On our first night in Busselton we really didn’t feel like doing much.
Jac and I have been so busy lately with work and on most nights it’s dark by the time I get home. We’d packed for our Easter trip the night before we left and woke up early to finish last-minute chores around the house, like doing the dishes! After all the scrambling around followed by the drive to Busselton, our energy levels were starting to fade.
On our walk back from the beach, we discovered Broadwater Shopping Centre, next door to our holiday apartments. After a wander through checking out the eateries in the shopping centre, we decided to split a couple of takeaway medium pizzas from Broadwater Pizza and Pasta.
I had a craving for pineapple, so one of the pizzas we ordered was a Hawaiian (medium AU$13), topped with shredded leg ham, pineapple, mozzarella and napolitana sauce. I liked the pizza base – on the thin side with crispy edges. The pizza was pretty tasty – not absolutely loaded with toppings, but not stingy either.
Juji was keen to try the chicken Caesar pizza (medium AU$16), which featured chicken breast strips, bacon, parmesan and mozzarella, napolitana sauce and garlic sauce.
To be honest, I wasn’t keen on the chicken Caesar pizza initially. I like trying new and interesting foods but I’m not all that adventurous when it comes to unusual pizza flavours. I remember years ago one of our local pizza chains had a satay pizza with peanut sauce on it, and a Thai green curry pizza with curry sauce on it. These days I guess a chicken Caesar pizza isn’t considered all that strange (or is it?).
I was pleasantly surprised by this chicken Caesar pizza. I think the inclusion of tomato sauce and mozzarella meant it didn’t stray too far away from the basic pizza flavour profile, and the parmesan was quite subtle. The main element that made it stand out was the extra creamy garlic sauce, which was delicious with everything else on the pizza.
What’s the weirdest pizza you’ve eaten? Did it taste OK? What pizza have you seen on a menu that you refused to order because it sounded too strange?
We also shared a serving garlic bread (AU$6).
It was good and garlicky and we devoured it all but I wish more pizza shops would butter their garlic bread right up to the edge.
Jac always needs her vegies and insisted we get a garden salad (AU$6). It didn’t look that appealing to me (salads pre-packaged/served in plastic containers rarely do, especially when there’s grated carrot involved) but it tasted surprisingly fresh, with juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy sliced cucumber. We all had some salad so our dinner wasn’t entirely junky!
Broadwater Pizza and Pasta
Broadwater Shopping Centre
Shop 1, 539 Bussell Highway
Broadwater WA 6280
Telephone: (08) 9754 7736
Open daily (closed Tuesdays) 11am to late
Deliveries from $5
After dinner, we enjoyed cups of tea and shared my Koko Black milk chocolate Easter bunny. Holidays are the best.
Busselton trip, April 2011
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