I'm a freelance writer and yogi living in Tepoztlan, Mexico where I'm running www.casadelcorazon.mx with my girlfriend. You can keep up with my other writing on www.bollocks2thewellingtons.com/
Published April 4th 2018
A taste of Italy in Thailand
If you happen to be on the tropical paradise of Koh Phangan and craving a fix of authentic Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza then I can assure you, this is the only place to come.
Teddy brought his truck down from Bangkok to spread the doughy love to all the hippies, full mooners and beachcombers and it makes a welcome addition to a food scene which is already pretty vibrant.
The best food has a story behind it and this one began with an obsession with pizza leading our moustachioed adventurer to Naples, where he spent several months learning how to nurture and craft the yeast and dough. Once he felt comfortable with a base that is crispy on the crust and moist in the middle, he made the investment and became the proud owner of an authentic wood fired oven.
He now has three of these Italian beasts, in various sizes, and has had them transported all the way to Thailand and down to this little corner of paradise. Quite an undertaking in the name of quality pizza but this attention to detail and reluctance to compromise is exactly why this is the best pizza on the island.
Cooked for 60 seconds at a heat of 400 degrees C the crust begins to blister and the cheese begins to melt (vegan cheese is available). There are options of toppings, both veggie and vegan for the yoga crowd and more meaty for half-mooners with the munchies.
Purists will judge pizza by the margarita and Teddy gets it right but you can't go wrong with any of the topping combinations and I guarantee you'll want to go back to try them all.
You can visit his shop in Tong Sala for your fix or find him roaming around the island at various parties. Either way, it will be difficult to resist once you've had a taste and it may just make your night.