Extra Cheese, Hold The Mayo

Domino’s Japan is not for the pizza purist, but how could starving otakus survive without Mayo-Jaga: potatoes, pancetta, corn, onion and tomato sauce topped with liberal squeezes of mayonnaise, all served up on a pizza crust?

When this flyer arrived in my mailbox yesterday, I was sorry to see that they no longer offer the foie-gras pizza, but was happy to recognize these other timeless favorites:

The Goryeo Galbi: Korean-style BBQ beef with sesame seeds, garlic and paprika

The BBQ Garlic Chicken: roast chicken, BBQ sauce, double garlic, onion, tomato sauce, and that perennial pizza favorite, corn.

The Prime Seafood: shrimp, squid, scallops and broccoli smothered in white cheese with black pepper added. Tomato sauce optional.

The mysteriously-named Lasagna Pizza: potatoes, parmesan cheese, Bolognese sauce and white cheese, sprinkled with parsley, that most “Italian” of herbs.

And the Charcoal Grilled Chiki-teri: teriyaki chicken, broccoli, mushrooms, corn, onion, tomato sauce – whoa, looking like the healthy choice here! – oops, no. Mayo on top.

It all qualifies as “pizza” because it comes on a crust, but in case you consider the classic Italian style so last millennium, you can substitute “mille-fueille” instead: a sort of multi-layer puff pastry, plain or sandwiched with meat and cheese. And if you’re with three friends who refuse to agree they’re jonesing for Mayo-Jaga, you can order the Quattro Giant with Chiki-teri, Mayo-Jaga, Domino’s Deluxe and Garlic Master each confined to its own quadrant, with or without a smothering of cheese.

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