Saturday, May 26, 2012

To Boat or Not To Boat- That is the Spizza Question


After 2 weeks of reservist training, the question in my head was how can each lunch/dinner per head cost $10? It is puzzling. I mean chap cai peng with 2 meats, 1 veg, 1 more side dish and a small bowl of soup and a fruit or ice cream can't possibly be $10, right? 

But before this cow rushes off to the nearest chap cai peng stall to see what $10 can buy, I have another part amoosing part scary experience to share.

I had dinner one Friday evening at Spizza's new outlet along East Coast Road. A friend had recommended me to try their boat-shaped gondola pizzas. After ordering and informing the wait staff of my gondola request, I was informed that my pizza could not be done gondola-style. When I pointed out to the menu which stated: 

The waiter then told me he could make my pizza into a gondola....but he would not advise doing it as "the seafood might not be cooked thoroughly which would not be good for the stomach". How odd and assuring.
 
Not wanting to faint from hunger and shock, I screwed the boat or no boat option and decided on the normal-shaped pizza. The Sofia ($23 for large), dotted with shrimps, scallops, mussels and calarami, was pretty good. 

The condiments that were available included Parmesan cheese, chili flakes, chili oil, Tabasco and a very aromatic olive oil. Love how the olive oil added a glossy coat of flavour to the pizza! :D

The Pollo- Crispy Chicken Wings ($9 for 6) were decent and served pipping hot. Always good to share at the table. Pity the arrabiata sauce didn't have much of a spicy kick. Guess that's where the Tabasco comes in handy. 

I like the casual feel of the place. Reasonably good pizzas at reasonably good prices. Can't say the same about the cookhouse food in army camps!

 
#01-01 Tides
217 East Coast Road (various other branches)
Tel: 6440 8300

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