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.
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.
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?
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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