The Naughty Chef – Delicious Calzone Pizza in A Hawker Centre
Having Italian food in Singapore can usually be quite costly, but what if I told you that you can get quality Italian dishes in a hawker centre? Would you believe me?
Located at The Bedok Marketplace, The Naughty Chef is a stall run by Augustine Koh and his wife, Charlene Koh. The Naughty Chef isn’t new to the food and beverage scene in Singapore. They first started out in Tanjong Pagar in January 2017, before moving to their current location.
This no-frills hawker stall serves up affordable Italian dishes, such as pizzas and pastas. Despite having a small kitchen space, The Naughty Chef has an extensive menu with 15 different types of pizzas. In addition, diners get to choose their favourite type of pizza crust, such as double-baked, freshly hand-stretched, or calzone.
We tried the Porchetta pizza (10”: $13, 12”: $18) done as a calzone. The pizza features homemade Italian roasted pork belly, fresh cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, all encased within the oversized puff.
We enjoyed the chewy and flavourful calzone. The richness of the cheese complemented the sweet and tart cherry tomatoes, but what stole the show was the smoky pork belly which had a crispy crackling.
An interesting pick from the ‘Wholesome Pasta’ category would be the Vodka Crab Meat Pasta ($11). Penne is tossed in the stall’s ‘addictive pink sauce’, a dash of vodka and a good amount of minced garlic, shredded crab meat and grated parmesan. Although the sauce turned out to be more reddish than pink, we still enjoyed the sweet and tangy sauce that coated the penne well. We couldn’t taste any vodka though.
Augustine shared that he is a firm believer that tasty food does not require msg, and that belief is upheld at The Naughty Chef. In fact, most of the sauces, such as the pomodoro sauce, are made in-house. We definitely could taste the passion and dedication that goes into the food!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.