Thursday, October 15, 2009

If this is your pizza, how does your burgers look?

Once upon a time, when I just had started this little blog and the number of readers were somewhere around 2-3 pageloads per week out of which I was at least half, I did a post on how Japanese treat pizza and how it can sometimes manifests itself in slightly odd variants. But seriously, how naive I was back then... The pizzas I've just seen make salmon mayo look like nothing.

Recently the Salaryman household have been receiving some advertisements from Domino's Pizza here in Japan and how they, in collaboration with a magazine that covers local events for different regions in Tokyo, the "Walker" series, have created unique pizza variants that are suppossed to reflect the region's cuisine and the best they have to offer... Let's take a look shall we?

"Awesome Salmon! Hokkaido Autumn Salmon Pizza"

So, we start up north with their Hokkaido Pizza which they describe as above, and to be honest, it's probably the one in the bunch that is least offensive with clams, broccoli, salmon, corn and with a base of white sauce...

Next up is the "Super Delish! Hakata Chicken Pizza with Citron"

This pizza comes from the southern island of Kyushu and boasts chicken, green onion, mushroom and sour lime(ish) Yuzu pepper. Ok, this doesn't really sound to appetizing to me, but after the "Awesome Salmon!" it's probably my second choice...


...it gets worse with the "Oo lala! Nagoya-Cochin Chicken Pizza made with Red Miso"

Now is where it starts to get nasty... The basic ingredients in this "Pizza" is chicken, Red Miso Paste, Grilled Eggplant and egg mix as base... This is just plain nasty...



but last they promote the "Fafu-licious! Kobe-Nagata Gyuusuji Beef Pizza"

This one comes from the port city of Kobe in West Japan and is basically a lot of beef tendons, drenched in green onion and then for good measure they make it in a nice mayo base... I wouldn't treat my worst enemy to this one...
With all these things out in the open, salmon mayo pizza sounds like pure heaven! This is not only the dark side of Japanese cooking, this is the Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy of Japanese cooking...

7 comments:

Martin said...

I wasn´t too impressed by the kebab I had in Tokyo either. It was slightly worse than the one I had in New Zealand.
Do they make any good kebabs over there?

jlpt-2kyu said...

kobe suji is real nasty, i had a suji donburi once under sannomiya station and had to leave it all.

The nagoya one looks great I think!

Karen said...

So does Domino's have 30 minute delivery over there?

Mr. Salaryman said...

Martin - Well, that's just because we've got great Kebab where we come from. Here in Japan it's not really popular so it's not very good either...

jlpt-2kyu - Nagoya? You sicken me...

Karen - Hmmm, good questions, but considering their offer they can take much longer as far as I'm concerned

Danielle said...

Did you see Dominoes was offering Bread-bowl pasta - that's Pasta served in a bowl made out fo bread! It wasn't a small bowl either, from the photo.

Oh and btw, if anyone gets a bad kebab in NZ they've really been unlucky!

Anonymous said...

just try some russian pirogs..

--Pasta served in a bowl made out fo bread!--

you can get it in south Italy since 300 years already..

Jon Allen said...

yeah, pizzahut's offerings are pretty bizzare too.
http://www.pizzahut.jp/
Is sausage crust an option anywhere else?

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