The Weekly Crust: Hanoi!

Um. I’m just going to dive right in and tell you the pizza we had in Vietnam was fantastic. Like, seriously amazing.  It may have been the 2nd best pizza we’ve had on our entire trip?

This is shocking for 1,000,000 reasons.  The first being that I don’t think any food in Vietnam contains cheese, so their ability to have such high quality cheese for pizza was very surprising. Also, I wasn’t sure the whole “wood-fired oven” pizza thing existed here because…why would it?  This isn’t Rome.  This is Southeast Asia, where the food is normally served in a bowl and eaten with chopsticks.  The whole situation was quite confusing, yet delicious.

But yeah.  This pizza in Hanoi is gold.

This week on The Weekly Crust we review Pizza 4Ps in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Restaurant Type: A fancier sit-down restaurant that serves Italian-Japanese-fusian?
  • Cost: I don’t remember the exact cost, but I know it’s $$$ *especially for Hanoi where you can eat a full meal for less than $5*
  • Pizza Toppings: We ended up sharing a Margherita pizza and an Eggplant Margherita – weird second choice but it worked out!
  • Crust-Crunchiness: It wasn’t actually that crunchy, but the crust was nice and chewy on the outside with a charred crusty-crust on the outside; the middle had the classic floppy softness due to how thin the dough was, but all was forgiven because it was SO DELICIOUS!
  • Sauce-to-Cheese Ratio: Quite excellent.
  • Quality of Ingredients: Shockingly high – almost as delicious as the ingredients in Italy.  I don’t know how they do it.
  • Overall Rating:🍕🍕🍕🍕
  • Synopsis: I had many reservations about this place.  First of all, one of the featured pizzas is a Calamari Seaweed combo. And what exactly is Japanese-Italian-fusian? I’m still not sure I get it.  But one of the glorious parts of eating pizza around the world is you literally NEVER know what to expect.  And I had no reason to fear because this pizza was scrumptious and successfully helped to curb my Italian food withdrawal.  The most shocking part?  It’s a chain restaurant!  Teach me your ways 4Ps.

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Next week we head to Bangkok, Thailand for one of most shameful pizza experiences yet…seriously so embarrassing.  Don’t miss it!

S&L

P.S. Tea + Pizza is a great combo

 

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