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 

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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! 

 

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[Apr 15 – 21] What’s New This Week

APR. 15 –  21, 2019

What’s New This Week

Want to satiate your taste buds with something new this week? You have come to the right place!
A number of extraordinary dining news and promotions are awaiting ahead! 

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Saro Lounge 
Pavilion Elite, Kuala Lumpur

Love to treat yourself to finer things in life like beautiful wood furnishings, leather seats and decadent cocktails? Saro Lounge is definitely your place to be! This ideal inner-city sanctum is the perfect spot to unwind after work and hang out with your friends! 

Axis Lounge 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

Conveniently located in the hotel lobby, Axis Lounge boasts a welcoming and relaxing ambiance for diners to have a little chit-chat or to gratify the palate with a quick breakfast, a light lunch or an elegant English Hi-Tea Set for Two with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. 

Dining News and Promotions

Set Lunch Promo
YG Republique, TREC 

The eagerly-awaited set lunch promo at YG Republique is back and you would not want to forgo! Enjoy Butcher’s Pork Fried Rice, Spicy Squid and Pork Belly Bulgoggi, Yangyumjang Bibimbap and more only from RM15 on weekdays from 12:00pm – 2:30pm. 

Shanks & Ribs Night 
Positano Risto, Publika

Tuesday cannot get better with Shanks and Ribs Night at Positano Risto! Sink your teeth into succulent fall-off-the-bone Honey Glazed Ribs and luscious tender-to-the-bite Lamb Shanks at 20% off every Tuesday from 5pm onwards

New Teppanyaki Dishes 
Kimiya, Seventeen Mall

Searching for a casual dining and cozy Japanese restaurant serving premium high-quality foods? Look no further than Kimiya! Gratify your craving with new sumptuous Teppanyaki dishes including Wagyu Steak Dice and Black Cod (Gindara) which you would not stop asking for more! 

Crab Mania
Pier 12 Seafood Tavern, Old Malaya

Great news for all Crab lovers! Get ready to dig into an array of Crab dishes at Pier 12 Seafood Tavern! Enjoy delights such as Homemade Crab Cakes, Crab Meat Risotto, Garlic Chilli Crab featuring fresh crabs with unique flavors you would not want to miss out! 

Events

[Apr 23 & 24] The Taste Of Harmony
Kampachi EQ, Equatorial Plaza 

If you are an avid fan of Omakase, don’t miss out this opportunity to indulge in an authentic Omakase dining experience at Kampachi EQ. Embark on an adventure to discover new euphoric flavors and relish the beautiful art of Omakase through the imaginative creations of Guest Chef Yamazumi. Limited seats available. 

[Apr 24] Wine & Dine
Pampas Sky Dining, Melaka

What’s better than delighting your taste buds with delectable dishes paired with excellent wine? If you are searching for that experience, head to Pampas Sky Dining! Get ready to savor Pan Seared Tiger Prawns, Fettucine with Lamb Ragout and Truffle Oil, Grass-Fed Tenderloin of Beef and more specialties with fine wine at RM198++ per person. 

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[Mar 4 – 10] What’s New This Week

MAR. 04 –  10, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feel Monday blues? Keep your chin up because we have a number of great news for you! Stepping into the new week by checking out extraordinary dining news and promotions we have hand-picked this week! 

Dining News and Promotions

50% Off Main Course
Positano Risto, Publika

It’s family bonding time! Indulge your parents in freshly-made pizzas and mouth-watering Italian dishes at this Singapore’s #1 Halal Italian restaurant! Drop by this dining spot on Sundays to enjoy 50% off for one parent’s main course by ordering one main for yourself! 

Beer Promo
BLACK Market, All Outlets

Calling for all beer lovers! This is a one-of-a-kind chance to relish beer at only RM0.80 per mug as part of the 8th Anniversary of the restaurant! Gather your friends to revel in exquisite dishes here and quench your thirst with your favorite drink! 

Happy Hours
Vineria.IT, Bangsar Shopping Center

Celebrate your Friday to its best by unwinding with traditional heart-warming Italian delicacies and a wide selection of Tapas while exciting your palate with glasses of wine, beer, prosecco, aperitivo cocktails at special prices! Available from 5pm – 7.30pm. 

