33, Jalan SS21/56B,
Damansara Utama,
Petaling Jaya (same row as The Ship).
Tel : 03-7733 0255

Phileo Damansara 1,
Block D,
107, Jalan 16/11,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel : 03-7931 2555
Business hours: 11.30 am to 10.30pm (Sunday to Thursday)
11.30am to 11pm (Friday and Sunday),
Phileo Damansara Branch closed on Sundays.

MENTION a pizza laden with pork and Skippys comes to mind.

Although the restaurant’s menu offers a wide selection of homemade signature pizzas as well as burgers, pastas and ribs, the home-grown brand is synonymous for its porky pizzas.

The story began in 2011 when restaurant founder Fay Angela D’Cruz decided to venture into the untapped market of pork pizzas, which are her personal favourite.

“I started off with a pizza delivery service in a basement kitchen and at that time, we were the first in the market to offer pork pizza.

“We catered for deliveries only but when the demand heightened, we decided to open a restaurant specialising in pork pizza.

“It was an idea shared between my husband Marc Lippert and a friend, Mark Daley, who was nicknamed Skippys.

“Unfortunately, Daley had to leave for Indonesia so we decided to go ahead with the plan and named the restaurant Skippys,” she said.

In June the same year, Skippys started business in Phileo Damansara and the eatery in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, opened in December last year.

The interior of Skippys at its new Damansara Uptown outlet.

The interior of Skippys at its new Damansara Uptown outlet.

Meeting D’Cruz at the new restaurant, we noticed the logo of a kangaroo in a hopping motion within a triangle.

The logo and restaurant’s design are close to D’Cruz’s heart as they rekindle fond memories.

“I spent most of my time growing up in Australia and I wanted to make this place feel like home,” she said.

To add a personal touch to it, two pizzas in particular bear connection to the Lipperts – Fay’s Special and Marc’s Special.

“Fay’s Special has pork ham, mushrooms, pineapples and minced pork, a combination that I like on my pizza while Marc’s Special has pork ham, baby spinach, mushrooms, garlic and egg.

“Marc has something similar back in his country Germany and thought of recreating it here,” she said.

The Creamy Cheesy Mussels is an appetising starter.

The Creamy Cheesy Mussels is an appetising starter.

It is not only about pizza, here.

For starters, diners can opt for Creamy Cheesy Mussels or Dutch Meatballs.

The latter features beef tenderloin, imported from Australia, that goes through a six-hour cooking process before a special house herb sauce is mixed in and only after that is the mixture shaped into meatballs.

The blended meat packs a punch and its unique texture was nice and tasty.

The Ultimate Hawaiian topped with pork bacon, pork sausage, pulled pork and pineapple as well as mozzarella and cheddar cheese on Skippys hand-rolled dough is a crowd pleaser.

This hearty pizza is perfect for sharing and meat lovers will appreciate the generous splash of ingredients.

D’Cruz also recommended their special garlic and chilli dipping to go with any of the dishes and having it with pizza makes it all the more appetising.

The lamb ribs is served with pesto mashed potatoes and a side of salad.

The lamb ribs is served with pesto mashed potatoes and a side of salad.

For something a little heavier, lamb ribs (400gm) served with pesto mashed potatoes and a side of salad is indeed sumptuous.

The succulent meat has a tangy pleasantness to it with barbecue sauce and curry sauce in the marinade.

Another dish not to be missed here is Skippys Glutton Pork Burger with bacon, egg and mushroom (top pic).

Skippys also has a selection of vegetarian pizza as well as something local such as the chi yuk fun (pork noodles) with a choice of yee mee and mee hoon for those who want a little local flavour while dining here.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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