Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sole Pomodoro With Video

I was privileged to be invited along for a pizza tasting session at Sole Pomodoro over last weekend, and this was quite a new pizza place located at Mackenzie Road, just off Selegie Road.

It is owned by two very passionate Italians who are very proud of their pizzas and how they actually make them. The place itself is a refurbished kopitiam, but made to look more like an Italian alfresco cafe.

We were there primarily to taste the difference between a Naples type of pizza, which is of the heavy crust variant and more doughy type, against the thinner crust and more crispy version which the owners prefer.

Looking around the cafe, I could see that they have preserved the art of making pizza very well here, including using charcoal fire instead of gas or electric fire for their stove.

Accordingly, this will create a better tasting pizza and making pizzas is all about making the best dough and crust, and having the right tomato base. Any other topping is simply bonus to the basic margherita pizza. That said, they did give us quite a few different toppings of pizzas to try.

Margherita Pizza

This is the most basic of their pizzas. Just an excellent tomato sauce, layered with some beautiful cheese and a few leaves of basil. We tried both the thicker and thin crusts, and to be honest, both were equally excellent as the dough was really good. It did not taste too doughy, but the thin crust felt more balanced with the toppings and just had a more lovelier, crispier texture to it.

Ricotta Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Pizza

In essence, all of the pizzas had the same crust and base, but with different variations of toppings. The ricotta cheese and sun dried tomato was really delicious when you had the richness of the ricotta nicely balanced with the acidity of the tomatoes.

Sole Pomodoro

The best of the lot was this beautifully made sole pomodoro pizza, which is their signature pizza as well. It consisted of roasted sun dried tomatoes, potatoes, and flavorful Italian sausages bathed in a rich yet not overpowering cream base. The flavors came together wonderfully on the crispy crust.

For a rather new kid on the block, Sole Pomodoro has already established itself as one of the premier and authentic pizza places to go to in Singapore. Coupled with their passion and enthusiasm, pizza lovers should really give this a try.

Sole Pomodoro
12/21 Mackenzie Road #01-01

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silverchef Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 near the former Rex Cinema.
No pizza was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"Apologize" performed by Kris Allen.

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