Starchild: Malaysian children show their love for pizza with their art

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  • Friday, 11 Sep 2020

Putri Nurbatrisya Balqis Hasmawi, 10

Do you know that children between the ages of three and 11 prefer pizza above all other food for lunch or dinner?

Here’s another bit of trivia: over three billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year! Yes, pizza is certainly a favourite all over the world.

The word pizza dates back over a thousand years. It was documented in a Latin text from 997 AD.

Pizza comes in a variety of flavours with a wide range of toppings, and even different types of crusts. These days, there is no limit to the flavours you can add to this Italian staple. In Japan, popular pizza toppings include squid and mayonnaise. Some Malaysian restaurants serve sambal, cili padi and rendang flavoured pizza!

What are some of your favourite pizza flavours and toppings?

Let’s hear what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, For Pizza Lovers.

Chia Yee Fern, nine, writes: “My favourite pizza toppings are the classic chicken pepperoni and crab sticks because they go very well with a tomato-based pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. My family seldom orders pizzas. Instead, we make our own at home. My sister and I can put as many toppings as we like.”

Nur Irdina Farisha, 10Nur Irdina Farisha, 10

Nur Irdina Farisha, 10, thinks pepperoni pizzas are the tastiest. “I love to eat pizza loaded with extra cheese and meat. It’ so satisfying.”

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, fiveBethany Wang Qi Syuen, five

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five, prefers sweet pizza over savoury ones. “I think a pizza with strawberry jam, topped with chocolate and M&Ms would be delicious.”

Saraneya Jay Kumar, 8Saraneya Jay Kumar, 8

Eight-year-old Saraneya Jay Kumar loves pizza in different toppings like pepperoni, cheese and BBQ chicken. “Among all, Margherita pizza is my favourite. Pizzas in different flavours are so yummy. I love to have extra cheese and pepperoni topping on my pizza.”

“I love marinara pizza with extra cheese topping, “ says Evan Yoon Yi Mun, 11.

“Hawaiian pizza and pepperoni pizza tastes delicious. My father makes fantastic pizzas, ” says Chloe Khoo, 10.

Denise Goh Xi Wen, fiveDenise Goh Xi Wen, five

“My favourite pizza toppings are cheese, chicken and with extra mushrooms, ” writes Denise Goh Xi Wen, five.

Ayza Arina Abdul Majid likes spicy pizzas. “Even though pepperoni pizzas are a bit spicier, they are my number one choice of pizza.”

Mogil Alagan, fiveMogil Alagan, five

Mogil Alagan, five, says: “I love to eat pizza because it tastes so yummy.’

ITEM: Do you love to play musical instruments? Would you like to learn a musical instrument? Would you like to play the guitar? Or would you like to play the piano? Or maybe even the violin? Tell us what your favourite musical instrument is. Send us three fun facts about your musical instrument. Don’t forget to send us a drawing too!

All letters must include your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic, My Musical Instrument, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Sept 28. Send your letters to:

Starchild, c/o Lifestyle

Star Media Group Bhd

Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11

46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

You can also e-mail your contributions to Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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