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Although the U.S. is quite passionate about pizza, our toppings are pretty tame compared to the rest of the world. Cheese, pepperoni, and sausage aren’t too out of the ordinary when compared to choices like smoked reindeer and haggis. Read on to discover 14 of the weirdest pizza toppings around the world — then mark them on your bucket list to try.
You’ll find banana curry pizza under the “Ordinary” or “Classic” sections of the menu in Sweden. It’s not too different from a Hawaiian in that it pairs ham with a sweet fruit, but the curry powder is admittedly unique. Most pizza places in Stockholm will serve it, but people flock to sample it at Formaggio Pizzeria.
This interesting-looking pizza has a crust that you can easily pluck — perhaps too easily. Each “cone” of the Cone Crust Pizza comes stuffed with honey mustard chicken or cream cheese. Since it seems like Pizza Hut Middle East has (thankfully) discontinued this item, you might as well visit the critically acclaimed Rossovivo in Dubai instead.
This is not too far a stretch from the meat lovers slice we have in the United States, but add black pudding (blood sausage), mushrooms, and baked beans to the regular sausage and bacon. While the deceptively titled American Pizza is a late night favorite in Liverpool, make no mistake – this place is as British as the Beatles.
South Korean chain Mr. Pizza has quite the array of unusual pizza toppings, but the Grand Prix Cookie Crust tops them all (no pun intended). This shrimp and sweet potato pizza comes with a cookie dough-stuffed crust and blueberry dipping sauce on the side. If you’re curious to try this strange pie, you don’t even have to travel that far — there is a Mr. Pizza in Los Angeles.
The Yard Sale Pizza
Yard Sale Pizza in London serves perfectly normal and delicious fior-di-latte pizzas, except for on Burns Night. That’s when they join forces with Deeney’s and bring out the haggis and add cavolo nero, black chile jam, and mozzarella to keep it company. If you’re not in London during Burns Night, fear not: Frozen varieties are available at most British supermarkets.
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Forget quattro formaggi. The Mockba Pizza is a four-fish pizza, with sardines, tuna, mackerel, and salmon, garnished with onions and herbs (and roe, sometimes) — and it’s served cold. This pizza is named after the capital — “Mockba” is the Russian word for Moscow — so head over to Correa’s, a Muscovite favorite.