Greek yeasted flatbreads (which is called “pitta” in Greek)! 

2/ What Makes Italian Pizza Become Popular All Around The World? 

Click here to view Pizza at Positano Risto Publika Image Credit: Positano Risto 

It is no doubt that Italy has successfully made pizza a phenomenal dish that is loved by foodies internationally. But have you ever wondered how?  Pizza lovers would be familiar with the story of how Queen Margherita got obsessed with pizza and made it the national dish! However, pizza scholar Zachary Nowak believes that it is hardly the truth! The fact is, during World War II, many allied soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with this dish and brought with them the recipes when they got back home. Also, numerous Italian immigrants have traveled the world with this delectable delicacy. In the sixties, it was a big hit in America and well-known since then! 

 

3/ What Are The Differences Between Italian Pizza and American Pizza? 

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You might fall in love with both yet what distinguishes them from each other? Well, the key difference is actually in the sauce itself! While American prefers to use slow-cooked tomato sauce, Italian loves to use puréed fresh tomato instead! The crust and shape are also important characteristics to differentiate the two versions. To be called ‘authentic Italian’, the pizza must be round and no more than 13 and three-quarter inches in diameter with a crust of three-quarters of an inch thick or less. The dough must be kneaded by hand and prepared from traditional types of flour, yeast, salt and tomatoes.

4/ Where To Find A Sumptuous Pizza in Klang Valley? 

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Craving for a classic authentic Italian pizza or want to tease your palate with innovative pizza flavors yet wondering where to go? We have got your back. 

Here is our hand-picked list of top restaurants in town offering sumptuous pizzas! Check out Positano Risto, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Nero Nero, Neroteca, Vineria.IT, Cicchetti Di Zenzero, La Risata, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, Botanica + Co, Raintree, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Chili’s Bar and Restaurant @ Hilton PJ, BLVD House, El Ibérico, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar, Bon Appétit and Enorme.

What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself with a mouth-watering pizza now because you deserve it! 

 

[Apr 29 – May 5] What’s New This Week

APR. 25 – MAY. 5, 2019

What’s New This Week

On the prowl for a new dining spot or some exquisite dishes to satiate your craving?
Check out our list of impeccable dining news and promos that you would not want to miss out! 

New on TABLEAPP

Rooftop 25 Bar and Lounge 
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur

Situated on the 25th floor, Rooftop 25 Bar and Lounge boasts a relaxed and sensual atmosphere with house music playing throughout the night. Get gratified by relishing the panoramic views of the Twin Towers of KLCC, gourmet snacks, fine champagnes, signature cocktails and more! 

Café BLD
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

In search of a delightful blend of traditional dishes as well as international flavors worldwide? Look no further as the all-day-dining restaurant – Café BLD, is the ideal venue for you to luxuriate in hearty buffet breakfast, stop by for a quick business lunch or simply enjoy a wide spread of delectable cuisine! 

Dining News and Promotions

All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum
Lai Ching Yuen, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Indulge yourself in a plethora of over 50 delicious handcrafted delights featuring the finest ingredients and lip-smacking treats such as Deep-Fried Nian Gao with Yam, Steamed Rice Rolls with Barbecued Pork, Signature Chilled Durian Pancake and more at only RM78 nett per person! Available daily from 12:00pm – 2:30pm.

New Dishes
Way Modern Chinois, Damansara Heights

Come to this avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant to titillate your taste buds with contemporary Chinese/Asian cuisine and don’t forget to fill your tummy with the 5 brand new paofan dishes served with beef, chicken, vegetables and more only from RM16.90++! 

Happy Hour All Week Long
Enorme, Petaling Jaya 

Your weekend ends so soon? Fret not as you still have a whole week ahead to chow down on Italian favorites including luscious selections of pasta and pizza while quenching your thirst with refreshing mugs of cold beer at Enorme starting from RM12 nett!

Sunset Hour
Pampas Sky Dining, Melaka

If you love relishing succulent steaks while taking in the majestic view of the sunset, you wouldn’t want to forgo this special offer at Pampas Sky Dining! Enjoy 25% discount on all A La Carte food for orders made from 6:00pm – 7:00pm!

Events

[May 7] The 9-Mile Journey
Nadodi, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

Get ready to revel in a tantalizing journey that honors creative flairs where modernity and tradition go hand in hand! Experience a night to remember at Nadodi with a 9-course dinner paired with high-quality wines from Bodega Norton. From 7:00pm onwards at RM590++ per person. Only limited seats available.    

[May 10] Sake Buffet
Kampachi Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya

The much-anticipated Sake Buffet is back and your taste buds are about to get pampered by eclectic flavors and finest sake! This exceptional buffet will offer free flow of up to 9 types of exclusive Japanese Sake along with selections of sumptuous delicacies. From 6:00pm – 9:00pm at RM350 nett per person. 

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5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL

5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL


All hail to bacon in KL!


It's time to go hog-wild and dig into the best bacon-centric dishes in KL! From pasta to pizza and even bbq, everything is better with bacon.
 

 

5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL_TBFRoasted with sweet honey, savour this crunchy, salty-sweet bacon strips with a firm bite and fulfilling chew that will delight you every mouthful. If this does not fully satisfy you yet, look out for their Bacon Fried Rice, wok-fried rice with pork bacon, corn spring onions and ebiko. Simply heaven!

 

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5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL_ANTEAt ANTE, an award-winning restaurant where pork is the prime pleasure, porky lovers will find pleasure in their popular All-Bacon Carbonara, a creamy pasta, cooked along with pork bacon, onions, mushroom, crispy bacon and finished with cheese. Do check out their signature Chargrilled Pork Steak too!

 

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5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL_ROCKUEat all you can! Pork bacon is part of the all-you-can-eat buffet menu at this popular Japanese charcoal bbq restaurant. Guest can savour their food hot throughout the entire meal, and there’s no better way to enjoy the tantalizing cuts of meat, ranging from beef to lamb, pork and chicken, flown in all the way from Australia and New Zealand. 

 

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5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL_ElCerdoServed with sauerkraut (fermented finely cut cabbage) and mashed potato, German Mini Sausages wrapped in bacon on a skewer is a must-try at El Cerdo, a highly popular restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang is the result of perfected pork cooking that took 11 years in the making.

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5 Best Bacon Dishes in KL_EnormeAt this Italian outlet, Italian favourites like pastas and pizzas that range from size petite XXS to enormous XXL are the main focus. Savour Enorme’s Pancetta Pizza, well-topped with pancetta (Italian pork belly bacon), a sunny-side-up, mozzarella and diced tomatoes, though there are also other options with Parma ham, streaky bacon or honey-baked ham.

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