10 Jan 2013 UPDATE: Restaurant has ceased to operate. Sorry!
12 DEC 2011 UPDATE: We’re not sure if they are still in operation. We’ve tried going there several times but it seems like they are not open. Other people have expressed the same sentiment about the place never being open. We’ve found another place with amazing pizza and will be sharing that shortly!
Great pizza is not a fluke job. It is a perfect marriage of artistry and quality toppings melted into a hand-stretched pie that’s been baked to perfection. Whether I’m in the mood for sinful pizza (with layers of stringy cheese) or a gourmet pie (with blops of goats cheese), what’s important to me is that the pizza must have soul. That’s what this vege pizza at Little Kitchen had.
What I liked about this pie was that the base was made very well; texturally it was moist at the top, dry at the bottom and it had the right crisp on the edges. Moreover, taking a bite off a fresh slice of this was like being on cheesy heaven with a farmer as your best friend, and having angels stand by your jaw to make sure the tension is a perfect balance of seduction and yield.
It doesn’t pull apart too easily, yet it’s not so hard that it tests your patience. This means the dough was kneaded with enough moisture with the right pressure and not too long that the gluten becomes rubbery. When I sunk my teeth into the pizza, I knew I would come back for more.
Point of Reference
I’ve had a lot of pizza in my life. The whole spectrum of commercialized, authentic and artisan pizzas from all over the world. Enough to know that in the United States, pizza is better-tasting in the east than in the west coast, and New York has the best. Pizza in Italy isn’t necessarily better, but the sweetness and flavor of Mediterranean tomatoes are unmatched. The cheese used at Little Kitchen is probably New Zealand Anchor mozzarella, and the finished pie is as good as it can get here.
Iceberg Lettuce with Danish Blue Dressing
We had this iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing as a starter. It was not bad at all and I’d order it again, but I still prefer to have my salad in loose pieces instead of layers. This is because leafy vegetables slip when you try to bite into layers, and it is isn’t fun to have slippery salad run around in my mouth like a cheeky little boy. The dressing though was a beautiful balance of just enough intensity without it hitting your sensory experience like a monster truck.
Other reasons why I’ll head to Little Kitchen again are the reasonable prices (compared to other places), ease of parking during the evening, and family-friendly environment. My hope is that they are able to maintain their consistency and quality. So keep up the good work Little Kitchen!
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Little Kitchen Restaurant
No.9, Ground Floor, Lorong Dewan,, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Hours: Tues – Sun: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A bistro-style restaurant featuring French, Italian & American-inspired tasty cuisines with a friendly dining atmosphere …
Price Range: $$ (10-30)
For more information, visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/LITTLE-KITCHEN-RESTAURANT/117325338294467