Alla Piccola Italia: API Pizza, Putrajaya

November 3, 2020

If you like pizzas piled with plenty of cheese, generously garnished with toppings, Alla Piccola Italia's your pick in Putrajaya. This food truck opens every evening in Precinct 14, whipping up brick-oven varieties like the crowd-pleasing Spicy Prawn (RM25; with marinated shrimp, pineapples, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, cheddar and tabasco sauce) and Supreme Beef (RM28; minced beef, salami, pepperoni, jalapenos, mozzarella and cheddar).

In an interview with a Putrajaya newsletter earlier this year, API's founder said she was inspired mainly by a visit to Italy; she added that API uses fine Italian flour and San Marzano tomatoes, which explains why API calls its pizzas Neapolitan-style. The oven also reportedly burns over 400 degrees Celsius hot, enabling the pizzas to be ready in two minutes.

However, API's Margherita (RM19) is more of a Malaysian reinterpretation for local taste buds - which makes sense, since API serves a conservative culinary community in Putrajaya. This Margherita relies much more on cheese instead of tomato sauce, layered not only with mozzarella but cheddar, without basil to make it a traditional Margherita.

Even cheesier is the Five-Cheese (RM23), which combines the mozzarella and cheddar with feta, cream cheese and blue cheese - thankfully, the blue cheese's pungent power keeps this from being too cloying. Note that API's crust is relatively soft and nearly flaky, evoking paratha as much as pizza.

Alla Piccola Italia: API Pizza
Putrajaya Food Truck Hotspot, Presint 14, 62000 Putrajaya. Daily, from 6pm.

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