Who doesn't love pizza? It's a delicious food and there are so many restaurants around the world dedicated to serving up their own special recipe. Whether you like the crust thick or thin, odds are that you have a favorite pizza topping that you always order when you're ordering a savory pie.
Pizza is a food that's popular around the world. Since different cultures have their own delicious foods, pizza toppings can vary from place to place. Some of them sound delicious, while others are just too strange for us to try. To see 10 of the most interesting pizza toppings around the world, keep reading!
10 India: Tandoori Chicken Pizza
Tandoori chicken is a dish that is super popular in India. It's made by cooking chicken that has been marinated in a spicy and savory yogurt sauce. Tandoori chicken gets its name because it's typically cooked in a special clay oven called a tandoor.
In India, tandoori chicken isn't just a meal on its own -- it's also a popular pizza topping! If you're into this type of chicken, putting it on top of a pizza crust can be super delicious. This is a pretty unique pizza topping for people living in other countries, but we can see why it's so popular.
9 Netherlands: Shawarma Pizza
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that is made by putting thinly sliced meat into a cone shape and cooking it slowly on a turning rotisserie. Shawarma is a popular dish around the world, but there's one country where making shawarma pizza is particularly popular.
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In the Netherlands, shawarma pizza is a super popular topping. It can be made with a variety of different types of meat and chicken shawarma pizza is a particularly popular recipe around the Internet.
8 The U.K.: Full English Breakfast
Pizza for breakfast? Although eating leftover pizza when you wake up in the morning is definitely not uncommon, eating a pizza with breakfast foods on it is a little bit on the more unusual side.
But in the UK, breakfast pizza isn't that out of the ordinary. A Full English Breakfast is a dish that contains bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast, and sausages and can also include other foods like black pudding and baked beans. This is a traditional breakfast meal but has also become a pizza topping for the more adventurous eaters.
7 Japan: Squid Pizza
Japan has a lot of interesting stores, restaurants, and tourist destinations. Japan is a place that is definitely on the travel bucket lists of a lot of people... and for good reason!
Japan is definitely known for their really unique food. Whether it's the fast food items that are only available in Japan or unique flavors of junk foods that we just can't get here, Japan has so many fun and strange foods. One thing we're not likely to see around here is squid pizza. But it's super popular in Japan!
6 Australia: Kangaroo Pizza
Eating kangaroo sounds like a strange concept to people who don't live in Australia. We think of them as cute, jumping animals and don't think of them as a source of food. But in Australia, eating kangaroo meat isn't uncommon.
While Australia has a lot of really interesting and different food, kangaroo pizza has got to be one of the most unique foods that people can find down under. Kangaroo meat is served up at quite a few different restaurants around Australia, but kangaroo pizza is one of the most interesting ways to try it.
5 Russia: Mockba Pizza
This pizza is one that only the most dedicated of seafood lovers would ever even dream of trying! Mockba pizza is a popular type of pizza that is commonly found in Russia. Mockba pizza is a pizza that is named after the capital city of Russia, Mockba being the Russian word for Moscow.
Since it was named after a city in Russia, it's no surprise that this pizza is so popular in Russia. This pizza is one that is topped with sardines, tuna, mackerel, and salmon. It's also topped with onions and other garnishes and is typically served cold, unlike other pizzas that we eat hot.
4 Sweden: Banana Curry Pizza
Does pineapple belong on pizza? This is an argument that has pizza lovers around the Internet heavily divided. But in Sweden, there's another fruit that people like to top their pies with.
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There are a lot of different toppings that are popular when it comes to pizza in Sweden, but one of the most unusual ones is definitely the banana curry pizza. Yep, in Sweden, they put slices of banana on their pizza! This pizza is covered with ham, curry powder, cheese, and bananas. We definitely won't judge anyone that puts pineapple on their pizza again!
3 UAE: Cone Crust Pizza
This pizza isn't one that's unusual because of the toppings that go on it, but the type of crust that it has. There are pizzas from all different countries that have unique crusts like pretzel or cheeseburger crust pizza or even the classic stuffed crust pizza. But in the United Arab Emirates, they take the unique pizza crust to a whole new level.
There, their pizza crust is twisted up into the shape of a cone, covered in parmesan cheese, and then filled with different ingredients. Some recipes fill the cone with cream cheese while others fill it with chicken strips and honey mustard. Pizza Hut needs to make this a worldwide menu item!
2 Brazil: Green Pea Pizza
Vegetables on pizza? That's not all that strange! Plenty of countries put vegetables like onions, olives, bell peppers, and tomatoes on their pizza. But in Brazil, they put a more unique ingredient on top of their pizza.
In Brazil, green peas aren't just a side dish to make meals a little healthier. They're also a popular pizza topping! There are a lot of recipes around the Internet for healthier pizzas that feature green peas as a topping, so it's obvious that Brazil is onto something and this strange pizza topping is spreading.
1 Germany: Canned Tuna Pizza
Putting seafood on pizza is not that unusual. Although it may not be the most common topping, putting seafood like shrimp on pizzas is something that a lot of people love! But Germany has taken seafood pizza to a new level with this popular pizza topping.
In Germany, putting canned tuna on pizza is a popular topping. It definitely adds a unique flavor to the pizza that we all know and love! But this topping may be one that many people will opt to skip, instead going for a more traditional protein, like pepperoni.