Pizza in Japan is usually quite a bit different from the American version. Here they put some crazy things on pizza like shrimp, squid, tuna, mayonnaise, sesame seeds, teriyaki chicken, corn, potatoes, and sometimes mustard. Oh yeah and sausage. Not the sausage you might be thinking, but more like the Super Bowl Sunday little smokies. Also the prices can get insane. A pizza for two people can easily cost around $25 USD. At least you don’t have to tip the delivery person which is a plus. Here’s a menu from Pizza LA. So far I’ve found pizza most like the ones you can get in the U.S. at Costco and Dominos. Costco doesn’t deliver and they are located about 1 million miles from me.
Here’s a Pizza LA Commercial
I’ve tried a few pizzas so far in Japan. Although the normal Japanese pizza toppings sounded a bit wrong to me at first, the pizzas taste ok. It’s not as satisfying to me as the ‘Itallian Style” and I’d rate the flavor average. I’m sure that rating will go up the longer I’m here as I adapt more and more to a seafood type diet.
Can you imagine if the role was reversed though? Here I can get toppings similar to back in the U.S. but in American a Japanese person is pretty screwed. You can’t normally get squid, octopus, etc on your pizza in the U.S. so they’re stuck with pizza they’re not really used to.
Another Pizza LA featuring MMA Fighter Bob Sapp
Here’s a Sausage roll Pizza From Pizza Hut Japan