Over the weekend, My Man and I went to visit Fr. Noel at the St. Michael parish in Orion, Bataan. We went on the road after going to the gym so you bet we were really very hungry during the drive.
As we were nearing our destination, we passed by 1754. It is a local pizza house in Orion. The restaurant is named 1754 because that was the year the province of Bataan was founded. I thought that was pretty cool. I have never been to 1754 before so I thought it would be a great idea to sample what they have to offer this time.
What I found interesting though is the fact that the pizza flavors served by 1754 were all named after the 11 towns of Bataan. So I guess it is pretty normal to hear people around here going “I ate Hermosa for dinner” or “I just had Bagac the other day”. 😆
The one that My Man and I had was Dinalupihan Bacon and Cheese. It had bacon, a combination of mozarella and cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and green bell peppers. We were kind of going for something with not a lot of toppings and this was what looked best.
It looks every bit like your homemade pizza, that is what I liked best about it. My Man enjoyed eating it and I appreciated the way the mozzarella strings out as you pull your slice. I thought it could use some more salt though, and the bacon crispier. That would have blown it over the top for me because bacon is love. 🙂
The other pizza flavors, the ingredients do not vary much, except for the protein component: one will have ham, the other spiced beef, tuna and Italian pepperoni next and so on. The cheeses were primarily cheddar and mozzarella, and the mix gets completed either with black olives, mushroom, pineapple, green bell pepper, onion, and garlic powder.
But what I really liked were the wedge potatoes that 1754 also serves. Well, I always love potatoes so I was happy to find it on their side menu. You can also find cheese burger and shawarma there if I remember correctly.
The price was pretty much affordable too. The cheapest smallest sized pizza is Samal Ham and Cheese at Php 80 while the most expensive extra large one is Orion Supreme at Php 470. The medium sized ones, like the one we had, is only a little over Php 100 so you really get good bang for your buck.
I really had a nice time eating at 1754 and when I got home, they inspired me to make my own homemade pizza, which I did the next day. I made one with spicy tuna and another with pineapple and cheese. The spicy tuna was off the roof! My Man loved it.
I made them by getting a store bought crust, then I added the ingredients, which is pretty much like throwing anything you like you on top, then baked it at a 190 oven for 10 minutes and voila! Yummy Pizza!
Of course, there is no photo because we ate it all up like angry birds on a feast!