Pizza is a dish adored by all. It has evolved beyond just being an Italian staple to becoming a popular fast-food item all across the globe. There are many regional variations to the pizza, especially when it comes to pizza toppings. We have all heard of strange pizza toppings such as pineapple or kiwi, but those are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more unique and eccentric pizza toppings across the world which may seem absolutely delicious to the people living in those country, but is completely unheard of to people from the other parts of the world.
For those who have a sweet tooth, consider a trip to South Korea where you may find pizzas made with a cookie dough crust, served with blueberry dipping sauce! If you thought pineapple pizza was unusual, you may have a hard time wrapping your head around the idea of Swedish pizza made with banana on top. Pepperoni pizza or chicken pizza is quite a popular fast-food dish, but have you ever wondered what would happen if the meat got replaced with tuna or kangaroo meat instead?
Here Are The Top 10 Most Bizarre Pizza Toppings Across The World:
#10: Shrimp, Sweet Potato, Cookie Dough Crust, Blueberry Dipping Sauce - South Korea
The South Korean pizza has reinvented the dish entirely using various locally sourced ingredients as part of the preparation. Topped with shrimp and sweet potato, and made with a cookie dough crust - these pizza pies are served with a blueberry dipping sauce.
#9: Mayonnaise, Corn and Potato - Japan
While the French Mayonnaise sauce does have a significant fan-following across the globe, the territory of making it a pizza topping still lies unexplored. The Japanese pizza becomes even more eccentric with further toppings such as sweet corn and potato.
#8: Gold Leaf Pizza - U.S.A
Vegetables and meat are regular fare when we come to think of pizza toppings. This gold-leaf pizza from the United States of America costs a whopping USD 2,000 or INR 1,51,335 at the current exchange rate. It gets its expensive price from the rare ingredients used in its making, including real 24 karat gold leaves on top.
#7: Green Peas - Brazil
Green peas are native to the Southern American country, which is why adding it to a pizza was only the natural choice for most Brazilians. But for others it seems like an eccentric vegetable to team the pizza with.
#6: Canned Tuna - Germany
Your love for seafood is seriously about to get tested with the German Canned Tuna pizza topping. Although it's super healthy and definitely adds a kick of protein to the pizza, the taste may indeed be questionable.
#5: Mockba - Russia
Another pizza riding high on seafood toppings is the Mockba. It is a special pizza pie from Russia named after the local name for the country's capital city Moscow. It has up to four different kinds of fish including the Sardines, Tuna, Mackerel and Salmon and is traditionally served cold.
#4: Crocodile and Kangaroo Meat - Australia
Australian is native to many different varieties of wildlife, the most well-known one being the Kangaroo. Fancy some Kangaroo or Crocodile meat as your pizza topping? The Southern country-continent has you covered.
#3: Banana, Curry and Peanuts - Sweden
Pineapple may not have made it to the list, but there's another one of its fruit counterparts here. The Swedish pizza made with banana, curry and peanut toppings sounds delicious when we think of it as a dessert - not so much as a main course!
#2: Reindeer, Chanterelles and Onions - Finland
Reindeer meat is an acquired taste for most, but for Finnish people it was the natural pizza topping. Smoked Reindeer meat coupled with Chanterelle mushrooms and crisp onions is a popular pizza eaten in Finland. Interestingly, the pizza is known as the Berlusconi after Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi insulted Finnish cuisine.
#1: Haggis - United Kingdom
And the one most bizarre pizza topping which 'tops' this list has to be the Haggis from United Kingdom. The Haggis is a Scottish meat pudding usually made for special occasions comprising minced sheep offal, oatmeal, onions and spices. Coupled with a pizza base, the offering is truly one of the most bizarre pizza topping.
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