LAHORE: Constantly on the prowl to discover new items for you to try, wear and experiment with, The Express Tribune recently came across quite a unique food item on the corner of Hussain Chowk, Lahore. Everyone loves pizza and a good cone of ice cream, so if you combine the two favourites — you get cone pizza! It may seem like a bizarre concept to some but the outcome is quite surprising and fulfilling.
The establishment by the name of Italian Cone Pizza moved its premises to the central food street area from Barkat Market to Hussain Chowk almost eight months ago. “Our clientele has increased significantly and even though we have our regulars, many people also walk over out of curiosity,” says the manager Bakhtawar Ali. “Pizza is the most popular thing on the menu, but our edge is that it is getting people curious,” he added.
The manager talks about the unique technique with which the dough is kneaded and then wrapped into a cone and filled with pizza toppings right before it is baked. This thoroughly interesting snack comes in three flavours: Chicken Tikka, Chicken Fajita and Plain Margarita. For someone with a small appetite, one serving is enough for lunch or dinner, while for others it makes a great snack to-go. “I expected it to spill out and make a mess but I am surprised that it has held together,” says Waseem, a curious and satisfied client.
What some may find a little distasteful is that instead of mozzarella cheese in the Fajita and Tikka pizza, the pizza is stuffed with a mix of cheddar and American cheese. The Plain Margarita serves to be the simplest and is a classic.
Italian Cone Pizza is a must try for everyone — pizza lover or not — if for no other reason then just to experience the distinctive feeling of eating pizza shaped liked a cone!
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2012.
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