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10 Unique Asian-Inspired Pizzas In Singapore That Prove Fusion Food Is Best

Last Updated: February 10, 2018

Written by Natalie Tan

The humble pizza is traditionally an Italian dish, but who says it has to remain as such? Don’t get me wrong, I do love my Margherita pizzas topped with perfectly melted mozzarella. Still, I’m Asian, and anything with Asian-inspired flavours is enough to get me salivating.

Naturally, incorporating Asian flavours into one of my all-time favourite foods, pizza, would bring me to my knees out of sheer excitement. If you’re anything like me, this list of 10 unique Asian-inspired Pizzas and where to get them will excite your Asian palate to the fullest!

1. Mao Shan Wang Pizza (Tino’s Pizza)

Hear me out before you go ew. I know many of us might be averse to the idea of having durian on pizza, but it makes for a surprisingly good combination.

Tino’s Mao Shan Wang Pizza ($21.90) is, first and foremost, freshly-made (yes, I mean the dough). The durian blends well with the cheese and does not overpower the entire dish like you would expect it to. Give it a try for yourself!

You can read our full review of Tino’s Pizza Cafe here.

Tino’s Pizza Cafe: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732 | Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6352 7759 | Other Locations | Facebook 

2. Spicy Mala Pizza (Tino’s Pizza)

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Besides durian pizzas, Tino’s Pizza also offers another inventive rendition of pizza, Spicy Mala Pizza ($17.90 for Napoletana$23.90 for Romana). I’m a huge fan of mala, as I’m sure many Singaporeans are too, so this was something I just had to try.

With a light and fluffy crust, the pizza is topped with prawns, chicken balls, tuna, onions, chilli, mixed greens, cheese and of course, Tino’s special mala sauce.

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I enjoyed the unique flavour that the subtle mala sauce added to the pizza, and the chilli gave a nice fiery kick to each bite. The prawns were succulent and flavourful, while the tuna added an interesting texture to the dish.

Best of all, the chicken balls were springy and chunky, much unlike regular meatballs that just taste like flour.

Tino’s Pizza Cafe: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732 | Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6352 7759 | Other LocationsFacebook 

3. Bonito Flakes Pizza (Chapter 55)

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I’m pretty sure bonito flakes on a pizza isn’t something you’d see on an average day. Chapter 55 serves the Bonito Pizza ($25), which I’d always thought would just taste like bonito flakes and nothing else.

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Yet, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bonito flakes actually complemented the ham, mushrooms and cheese buried beneath. Additionally, the sweetness of the tonkatsu sauce blended well with the saltiness of the mayonnaise, giving the pizza an additional layer of flavour.

Chapter 55: #01-37, 55 Tiong Bahru Road, 160055 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6221 2219 | Website

4. Roasted Pork Belly Pizza (Blend It Up)

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At a quaint little restaurant in Paya Lebar named Blend It Up, you’ll find a Roasted Pork Belly Pizza ($22), which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. So, as an ardent pork belly and pizza fan, I had to give it a try.

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This pizza was packed with many layers of flavour. The saltiness of the pork belly was perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes scattered atop the pizza.

The pizza was also topped with fragrant basil leaves that gave it a pleasant aroma. I absolutely loved the sauce (a mixture of mayonnaise, basil, parsley and olives) which tied all the components together!

Blend It Up: 325 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Quemoy Building, Singapore 534946 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6281 2688 

5. Salted Egg Pizza (Blend It Up)

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Blend It Up also serves a Salted Egg Pizza ($18). With a creamy salted egg sauce as the base, it is topped with sliced chicken and sweet cherry tomatoes.

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The salted egg sauce and the mozzarella paired well with each other, and the different textures were rather interesting. The thin slices of chicken were well-seasoned, providing little bursts of flavour each time I bit into one. Again, the cherry tomatoes added a much-appreciated touch of sweetness to the otherwise salt-heavy pizza.

