We speak to pizza maker Feng Chen about all things dough
Feng Chen is a pizza maker based in Bangkok and is the brainchild behind Instagram account @leopardcrust. Having worked around the world from Melbourne to Bangkok and Tokyo, she combines classic Italian practices with unique ingredients from various food cultures to craft her own specialty pizza combinations. Her weird and wonderful varieties range from steak and eggs pizza to Thai sausage pizza.
During a recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, she shares five lesser known facts about the beloved comfort food.
It’s all in the dough
Toppings may get all the glory on a pizza menu, but every pizza maker knows that the dough makes or breaks a pizza. Even if you are the kind of pizza eater that leaves the crust, the pizza base is a flavour multiplier for the toppings sitting above. A flavoursome base makes your favourite toppings even more irresistible!
Pizza is not junk food
Traditionally, pizza is handmade to order without artificial ingredients or preservatives. In fact, pizza dough has only four ingredients: flour, water, salt, and yeast. Artisanal pizza takes more time and effort than their commercial cousins, but the final product is healthier, tastier, and won’t leave you feeling heavy.
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You get what you pay for
Ever wondered why you pay more for artisanal pizza? In addition to the physical labour required to make the dough from scratch