Monday, 25 March 2013
Tasconi's Pizza in Johor Bahru near AEON Jusco Mall Bukit Indah
The boss of Tasconi's Pizza, Noor Hashim, who is a Johor Sedap Halal foodie group member invited me to his pizza restaurant which opened about six months ago in Bukit Indah, conveniently right next to the AEON Jusco mall. Tasconi's Pizza is a Bruneian franchise with restaurants in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
Inside, Tasconi's Pizza restaurant is inviting, simple and neat, yet comfortable. Besides dining in at the cosy restaurant, Tasconi's pizza also provides free pizza delivery (delivery hot line is 07-300-3180).
At Tasconi's Pizza, there are 17 types of pizzas on the menu.
Noor let us try Tasconi's regular 10" Spicy Beef pizza (which sells for RM26.90).
Tasconi's Spicy Beef pizza had generous toppings of minced beef, beef salami, beef pepperoni, jalapeno peppers, onions, with lots of imported Italian mozzarella cheese.
We next tried Tasconi's regular 10" Mexicana pizza (at RM26.90).
Tasconi's Mexicana pizza had loads of toppings of ground beef, onions, red and green peppers, fresh tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and again, plenty of mozzarella cheese.
I liked both Tasconi's Spicy Beef and Mexicana pizzas. The thick crust was just the right crispness outside and inside it was moist. The ingredients were fresh and the molten cheese was rich and creamy. Though rich, Tasconi's pizzas were not overly greasy.
Tasconi's roll, the franchise's signature dish available with beef or mackerel fillings at RM16.90.
We had the beef with plenty of cheese. To me, it taste and felt like a huge pie.
Tasconi's sides are pretty good too. This cream of mushroom soup was the soup of the day (RM5.90). Made with fresh mushrooms, it was tasty.
The macaroni baked with minced beef and cheese.
Spicy baked chicken wings.
After enjoying the sumptuous meal, as usual, I made the bold request to visit the kitchen :P Noor graciously agreed to let me in :))
The centre piece in the kitchen was this large double decker oven with conveyor belt system. This oven which reminded me of those Transformer robots was imported from Italy.
I had the opportunity to watch the entire process of making a Tasconi pizza :)
Each pizza is assembled upon order. The tomato sauce and fresh toppings are added to the dough according to the order.
The Tasconi beef pepperoni pizza with all the toppings enters the oven from the right.
The pizza making its way slowly through the hot mid section of the oven.
The hot pizza peeking out of the oven on the left.
Presto! A piping hot beef pepperoni pizza straight out of the oven after 6 minutes.
Tasconi's Pizza is definitely worth a try, whether eating in at the Bukit Indah restaurant or at home by free home delivery.
Restaurant name: Tasconi's Pizza
Address: 97, Jalan Indah 15/2 (opposite AEON Jusco Bukit Indah)
Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Date visited: 25 Mar 2013