Here in America, BBQ chicken pizza, plain cheese slices, and simple pepperoni pies are popular pizza favorites. But around the world, it’s a much different story. Regional tastes, cultural preferences, and local offerings play a big role in what tops a pie. Here’s a closer look at some of the wild and wonderful pizza toppings from across the globe.
- Paneer Cheese
While lovers of gourmet pizza in Arizona prefer mozzarella, people in India unsurprisingly favor their country’s soft paneer cheese. The mild, fresh cheese adds gentle tanginess and creamy texture. Pickled ginger and minced mutton are often added.
- Green Peas
Brazilians are very adventurous with their ingredients and green peas top the list. In such hot climates, they’re a sweet and fresh addition to pizza.
Coconuts grow in abundance in Costa Rica, so it’s no surprise locals put it on their pizza. Often, it’s the only ingredient other than cheese, although Costa Ricans also enjoy sweet chiles and onions.
This potent Russian combination of sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna and onions packs a real punch (so you should pack gum).
In Japan, the “mayo jaga” pizza combines the richness of mayonnaise and bacon with starchy potatoes to create a pizza that is heavy on carbs, calories and comfort-food goodness.
- Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile
Australia is home to many exotic animals, and none of them are safe from becoming a pizza topping. Shrimp, pineapple, and barbecue sauce are other Aussie favorites.
- No Toppings
Well, as close to nothing as it gets anyway. Italians love their classic Margherita with its reliance on quality ingredients used sparingly. Good flour, green basil, ripe tomatoes, fresh cheese- end of list.
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