Chicago-style Pizza in the Heart of IpohSeptember 24, 2011 | 4,438 views
Still reeling from the shocking revelation yesterday, woke up craving instead for something much more substantial; a chunky-loaded pizza with an overflow of ingredients like salami, Italian sausages, olives and an overkill of cheese would be ideal.
This Chicago-style pizza is a remnant of the original version aptly named Deep Dish Pizza, and looking at the shots featured in this article on Wikipedia, it’s hard to ignore why.
Michelangelo’s Pizzeria strives to rework this concept, bringing this gargantuan of a sinful creation to Ipoh with a slight adaptation; they do away with the deep dish concept; of a bowl-like structure ‘stuffed’ with ingredients.
Advisable to bring a group of at least 3-4 pax to finish this, if you’re ordering the other specials as well. The sheer load of proteins and carbs will get to you pretty quickly.
In an already dazed state of mind, after the repeated gastronomic sessions during the lasy Raya-Merdeka break, we ended up for dinner at Michelangelo’s on one of those evenings.
Chicago-style Pizza is NOT on the menu yet. I repeat, NOT on the menu yet. So don’t go throwing eggs, tomatoes, brickbats or pizza pans at my face if you jump the gun and hop over this very instant.
Herby Cheese Pizza – When the guilt starts to creep on you, don’t fret. Opt for something considerably lighter, with baby tomatoes, torn lettuce, onions, olives and feta cheese, infused with a pleasantly herb-y taste.
Yeah, this was a special preview session, since this Motormouth does not go home that often anymore. By the time they launch this pizza, and I started to draft my homecoming plans, it may be but too late.
I guess soon enough, this will be on the menu. But definitely of a temporary fixture. Since selling a pizza triple the usual size might take some effort, and considerable period of time to bake one (5-7 mins instead of 1.5 mins for the usual pizzas)
Feel free to follow them on Facebook for any updates in case you’re curious to know when they launch this manic creation.
The usual suspects – Already etched into their somewhat ‘permanent fixtures’ menu, the excitement for the sides at Michelangelo’s never seemed to wane.
The Herby Cheese Pizza is a current special on their menu, sounding a little bland on paper yet came across as very flavourful from the variety of greens, cheese and herbs strewn all across the crispy, thin crust dough. About RM18/USD6 if I am not mistaken.
Blue Cheese Bacon Pasta – A case of a little too late, this has already been taken off the specials menu. But don’t let the faintest ray of hope dwindles. For you might not know when they will bring this back. A robust, almost pungent creamy sauce made up of blue cheese, and caramelized pork bacon. Heavenly.
A plus point of coming back and again to Michelangelo’s is that you might not see the same specials on the menu like the previous visits. And yes, I’m a sucker for pizzas, especially those incorporating lots of cheese and pork (PORK!). Thus, I’ll be back again and again for The Hog and Bacon & Egg.
Now those are fixed, but let’s keep the fingers crossed that Michael won’t throw us an unwelcome surprise by taking those off the menu ….
Wait …. given his unpredictable nature, he just might.
*Soon to come – Chicago-style Pizzas, Garden Salad Pizzas, various cupcakes including a puzzling chocolate crispy bacon version and the revered red velvet cupcake.
**For more information, please read the previous reviews on Michelangelo’s Pizzeria.