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Mr. Pizza Factory February 19, 2010

Filed under: restaurants — Raven @ 4:10 pm
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I can’t remember exactly when I went to this place, but I do remember that we ordered a half-and-half pizza. Half Potato Gold, which I’d heard lots of good things about, and half bulgogi, just because there was no way we could go to a Korean pizza place and not try bulgogi as a topping.

Here’s the result:

I wish I’d turned the pizza around before I took this picture, because this way you get an eyeful of the bulgogi half, which was really only okay. The bulgogi wasn’t as flavorful as I’d hoped. It didn’t taste like getting KBBQ on your pizza. The Potato Gold half, on the other hand, was pretty good, but you can’t see it as well. It had bacon, potatoes, mayonnaise, and other tasty stuff.

I admit it sounds a little weird. I’m a fan of bacon on my pizza, but I’d never had mayonnaise before. I don’t think I’ve ever had potatoes on my pizza before either, and to be honest, I can’t really recall what I thought of them. But it didn’t taste like your everyday American pizza.

Now we get to the best part. The crust stuffed with sweet potato mousse was amazing. That crust doesn’t come standard on the bulgogi pizza, so to get it we had to pay as much as if we were buying a whole Potato Gold. I was okay with that. I’d been dying to try the sweet potato crust ever since I heard about it. It lived up to the hype.

I’m told Mr. Pizza Factory has a paid lot, but I found street parking.

Mr Pizza Factory
3881 Wilshire Blvd
(about two blocks west of Western)
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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9 Responses to “Mr. Pizza Factory”

  1. sku Says:

    Great to see you posting again Raven! I was worried that the Omurice had done you in.

    I haven’t been to Mr. Pizza Factory for a year or so. (By the way, is it just Mr. Pizza now? It seems like they took “Factory” off the sign). The potato mousse sounds good. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Thanks.

  2. Raven Says:

    My understanding is that in Korea it’s called Mr. Pizza. I wasn’t aware they’d changed it here, but I also haven’t paid attention to the sign when I’ve driven past recently, so you could well be correct.

  3. SinoSoul Says:

    These pies scare the bejesus out of me as I’m simply not as adventuresome as Sku. Good to see your posts! It’d be great to go watch the Kimchi Battle during Koffla, except it’s only showing on Grand Opening night at $30/tix. Ouch.

  4. Raven Says:

    Yeah, the $30 is a bit off-putting. That’s why I won’t be going. I’m actually not sure I’ll make any of the KOFFLA events this time around.

  5. SKFK Says:

    Good to see you back, Raven. There’s also a mini-Korean film festival this weekend at USC, and it’s free.

    http://college.usc.edu/ksi/events/

  6. Raven Says:

    Cool, thanks for the info! Free is always good. :)

    I appreciate everybody welcoming me back. It’s nice to see all of you again too. Luckily the omurice didn’t do me in! :)

  7. Bon Vivant Says:

    I don’t know if my Italian sensibilities would let me eat this pizza?

    You know, I’ve always though that Koreans can take any culture’s food and make it better but now I’m excluding Italian from that.

  8. Raven Says:

    Yeah, I’m not sure they can do it with Italian. I enjoyed the pizza, but I don’t think I can say it was *better* than traditional pizzas.

    You might find the sweet potato mousse too sweet.

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