Pizza Man 現做手工窯烤披薩

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Pizza Man 現做手工窯烤披薩 Review

I like pizza. With that said, I’ve tried many different pizzas throughout my life. Pizza Man 現做手工窯烤披薩 in Tamsui is pretty good! It’s a handmade pizza from start to finish. Starting with the dough, the chef stretches and rolls out a pizza. Then it goes into their small clay oven…oh I forgot to mention, it’s in a small truck!

The chef is standing on the sidewalk making pizza from the side of his truck in a clay pizza oven. It’s a super bare-bones location, but it’s a quality pizza!

There’s no seating at Pizza Man 現做手工窯烤披薩 and it’s only take-away. You can call in your order. I just walked up placed my order. The menu is in Chinese and English. There was a slight language barrier, but I just pointed at the pizza I wanted.

After placing my order, they told me it would be ready in 15-minutes. Since the food truck is located right outside 2 convenience stores with seats, I escaped the cold winds of Tamsui to hang out in a convenience store until my pizza was ready.

Operating Hours:
4pm-9pm on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The hours are pretty limited, but the staff is limited to the chef. It’s good though, I would probably eat here a lot if it was open every day.

What I ordered:
Unintentionally, I went with the most expensive pizza they had: The Pesto Smoked Beef Pizza. It came with pesto sauce (baked into the pizza), smoked beef, mushrooms, red onions, mushrooms and cheese.

Value
Prices range from NT$180-250 (USD$6-8). There’s a lot of generic pizza in Taiwan, but whenever I see a real pizza oven, that’s the first hint it’s going to be a quality experience.

What I like about Pizza Man Tamsui:
The pizza is tasty! Each of the ingredients creates a defined taste. The red onions add a little crispy crunch to the pizza, while chewing the soft dough. The outer crust of the pizza is crispy and fluffy.

What I don’t like about Pizza Man Tamsui:
The pesto sauce was baked into the pizza, I like it added after the pizza is cooked. I’ll be back to try it again and will ask the chef to add the pesto sauce last. That would probably bring it up to 5-stars for me and I’ll update this review if it does.

Will I be back?
Yes.

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Rating Guide

1/5

It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it

2/5

Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations

3/5

Satisfying and an adequate meal.

4/5

So good you’ll eat here again!

5/5

You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide

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NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)

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NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)

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NT$300-700 (US$9-22)

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NT$700+ (US$22.60+)

TIP

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Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

Money In Taiwan

Tax Is Included In The Price

All displayed prices in Taiwan are the actual price. Tax is already included and for large purchases, tourists visiting Taiwan can get a 5% Taiwan VAT refund at the airport Tax Refund counter. Some shops offer this service too, but they will require your passport.

Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)

The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

Using Credit Cards in Taiwan

If you want to use your credit card in Taiwan, make sure to check if a restaurant in Taiwan accepts credit card in advance. When a place does accept credit card, it will typically be Visa or Mastercard. It’s extremely rare for a place to accept Discover and American Express. UberEats, HonestBee, Deliveroo and FoodPanda are Taipei Food Delivery Services where you can order food directly to your airbnb or hotel using a credit card.

Exchanging Money in Taiwan

You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.

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