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Old 24.01.2011, 02:19
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

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I prefer American pizzas( not including Dominos and other chains) over European pizzas.

For some reason, nothing beats thin crust pepporoni with Jalapeno.
This thread has made me miss a proper NYC pizza. And I've not had one in probably a decade...
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Old 24.01.2011, 02:26
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There have been some VERY unsavoury stories about these guys going around for years.
Not sure what stories you have heard, but a guy who worked there before told me that they have the largest fully automated oven in Zurich. You throw the pizza in on one side on a transport belt and it will slowly move on and comes out baked at the other side. Nothing essentially bad, but the incredients I had one the Pizza we had in my office before were clearly as mass produced canned stuff - nothing fresh and I do not want to know if the egg was really egg or the preproduced stuff the Migros puts on sandwiches. All in all nothing terribly wrong, but for the price I pay in Zurich, I expect something better. I like dieci and some place called something with "de Rosa" around Golbrunnenplatz. I cannot find it with google, I just once had a flyer in the post box and tried them out because of a picture of the cook surrounded by trophies: the cook apparently won the Swiss championship in Pizza baking (!!!!) several times. The Pizza with the fried shrimps he makes is really really good.
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Old 24.01.2011, 04:18
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This thread has made me miss a proper NYC pizza. And I've not had one in probably a decade...
Ahhh, me too. There is no better pizza than a proper pie from Brooklyn...I can smell it now.
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Old 24.01.2011, 07:49
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Ahhh, me too. There is no better pizza than a proper pie from Brooklyn...I can smell it now.
Try a Chicago deep dish. That's where it's at!
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Old 24.01.2011, 09:01
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Excellent pizza recipe I received from an intern from Puglia:

dough:
mix 130 grams of flour with some salt and pepper, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix some warm water with yeast and add
to the flour. Kneed until you have a smooth non-sticky ball of doug.
Let rise for 1 hour.

For the sauce: take a (small 400 gr) can of pomodori pellati and put
it through the blender to make smooth. Take a pan, put small bit of
olive oil on the bottom and add tomato 'smoothie' (for lack of better words). Boil tomato smoothie until most of the liquid is gone.

Take you dough, flatten it, spread tomatoe sauce on top. Take a (125 or 150 grams) ball of mozarella, dice it and put dices on pizza. Sprinkle some oregano and basilicum over pizza.

At this point you can add any topping you want (my favourite: onion and salami, hmmm )

I don't have a real pizza oven but just a hot air / microwave combi. I bake the pizza for about 25 min at 180 C.

This is (for me at least) by far the best pizza I ever had, this recipe ruined for me the convenience of store-bought pizza...

Experience tells me that heated up leftover pizza is actually tastier than when 'fresh', maybe the flavour improves if you make the pizza the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

original recipe (and she was very specific about this) states that dough should not be mixed in a bowl but on top of a wooden table
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Old 24.01.2011, 10:49
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having "only" a Pizza for dinner is actually German and Swiss.
Same with having "only" pasta for dinner - in Italy a bowl of pasta is a starter, not a meal.

Domino's here is good, or at least better than it is in other countries. I used to order the Jamaican Bombastic (amazing - creme fraiche, pineapple, jalepenos, green peppers and onions) but they've lost me as a customer since discontinuing it.

I would never order domino's in the UK but here it tastes much more like "real food" and is less greasy.

I found Dieci pizza to be pretty good, but for me the best pizza in Zurich is Santa Lucia (in Bellvue, great authentic pizza oven). They also have my favourite pizza - Margherita (hot) with (cold/raw) Parma ham, rucola and tiny mozzarella marbles on top. Yum.
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

I like dominos here. but still prefer the local thin crust pizza. domino is second best .
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Old 24.01.2011, 11:00
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Try a Chicago deep dish. That's where it's at!
Noooo....can't stand this "deep dish" malarkey... even Roman pizza (actually from Rome) is nasty. For me, pizza out of a hole in the wall in Naples is unbeatable - a base so thin it drapes over your hand as you eat it and the unmistakable combination of sizzling mozzarella and wood smoke.

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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Domino's is waaaay too overpriced.

Pizza Blitz make really bad pizzas. had one once, and found it quite poor. Thought I might have just ended up with a bad batch or just a once-off bad pizza, and so tried again a 2nd time. Wont be going back for a 3rd one...
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Domino's is waaaay too overpriced.
Not really. At 30 - 35 CHF for their largest 40cm pizza delivered, it seems to be around par for similar alternatives in Switzerland. Please don't reply that you know a cafe in train station that does perfectly good slices for 8CHF.
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Old 24.01.2011, 11:21
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

There is a really good pizza place in Binz, I cant remember the name but it was great.
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I oppose ! Pizza is NOT "junk food"
No pizza is not junk food...not what I meant. But in the States, Domino Pizza is!!

I also crave McDonald's too since coming here, and luckily it's way better in Switzerland. I hadn't eaten @ McD for years before moving to Europe. Their fries are my go to comfort food on homesick days!
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But in Neuchâtel, you get 1/3 off if you pick it up, which you don't get if you have it delivered!
If you have it delivered to the company where you work, yes then you get a discount too.
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Not really. At 30 - 35 CHF for their largest 40cm pizza delivered, it seems to be around par for similar alternatives in Switzerland. Please don't reply that you know a cafe in train station that does perfectly good slices for 8CHF.
cant disagree.

I wasn't saying that others are necessarily cheaper. But if one is prepared to spend that kind of money on pizza, you can get ones that would easily outdo the factory-line pizzas pumped out by dominos. For the price of the Dominos pizzas most good italian restaurants will do a take-away pizza in a wood fire oven...
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Old 24.01.2011, 11:53
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Excellent pizza recipe I received from an intern from Puglia:

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Sounds really easy! I'm quite lazy and usually skip making the dough/sauce and just buy the 3 pack of Migros Budget margarita pizzas and add whatever toppings I want (usually with extra cheese and paprika on top... mmmm...). If I find myself with time on my hands (which, unfortunately I often do), I may very well give that a go.

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If you have it delivered to the company where you work, yes then you get a discount too.
Good to know if I'm ever lesson planning at the weekend!
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Old 24.01.2011, 11:57
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You are aware of where pizza originated, aren't you?
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

... Which is in Europe.
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Yeah, I like mine loaded and crispy while Americans like them fat and cheesy.

I believe there is a "I like my Pizzas the way I like my women" thread coming up.
So...thin, hot and too wet if you keep them waiting?
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Very over-priced...
Everything is over-priced in Switzerland, even McDonald's !

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Old 24.01.2011, 12:08
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... Which is in Europe.
What is with certain Europeans, mostly non-Italians, who get all snobby about pizza. To claim that N Americans know nothing about pizza just proves you know nothing about pizza, food in general, history, ....

There are many varieties, many origins, many preferences.

I enjoy them all. Except I definitely did not enjoy a true deep dish in Chicago.

The two best pizzas I have ever had were in southern France, once near Ganges, and recently in Villefranches (next to Nice). The Greek-style pizza made by the Chinese chef at Sunshine pizza on the Drive in Vancouver is the best deeper dish pie on the planet.

Pizza is hit and miss in Italy outside Naples. Less so in N America.

Next you'll be telling me English curry is best.
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