Tomato, cheese and mushroom. Life feels complicated, colourless and unfulfilled without at least one of them in my daily life. It made perfect sense that I love Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken in spicy tomato base), Nasi Goreng Cendawan (Fried rice with mushrooms) and….erm….cheese. But, the best kind of food is the one with all three combined.
I simply adore Italian dishes due to harmonization of the three ingredients in their diverse food selections. I love the parmesan-decorated minestrone soup, mushroom and cheese-layered lasagna, and cheese-topped beef spaghetti. But, my personal chart topper is the obscenely-delicious, mouth-watering, insanely-addictive pizza. A virgin bite will turn you into a believer, while you slowly cherish its heavenly unity with your taste buds, and out of nowhere you’ll say “Deliziosissima!” (while doing the fingertips-kiss).
Last December, we were totally nuts about pizza. It was the time when Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza; the two giants of the pizza industry in Malaysia, were promoting their extreme cheese-loaded pizzas. We were divided…it was either the Ultimate Cheesy 7 or the Cheese Burst Double Decker. I put a status update on FB to get opinions, searched online forums, listened to Adele’s, and meditate…in order to get the righteous truth. In the end, we bought both.
We chose the Ultimate Cheesy 7 as the first pizza for the night’s dinner. I called the Pizza Hut Delivery number at 1-300-88-2525. After about 10 minutes worth of phone commercials, my call was attended to by a young girl. She struggled with my order, but after awhile said I should have called another number (in order to cater home delivery around Kota Damansara). So I called 1-300-82-2020. The ordeal was the same as before, but in the end the lady on the phone said the Ultimate Cheesy 7 is available for dine-in only. Wifey cooked dinner that night.
The next day, we went to the nearest Pizza Hut at Dataran Sunway. We were frustrated when told the pizza wasn’t available in their branch. That night, we called Domino’s.
Beauty in a box
The nearest Domino’s Pizza to our place was the one at Riana Green. It took about 35 minutes for the delivery. From their 22 types of specialty pizzas, I ordered the Classic Chicken for the Cheese Burst. There were 8 slices; 3 slices for each wifey and me, and another 2 for Irtiza (The rations are susceptible to change…err, usually in my favour…).
From the top, the pizza looked average, but the first bite changed everything. The toppings were extremely nice (which was not a big surprise, as we’re used to Domino’s). But the cheddar cheese sauce between the layers was a real joy. The choice of cheese was perfect, and in sauce form made the pizza an amazing creation. An added bonus was that they were not stingy with the amount.
Classic Chicken Cheese Burst Double Decker
Beautiful, ain't it?
Irtiza approves this slice of pizza
Three days later, I bought the Ultimate Cheesy 7 (with chicken toppings) at Pizza Hut TTDI. It was an exciting day ‘coz it’s been years since we last ate Pizza Hut’s pizza (as of late, it was either Domino’s or Canadian Pizza for dinner).
Please open me
The pizza was exactly as advertised when we opened the box. Shaped like a blunt 24-point star, the pizza was distinctly unique compared to other pizza types. The primary attraction was the 7 types of cheese in extravagant quantity, which may satisfy cheese lovers a great deal. But, personally speaking, the cheese bites were kind of dull. I prefer it if they introduced back the cheddar dip to complement the pizza.
I’ve no complaints about the rest of the pizza…the bread was soft and nice (a Pizza Hut trademark) and enjoyable to bite. The various kinds of cheese in the middle were very nice, all except the Philadelphia cream cheese (the cheese balls). The cheese feels out of place and unneeded….it’s like siblings rivalry; even though you have the same origin, but there are times that you shouldn’t be together or there’ll be conflicts. I think I prefer the cream cheese in Secret Recipe cakes, rather than on my pizza.
Tasty+very unique design...nice :)
"I'm melting...I'm melting!" said the wicked pizza of the south
In conclusion, I can say that Domino’s Cheese Burst is the best among the two. Even without the extra-added cheese, Domino’s Pizza stays ahead, leaving Pizza Hut trailing close behind its tail.
Anyway, we fell in love with the Cheese Burst so much that we ordered not one, but two large pizzas last month, plus a free regular pizza (using the ‘Sorry we’re late’ voucher that we got from the last delivery).
Pics first before unboxing
The free regular-sized Prawn Sensation
Chicken Perfection Cheese Burst
I think this is the Extravaganzza Cheese Burst
Gosh, I'm hungry now :)