February 9th is National Pizza Pie Day! Need a reason to order (or just eat) pizza today? No need – February 9th is National Pizza Day! Now, we’re not sure who started it, but any number of websites recognize it.
So celebrate it! And if you’re really feeling funky, try it in a way that other countries enjoy it – or just have it the “good old fashioned American way.” Here’s a look at the most popular pizza toppings around the world:
- United States: pepperoni
- Australia: A well-liked combination consists of barbecue sauce, emu, crocodile, and kangaroo. Definitely a different kind of meat lovers' pie! Another popular combo is barbecue sauce, shrimp, and pineapple—fruity, savory, and spicy all at the same time.
- Brazil: Brazilians go for green peas
- France: A fried egg as a pizza topping is already common in France. In a version available at pizzerias throughout the country, the egg, which is usually cooked sunny-side up, is either baked right on top of the pie or fried in a pan, then placed on top
- Germany: Canned tuna.
- India: They prefer pickled ginger, minced mutton, and paneer cheese
- Japan: Look for Mayo Jaga (a combination of mayonnaise, potato, and bacon), corn, pimiento, and onion. They’ll often include eel and squid as well. And get this, it’s available at Domino’s Japan
- Russia: Sardines, tuna, mackerel, onions, and salmon known as “mockba” in common Russia. No wonder Putin is such a grump…
- Sweden: The Swedish eat their thin-crust pies with a fork and knife. And while they enjoy all sorts of toppings, the “pizza Africana” combination is by far the most interesting. What’s on it? It includes peanuts, bananas, chicken, pineapple, and curry powder—lots of curry powder.