Teppanyaki Tabetai
Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Treat yourself to a delightful full-course Teppanyaki meal. Tempt your palate starting with a starter, a hot plate course with Kobe Beef, Scallops, Cod Fish and Tiger Prawns and a side of dessert. Priced from RM85 onwards.  

New High Tea Menu
Farquhar Mansion, George Town

What’s better than enjoying well-balanced and flavorful delicacies at one of Penang’s renowned heritage mansions? Come to Farquhar Mansion to relish the new signature seasonal afternoon tea featuring premium tea along with other delights. Reservation is compulsory to be made 1 day in advance.

Events

[Mar 7] The MACALLAN Whisky Appreciation Dinner
Mezze Bar & Bistro, Medan Damansara

Gratify your palate with a 5-Course Set Dinner meticulously prepared by Chef Loges and a bottle of The MACALLAN Rare Cask & The MACALLAN 12 Year Old Double Cask! The divine whisky creations along with Boston Lobster, Hokkaido Scallops and other specialties will ensure a night of gastronomy. Priced at RM1688 per person. 

[Mar 17] Sunday Brunch – Arrosti Misti
Cicchetti Di Zenzero, Amplewest@Menara 6

Sunday couldn’t be better with a special feast featuring tantalizing dishes such as Roasted Free Range Chicken, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Baked Lamb Leg, Rib Eye on The Bone and many more! From 2pm onwards at RM88++ per person.

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[Jan 14 – 20] What’s New This Week

JAN. 14 – 20, 2019

What’s New This Week

Step into the new week with great joy as your weekly dining promotions and news in town are here!  

New Restaurants In Town

Check out the new talk-of-the-town this week!

Dining News and Promos

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Dining Events In Town

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New Restaurants

Positano Risto Publika
Publika Shopping Gallery

The ranked Singapore’s #1 Italian, Halal and Authentic Pizza Restaurant has finally come to Kuala Lumpur! Head to the restaurant for a business meeting or a gathering and savor specially crafted crispy thin Roma Style Pizza or other mouth-watering delights that are much-loved by even the most discerning foodies. 

FOOK
Jalan Sultan Ismail

Tucked away on a hilltop right in Kuala Lumpur, FOOK boasts a duality of eccentricity and mystery with modern interpretations of traditional Asian dishes that excite and surprise the palette. Definitely your go-to place for a gastronomic journey to spice up your night.

Dining News and Promotions

Lunch Set Special
Tapas Club, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Savor your favorite Spanish tapas made of fresh produces and home-like recipes only from RM15.90++ including 1 main and 2 side dishes! Add RM5 for 1 dessert or 1 beverage of your choice. Only available on weekdays from 12pm – 3pm.

Negeri Sembilan Promotion
Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

Revel in a variety of authentic Negeri Sembilan traditional foods. Enjoy delights such as Masak Lemak Kuning, Sambal Gesek, Rendang Cendawan Kukur and many delicacies only available until 20th January 2019! 

Happy Hour
Signature at The Roof, Petaling Jaya

Tantalize your taste buds by a plethora of Asian and fusion cuisine for a night to remember. Don’t forget to enjoy the magnificent view of KL city with a chilled glass of wine or beer at RM15++ from 5pm – 7pm daily! 

Artisan Cheese Pairing
Soleil, Damansara City Mall

Tempt your palate with authentic contemporary European cuisine weaved with Asian influences and take joy in Artisan Cheese Pairing only at RM60++ for 3 glasses of wine with your delectable cheese platter.

Dining Events

[Jan 16] Celler Pinol Spanish Wine Dinner  
Stoked, Medan Damansara

A luscious dinner featuring wines of Celler Pinol – an emerging quality region of Terra Alta in Spain. This cool elevated region in Catalunya produces fresh whites and complex, balanced reds. Savor a suitably-paired menu with the more Mediterranean, generous styled wines of this estate with Mr. Juanjo Galcera Pinol – the 4th generation owner of this winery as the host. Priced at RM238 nett. 

[Jan 18] French Wine Tasting
EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, Selangor

Calling for all wine lovers to take joy in a special night of the finest French wines with Thibault Odent – Business development manager of Maison Bouey! Taste the award-winning wines from Bordeaux, France and please your taste buds with sumptuous dishes at the restaurant. 

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