A Taste of the Big Apple – Tony’s Pizza

Must be wondering why I called it a taste of the big apple. Isn’t it Pizza?

Cos of the origin of the pizza! It came from New York aka the Big Apple! Those who have visited New York would have had a deep impression of their relatively different pizza (vs the italian or even our local ones). For those who have not yet tried it before, finally you can have a slice of New York right here in Singapore at corner of Bugis Junction!

So here we are, no better way that to spend our TGIF having pizza which have already been part and parcel of our local food fare! I would say the shop front is pretty eye-catching and the location is easily accessible near to the newly-erected traffic light.

The outlet we went to is located at Bugis Junction. They have another outlet along River Valley too.

A look at the shop’s interior with an array of the various flavors exhibited to you while you are queuing.

In fact, notice something interesting on the menu?

If you have not, here is the answer which is also one of the interesting thing about this pizzeria shop! In line with our local spirit of DIY, they allow you to customize your pizzas! In fact, we had our fair share of fun customizing our own pizza!

Was a bit challenging for the both of us if you guys followed up with our previous blog post which shared how vastly different we are in terms of our taste buds.

SO if you are having case like ours, feel free to stick to the original taste they have in the menu. One of the pizzas that we agreed upon in unison was the Hawaiian flavor & it turned out to be  a great choice!

I immediately fell in love with with it after the first bite. It wasn’t the usual crispy and crusty kind of pizzas we have. In fact, you can feel the bite of the dough along with the ingredients. Furthermore, i like the fact that they were pretty generous with the ingredients!

If you are thinking they only serve pizzas, think again! Cos this shop is a jack of all trades! Apart from their delicious savory pizzas, one of their must try is this Meatballs blended in their special in-house tomato based sauce.

For those who fancy some spices, they have chicken wings with various levels of spice! We were feeling a bit adventurous that night, hence we went to the 2nd level of spice.

Choose from 6 pieces ($5.90), 12 pieces ($10.90), or 24 pieces ($20.00).
Sauce: Naked, Mild, Hot, Atomic and BBQ

I thought the buffalo wings were pretty cheap! It is less than a dollar for a wing.

The taste was unique as the base seems to be filled with a Tobasco flavor which also served to explain the spicy level.

For Ladies who want something milder, try the BBQ chicken wing!

For M, who is a carbo lover! How can she miss the fries right! They even have her favourite Truffle fries! To M, it is as good as me holding a bucket of gold in my hands! The bucket is quite big and it only cost $9.00.

As we talk about bucket of gold, it does remind us of the upcoming Lunar New Year yea? In fact, Tony’s Pizza will be launching a NEW flavour with a tinge of Asian flair: The Oriental Smoked Duck Pizza which is only available from 19th Jan – 28 Feb. Unfortunately, we went a bit earlier and was unable to try that special flavor.

During that period, spend $50 and you will be entitled to a Prosperity Lucky Dip. You can win a series of instant prizes such as dining vouchers worth up to $500 or food item vouchers!

Happy Friday, Happy food, Happy us!

Then came the Signature Caesar salad ($9.50). Generous slice of chicken cutlet there! The chicken cutlet was tender and serving it with fresh crispy vegetables (Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, black olives, Parmesan cheese and hard-boiled egg) made it even …. YYUUMS.

They also serve Pastas! The portion was good for one & the ingredients used such as the prawns in this pasta were very fresh and crunchy! The price of pasta starts from $11.90. I had always had a thing for Aglio Olio and Prawn so I was tied between Garlic Prawn Pesto and Aglio Olio Flower Clams…

In the end, I picked Garlic Prawn Pesto and I didn’t regret my decision!!! There were at least 5 juicy prawns and the noodles were quite chewy – NOT SOGGY.

There you have it! Our meal for that night!

For Valentine’s special – “Perfect for Two set Meal” includes a choice of salad, pasta dish, pizza slice, side order and Dessert of the day, along with two Soft Drinks to go with. All available only at a very reasonable price of $39.90!

This special set meal is only available for 3 days from 13 February to 15 February 2015. Customize all your favorites from the menu and try them all at a go!

Overall, both of us enjoyed the food tasting at Tony’s Pizza as it offers a very fresh perspective of Pizza and its one that keep you wanting to go back for more! It definitely set a new standard in the pizza scene in Singapore!

A trip to River Safari

Got lucky and went to visit Jia Jia and Kai Kai as a blogger.

The first thing that came into my mind was “PANDA BAO, I AM COMING!”

River Safari is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, and is the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks.

There are over 300 animal species including 43 endangered species. Yes, endangered!!

I don’t know how my camera managed to take this shot but I like it a lot!

This is the Alligator Gar which is able to grow up to 3m in length and 100kg in weight.

And if you’re wondering how they are fed, it’s almost “handfed” by the zoo keeper!

This is perhaps the “baby” version. It was quite small and it wouldn’t move AT ALL.

And now this, I feel frighten at the look of it. It was so so close up and extremely huge.

I could imagine him eating me. LOL.

This sign is ultra cute! LOL. Shut up!!

I love how carefree the fishes swim in the water. I yearn to be as free as them (though I know they are kept in a tank here, but at least they are still kinda free).

Meet Mekong Giant Cat Fish!

But in reality, we are smaller than the boys 🙁

Lesser Adjutant Stork who wouldn’t come down. Bro, don’t be so cool yo!

“They told me not to move so that I can camouflage like the rocks so that I WILL, I WILL ROCK YOU”

And perhaps…… The long awaited journey to the GIANT PANDA FOREST!!


It’s called the Red Panda but erm, it doesn’t look like a panda at all. LOL.

SO CUTE. It reminds me of my little puppy I have at home. So huggable and warm. *pats*

This is what both Jia Jia and Kai Kai each eat for every meal.

Nope, don’t have to rub your eyes. Yes, they feed on 20kg of bamboo each meal. OMG?!

Okay, that’s Kai Kai napping. MOVEEE! You need to exercise!!

William and me outside the Mama Panda Kitchen waiting for our food. *panda bao panda bao~

(Credits: William)

Hi Panda, you look so sad! That’s my bao bao, who is currently residing in my tummy.

And my set meal! So cute! The bottle which serves the drink can be brought home.

Us with all the cute food again! (Credits: William)

After dining was the visit to The Amazon Flooded Forest.

The forest is approximately over 10m of water with viewing winder of 22m by length and 4m by height. It can get submerged in up to 15m of water every year during the rainy season.

Wander into the depths of the multi-level exhibit to witness the amazing underwater habitat for creatures such as the arapaima and the river otter.

Lucky you!! Eye feast for you if you’re a fan of underwater life!

Okay, now I can’t make up my mind if my favourite is the Red Panda or this perky butt Otter.

I wanna hug the Red panda and smack the otter’s butt.

(both of them reminds me of my puppy too much!)

The admission fee of the Soft opening (right now) is only at $25 for adults and $15 for children between 3 – 12 years old while senior citizen is only at $12.50.

Student prices are also available. For student below 13 years at $8 and over 13 years at only $16 each.

For more information, Please visit http://riversafari.com.sg