If there is one universal food, pizza would be it. Everyone loves it, even if versions may differ based on location. What does pizza around the world look like? This interesting infographic below highlights variations in different countries.
The Neapolitan (tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil) is a classic. Many people are also familiar with Pizza Bianca, or White Pizza version. But some pizzas are quite unique based on local tastes.
I’ve tried Okonomiyaki in Japan – specifically the Hiroshima version which is slightly different than in the rest of the country (it layers ingredients rather than mixes it all into the batter). Okonomiyaki is made of flour and water or dashi to make the “pancakes.” Toppings include shredded cabbage, noodles, fried egg, green onion, a protein, and a savory Okonomi Sauce. Many people enjoy sprinking the top with dried bonito flakes.
In the United States, the infographic lists Chicago Deep Dish as its signature pizza. While this version is popular, it’s also regional. In New York, thin style crust with just tomato sauce and mozzarella is the norm. In the Midwest, pizza crust is medium thickness – think Domino’s Pizza (after all, the company’s headquarters is based in Michigan).
Have you tried any of these pizza around the world? Which ones would you like to try? Let us know in the comments!