Around the world, pizza toppings vary greatly; reflecting regional tastes, indigenous foods and cultural preferences. Pizza remains a favorite dish regardless of geographical location.
In Caracas, Venezuelans love pizza as much as anywhere in the world. Predominantly, pizzas are separated into to varieties: the “artisan” type, made in ovens with wood fires and, the “commercial” type. They have tomato based pizzas and cream based pizzas and with a lot of toppings: mozzarella, (some times bufala cheese), anchovies, olives, artichokes, pepperoni, sausage, onion, bacon, mushroom, tomato, goat cheese, and corn. The most popular toppings being pepperoni, vegetarian and anchovies. (Source: Inés Peña Madriz, Chadom Arte Culinario)
Squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon) in Japan; and green peas in Brazil.
In Russia, they serve pizza covered with mockba; a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions.
In France, a popular combo is called the Flambé, with bacon, onion and fresh cream.
In Pakistan, curry pizza is a huge favorite.
In Canada popular toppings are “pepperonni, sausage, bacon, hamburger, ham, anchovies, tuna, mushrooms, green peppers, red peppers, hot peppers, jalapino peppers, onions, green olives, black olives, pineapple and of course, the entire list of cheeses and an assortment of different flavoured stuffed crusts
Some of the more popular international toppings in India are pickled ginger, minced mutton and “paneer,” (a form of cottage cheese), which looks quite like tofu but is obviously a dairy product. Tandoori chicken and chicken “tikka” are also increasingly popular toppings in India. (Source: Shiv Sharan Singh, New Delhi, India)
In France, a popular pizza combo is called the Flambé, with bacon, onion and fresh cream. (Source: Domino’s.)
Vegetable for pizza toppings in Iceland are grown in greenhouses because of the lava terrain there. (Source: Domino’s.)
In the Netherlands, the “Double Dutch” is a favorite pizza recipe; double cheese, double onions and double beef. (Source: Domino’s.)
Pork products are not consumed in Saudi Arabia, all meat toppings must be 100% beef. (Source: Domino’s.)
Costa Ricans favor coconut on their pizzas. (Source: Numero Uno Pizzeria.)
Pizza is loved around the world…