Jalan Riang is becoming quite the hip place for eateries. It’s just a stretch of shophouses at a residential district near Serangoon, specifically in Braddell Heights. The lastest addition which is already proving to be super popular (we almost could not get a table as we didn’t make reservations) La Pizzaiola, has just joined Wimbly Lu, Jules and Fat Cat. The only problem is, parking can be a headache if you don’t come early.
It has a similar decor to Wimbly Lu. The sky roof, warm lights and bare cement floors. Totally appeals to me. The theme was pretty too – mosaic tile patterned menu. The item that stood out for me was not the pizza but the dessert – specifically the carrot cake. It was unlike the usual carrot cakes with cream. This one was really orange and light. I think it was flourless and gluten free? I’m an instant convert and I highly recommend you try this. My sis loved the chocolate cake which tasted like bitter chocolate. Not so much my kind of thing as I don’t like chocolate stuff that’s too rich. I also hate chocolate mousse. Just wanted to mention that in case any of my relatives are reading. I’m more of a home-made butter cake or old style strawberry cake fan.
This might be a travesty, but I prefer cheesy, creamy, American style Dominoes Pizza to real wood fired and much healthier (more authentic?) Pizzas like this one. I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I’m more of a personal blogger than a food blogger so I guess it’s ok to put this horrendous fact out there. Much like in Frankie Magazine’s latest issue where the writer reveals she prefers flat soft drinks to the fizzy version to the aversion of all around her.
But if you do decided to come here it’s best to make a reservation. My photos will be posted backwards since I liked dessert best.
A bit of the menu so you can gauge the cost of a meal here.