When it comes to pizza toppings, everyone has their own favorite combinations. Most of the time it’s personal preference, but sometimes culture influences what goes on a pizza. Being the global phenomenon that it is, pizza is well loved by a diverse collection of people in many countries around the world. This has led to some ingredient combinations that are... unusual, from some perspectives! Toppings like caviar and lobster are just the tip of the iceberg, so let’s take a look at some of the wackiest pizzas and pizza toppings we’ve ever seen.
The Mega Pizza
The first pizza we have to check out is none other than Japan’s “Mega Pizza.” Japan is an amazing place, but I must say I’ve seen some of the quirkiest things come from this island and the Mega Pizza is certainly one of them. The craziness starts with a few normal toppings like tomato sauce, bacon, ham, mushrooms, and onions. Next the pizza gets garlic, hamburger patties (entire patties!), and bell peppers – nothing really clashes here flavor-wise, but then things start to get weird. The crust is made up of hot dogs (yes, hot dogs) wrapped in bacon and cheese then surrounded with dough. As if that wasn’t enough, each hot dog is also folded into the crust. To top it all off the pizza comes with your choice of sauce… syrup or ketchup! It takes a photo to really wrap your head around this one, and the credit for the recipe goes to Pizza Hut.
Photo courtesy of The Telegraph
The Ramen Pizza
Also from Japan, Aoki’s “Kirin Ramen Pizza” is another intriguing combination of ingredients. In the region where this pizza is sold, Kirin is a popular brand of ramen noodle. The boiled noodles are first to go on the pizza followed by mozzarella, prawns, and finally bacon. Each pizza also gets a packet of powdered soy sauce for the full ramen effect.
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The $200,000 Pie
Pizzas with strange flavor combinations aren’t the only ones to join our list. When I heard there was a pizza that cost over $200,000 I had to know what was on it. On this pie foie gras, white Alba truffles, black truffles, and Dom Perignon-soaked caviar are combined with Matsutaki mushrooms and saffron. As if that wasn’t enough, the last thing to go on this pizza is 2 ounces of edible gold. You could say this pizza was fit for a king, because a king was actually one of the first to try it. The pizza was served to a royal family on New Year’s Eve in the infamously luxurious city of Dubai.
Other than the crazy pizza recipes, there are also ingredients that just don’t seem like they belong on pizza. Here’s our top ten list of strange things that have come to find their way onto pizza:
- Kit Kats
- Hot Dogs
- Squid Ink
- Pastrami / Mustard
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Tater Tots