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Surprising Pizza Toppings: How The Rest Of The World Tops Their Pizza

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If you ask a dozen different people what toppings they like on their pizza, you will likely get a wide range of answers. However, most pizza topping requests in Canada and North America rarely include foods outside of the commonly accepted list, which includes pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage, cheese, onions and so forth.

Surprisingly, the same question asked in a different country would garner completely different answers - some of them quite out of the ordinary when compared with pizza norms in Canada. For example, Australians have a meat-lovers pizza that consists of emu, crocodile and kangaroo. Following are other unique topping combinations found around the world.

Potatoes and Eggs

Common breakfast food items, potatoes and eggs, find their way onto pizzas all around the world. In France, eggs that have been cooked sunny-side-up are favored pizza toppings. The eggs are either fried in a pan and placed on the pie or baked right onto the pie itself. Onions and peppers complete the toppings list on this popular pizza. In Japan, potatoes are often placed on pizza along with mayonnaise, bacon, corn and onion. This pizza is fondly called the mayo jaga. 

Peanuts and Bananas

North Americans are not adverse to placing some fruit, such as pineapple, on their pizzas. However, the pizza Africana, found in Sweden, takes putting fruit on your pizza to a whole new level. Common toppings for this savory pizza include bananas, pineapple, peanuts and chicken placed atop an ultra-thin crust. And all of it is topped with a whole lot of curry powder, which gives it that added zing. While you may think this pizza has a sweet flavor, it is anything but. 

Fish and More Fish

If you love fish on your pizza, you will be amazed by how many fishy toppings there are around the world. In Germany, tuna is a popular pizza topping, and it is often the only topping used to make their famous tuna pizza. In Russia, the mockba pizza, which is served cold, features sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onion. 

As you can see, people will put just about anything on their pizza. While the structure of pizza is relatively the same around the world - crust, sauce and cheese - the types of ingredients used and the toppings placed atop the pie vary dramatically, depending on the local culture of the country in question. So, if you've ever wanted to try something different, why not try one of these pizza topping combinations found around the world? Contact a company like Chicago Deep Dish Pizza for more information.