Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Apple pie pizza (Pizza Hut)

Apple pie... uh, pizza (Pizza Hut)

A lot of people hate dessert pizzas, and a lot of people hate Pizza Hut... ergo a lot of people will hate this post. In Taiwan's Pizza Hut buffet, you pay 299 NT (~$9) to go apeshit on an assortment of pizzas. The selection is hardly ordinary, with okonomiyaki, Hawaiian pork, pepper steak, General Tso's chicken, and Korean kimchi BBQ gracing the frequently rotating menu (oh, and they serve roast chicken too!). Maybe I've become desensitized to how special some of these flavor combos are, but no, the thing that caught my eye was the synergy between apple pie filling and pan pizza crust. I present you... the apple pie pizza.

To say it's life-changing would be a lie, but to deny that it tastes good would be an injustice. To summarize all that goes on in this culinary jewel, a slightly undercooked pan pizza crust is topped with an ever so thin layer of cheese, followed by caramelized soft apple pie filling, and glazed over with a light sugar syrup, which has a delightfully cinnamon flavor. Yes, the crust is still a tad oily (as are all pan pizzas from Pizza Hut), and the apple topping might have been a shade too sweet, but it's cheesy apple pie bread... there's no way that mix of ingredients isn't 100 sorts of incredible.

7 comments:

munchimonster said...

Wow, Asian fast food chains always seem to put their own spin on the menu. Frankly, the really bright redness of the topping scares me, but kudos to you for trying it!! (Oh, and if you like apple pie stuff, you MUST try a hot apple dumpling at DEP in Philly next year =])

Baby Madison said...

apple sounds so good right now! do they have it on the regular delivery menu?

Nicholas said...

munchimonster - the bright red shouln't turn you off, I swear it's quite good. I'm not really nuts about apples in general, but I'll give that a try!

Baby Madison - I don't think so? It's not on their online menu at least. For shameeee.

Nicholas said...

Baby Madison - upon a second check, it's available under desserts haha.

greedyrosie said...

I do hate Pizza Hut as a general rule. But the ones in the UK do not really sound like the ones there. Now if they served Apple Pizza, I might be willing to re-explore our relationship because that sounds great!

joanh said...

taipei's pizza hut's buffet's brownie/chocolate dessert thing is surprisingly good too, especially hot out of the oven, if you can get some before all the people who take 5 portions for everyone in their family take it all.

Nicholas said...

joanh - guilty as charged, I do the 5 portion thing too :(

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