Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Project Pie: A Pizza That's Truly Yours

Project Pie became popular in the Philippine food scene because of their unique, interactive make-your-own-pizza concept. You have all the control - with the ability to make pizza more than a hundred different ways to suit your taste and making it your own.

We tried to see what the fun is all about at their SM Southmall store so here's what you can expect from the Project Pie experience.

If you're not sure where to begin, it's recommended that you choose from their selection of Masterpizzas - Richie, Kenobi, The Fab Four, Woody, Hamlet, and Yin Yang - and then customize these pizzas further by adding more toppings! The best part is that's only for an affordable Php 285 no matter how many toppings you choose! 

You begin by falling in line to where the pizza dough is prepared and the sauce is added. It's great to see all the pizzas being constructed right in front of you from start to finish. 

After that, it's all about the fun part. You now have to choose your pizza toppings from around 33 different options - from cheese, meat, greens, and many more. If you would like a complete list, check the menu here.

The staff will really help guide you through the many choices so that you get a really good, well-balanced pizza. They are happy to tell you if you have been putting too many salty or sweet ingredients in the pizza so you don't get a pizza that's overly sweet or salty. That's what I call great service! 

As a courtesy to other customers in line, please check the menu in advance so that you don't take too long in ordering a pizza! 

Here's the finished product for the Ritchie, Project Pie's ALL MEAT masterpizza that's loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, mozzarella, garlic, and signature red sauce. 

The pizza is then placed in a very hot oven and cooked to perfection. Just be a little patient and they'll serve you up your masterpiece once it's ready.

Since we tried a number of masterpizzas, I recommend the Kenobi and the Hamlet because the flavors were well-balanced. If you love a nice cheese pizza, The Fab Four is also a solid option. 

The Kenobi is a vegetarian pizza that's loaded with pesto, artichoke, red onion, tomato, feta, and mozarella. We didn't add any more of the toppings and yet we found it to be the best-tasting masterpizza. The flavors in the pizza were very well-balanced and the pesto and mozarella binds everything together nicely. Well-done Project Pie! 

A bit of meat, maybe some prosciutto, would probably make this pizza even better. 

The Hamlet, on the other hand, is another favorite that's topped with prosciutto, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and parmesan. The prosciutto and the caramelized onions pairs well together giving you a sweet and salty balance. The mozzarella and parmesan also helped round off the dish to give it a richer flavor. 

You don't need to add much but I can imagine some rosemary, fresh basil, and some fresh mushrooms will help add depth since it doesn't have any herbs just yet. 

You absolutely have to try the Banana Nutella Pizza (Php 145)! It's just so good! The combination of banana and nutella is just so beautiful that you can probably finish an entire pizza in one sitting. It doesn't look like much, but trust me it's very yummy! 

Food Quality: 4.0
Service Quality: -
Ambiance: 4.0

Overall Quality: 4.0

Project Pie offers a truly fun experience for anyone who would want to make their own pizza. It's a novelty that a lot of people will certainly enjoy, I know I did. Project Pie is also quite affordable, for just Php 285 you can have all the toppings you can wish for!

I can't wait to go back to Project Pie soon and try to construct my pizza from scratch and maybe get a Banana Nutella Pizza all for myself. For the heck of it, I might even try a pizza with all the toppings (Although, I'm thinking that might be too much). 

I'm happy to say I finally made my own pizza! 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. The author did not pay for any of the dishes mentioned in this article. This, however, does not impair the unbiased opinion of the reviewer. 

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