Brick Oven NY Pizza @ Gangnam Station

I’m noticing a reoccurring theme in my blog on posts about pizza! Yes, I guess, pizza is one of my favorite foods. There was one pizza place I had to visit when I came to Seoul. I heard of it through a few people, and apparently, they imported a  real brick oven to get the taste of true NY pizza!

This was probably one of my favorite Christmas meals ever. We ordered the NY classic pizza and the pesto chicken pizza plus the garlic fries. The garlic fries were definitely worth the extra calories! I mean who doesn’t love a lot of garlic on their fries?! We desperately wanted the garlic knots, but they had run out of them along with a few other appetizers.

The service wasn’t too bad as well. They cut our pizza into 7 slices, which was nice of them. We each ended up with some huge and delicious slices! I definitely recommend this place if you are missing some serious NY pizza in Seoul. I hope to visit again before I leave Seoul.

It’s located by Gangnam station, take exit 11, walk straight and make a right onto the alley before CGV and go all the way up the hill. You’ll see it on the left side after a few minutes. Here’s a map from their facebook page!

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Find more information here: http://www.facebook.com/BrickOvenPizzaSeoul

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Pizza Making!

Pizza is definitely one of my FAVORITE foods! Last week, I went to a pizza making class for teachers at my school. The teacher of the class was the middle school home economics teacher. It was my first time in the home economics classroom! It was so cool. It reminded me of middle school and having home ec. class. There were washing machines running, multiple kitchen sinks and ovens all around the room and plenty of food for us cook with.

When I arrived, she had us working right away by chopping different vegetables to use for the toppings. Her motto was the more toppings, the better! The toppings that we prepared ranged from: grilled eggplants, grilled red peppers, dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, mushrooms, baby corn, spinach, artichokes, bell peppers, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese balls,  goat cheese, arugula, and more.

We divided up into groups and tried making different types of pizza dough from scratch. My friend Laura and I ended up making a Chicago-deep dish style pizza. She told us that we need to let the dough sit out for a while (few hours??), so her 7th grade kids had prepared the dough for us earlier that day that we ended up using. The dough that we actually made, we sealed into zip lock bags for those 7th grade kids  to use when they have class.

In the end, I enjoyed making the dough and adding all the toppings! I’m not sure when I will actually be able to do this at home, but I’m glad I got to do it. All the pizzas that all the teachers created were delicious!

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Searching for the Best Pizza in Singapore

As a New Yorker, I hold good pizza close to my heart. Good pizza is something that I’ve been looking for these past few months here in Singapore. I’ve tried a few different reputable Italian restaurants. I went to La Forketta in Dempsey Hill and Pizzeria Mozza in the Marina Bay Sands Mall. Pizzeria Mozza is a “celebrity” restaurant, since it is opened by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich. I was particularly excited to check out Mozza, since I can depend on Mario Batali for good pizza, like in his restaurant Otto in NYC.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the pizza at La Forketta that I ordered. It was prosciutto with rucola and cost $35! The other dishes that my friends ordered seemed to be delicious as well. The restaurant also had a nice ambience with high ceiling and nice decor. The only downside beside the expensive prices was the slow service.

   

Pizzeria Mozza had a completely different vibe inside than La Forketta. This was the “cheaper” side of the restaurant with wooden tables, noisier crowd and slightly cheaper prices for the same food served at Osteria Mozza. On the menu, they had a wide range of pizzas. I had trouble deciding on one, and ended up going with the pizza my waiter recommended, the Burrata, slow roasted tomato & Sicilian oregano pizza.  This pizza was delicious and I would definitely order it again.

For dessert, I got the olive oil and peanut butter gelato! Both flavors were delicious and fresh. The service overall was pretty good. They even gave my friend an extra dish for service, because her dish came out a bit late. I will definitely be going back for more pizza soon!