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? 

Click here to view Pizza at Vineria.ITImage Credit: Vineria.IT

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? 

Image Credit: La Risata

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! 

 

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

Enjoy together, it's better!

Bo-jio? Jio your friends but have no idea where to eat? Check out the best restaurants for group dining in KL!

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_LaRisataAmpang

If you want to go dine-out in groups this place is probably the best one. La Risata Ampang is a restaurant that serves good variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin and crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes that exude the essence of Italian dining. It has a nice and friendly ambiance, as it is suited to almost any occasion, falling somewhere between “fine” and “family”. For more private event, there is a private dining room with a full wine cellar, a friendly neighborhood bar, and plenty of space for lounging.

Click here for online reservations > 

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_NaughtyNuris

If you haven’t been to Bali before but you always wanted to try out the Naughty Nuri’s Balinese pork ribs that many talk about… throw confetti, you can now enjoy the ribs here in KL! Terrace, garden and indoor seating for eating those delicious wicked pork ribs, get a "shake, shake, shake" dance when you order a killer martini! Patrons will see funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere at each Naughty Nuri’s outlet. Be it the Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang The Courtyard or Life Centre outlet, it’s a great place to enjoy a group meal at the communal tables with friendly and warm ambiance. TABLEAPP Exclusive at Naughty Nuri’s: Enjoy RM5 Off for every online booking. Offer valid till 15th July 2016.

Click here for online reservations >

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_ElCerdo

El Cerdo can be credited as one of the restaurants that kicked off the Pork Renaissance in KL. The highly popular El Cerdo in Changkat Bukit Bintang is the result of perfected pork cooking that took 11 years in the making. Come with a group of friends or family to share the big portions of pork dishes that you will feast on gleefully at El Cerdo. The spacious setting and long tables at El Cerdo allow a great bonding with over a pork-centric menu. Two standouts on the menu are the oven roasted Iberico spare ribs and pork knuckle. While the rib meat is scant, its buttery flavour is delicious. The knuckle, meanwhile, comes encased in crispy moreish pork skin. Words of warning – reservation is highly recommended as El Cerdo is always full house.

Click here for online reservations >

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_Brolly

Easily one of the top favourite spots for families as well as groups or corporates, Brolly is a fun, quirky restaurant that brims with colour, character and charm – showcasing nine kitchens in one venue. This modern eclectic restaurant provides a range of delicacies from local to international cuisines, offering great seafood choices which come in both a la carte and also group sharing portion. The large tables at Brolly are specially catered for gathering and groups dining. Check out their ridiculously fancy bucket of goodness – Big Bang Theory, ideal for a group of 8-12 seafood lovers. Do not miss the vintage car mounted upside down on the ceiling above a pool table, a foosball table and a wall of vinyl records when you are here! TABLEAPP Exclusive at Brolly: RM1 Crab Promotion. Limited time offer.

Click here for online reservations >

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_Signature

Signature serves as an ideal and classy joint for social gatherings with its spacious space  and a unique menu which patrons who love the finer things in life can indulge in a gastronomic dining experience. It is a contemporary dining room section for the avant-garde who wish to be tantalized by a plethora of Asian and international fusion cuisine. With the view of KL skyline, this is the perfect place to spend quality time with your closed ones, be it an intimate dining experience or group dining.

Click here for online reservations >