Making Pizza in the Philippines

Going to the supermarkets or the deli in Bacolod is one of my hobbies. It is almost like antique hunting in that you never know what you will find. One of our pastimes is also making pizza at home. Making pizza can be done in the oven or on the outside grill.

Making Pizza at Home

This is really easier than some people think. Actually, it is very EZ if you have an oven. A grill will work, too. At our home in Bacolod, we have a portable counter top oven but it is large enough to meet our family needs. We can bake a whole chicken in the oven if we like. Back to Pizza. If you do not want to make the pizza crust by hand, you can always buy Bambi Pizza Crust, located in the frozen food section at SM Supermarket. I like the thin crust pizza and you get two pizza crusts in each package.

Bambi Pizza Crust

All the ingredients one would want to put on their pizza made at home are available in Bacolod City. I enjoy anchovies on my pizza and SM sells the anchovies imported from Spain. SM European Deli brand pepperoni works nicely on homemade pizza. If you want to put everything but the kitchen sink on your pizza, I recommend Bambi thick pizza crust .

SM sells Del Monte brand Italian Pizza Sauce if you don’t want to buy all the herbs to make your own pizza sauce at home. SM also sells Filipino Pizza Sauce if you like it sweet. We prefer Italian.

Pizza Ready to Eat!

This is a simple pizza that we made with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, ground beef, mushrooms and purple onions. Since it is thin crust, it is not overloaded with toppings, so it doesn’t fall apart in your hands.

If you are in Bacolod City and if you are craving pizza so badly that you just can’t wait to make your own, I suggest trying Pizza Drive Restaurant. It is not well known in Bacolod but we eat there often when we want a pizza without making our own, since it is near our house. Pizza Drive is located in Mansiligan, Bacolod City on Alijis Road at the entrance to Carmenville Subdivision. Pizza Drive Pizza is made from scratch and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Pizza Drive sells Asia Brewery Beer products, including Coors Light.

I must confess. I sometimes eat pizza for breakfast!




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