Strange Pizza Toppings From Around The World
Who doesn’t like pizza? You might be surprised, but while it’s a given that Americans enjoy a nice deep-dish or New York style pizza, it is pretty much the same all over the globe. The difference arises when you start putting on the toppings. Americans have a love for pepperoni and extra cheese. Some of them like vegetables all over the top. What we may like doesn’t necessarily fly in other countries. Their favorite toppings might seem strange to us, but they are just as popular as a pizza with sausage here. Do you think that you would try these?
This is a fan-favorite in Russia. Mockba, as it is known, is a pizza with traditional vegetable toppings, but then the Russians top it off with tuna, sardines, mackerel, salmon and red herring. If you like seafood, this is the pizza for you. If not (and I am one of them), just stick to the veggies.
The Japanese are known for their sushi and for their great rice dishes, but if you are looking for some pizza pie on this island nation, make sure you order their favorite: eel pizza. They load this rice-based, deep dish up with cheese and, of course, long strips of yummy eel! Would you eat this?
[gn_quote style=”1″]myFiveBest Trivia Extra:
Pepperoni IS NOT Italian. In fact, the word “peperoni” means ‘pepper’ in Italy. The favorite topping of the United States didn’t even appear until 1919 and wasn’t added to pizza until after World War Two![/gn_quote]
Moving off of fish, the Costa Ricans and other Caribbean countries enjoy the taste of coconut pizza. A sweeter pizza than what you may be used to, coconut pizza contains a crust made out of coconut and is topped with shredded coconut and cheese. It also can have a coconut milk white sauce on it.
Before you go knocking this Pakistani choice, you should know that curry is one of the most spices in the world. This topping is so popular that curry pizzas are popping up all over the United States – especially in California. Curry is a not a single type of flavor. The West has just called all Asian spice mixtures that contain chiles by that name. The precise selection of spices for each dish is a matter of national or regional cultural tradition, religious practice, and, to some extent, family preference. The curry can be mixed with chicken, vegetables, or any sort of meat or fish.
If you are not quite sure, mutton is a female (ewe) or castrated male (wether) sheep having more than two permanent incisors in wear. It is also a favorite pizza topping in India – especially if you mix it up with pickled ginger and some paneer (a type of cottage cheese). Not exactly sure how it would taste, but how can one billion Indians be wrong?