There’s always (underlined, bold, italicized) this new craze in town (or in my case, my mall in the northern part of the metro) that people are fond of. One of which are those restaurants or food stalls that are constantly full of intrigued and spellbound patrons. Doughnuts are so last year and the new restaurant craze just conquered my mall.
Last weekend, I was stunned to see countless customers queuing just to have their pizza, yes, pizza. I’m not really into pizzas but what’s intriguing was the long procession of what seemed like this new fad in your good old pizza. And I never imagined myself wanting the same thing they all wanna have. But then again, I maybe wrong.
Just this afternoon (props for me, I’m the laziest blogger there is right?) after a long day at work, me and my buddy headed to my mall and was about to go to our favorite fast food when we saw Project Pie with no queues or whatsoever. We checked out the menu and light bulbs suddenly emerged from somewhere and we’ve decided to try this one out.
Here’s the thing, we have a choice of trying one of their signature pizzas (245 pesos) or the creative way of DIY pizza (285 pesos) with us deciding on what toppings to dump into our 9” pizza. You can put anything on your pizza, isn’t that cool?
The very gracious staff helped us on our choices. We just wanted to try one pizza (me checking my wallet). First stop was the base; white sauce or red sauce. We chose to have red sauce as the base.
And then the cheese section; there were some few selections and I could only point out like two out of five of those (Mozzarella, Feta, Gorgonzola, Ricotta and Parmesan). The staff put together the most requested mozzarella-parmesan-ricotta topping for our pizza.
Next section was the “meat toppings”. This part was no-brainer for we want everything except the anchovies. Imagine all the Pepperonis, Italian Sausages, Crumbled Meatballs, Canadian Bacons, Prosciuttos and Grilled Chicken in one pizza? Ugh, heaven.
Next was the “veggie toppings” section. A choice from Red Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Jalapeños, Cilantro, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Mushrooms, Garlic, Rosemary, Pineapple, Artichokes, Fresh Chopped Basil and Black Olives. We told the staff what we didn’t want (mushroom and pineapples for me, black olives, garlic and tomatoes for my buddy).
After which, the staff would show us the “finished product” and off it went to the huge oven. We also ordered a refillable/shareable drink (iced tea, pineapple juice and sodas) for 65 pesos. We paid 350 pesos for everything and waited a few minutes for our pizza.
And then we were sold. After the first bite we understood why this new craze was a hit. Our thin crust DIY pizza is such a winner that we’re hungry for more. It was yummy!
The Project Pie bug just hit us!
Much more than the yummy pizza and the very helpful staff, that feeling that your pizza is a collaborative effort works very well. The fun of witnessing as your pizza is being made from scratch is very entertaining and tummy-filling. The refillable soda for sharing also works very well. Another nice thing to note is that they encourage their customers to toss their trash in trash the bins around the restaurant. Very interactive.
And now I’m thinking of what pizza creation I’ll be doing next. Hmmmm.
SM City North EDSA