Slideshow: The World’s Craziest Pizza Toppings
April 1, 2017
From Japan to Brazil, here are some of the strangest pizza toppings around the world
The World’s Craziest Pizza Toppings
Some crazy toppings probably sound better than others, like corned beef or beans, but it’s the unlikely combinations people choose to pair with a cheesy slice of pizza that are the most intriguing thing about some of the popular options on this list. Cashews and cream cheese? Banana curry? Coconuts? Decide for yourself which — if any — unusual toppings you’d try if presented with these options.
Baked Beans (UK)
Brits love their baked beans and add them to many local favorite dishes, so it would make sense that the side dish would find itself as the main star on a pizza.
Banana Curry (Sweden)
This dish is traditionally made with thin slices of smoked ham, smoked cheese, ripe bananas and curry powder. This popular Swedish pizza would likely appear on a menu under Classics, and combines sweet, salty, and spicy flavors.
Cicadas may only surface once every 17 years, but when they do they’re fair game for adventurous pizza-lovers. The cicadas give the pizza a nutty flavor and are best when fresh.
Coconut (Costa Rica)
A popular pizza topping in Costa Rica is coconut. This odd choice is sometimes paired with shrimp, too.
Corn Dogs (Minnesota)
This delectable fusion of two favorite American dishes is available at the annual Minnesota State Fair. Festival attendees can head over to the food tent to taste this pizza topped with deep-fried corn dogs.
This pizza is for the true fish fan (and maybe those without a sense of smell). Russians love their Mockba (Moscow) pizza, which is topped with onion and five types of fish: mackerel, herring, tuna, sardines, and salmon. Too much? Maybe.
Full English Breakfast (UK)
Complete with sausage, baked beans, fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, mushrooms, and tomatoes, the full English breakfast is hearty and filling — even more so on top of a pizza. Lump it all on a crusty pizza base and top it off with cheese, and you have a surprisingly popular British meal.
Mayo Jaga (Japan)
In Japan you’ll find several strange pizza toppings used, one of these being mayo jaga, or “mayonnaise and potatoes.” Although unusual, it doesn’t sound completely awful.
Python With Alligator and Frog (Florida)
Shrimp (Multiple Countries)
Some people apparently love topping their cheese pizza with shrimp, but we just can’t wrap our heads around it. Shrimp and cheese is not an enjoyable flavor combination, and Italians would call it sacrilege.