Pizza lovers have an amazing capacity to place virtually anything and everything on their pizzas.
This is not surprising as a plain pizza crust is an invitation to be as creative as possible with the colors, flavors, and textures of your toppings – truly, a great way to experiment with your food and stick to your favorites simultaneously.
The best thing: You can order odd pizza toppings from pizzerias around the world. Here are a few examples that you should try whenever you are in the neighborhood.
Keep an open mind – and an open mouth – for it is the best way to expand your pizza repertoire.
Snakes, Scorpions, and Spiders
Don’t tell your mother that you have been eating pizzas topped by creatures known for their venom, no matter how small it may be in a few cases.
According to Ismail Ertekin, a Croatian-born, Swiss-based pizza chef, tiny amounts of venom on pizza can be beneficial – think homeopathic remedies and you can probably understand the idea.
The venom comes from an assortment of snakes, scorpions and spiders, which can encourage jitters on any ordinary day.
The downside: You cannot order the pizzas now because Swiss authorities have banned Ertekin from serving them to customers. Perhaps, you can make your own at home.
Australia certainly has plenty of kangaroos and crocodiles so it makes sense that their meats will find their way into pizzas.
Of course, kangaroo and crocodile meat are relatively common food Down Under so you should have no issues ordering them as pizza toppings.
You should try the saltwater crocodile topping because of its delicious gaminess. You don’t have to worry about a certain bite to the meat on the pizza – the raw meat is sliced thinly before being marinated in a spicy coconut cream with Thai herbs.
Cookies and Shrimp
Sweet and savory in a single dish can work but it takes a master chef to do it. If you are feeling adventurous about it, you can order a pizza with cookies and shrimp – throw in blueberries, too – at Mr. Pizza in South Korea.
Your order will consist of a shrimp placed on a cheesy pizza pie crust with generous amounts of potatoes, raisins, and pumpkin seeds.
Your dessert will also be in the pie – tear off the cookie crust before dipping it into your blueberry dip. Your South Korean adventure will be more memorable for it, too.
But there’s nothing like the familiarity of pizza toppings like cheese, tomato sauce, and various meats, vegetables, and even herbs as comfort food. Your neighborhood Mod Pizza is the best place for it, too.