Its either you like pizza or you don’t, no sitting on the fence.

Pizza [pittsa]:

A savoury dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of wheat-based dough topped with various ingredients and baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven.

There are different kinds of pizza worldwide but only a few are sold in this country (some types were even invented locally). The “leading” pizza place has created a lot of hate for this savoury orgasmic meal because of the sorry imitation (stew &bread) they serve at all their outlets.  So I’m apologising if you hate pizza because of that (sis, you haven’t eaten the real thing).

Personally, cheese pizza is my favourite. I can literally eat it anytime of the day. I’m going to be letting you guys in on the proper kind.

*just look at it, an epitome of beauty and satisfaction

The cheese pizza comprises of four different kinds of cheese; mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar and asiago (yummy). It is served hot so the stringy texture of the mozzarella cheese is prominent when you pull a slice from the whole.

Presentation: it is served on a wooden base that spins; this makes collecting pizza from any angle of the table easy. Then of course you get an extra plate and cutlery (please use your good ol’hands). All I can say is the presentation is clean and beautiful (no extras needed). Keep in mind that a proper cheese pizza should look golden (because only royalty and the elite enjoy it), just kidding, the golden colour shows that the combination of the cheeses marinated and became one after baking in the oven.

Texture: it has a satisfying, gooey, stringy and crumbly texture. It doesn’t require much chewing as cheese pizza melts in your mouth. The mild toughness of the bread combined with the gooey cheese is a match made only in heaven. You can eat the cheese pizza with Chapman (forget fit fam). It contributes greatly to the texture.

 Taste: Salty + sweet + spicy + milky (if that’s a word) = Cheese pizza.

Spices: there is regular tomato sauce at the base that contains salt, garlic powder, onion flakes, thyme, fennel, paprika and a dash of black pepper (emphasis on dash). These spices balance out the natural saltiness of the cheeses.

Complexity: there is definitely a complexity in the flavour profile of cheese pizza. Remember it’s not of Nigerian origin. We need to do better as a country (food wise). Everything wise too, Nigeria is bad.

Love & Light.

*cheese pizza; up-close and personal

Leave a comment, what is your favourite kind of pizza?

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My name is Esther, Queen Esther. I am a Nigerian psychologist navigating blindly through this tornado called life. The words best used to describe me are witty, pretty, chubby and bubbly. Welcome to my blog.


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