Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pizza around the world

(Almost) everybody likes pizza. Because of its enormous popularity it has undergone all sorts of transformations since it left its home in Naples (see above). The examples are not necessarily typical, but can be found in the country named; they're not even particularly weird. Let's look at some.

In Sweden- curry, banana, pineapple

In Korea- with an outer ring of sweet potato

In Japan- shredded pork, shimeji mushrooms, bamboo shoots, seaweed, shiso (perilla) leaves

In England- balti chicken (whatever that is), green chile, red onion, fresh coriander (cilantro), garlic sauce

In South Africa- chicken, mushroom, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, spring onion

In India- paneer, onion, peppers, paprika and tomato

In Turkey- anchovy, calamari, shrimp, tuna, tomato

In Holland- mozzarella, smoked wild salmon, capers, red onion, fresh tomato

In Russia- strips of pork, salami, turkey breast, bbq chicken, zucchini, tomatoes

In Hong Kong- seafood, abalone sauce, crayfish, crab roe dressing, chicken, enoki mushrooms

In the Philippines- tuna, white sauce, mushrooms, onions, mozzarella served in a cone

In the United States- grilled chicken, Italian cheeses, Alfredo sauce, scallions