I thought I’d seen the pinnacle of Unclear On The Concept when wedges of Camembert started showing up on Japanese pizza, but that was before I spotted this one topped … Continue Reading When I Said I Wanted Cheese Pizza, I Didn’t Mean THAT Kind Of Cheese!
Now that we’re deep into the dog days of summer, doesn’t the very idea of nomming down a hot slice heaped with stomach-bombing meats kind of make you shudder? Enter…the … Continue Reading Salad Pizza
The mussels and clams on this Asakusa restaurant’s pizza are so fresh, they’re still in the shell! Behold the mixed seafood delight, which, as a bonus, delivers 5000% of your … Continue Reading Would You Prefer Clam Shells Or Raw Egg On That Pizza?
Why not take a break from the typical Christmas feast of fried chicken* and order a festive pizza instead? This beauty from Pizza Hut delivers something for everyone on your … Continue Reading Pizza of Christmas
What’s round and topped with cabbage, ginger pickles, bean sprouts, mayonnaise, otafuku sauce and dried fish shavings? Okonomiyaki pizza, of course! The beloved Osaka “omelet” is traditionally made with an eggy … Continue Reading Cabbage and Ginger Pickle Pizza
Blue Cheese? blaaat. Camembert? blaaat. Gouda? blaaat. Maple Syrup? BING-BONG! Yes, this month, Domino’s Japan will ship you a pizza bursting with four cheeses never before melted together on a crust, … Continue Reading And Today’s Japanese Pizza Mystery Ingredient Is…?
Nevermind that putting cheese on top of Japanese curry sounds about as appealing as stirring a spoonful of peanut butter into my coffee, the idea of serving that flavor mashup … Continue Reading Curry Cheese Pizza Chips?! Nooooo!
No your eyes do not deceive you: those are adorable – if un-pizza-like – miniature marshmallows joining the pineapple and kiwi goodness of this summer offering at the Shakey’s all-you-can-eat … Continue Reading Fruity Pizza
What all-beef manhandler’s got lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, all topped off with two kinds of cheese and a special sauce? Yes, it’s Burger Pizza! The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet at … Continue Reading Burger Pizza
It’s a warm Saturday night in May, you’re on your fourth beer, and the new best friend you just met tonight says, hey, I hope the flowers I ordered for … Continue Reading Mother Of All Pizzas
Can’t decide whether to go for pizza or sushi? Now you don’t have to, thanks to this revolutionary new potato chip flavor from Calbee. It’s bursting with the goodness of … Continue Reading Fish Egg Mayo Pizza Chips
And you thought pizza couldn’t be improved as the perfect junk food! In honor of spring, Pizza-LA comes through with the Buttered Potato & Sausage Pizza In addition to that … Continue Reading Hot Dog Pizza
Today I’m taking a rare break from my usual chronicling of Japanese pizza weirdness to bring you an innovation by J-Dominos that can only be described as swoonworthy: the mille-feuille … Continue Reading Pizza 2.0
And what could be more French than a pizza topped with five types of cheese, broccoli, red peppers, demiglace sauce and beef stew? You won’t need a glass of red … Continue Reading Pizza of…France?
I didn’t think Shakey’s could top the red bean, marshmallow and squash dessert pizza, but their winter specials just might surpass that creation for sheer originality. When the most ordinary … Continue Reading Pizza of December
Yes, those ARE marshmallows joining the pumpkin and red bean paste topping, drizzled with black sesame sauce. I’m sure you’re craving an extra large. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
Sometimes “foreign food” is REALLY foreign in Japan. Like “Mayo Con Beef Tacos.” Or, even more mysterious, “Egg Feeling Tacos.” Basically: Anything in a folded tortilla? It’s a taco! A … Continue Reading Pizza Taco
Um, that would be “brand” as in “home on the range,” not as in “Louis Vuitton,” in case you were wondering which kanji character was used for the “Jesus Brand … Continue Reading Black Rage Of Satan Pizza & Other Delicacies
From the land that junk food shame forgot, this. A yakisoba sandwich is basically the Japanese equivalent of cold pizza for breakfast, on a bun. This is what frugal Japanese … Continue Reading One Fried Noodle Sandwich, Please
In the land where nannies are nearly as scarce as chimney sweeps, this all-Japanese celebration of bygone British privilege is about to hit the stage. It’s too bad they don’t … Continue Reading Poppins-san
See, this is where tolerance will get you. Let them get away with putting ginger pickles and fish shavings on pizza, say nothing when your spaghetti comes topped with sea urchin … Continue Reading The Slippery Slope, Illustrated
A few days ago I was climbing the escalators in the hated Skytree* in search of the Sumidagawa Aquarium, and was stopped in my tracks by this. An exhibition of fake food art! Best. Idea. Ever. All … Continue Reading Potatosaurus Rex
Aieeeee, when I saw this on the menu at Krispy Kreme, I knew I’d have to strap on my Try Anything Once Cojones and take one for the team! So … Continue Reading Spicy Tomato Filled Doughnuts?
Hello there, bunnies! Wow, you are cute and friendly. Please don’t poop on me. Fortunately, lap diapers are dispensed at the door, so you can enjoy the lovely bunnies without … Continue Reading A Rabbit A Day At The Bunny Cafe
One of the first things you notice about hosts is that they don’t dress like Western guys who are out on the prowl. Hosts aim to deliver the Japanese version … Continue Reading Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Host Fashion
Alice In Wonderland X Jules Verne! Gothic Lolita X Victorian Mourning! Manga X Edwardian Gentleman! In the land where costume is king (and often queen, even if you’re not a … Continue Reading Tokyo Steampunk!
What next, Janis X Lucy? Snoopy X Snoop Dogg? Although I have to admit that these Jimi X Linus and Bob X Linus t-shirts made me laugh, they ARE sort … Continue Reading Jimi X Linus?!
I’m still trying to figure out the pop fascination with Catholic symbols here in Japan. Totally divorced from religious tradition (Christianity never got much of a toehold here, thanks to … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Glow In The Dark
Like I said about my encounter with intestine soup, don’t gag until you’ve tried it! Admittedly, this “Italian” speciality is about as autentico as Burger Pizza, but it was surprisingly delicious. … Continue Reading Spaghetti with Cream of Sea Urchin Eggs
The average Japanese teenager may have it rough when it comes to taking entrance exams that will determine his whole future, but he never has to spend hours in front … Continue Reading Getting Carded, Japanese Style
Sure, Oreo Sticks are a western import, but they’ve been IMPROVED to suit Japanese tastes. This is what happens to pretty much everything that comes to Japan, from foreign-born sumo … Continue Reading Life In Japan Explained By Oreos
Watching celebs dressed in puffy animal costumes battle it out on TV can give you a powerful craving for just the right snack, but it’s near-impossible to whip up a … Continue Reading Squid Ink Popcorn
In the battle for the hearts and minds of Japanese midnight noshers, Pizza Hut fights back with the Gorgeous Four, the Melting Camembert and the Super Korean Purokoki! This flyer … Continue Reading No Seaweed, Extra Chili Peppers
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 … Continue Reading Extra Cheese, Hold The Mayo