When it comes to pizza, there are few things that unite cultures more than the unbridled enthusiasm for topping the savory disk with whatever may be lurking in the pantry. In other words, you could probably find a piece of pizza topped with something alien and bizarre wherever you go.
What’s more, many of those toppings are not only common but also very popular around the world. So if you ever find yourself on a deserted island and have to eat something that is both tasty and weird, here are some ideas to get your brain working at top speed.
Cheese pizza is a common topping choice for both American and Italian pizzas. Many people enjoy cheese pizza because it’s a classic taste that has been around for decades. Cheese pizza is most often served with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
There are a number of ways to enjoy bacon on pizza. Some of the most popular options include bacon and eggs, bacon and avocado, and bacon and hot sauce.
In Japan, shrimp pizza is a staple. It usually has a thin crust made with wheat flour or rice flour, and is topped with sweet and sour sauce, cheese, and thinly-sliced raw shrimp. If you’re lucky enough to find this kind of shrimp pizza on your travels abroad, make sure to grab a slice before it’s gone!
Jalapeño Popper Pizza
A jalapeño popper pizza is made by putting cream cheese on the pizza crust and then spreading it with a mixture of cheddar cheese, bacon bits, jalapeños, and green onions. The finished product is then baked until it’s golden brown.
This pizza is typically served with a side of ranch dressing to cool your mouth down after the spicy pie. #1: Pizza topped with egg Pizza topped with an egg on top would be an easy option for those who are looking for something weird but not too weird.
This pizza can be loaded up with other ingredients like bacon or sausage if you want to get your meat fix in. For those who want to go all-out with weirdness, you can also top this pizza with pineapple slices, cream cheese frosting, or even a single strawberry.
Hot Dog Pizza
The hot dog pizza is one of the most bizarre and wonderful pies you will ever encounter. This little number combines two of Americans’ favorite food items: pizza and hot dogs. The toppings include a slice of pizza with a sliced hot dog on top and mayo.
Weird pizza toppings are probably fairly common in the United States, but if you ever find yourself in Japan, you may want to give this Eel Pizza a try. Just take a slice of your favorite crust, spread it with mayonnaise and then lay down a layer of eel-poached tuna. Roll it up tightly, cut into slices and enjoy.
Italian Sausage Roll-up Pizza
This is a favorite in Italy, where you can find it on the menu at many pizza restaurants. It’s topped with sausage, ham, and mozzarella cheese.
Turkey Tetrazzini Pizza
In Italy, you can find a pizza topped with pieces of turkey, bacon, white wine and mushrooms. Turkey Tetrazzini Pizza sounds tasty although it is not the most appetizing of names.
Thai Curry Chicken Pizza
In Thailand, this pizza is topped with a curry-based sauce that has been flavored with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. If you want to know what this strange mix tastes like, the best way to describe it is “sweet and spicy.”
The World’s Weirdest Pizza Toppings There are some toppings that most people would probably never consider including on their pizza, but they might just be the most popular in a given region. See this list of Domino’s Pizza toppings in different countries to see what I mean.
The thing about pizza is that, as long as it’s delicious, you can top it with anything and it will always be good.