Sounds crazy to those who haven’t traveled internationally but a meal of authentic home style cooking can be a godsend. Kro’s Nest pizza is a good example. The cheese, sauce, dough and toppings are all accurately US flavored and sinfully delicious. This pizza is the Sodom to my taste buds’ Gomorrah. Wicked good stuff, and it’s not just in Haidian anymore. The nearest restaurant to my flat in SiHui is a quick 20 RMB taxi to the Workers’ Stadium. (That Nest is next to meat markets Vick’s and Mix.) When I go to Kro’s Nest I usually order enough to gorge myself at the restaurant and still have lots to take home with me. I then happily gorge myself on the leftovers for the following day’s breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. It is gluttonous to none but those who do not understand and follow this one, true, extra-cheese religion.
I usually drink diet Coke with the pizza. That way I feel less full and I can eat more pizza. I get the large. The x-large looks fun but does not cook as well or evenly. The smaller size is a waste of time for devout pizza lovers.
Oh sacred God of Pizza, I worship thee. Blessed is your fragrant aroma and stringy melted cheeses. Your zesty sauce is most Holy. You command me to enjoy your precious seasonings and perfect crust. God’s will be done!
Here’s the shroom & spinach delicacy I bless myself with most often. All praise to the most high of Italian foods. I submit my appetite to thee!