Mr Kneady’s – Affordable Hearty Handmade Sourdough Pizzas
Can I just say that I KNEAD more of these pizzas? Mr Kneady is a bakery at the hipster coffee shop, Bedok Marketplace, which is situated just above Giant Supermarket at Simpang Bedok. 28-year-old Lionel, the owner of Mr Kneady, has Baker’s Asthma, an allergy to flour. He gets breathless if he inhales rye or buckwheat and sneezes if he inhales wheat. As a result, Mr Kneady, which specialises in sourdough bread, was born.
After being exposed to sourdough bread while he was working in Iceland, Sandholt Bakari, he decided to bring his passion back to Singapore. All breads here are made by him the day before. The whole process of making sourdough from scratch takes up to 20 hours. How’s that for effort? When we were there, a unique range of breads such as cranberry tumeric and pumpkin seed were displayed. Previously, he was experimenting with wasabi longan bread, but he plans to try wheatgrass longan instead.
Besides sandwiches and smørrebrød, Mr Kneady also carries sourdough pizzas after 6pm. Currently, there are 4 pizza flavours available and all pizzas cost $12 each. The size of the pizza is estimated to be around 10-inches, and can comfortably feed 1-2 persons.
Flavours include Arlandia (tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, brie, gruyere and mozzarella), Space Odity (tomato sauce, pepperoni, salami and mozzarella), Remedy (creamy garlic sauce, smoked chicken and fresh red onions), and their only sweet pizza, the Art of War (creme fraiche, banana, blueberries, streussel and caramelized white chocolate chips).
We tried the Space Odity ($12) which arrived piping hot with a crispy crust. According to Lionel, a sourdough base provides a chewier texture. The base of the pizza is neither too thin nor too thick, and the pizza retains a elastic, chewy texture in the middle. The pepperoni and salami was ever so savoury, and the thin slices meant that the top of the pizza was not swimming in oil. By the way, all ingredients including the tomato sauce are made by Lionel from scratch. The tomato sauce is slightly pulpy and has a light and refreshing texture which contrasts against the saltiness of the pepperoni slices.
I’ll be looking for the Remedy pizza ($12) if I’m ever in need of some good ol’ comfort food. The creamy garlic sauce has just enough garlic to make it flavourful and cut through the creaminess of the sauce. The smoked chicken could have slightly more char, but went well with the creamy sauce on the pizza. This was surprisingly addictive and we couldn’t stop reaching out for slice after slice.
Mr Kneady might be the only place in Singapore to carry smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich which is a traditional Danish pastry. We tried the Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche ($4) which came served on a thick slice of rugbrød, a Danish style rye bread. The rugbrød here at Mr Kneady is 80% rye, 20% white, and has sea salt, natural sourdough starter, malt, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds. It is also available as a loaf ($12 for 900g).
The dense bread had a thick and chewy crust, and was studded with a variety of seeds. It went well with the generous portion of high-quality smoked salmon which was exceptionally smoky. We like that the layer of cream cheese was not too thick, which helped the taste of the salmon to stand out more.
Mr Kneady is an excellent place to bring your family for a feast during the weekends. While the ambience might not be particularly great since it is located at a food court after all, the place is decently lit with clean tables and even background music! There was a long queue when we were there on a Sunday night, so its best to be there early in case they run out of sourdough.
I’ll definitely be back to try their dessert pizza, the Art of War, which Lionel highly recommends. He worked in New York City for one year and was experimenting with caramelising white chocolate chips, which has been well received.
Address: 348 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469560
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, Closed on Mondays. Pizzas available after 6pm.
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