You may be a fan of Vietnamese food. You may be planning that holiday that takes in the sights, smells and sounds of natural beauty, fresh herbs and 2-wheeler chaos that is uniquely Vietnam. As you read about Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, you are planning your meals of pho, fresh seafood and the caffeine overdose that is Vietnamese coffee. What I would highly encourage you to plan for, is pizza.

A bunch of Japanese have brought craft, perfection, fresh ingredients and a very hot oven to Pizza 4P’s. Originally a Ho Chi Minh City establishment, now with a branch in Hanoi. Pizza 4P’s has been the most unexpected pleasant surprise in a long line of peasant and good things since we have set up a base there. You just do not expect pizza this good. Sure, it may be a bit of hybrid between Japanese tastes and preferences and the classic Naples tradition of a slightly chewy base. But there is freshness and heaven in every bite. And of course, you can get some crisp, fresh, Sapporo draft beer to accompany your pizza as well. Their vegetables and cheese are all home-grown in the Central highlands of Dalat. So are their spicy salamis.

I am a creature of habit when it comes to pizza. So the best pizza for me is a perfectly made Margherita. If I had to step away from the comfort of a Margherita, I may venture as far as a pizza with spicy salami. At Pizza 4P’s, they are both cooked to leave me enjoying my last bite as much as the first. The true hallmark of food well prepared according to the legendary Mimi Sheraton on a recently heard episode of the The Sporkful. I couldn’t agree more.

But don’t take my word for it. Try it. Take some friends along. Order some pastas, the four cheese pizza, drink some wine, make an evening of it. Let Pizza 4P’s serve up a Saigon surprise. 4P’s? Platform for Personal Pizza and Peace.

Book in advance. This is a popular place.