Originated from South Korea, GOPIZZA serves “fast food concept style” individual firebake pizza prepared ala-minute upon order.

They first started in Singapore as a cloud kitchen concept, available via delivery platforms a few months back.

The brand has now ventured into physical food kiosk located within food court at IMM and Tampines One. And definitely more to come.

I recently came across the brand on a Korean variety show which it got featured.

What piqued my interest was how they claimed to be able to quickly produce fresh, quality pizza ala-minute upon order.

Some background info: The Korean founder Jay Lim Jae Won developed an oven technology which functions similar to a “microwave”, but using “real-fire” to replicate the flavour of how traditional wood fire oven would work.

(Another interesting aspect: Jay studied Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) at Singapore Management University (SMU), and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia.)

The oven will then be able to get freshly assembled pizza baked and ready for consumption within a short-time span of 5 mins.

In developed countries in South Korea where time equates to money, this fast food concept gained traction and became a hit among students and young working adults who are looking for quality, convenience and fuss-free meal.

For a small kiosk, there is quite a selection of pizza flavours available on the menu.

Some of the flavours more Korean-inspired are such as Korean Bulgogi ($10.90), Yangnyum Chicken ($10.90) and Bacon Potato ($10.90).

There are also classic Italian favourites like Hawaiian ($8.90), Pepperoni ($9.90), Napoli Prawn ($12.90) and Burrata Cheese ($12.90).

I ordered the Cheong-Yang Pepperoni ($10.90) which came loaded with pepperoni slices and topped with cheong yang chilli pepper.

Also, the locally-inspired Chilli Crab Prawn ($12.90) which has deshelled prawns and shredded crab meat sitting on chilli paste and mozzarella cheese.

I was in fact convinced by their quality and consistency of pizza despite the short preparation time.

My favourite part was actually the pizza dough, which bears characteristics of an Italian thin crust base – soft and chewy in the core when eaten with pizza fillings, yet light and crusty on its edges like a crispy biscuit.

Flavours wise, while it was generally comforting and above average, it took me awhile to identify the distinctive taste difference between the two I had.

Maybe it’s me, but the chilli crab prawn pizza could use a little more spiciness to bring out its character.

Despite the generosity in ingredient toppings used, the majority of the taste felt like it came from the pizza dough.

Perhaps more sauce and mozzarella cheese would help to create depth in flavour?

For small eaters, the serving of pizza can actually feed 2 pax.

To complete the meal, one can also opt for accompany sides such as Aglio Olio Pasta ($6.90), Yangnyum Fried Chicken ($7.90), Tteokbokki ($6.90), Cheese Stick (3pc $3.90) and Wedges ($2.50)

Rather than order via delivery which may compromise on its quality, I would recommend patronizing the kiosk to experience first-hand on how fresh quality pizza can be prepared ala minute upon order and served within a short time span.

GOPIZZA
10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1, Food Tempo, #05-05/07, Singapore 529536
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

2 Jurong East Street 21, IMM, Kopitiam, #03 – 55, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

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* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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