Aha—From one project, to another… With pizza this time!
Project Pie is a fairly new pizza place that opened just a couple of months ago in Shaw Boulevard. This restaurant lets you customize your own pizza. Which can be quite fun since if you think about it, pizzas can have a thousand different combos, from mixing and matching different types of crusts, pizza sauces, toppings, etc…
Anyway, we stepped inside the rather crowded restaurant that was filled with spiffy-looking college students/young adults, and were greeted by one of the servers (who, I admit, is a bit of a looker mwuhahahaha), who explained to us the mechanics of ordering. Firstly, we have to choose between seven of their pre-made pizzas, or create our own using the resto’s wide variety of pizza toppings and pizza sauces. Then the servers bake the pizzas quickly in the “Really, really hot” oven, and call out the customers’ names after the pizza’s done, so they can pick it up.
What’s good about this restaurant is that you can pick as many toppings as you want, and it’ll still cost PhP 285! Amazing! By the way, the branch in Shaw is Project Pie’s third branch worldwide. ^^
We had three pizzas:
Our first pizza was their (pre-made) Number 2 pizza with pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, mozzarella, garlic, and their signature red sauce. I added some caramelized onions and Canadian bacon. This pizza had a hint of spice to it.
The second pizza was their Pizza Salad—I was surprised when I picked it up from the counter, because I thought it was going to be just a regular salad with pizza toppings mixed into it. I was wrong—It was literally a pizza salad with mixed greens, grilled chicken, mozzarella, feta cheese, tomatoes, and balsamic dressing on a pizza dough.
Lastly, we had this some sort of ‘dessert pizza’ with nutella, peanut butter, and (I think) a light sprinkling of cinnamon powder. Simple, but delicious (and sweet!).
As you can see, the pizza’s freshly-baked dough looks really thin, but it wasn’t crispy at all—In fact, it had a nice, smoky flavor and a chewy texture.
I must say, dining at Project Pie was quite an experience. Ordering can be a bit of an overwhelming task for first time customers (like me)… But at least I already know what to expect when I come back. I would suggest this restaurant for pizza lovers that prefer their pizzas to be healthy and filling.
Project Pie is located at 515 Shaw, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Tel no: 650-0925.