Eight or so months ago I purposely took a bus down to Sibu, not just to enjoy the local cuisine, but to enjoy some fancy pizza that was organised by Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia (AFPM). I had the privilege to try out these artisanal pizzas, mainly the Adjaruli Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread), Pot Pie Pizza and Mini Muffin Pizza, all which are part of AFPM’s PizzArt campaign. The whole food trip changed my perception of pizza; in fact I was quite disappointed to learn PizzArt wasn’t available in Kuching at the time for technical reasons…seriously, that Adjaruli was simply amazing I tell you!
Recently, AFPM had kickstart the 2nd phase of the PizzArt campaign. Of course, if you haven’t figure it out yet, it’s now AVAILABLE IN KUCHING! YESSSSSSSS
And the restaurant chosen to showcase the beauty of PizzArt pizza: Osome Wood Fired Pizza.
It had to be Osome Wood Fired Pizza. It’s the one of two (or are they the only one?) places with a proper wood oven. Like, you-need-wood-to-cook oven.
And with such kind of oven, you can be sure it’s the ideal kitchen equipment for the special pizzas .
While fellow Kuching Bloggers and I waited patiently for the food to be prepared, we got to hang out and listen to the idea of PizzArt Phase 2 by key individuals who make it happen: Ms. Andora, Managing Director of Truth Communications, Mr. Chai, National Sales Manager for Fonterra Brands (Malaysia), and Mr. Gilbert, owner and chef of Osome Wood Fired Pizza.
To summarize, the first phase of PizzArt campaign was such a huge success in popularity and revenue (30% increase in Fonterra Brands revenue wei), so naturally they continued the culinary excitement with the second phase.
The 2nd phase of the PizzArt campaign include five new pizza types, which are PizzBurger, Deep Cheese Pizza, Pizza Roll, UltiMeat Pizza and Cheese Pretzza. I was slightly let down when I discovered my favourite Adjaruli Khachapuri was not part of the 2nd PizzaArt lineup, but at the same I’m hyped to try out the new pizza styles on offer. Osome Wood Fired Pizza offers two of the five pizzas; the PizzBurger at RM18.99 and the UltiMeat Pizza at RM18.99 too.
Let’s start with the PizzBurger first.
PizzBurger features a succulent grilled minced chicken patty stuffed with Anchor Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese and baked in light crust with Anchor Butter.
In other words, it’s a lovechild of a pizza and a burger.
Taste-wise, just imagine a roti canai wrapped around a chicken burger, with lots of that delicious cheese and topped it up with ham. HAM.
Did I excite your tastebuds already? Good, let’s go on with the 2nd dish: the UltiMeat Pizza
UltiMeat Pizza ambitiously features a pizza base made entirely out of ground meat deep fried to crusty perfection before being baked with Anchor mixed cheeses on top.
I mean, just look at the photo! All that crunchy meat and cheese goodness in a form of pizza. And all the greens made it look healthy too; unheard of for a pizza hey?
Of the two, I personally prefer the UltiMeat Pizza; something about that crunch is just addictive! But if you can afford to wait 20-30 minutes plus for the PizzBurger (it’s labor intensive) then do give that a try too.
While you’re at Osome Wood Fired Pizza, you should also order their signature pizzas too!
And to finish off the fantastic lunch of mine, a cheese-and-milk dessert. Surprisingly not so sweet, which is good 🙂
Osome Wood Fired Pizza will only have these PizzArt pizzas from now till the end of March 2018, so you better hurry and taste the finest interpretation of modern pizzas!