Salt & Pepper’s Ground Beef Pide
PHP 169 – Approximately 8″ x 4″ Turkish pizza with ground beef, special sauce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and fried egg
This was the first time that either Ren or I have ever eaten a pide, but it definitely won’t be the last. It was really good.
Somewhat reminiscent of manakish, which is a Syrian or Lebanese pizza, I learned that pide is a Turkish bread traditionally cooked in hot clay ovens. The dough is baked on special rocks that can withstand high temperatures and absorb moisture, giving the bread a crisp base and chewy texture. The term pide can refer to both the bread and this pizza-like dish.
Generously topped with spiced ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and a not-so-runny fried egg, it was surprisingly rich and flavorful, savory, even a little sweet in parts. As described above, the pide was indeed crisp around the edges, but soft and chewy in the center. Really delicious and satisfying.
At just PHP 169, it was a good deal too, with one pide sufficient even for a bigger eater like me. We will definitely get this again.
Verdict: 4.5 / 5
Salt & Pepper
Food Court, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd corner Doña Hemady Street, Valencia, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs, 10AM-9PM | Fri-Sat 10AM-10PM
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