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Sunday, 7 December 2014

PIZZA SAN FRANCISCO @ Kota Kemuning Shah Alam - Wholesome Family Dining Review

At first thought the name Pizza San Francisco gives us the impression that all the food served at this restaurant are Pizzas’ but we were wrong when Best Restaurant To Eat was invited for a menu review at Pizza San Francisco located at 1G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF 31/BF, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Pizza San Francisco has a friendly family bistro dining concept where they serve an array of other dishes besides Pizza which are signature dishes of their own.

The simple modern décor reminisce the living lifestyle of San Francisco.

So, what does Pizza San Francisco serves besides Pizza. The first dish was a starter named MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA – a Golden Brown Wholemeal Bread With Sauteed Mushrooms. The mushroom that was used was the Button and Shittake Mushroom which was sautéed with Onion into a cream like texture and served on a Bruschetta bread.

The next dish is the SEAFOOD SOUP – the soup base was sautéed with generous amount of onion on a tomatoes base broth enriched with herbs and spices and loaded with fresh seafood i.e. shrimps, squids and mussels.

Next, we had the first pasta dish which is the CIOPPINO – which the sauce is made from the vegetable broth infused with mixed herbs to give that extra flavours and aroma. You have a choice of whether the pasta would come in seafood or fish. The one that we had was Mixed Seafood.

The other pasta dish that we had is the BAKED FISH Spaghetti. This pasta has very little sauce which were lightly coated to the spaghetti and cooked with sliced ginger, wild mushroom, chilli flakes and basil served with baked fish. The fish used here is the Dory Fish. It was a perfectly baked fish with a crisp skin that crackles when you bite on it.

We move on the next dish which was the PIZZADIO – This is a pizza that is filled with Mozarella Cheese, Chilli, Mushroom, Minced Chicken and Onion served on a thin crust in-house made dough. Fresh Chilli Padi are lightly sprinkled on top of the Pizza to give you that extra spicy kick.

For Pizza San Francisco, their signature pizza is no other than the SAN SPECIAL PIZZA. This is a special two in one pizza. On one calzone, it is loaded with Turkey Salami while on the other half of the pizza, it was filled with Minced Chicken, Cherry Tomato, Garlic, Chilli and Mozzarella Cheese. 

Eating this pizza, you are able to experience a different taste and texture as you move along from the outer side of the pizza, you first get to taste the finely minced chicken meat and then followed by the cheesy taste with no filing in the middle section and lastly the chunky Turkey Salami right to the end which is the best part (from the picture above you can see the end is very lumpy). 

Finally, we had the Star Of The Night which is the Baked Lamb - another one of Pizza San Francisco signature dish. The lamb is marinated in honey mint sauce for over a day and precook to 50% and when a customer make an order for it, it will be over baked for another 20 minutes to gives you a perfectly baked texture of tender and juicy lamb rib. The Baked Lamb is served with roasted potatoes which was roasted and then sautéed with salt and butter. The Lamb meat that was used by Pizza San Francisco is imported from United States. 

The final main dish for the night is the Baked Salmon with Bread Crumbs on a Butter Brown sauce. This dish is not on the menu and will be one of the special dishes serves during this Christmas season. You can actually order the whole fish for a family treats too but you have to pre-order it before hand.

At Pizza San Francisco @ Bukit Kemuning, there are a few specialty drinks, one of which that I ordered was the Ice Blended Kasturi. The concoction of this drink is fresh Limau Kasturi with 2 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream blended together to give you a light sweet and sourish creamy taste. It is a very refreshing drink to take after a hearty meal or on a hot sunny day.

For desserts we had the Tiramisu 

and followed by the Crème Brulee.

and end with an in-house brewed cup of coffee.

Pizza San Francisco has a number of outlets which are located in Bandar Baru Bangi, The Mines, Wangsa Maju Sek 5, Bukit Jelutong, Festival City Mall, Kota Damansara, Cyberjaya, Kota Kemuning. You can expect the same hospitality and quality of food served by them thru the stringent quality control of the head chef and its team.