Blend It Up: 325 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Quemoy Building, Singapore 534946 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6281 2688 

6. Pizza Prata (Prata Alley)

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Prata is probably one of the most versatile dishes you can find here in Singapore. There’s cheese prata, egg prata, onion prata and even chocolate prata. I’d thought I had seen it all.

Turns out, I haven’t. At Prata Alley, there’s something called The Big One ($12.90).

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I guess the simplest way I could describe it would be a pizza, but with prata used as the dough. Yet, it’s so much more.

It’s prata topped with salami and mozzarella cheese, and then, there’s chicken, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, and tomato paste enclosed within the fluffy prata. Yes, it’s what dreams are made of.

Though the chicken was a little dry, this Pizza Prata was literally packed with flavour. I know, the dish doesn’t sound like it’d work, but miraculously, it does.

Prata Alley: 321 Clementi Ave 3, #01-12, 129905 | Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 9181 4511 | Facebook

7. Mentaiko Otak Pizza (9² Coffee House & Bar)

9² Coffee House & Bar, serves a unique Singaporean-Japanese spin on the classic Italian pizza: Mentaiko Otak Pizza ($13.90).

With a tortilla base, the pizza is topped with a spread of otak (spicy fish paste), a wobbly onsen (half-boiled) egg, and melted mozzarella cheese. Not forgetting the ingredient that gives the pizza a much-needed oomph – mentaiko (spicy pollock roe).

You can read our full review of 9² Coffee House & Bar here.

9² Coffee House & Bar: 103 Penang Lane, Singapore 238487 | Opening Hours: 7am – 12am (Daily) | Tel: +65 6545 4818 | Facebook

8. Mango Ocean (Pizza Maru)

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On a list of Asian-inspired pizzas, it’s no surprise that a pizza from the Korean chain Pizza Maru would be featured. Pizza Maru’s Mango Ocean ($19.80 for regular 9″, $23.80 for large 12″) is made with green tea dough with sweet potato stuffed into the crust (yes, you read that right).

Topped with shrimp, scallops, squid, onions, mushrooms, mangoes, black olives, broccoli, pilaf sauce, spicy buldak sauce and mozzarella cheese, this Korean-rendition of pizza is sure to satisfy your stomach.

You can read our full review of Pizza Maru.

Pizza Maru: 1 Northpoint Drive, Northpoint City (South Wing), #B1-192/193, Singapore 768019 | Tel: +65 6254 4307 | Opening hours: 11am – 9.30pm | Website | Facebook

9. Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Pizza (eGrill & Piza)

Here’s another Japanese-style Pizza: eGrill & Piza‘s Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Pizza ($15.90) (left in the picture). 

The spice had quite a kick, and the chicken chunks were tender and paired well with the sweet teriyaki sauce. The dough was crisp and light, making the pizza all the more enjoyable.

You can’t really go wrong with teriyaki anything, and this proves that yet again!

You can read our full review of eGrill & Piza.

eGrill & Piza: The Cathay #B1-01/02/03, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233 | Tel: +65 67363055 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook

10. Mentaiko Waffle Pizza (Atmosphere Bistro)

This is one monster of a pizza. With a fluffy waffle as the ‘dough’, this Mentaiko Waffle Pizza ($18.80) is topped with bratwurst, pineapples and of course, a brilliant mentaiko sauce.

While the combination of ingredients might sound a little haphazard, these ingredients complement each other surprisingly well.

Somehow, the flavours of the bratwurst and mentaiko sauce blended perfectly. Additionally, the pineapples added a delicious sweetness to the pizza. Definitely unique and worth a try!

Read our full review of Atmosphere Bistro.

Atmosphere Bistro: East Coast Park, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875 | Opening Hours: (Mon to Thurs) 6pm – 12am, (Fri & Eve of PH) 6pm – 1am, (Sat, Sun & PH) 10.30am – 1am | Tel: +65 6884 6884 | Website


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