Monday, April 2, 2012

Splash Pizza

A laid-back alfresco pizzeria at PJ's Palms Sport Center, perfect for kicking back after work.

Wood-fire pizzas are the highlight; this Big Blue, topped with blue cheese, cheddar & mozzarella, is one stinky thin-crust treat. It's all cheese & all good.

The Bollywood: spicy lamb sausage, spinach & raita. Decent, though some might prefer a pizza loaded with more toppings. Prices are fair; six-inch choices cost an average of RM16, while the 12-inch ones are around RM28.

Need more pizza? Drive 15 minutes to Bangsar's Italian Tomato, where wood-fire wonders also await, including one topped with anchovies, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella & parmesan.

Gorgonzola, mozzarella & cream sauce pizza. Its flavor is surprisingly mild, indicating that the mozzarella-to-gorgonzola ratio is likely 5:1.

This savory-spicy one is another lamb sausage pizza (yes, we like our sausages), but more generously topped than Splash's version, with plenty of grilled peppers, olives, chili flakes & ricotta cheese. RM28++ for a regular serving.

Need more pizza? Drive another 15 minutes to Bukit Damansara, where La Risata's well-laden pies attract full-house crowds on weekends.

Pizza with panache _ a white one, free from tomato sauce but still punched up with flavor, thanks to ridiculously juicy smoked duck, rocket leaves, anchovies, caramelized onions & mozzarella. Definitely the best-looking pizza in this entry.

More pizza! From La Risata, drive 10 minutes to Verona Trattoria at PJ's Section 17, where the Quattro Stagioni is for folks who can't decide which flavor to order. Of these four quarters, the meaty ones blanketed with chicken & beef seem more satisfying than the vegetarian slices.

And if you're still feeling passionate about pizza, drive to Ampang, where Earth Food serves relatively healthy creations with organic, preservative-free ingredients.

A stone-oven sensation: Going Coconut, topped with coconut kernels, Gula Melaka & mozzarella, broadcasting predominantly Malaysian flavors that a Nyonya grandmother might love.

Panzerotti, stuffed with onions, garlic, mushrooms, basil & mozzarella. Could be more aromatic, but in terms of textural fulfillment, it passes the test.

KWV Pinotage 2008 at Splash Pizza. Gotta have the booze.

Splash Pizza,
PJ Palms Sport Center, Petaling Jaya.
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28 comments:

  1. OMG! U r on a pizza-driven adrenaline rush =)

    I like d uniqueness of the Earth Food's :D

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    1. Ulric: no more pizzas for a few more weeks, i think :D ya, earth food's recipes are the most interesting of the bunch =)

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  2. nice food... seems delicious & juicy!

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    1. Edi: pizzas are fun to munch on :D

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    1. Michelle: heheh, it's true, there is definitely such a thing as too much pizza =)

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  4. that's lots of pizza all over town. pizza is addictive and a must have even one is watching their carbo intake:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, though i usually don't order pizzas too often, since it's very filling! :D

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  5. Nyonya flavour one sound interesting.
    Out of these 5 places, which one you like the most?

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    1. CK: i think i'd recommend La Risata for the most authentic and well-made pizzas, but Earth Food for the most unusual varieties and ingredients :D

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  6. i like the blue top pizza..
    very nice and lots of cheese varieties, very moisture n thin crust.. good!!!

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    1. Simple Person: that's a good description of that pizza! :D

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  7. I agree with "gotta have the booze", pizza is only half complete unless you have a nice red to accompany it.

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    1. The Yum List: true, i'd probably extend that to pasta as well. heck, to all italian food! gotta have vino, heh =)

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  8. "Need more pizza?" could well be your new tagline! I counted five pizza places? :)

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    1. Kenny: "need more cocktails" should be my permanent tagline! heheh, luckily i didn't visit ALL five of these pizza places in ONE day :D

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  9. yums! Now I'm craving fr pizza!!!

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    1. Thenomadgourmand: coincidentally, i ended up having pizza again earlier tonight! :D

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  10. The La Risata pizza with panache looks very inviting.

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    1. Baby Sumo: it's very well topped with fresh meat & veggies! :D

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  11. first time seeing pizza with generous amount of blue cheese :) looks really appealing, would love to try

    Latest: You're Hot and Cold!

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    1. Fish: blue cheese is a nice topping for pizza, more flavorful than mozzarella :D

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  12. Oh my God..... I'm hungry even more!! Those pizzas.... omg... divine.

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  13. wah u make me wanna pizza :P

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    1. Ciki: pizza with pizzazz!!! :D

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  14. oooh i like the thin crust pizzas and the one with the smoked duck looks so good.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, la risata's pizzas are definitely worthwhile :D

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