Saturday, February 13, 2010

Svens Viking Pizza

Pizza. Everyone has tried pizza at least once in their lives. But how about Swedish Pizza? Ikea woot? Yeah even my Swedish friend had no idea what toppings they would put on a Swedish Pizza. Would we need to assemble it with an allen key?

Moco and I have been passing this place in Bondi Junction on a regular basis these past few months. So on a wet Thursday night we decided to give it a go.

The tiny restaurant is dominated by a long table that seems to be able to fit the crew of a viking ship or two. We were sat down on one of the smaller tables that had logs for chairs. The place was a bit dark but I guess that just adds to the ambiance of it all, there are also some swords, chain mail and the skin of some luckless animal.

The menu had an interesting array of choices with equally interesting names. We settled on the Embla (slices of kebab, roma tomato and crispy iceberg lettuce with Swedish kebab sauce) and the Ragnarok aka "Judgement Day" (Spicy Chorizo, Pancetta, Pepperoni, Ham and Spicy Chilli Creme). These names sounded so much better when spoken by the Swedish waitress (doh..)

The pizzas came out in a reasonable time and they looked surprisingly like the pizzas we all know and love. The bases were pleasingly light and crispy and they tend to go light on the cheese. Their menu and website boasts about this being the lighter choice over their Italian counterparts and I'd have to agree. The Embla had quite a strong lamb taste and the Ragnarok was no where near as spicy as we thought it would be.

lettuce and tomato salad on a pizza?! this must be the Swedish side..

Moco read on the internet that the pizzas are meant to be served with a light side salad. We had to demand this and well, it's nothing to write home about. Just like a mini coleslaw or dare I say pale kimchi but it did help break down the lamby tinge from Embla.

Will we go back? Not too sure, but we have certainly filled our curiosity :)

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