What was described earlier may be the typical way people make pizza nowadays, but as we look closer, we realise that many nations have altered the way pizza is made to suit their own culture or traditions. Here is my list of the 7 most interesting types of pizza from all around the world. Let’s get started!
Named after HM Queen Margherita, the first Queen of Italy, and is topped with tomato, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil to symbolise the red, white, and green, we see on the Italian Flag.
The Calzone originated from Italy, and is a turnover shaped like a semicircle made from folded dough and pizza toppings. [Fun Fact: Calzone actually means stocking in Italy]
The Neapolitan hails from Naples and is the foundation for our modern-day American pizza. In 1889, the Royal Palace commissioned the Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito to create a pizza in honor of Queen Margherita’s visit. This resulted in the plain pizza becoming the Neapolitan Pizza.
Deep Dish Pizza, CHICAGO
The Deep Dish pizza from Chicago is one that reaches up to three inches in height, making it extremely heavy. The deep dish pizza may seem like a pie, but it is a legitimate form of pizza. It is baked in a pan, its thick crust holding in its many layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings.
Lahma Bi Ajeen, LEBAN
The literal translation of this delightful pizza is “meat with dough”. It is made from minced onions, (usually) ground lamb, cumin and yogurt. A truly unique treat 🙂
Okonomiyaki Pizza, JAPAN
Okonomiyaki is like a savoury pancake, but it still counts as pizza in my books. The standard recipe involves using cabbage, pork, noodles, and squid (layered or mixed in) with egg and konomiyaki sauce on top, but with this pizza, creativity is welcomed.
The Extremely Unique Korean Pizza, SOUTH KOREA
A Korean Pizza can be anything, absolutely anything. They can have the weirdest names and combinations of toppings, like the Cheese Cake Sand pizza, a pizza made from cheesecake mousse and shrimp. I can’t decide whether I’m interested or perturbed…
– Nomster Tricia