Saturday, January 23, 2010
I have found my all-time favourite delivery pizza and it's Domino's! They're back after about a decade's hiatus. Singapore now has many delivery pizzas but none too outstanding. My family has, out of curiosity, tried everything out there on the market. Domino's is pretty good for a delivery pizza. PLUS, it comes to you in 30 minutes or less (it's their guarantee)! Ours arrived sizzling hot just 25 minutes after I completed my order online. How do you beat that?
Hubby and I were very happy to see their flyer show up at our home. He's very well acquainted with their product, having consumed copious quantities of it while he was working in KL. This is their Extravaganzza pizza with their Classic Hand-Tossed Crust. Nice and chewy and not overly thick. Unlike many pizzas, the crust is NOT clogged with oil as the pizza is baked on an oil-free screen. Clever.
Here's their pepperoni pizza with New York crust (first photo is a close-up of this). This crust is also hand-stretched, and is thinner than the classic version. There's also a Crunchy Thin crust. Both the pizzas had generous toppings, and the value deal came with extra mozzarella (they use 100% mozzarella for all pizzas).
You get free Cinnastix when you order online. These are soft, fluffy breadsticks sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. They also come with a packet of icing, if you really want to indulge that sweet tooth!
What I also like is that their packaging is designed to be easily flattened after use - makes for easy disposal! If you've ever tried shoving pizza boxes down the rubbish chute...well, you'll know what I mean.
Domino's held their official launch a couple days later at their Tanjong Katong branch. At the blogger event, Cheryl, LeRoy and I (above) got to meet the management and operations team behind Domino's who shared their plans for Singapore. Right now there are two outlets at Katong and Bukit Timah, which serve customers that are within a ten-minute drive time radius (see below for map and coverage description). They intend to cover the whole of Singapore by year end with at least 9-10 outlets.
We also learnt how to assess a pizza (the bake, portion and placement - hope I got that right). They are pretty fastidious about what makes a good pizza. Even the base has to be evenly browned. I guess they have to be quality-conscious, as they have a product satisfaction guarantee.
We even got the chance to try our hands at pizza making! It's addictive, trying to get it right. Stretching the dough is not as easy as they make it look! "Handle it with love!" says our trainer. So that's their secret!
We also got up to shenanigans in the kitchen. Dramatic tricks like pizza dough back throws! Sorry the pizza flew so high, it's out of the frame!
Of course we got to try many pizza flavours too. This is the Chicken Temptation pizza - mozzarella cheese, smoked chicken breast, turkey ham, green pepper and red pepper.
Chili chicken pizza - smoked chicken breast, onion, red pepper, red chili flakes. Looks more deadly than it is. It's the only one with the sweet and spicy sauce base, but it's not too spicy.
Classified Chicken - mozzarella cheese, smoked chicken breast, onion and mushroom - is one of two with their Top Secret Sauce. It's a creamy and cheesy white sauce with a hint of garlic. I'm having this next time, love the sauce!
The Twisty Bread is literally garlic bread with a twist! The seasoning even tastes like Twisties! I really like their onion rings too - even the cold one I had tasted good!
Right now there is an opening deal - a regular pizza for just 10 cents with every order of a regular (or larger) pizza - valid from now til Feb 28, 2010. Order by phone (6222-6333), website or in person at their store (there's a 15-minute guarantee for takeaways). There are also lots of value meal deals. Check out the website, it's bright, cheery and easy to use. Payment is by cash only for now.
Domino's is also certified halal, and products with beef are flagged for those who prefer not to take beef. Pricing is all inclusive of GST, ERP and delivery (no added extras to inflate the final cost).
Here are the locations of the store outlets and description of areas they cover:
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The Bukit Timah branch covers areas like Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Batok Road, Bukit Batok East Avenue, Bukit Batok West Avenue, Hillview Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Old Jurong Road, Jalan Jurong Kechil, Bukit Panjang, Clementi, Holland Village, Jurong East, Toh Guan and Toh Tuck.
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The Katong branch serves Marine Parade, Tanjong Rhu, Siglap Road, Joo Chiat Road, Eunos Road, Telok Kurau, Mountbatten Road, Bedok Reservoir, Geylang East and Ubi.
301 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437084
8 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599595
Tel: 6222-6333 (delivery hotline)
Operation hours: 11am to 11pm (good, they're open late!)
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