Review: Pizza Hut's Ji Li crab pizza

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
Pizza Hut Ji Li crab pizza

It’s that time of the year again, when we subject our colleagues to some new experimental foods, and this Chinese New Year is no exception as well. Pizza Hut has released their new offerings for the festive season, including a Ji Li crab pizza, and a Treasure Platter featuring a collection of signature sides, including a flavourful rendition of the perennial local hit ngoh hiang (Five Spices).

Taking a leaf of inspiration out of Singapore’s famous local dish, the chilli crab, Pizza Hut has thrown in a concoction of sweet chilli crab sauce, crab sticks, shrimps, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on pizza crust.

We ask our hungry colleagues what they think of this new product:

“The sauce has a spicy (kinda gingery) flavour I would normally like on a puff (or even on top of rice). On top of the dense pizza dough though (haha), it doesn’t seem to mix well with that kind of texture.

The fake crabmeat was just really fake. It tasted fake and texture was all wrong. Maybe because it felt like starch on top of starch. It would have been more suited on a puff pastry I think. or a saucy mix on top of nice fluffy white rice.” – Paolo

Treasure Platter

Janet feels strongly about chilli crab:  “Don’t mess with chilli crab. Although it smells somewhat familiar, the taste just isn’t quite the same. Also quite disconcerting to have prawns – this isn’t a seafood pizza – that keep falling off. Better to sprinkle more of the imitation crab meat to make it more visually pleasing. The ngo hiang was tasty and quite authentic.”

Have you tried this new pizza? Tell us about it.

The new Ji Li Crab Pizza and the Treasure Platter are available for dine-in, delivery and takeaway from 3 January 2019 to 23 April 2019. Prices as follows:

Large Ji Li Crab Pizza (12”)

  • Dine-in: SGD29.90
  • Delivery or takeaway: SGD33.90

Regular  Ji Li Crab Pizza (9”)

  • Dine-in: SGD23.90
  • Delivery or takeaway: SGD25.90

Treasure Platter

  • SGD18.90
  • As Add-on: SGD14.90

In celebration of Chinese New Year, between 5 to 7 February 2019, dine-in customers who dress in Lunar New Year themes as a group, will be able to enjoy a free Pizza Hut meal worth SGD88 (excluding service charge and prevailing GST). Limited to 8 customers per day per store.

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