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? 

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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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10 Best Christmas Menus to Try in KL (Part 2)

Have you been waiting for the part 2 of the 10 best scrumptious Christmas menus to try in Kuala Lumpur? Well, here it is. Pick the restaurant with the best menu to tickle your palate this Christmas.

Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

Get ready to appreciate a splendid sky dining experience on the 37th floor of Regalia Residence with a delicate four-course set menu to enlighten your Christmas. Starting from RM249 per head, enjoy food cooked to perfection while relaxing in a cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere..

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Soleil

Recently awarded as the best European restaurant at Time Out KL Food awards 2016, Soleil is renowned for its Contemporary European cuisine with Asian influences brought together by Chef Evert Onderbeke. You are set to find immense gratification in the chef’s five-course Christmas menu options at RM195++ per person. An exclusive Oysters and Duck Liver Terrine for starters, followed by Roast Turkey amongst the mains, accompanied by a special Soleil Christmas log to finish.

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Table 23 Restaurant and Bar

Located near the infamous Changkat Street, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar offers the opportunity to enjoy a traditional three-course menu options at the heart of the Christmas Eve celebration. To start with a Cream of Pumpkin Soup as appetizer, followed by a traditional Roast Turkey or Roast Chicken amongst the mains and to finish with a Christmas pudding with Brandy Sauce as dessert. After the feast, reach for the jewel in the crown by joining the burgeoning nightlife along Changkat Street to dance your night away.

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Cinnamon Coffee House

Go Jingle bell rocking with Santa on this Christmas Eve with a special Christmas dinner buffet & Hi-tea at RM158 per adult and RM79 per child aged 4 to 12 years old. Cinnamon Coffee House and Bar features an ostentatious design for those who enjoy a sophisticated sense of luxury while enjoying a delightful dinner. On the menu, a homemade Turkey pate with Cranberry dressing and Seafood Platter with Assorted Berries are amongst the starters. The main options include Boneless Lamb Leg with Ratatouille and Roasted Chicken with Vegetable Caponata, and the glamorous dessert includes Strawberry Truffle in Glass.

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Two-Ox French Bistro Bar

2OX, which has recently opened its doors in Kuala Lumpur, has brought together a state of the art French cuisine with a three-course menu for RM180++ per person. Dining at 2OX will emulate the feeling of dining in a Parisian café at the heart of Paris. On the menu this Christmas, discover a Sea Bass Fillet slow cooked in olive oil broth and Christmas Turkey amongst the main options, while a homemade Duck Foie Gras for the starter, and Dark Chocolate Tart for the dessert.

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Have you missed out 10 Best Christmas Menus to Try in KL (Part 1)? Click here to read.