A few weeks ago, we put Domino's Wagyu Duet Pizza under the Takeaway Truth spotlight and found it to be surprisingly accurate -- it ended up with an honesty rating of 7/10. Several readers wanted to know how it actually tasted. Here is our verdict.
Domino's deluxe 'World-class Wagyu' range comprises two different pizzas: the 'Wagyu 3 Ways' (wagyu rib fillet, air-dried wagyu bresaola, sliced wagyu sausage, smoked rasher bacon, ground beef, mozzarella on a BBQ base, finished with a drizzle of tomato capsicum sauce) and the 'Wagyu & Truffle Hollandaise' (wagyu rib fillet, camembert slices, cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, topped with mozzarella and a drizzle of truffle hollandaise).
The hero ingredient on both pizzas is wagyu steak, which has a marble score of '6+' (wagyu beef can score between 4 and 12). If Domino's marketing spiel can be believed, the beef used on these pizzas would cost you around $100 per kilogram at the butchers. They conspicuously failed to mention the amount you get on each pizza though, which makes this tidbit somewhat irrelevant.
Originally sold together as a $50 combo, the pizzas can now be purchased seperately for $19.95 per pizza.
This works out at a slightly more reasonable price of $39.90 per pair. Nevertheless, that's still shockingly high for a fast food pizza; for the same price you could pick up four Domino's Value Pizzas and still have money left over for a garlic bread. To make this good value for money, it would need to taste four times as good.
While I wouldn't go as far as that, the World-class Wagyu is easily the best-tasting pizza I've ever ordered from Domino's. The Wagyu 3 Ways was especially delicious thanks to its great balance of flavours. I was also impressed by the quality of the steak; each piece was thick and appropriately juicy with a touch of fat remaining for added flavour.
Personally, I was less enamored with the Wagyu & Truffle Hollandaise version: it seems to have less ingredients and there was far too much hollandaise sauce which made it taste overly rich. It left me feeling bloated, and not in a good way.
If you're going to indulge in an overpriced pizza, you're probably still better off going to Crust -- if only because they have a larger variety of premium toppings. But for die-hard Domino's fans, the World-class Wagyu is worth experiencing at least once; just make sure you go for the Wagyu 3 Ways version.