Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar at Holland Village With Video

I was recently invited to a food tasting session at Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar, a new pizza place located in the heart of Holland Village which started only in August.

Situated just across Wala Wala, Crust also does home deliveries within a certain distance and I had the pleasure of meeting the owner here, Leo who is genuinely passionate about making great pizzas.

Crust originates from Australia where they have over 70 over outlets and is a very established brand. They also have a masterchef who continuously comes up with new recipes and creations.

One of the key things about Crust is their unusually rectangular shaped pizzas, and also their dedication to using only the freshest ingredients. The freshness of this aspect can clearly be seen from the counter where all the ingredients are laid out for all to see.

Moroccan Lamb

This moroccan lamb was surprisingly delicious as there is a tendency here to avoid lamb because of the smell. But here, the yoghurt and mint sauce was nicely done and the lamb meat itself was tender and had no hint of any smell whatsoever. More importantly, all the flavors worked well together.

Peri Peri Chicken

Peri Peri chicken was another of their bestsellers and once we put a piece of it into our mouths, it was no wonder it was selling well. The chicken pieces were again very tender and the nice savory sauce just complemented the chicken perfectly.

Seafood Pizza

This seafood pizza clearly demonstrated their willingness to provide the best ingredients. The shrimps were large and succulent, as were the generous servings of scallops, which were more than large for a pizza portion.

It had a nice tomato base and one thing I must point out is their tomato bases are made from an Italian supplier, which is more authentic and less tangy than usual. This is again down to Crust's passion to give the best of the best.

Vegetarian Supreme

The last pizza we tried was also my favorite. I hardly take vegetarian anything, let alone vegetarian pizzas. But this was a genuine treat. And this was largely down to the really delightful pesto sauce that they layered on top of it. Very refreshing, yet perfectly balanced. And beautiful to look at too.

The one thing that you will notice when you eat one of these pizzas is the crust. It is thin, not too thick or doughy like what you would get from regular pizza places here. Although it is not baked in a wood fire oven, it does comes as close to it and so far, no other gas cooked pizzas comes as close as Crust.

Leo mentioned that he is committed to delivery but only to within 4km of his outlet as he does not want to compromise the quality of his pizzas. But fret not, they have plans to open more outlets in the heartlands soon, so once they reach out, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

For pizza lovers, you will not do wrong to try them out soon.

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar
34B Lorong Mambong
Holland Village

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silverchef Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 and at Holland Village.
No pizza was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"Hey, Soul Sister" performed by Glee Cast.


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