I shouldn’t be complaining because Singapore has one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the world. But as an ardent pizza fanatic, I can’t help but lament the sad state of the pizza scene here. There are a lot of pizza chains around – both local and from the US – but neither of them hit the spot. They either taste like cardboard, are a little too greasy or are topped with the weirdest combination of ingredients you can imagine (Crabstick? Gross.).
However, Extra Virgin Pizza (EVP) has come to the rescue. I was recently invited to the media preview of the new United Square outlet at Novena and I can finally say I’ve found my happy pizza place.
EVP prides itself in the ingredients that they use – quality flour, tomatoes, cheeses and toppings. The pizzas are baked in brick ovens, giving them a unique shape, an irresistible charred crust and discernible freshness. Now, let me show you how to have one hell of a meal at EVP.
1. Perk your palate with mouthwatering starters. Here are my favourites:
2. Order a Peroni beer. Because nothing goes better with pizza than a Peroni.
The Pistachio Pesto pizza has a pistachio pesto base, which is milder than your traditional pesto, topped with baby arugula and drizzled with a refreshing lemon vinaigrette that ties everything together. Who said vegetarian food had to be boring?
4. I don’t care if you’re full. There’s always room for dessert.
Extra Virgin Pizza
101 Thomson Road #01-14
United Square Shopping Mall