A pizza lover’s dream come trueA La Carte
November 14, 2021
Story By: Tasha Mero | Photos by: Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria
Discover tasty artisan pizzas at Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria. Guests have the option of ordering a specialty dish or designing a pizza. There are numerous vegetable and meat toppings available including choy sum, kimchi, Portuguese sausage, kalua pig, Hawaiian barbecue chicken and more.
“As you can see, I really wanted to incorporate many of the local foods that you can get in other locally made dishes but instead, have them as a topping choice for your pizza,” explains owner and president John Kim.
The restaurant’s signature pizza, the “Sophie’sticated” ($14.95) is made with guava-infused dough, which enhances the dough’s texture, and the extra sugars make for a thinner, crispier crust. Its ingredients consist of garlic herb oil, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, salami and fresh sliced tomatoes. After it’s baked in a traditional dome brick oven, the pizza is topped with dry-aged goat cheese, fresh arugula and truffle oil drizzle.
The“Thai-DalWave” ($14.95) features guava dough, mozzarella cheese and mac nut cream sauce. It’s topped with jalapeño peppers, green onion and Thai curry chicken. Once the dish is baked, it’s coated with fresh cilantro and coconut cream drizzle.
“I really wanted to offer pizzas with a local twist and pizzas that you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else,” Kim says. “All of my sauces are made from scratch and many of them are very unique.”
Specialty pizzas range from $14.95 to $15.95, while self-designed pies cost between $12.95 and $14.95, depending on the number of toppings chosen.