Jhura beef pesto and naga chicken pizza
Anisha Holla
Jhura beef pesto and naga chicken pizza

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Ghee mushroom and hot honey pizza
Anisha Holla
What seems like a weird spin on the old Mario Bros. video game is actually a Bangladesh-inspired pizza shop in Plano.

Try the Garlic Ghee Mushroom Bianca pizza for some more muted South Asian flavors. The New York-style pizza comes with a base of creamy white sauce, made of blended alfredo and mozzarella. The pie is topped generously with mushrooms roasted in ghee, a type of clarified butter characteristic of Bangladeshi cooking.

Another specialty here is the Spicy Naga Chicken pizza, which is made from a coriander-tomato sauce infused with the Naga pepper, which is grown in parts of India and Bangladesh and is known as one of the hottest chili peppers that there is. The pizza is topped with chunks of chicken tossed in authentic Bangladeshi spices. A double chili sign next to the menu item warns customers of heat, but don’t let that deter you from ordering it for your family dinner. Through some skillful preparation, the co-owners, who double as chefs, are able to customize the spice as much — or as little —as you’d like.

Our only piece of advice here: make sure you have a big party to share with when you stop by. SauceBros pizzas only come in large or extra-large sizes. There’s no such thing as a light meal here.

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