Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Kanazawa
While “food” is Kanazawa’s major attraction, it’s not all about traditional Japanese cuisine such as ‘sushi’ and ‘tempura.’ You will also find “delicious foods” from around the world. This page will be useful when you’re travelling and suddenly have an insatiable craving for the taste of a cheerful port town in Italy. Buon appetito!
“The choice and mixture of ingredients show the artisan’s personality,” says the chef. The style of Da TAKE is to firmly knead Italian flour with salt from Guérande, France and the soft water of Kanazawa before maturing it for a long time. When baked in a wood-fired oven, it ends up crispy on the outside and soft inside. Margherita, needless to say, is the classic Neapolitan pizza. Simply enjoy the sweetness of Italian tomatoes and the richness of mozzarella cheese imported directly from Italy.
7-18-1, Horikawa-machi / Phone: 076-254-1078
Salina is the only establishment in Ishikawa Prefecture to have been certified by the True Neapolitan Pizza Association in Naples, Italy. In order to keep the “always delicious taste,” the dough contains a blend of six different types of flour and the salt mix is altered according to the season. Genovese is exquisite with the harmony of the fresh flavor of basil, the sweetness and sourness of tomatoes, and milky mozzarella cheese. The chef would like you to “enjoy the crispy texture of a freshly baked cornicione.
2-12-39, Kohrinbo / Phone: 076-255-3546
Pizza Prosciutto Rocket
The plump and flavorful dough is the result of a two-day refrigerated fermentation. This is a recipe unique to Albero, inspired by the baguette fermentation method taught by a French customer. Prosciutto Rocket is a popular pizza with fresh rocket and prosciutto toppings added to the special dough. “I want to use my own ideas without being bound by definitions,” says the easygoing chef. Feel free to make a special request as they cater for vegetarians, vegans, and people with allergies.
2-6, Kigura-machi / Phone: 076-222-2130
Would you like to casually enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza as a takeout?
If you’re staying in accommodation with a kitchen, then try Moriyama Napoli’s frozen Neapolitan pizza. The handcrafted dough, with each portion stretched by the artisan, is baked in a stone oven and then flash-frozen using their own technology. Bake it in a toaster or oven to enjoy the authentic taste with a crispy outside and soft inside. Only a limited number of pizza is available for takeout at “Bread it” on the 1st floor, Kanazawa Forus.