8 Unusual Pizza Toppings Around The World

Quite possibly, the hardest challenge in the world would be for someone to keep their hands off a slice of pizza. Am I right or am I right?

Pizza has been a favorite for ages now. Even Pope Francis once got his pizza hand-delivered from a local pizzeria in Italy. The first appearance of the term ‘pizza’ dates back to 997 A.D., and modern pizza has its origins in 18th-century Naples, Italy. The first American pizzeria opened in 1905 in New York City. With chains like Domino’s expanding to over 72 countries, American-style pizzas have global reach.

The cheesy, decadent, and spicy Italian dish comes with a variety of toppings that one has the liberty to choose from. Apart from the usual toppings like meat, veggies, olives, and jalapeños, there is a multitude of atypical toppings that people like on their pizzas.

8 Unusual Pizza Toppings Around The World

1. Mango

Via – Blogspot

Yeah, you read that right. This tropical summer fruit finds its way to the top of a pizza in Guimaras Island of the Philippines. A specialty of the Pitstop Restaurant is mango delicacies and its menu also features mango spaghetti. It is served with green bell peppers, cheese, cashew nuts, chili sauce, and, of course, mango slices.

2. Banana Curry

Via – Buzzfeed

Listed as one of the classic pizzas in menus of Sweden, this pizza features whole grain tortilla bread, spicy tomato salsa sauce mixed with a unique curry powder, light mozzarella cheese, sliced banana and a few chopped walnuts. Some places even add chicken.

3. Sushi

Via – HappyAmericanLife

Yes, the world-famous Japanese dish is used as decor for pizza. Originating in Canada, it uses a slightly crispy yet chewy fried rice patty as the base and is topped with a layer of sliced avocado, a layer of sliced salmon, tuna or crab meat, a drizzle of mayonnaise, and wasabi powder.

4. Kangaroo & Crocodile

Via – Gourmantic

The oldest licensed pub in Sydney called the Australia Heritage Hotel, serves some delicious Australian dishes with a twist. The in-house special pizzas are Pepper Kangaroo Pizza and the Saltwater Crocodile Pizza. Marinated in native peppers and served with roasted capsicums and native berries, the Kangaroo pizza has a slightly sour/sweet flavor combination which complements the kangaroo meat. The Saltwater Crocodile Pizza is made with Thai herbs and spicy coconut cream.

5. Tuna Fish

Known as the ‘Thunfisch Pizza’, this pizza is so famous in Germany that it can even be ordered at pizzerias like Dominoes and Pizza Hut. Seafood pizza also makes a feature in Russian menus where they top it with mackerel, salmon, and sardines.

6. Breakfast Style Toppings

Via – Spoonforkbacon

What is better than having pizza for breakfast? Topped with breakfast ingredients like bacon and spinach, poached eggs, avocados and potatoes, these unusual pizza toppings might be a newer invention, but they are definitely scrumptious. The fried egg pizza is most common in France. The egg is served yolk up. Sometimes it’s baked on top of the pizza, and sometimes it’s fried separately to be added later. Either way, it’s a fried egg pizza.

7. Coconut and Shrimp

Via – Ourblog

It might look like shredded cheese but is actually coconut. It is consistently one of the favorite unusual pizza toppings in Costa Rica along with shrimp.

8. Eel

Via – FoodEnvy

Japan is known typically for its unusual pizza toppings. Eel is one of them. It is usually baked or fried before being used in a pizza. Other cringe-worthy Japanese toppings that might not be your first choice are squid ink, Shira ko (cod milt or fish sperm), and mayonnaise.

Bon appetit, my friend!

Manisha Panda

A recent commerce graduate, Manisha has possessed an affinity for words since she was 8. A writer by day and reader by night, she is immensely passionate about her work. Find her assume other roles of a part-time music and movie buff and full-time foodie.

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