As members of the Western civilization we think we know different pizzas. In the end, our collective recollection of the pizza ultimately come in the Italian form. You had it at birthdays, parties, lunch, at the movies, at IKEA. Wherever you had it, it probably came in a paper form, tray or a box in the colors of the Italian flag. You didn’t think too much of it.
But then you get older. You move out of your parents house. Now you grab a bite nonchalantly while complaining about it because you ate some real Napolitalian-style pizza made in a stone oven the other day. But wait – there’s an even bigger world out there. A world where pizza has taken a new form. Here’s a petite selection for your amusement.
Different pizzas, different countries
The Fugazzeta is a variety of the prevalent Argentinian treat called fugazza, which an onion-topped pizza that is fundamentally the same to Italian-style focaccia. Fugazzeta is a twofold crusted adaptation of fugazza, loaded down with cheddar and finished with the same sweet onions. Fugazzeta de verdura has the majority of this in addition to a layer of sautéed spinach and vegetables.
Vietnam: Bánh Tráng Nướng
Banh Trang Nuong, or Vietnamese Pizza, is well known among youngsters in Vietnam. It takes after pizza with a combination of fun fixings. In any case, rather than a thick mixture as the base, you have a slender sheet of rice paper. Rather than tomato sauce, you have a quail or chicken egg beaten specifically on top of the rice paper and spread uniformly. The egg keeps the rice paper from blazing, and it serves as a paste for the garnishes.
In Lebanon, manakish (also known as manakeesh and manaqish; singular manousheh) are frequently eaten for breakfast and may be topped with herbs, cheese, or meat. It is one of the most famous delicious Middle Eastern breakfast foods. The word itself means decorated or stamped, referring to how the dough is flattened using the tips of the fingers which leave a stamp-like decorative pattern.
Japan: Mochi Pizza
The mochi pizza has rice flour mixed into the crust, but the crust isn’t chewy. The crust is more like a thin pizza crust. Some of the pizzas also have pieces of mochi mixed in with the melted cheese, and these are chewy. A lot of people have asked me if the mochi is sweet. They don’t use the mochi you are used to eating as a dessert, but rather the unsweetened type. There are quite a few toppings to choose from, and you can also choose to do half and half.
This Turkish-style pizza is a Turkish flat bread layered with a fresh sauce composed of tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and minced lamb cooked with a flavorful selection of Mediterranean spices. It is normally garnished with fresh salad and a creamy garlic sauce and or a tangy zesty hot red pepper sauce. It is a really light meal, but filling and flavorful.