What Pizza Looks Like Around The World

Pizza. Most of us are familiar with the iconic dish of Italian origin. Pizza as we know it today originated in the 18th and 19th
centuries in Naples, Italy. Today, pizza is a staple in
Italy, America, and beyond. At its most simple… Peter Reinhart: Usually a
crust, made out of dough, with any number of toppings on top. Narrator: That’s according
to Peter Reinhart, the author of “American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza.” With a definition that broad, there are pizza variations and pizzalike dishes
eaten all over the globe. From base to toppings, here are 18 culturally distinct versions of pizza around the world. Sfincione is an Italian
variation of pizza. It’s light, fluffy, and slightly spongy. It’s usually topped with onions
in tomato sauce; anchovies; caciocavallo, which is
a dry, crumbly cheese; and a crisp layer of breadcrumbs. Pissaladière is a traditional dish from the town of Nice in southern France and is usually served as an appetizer. The recipe calls for a thick pizza dough, caramelized onions, black
olives, and anchovies. Sometimes the anchovies are
whole or made as a paste. The Washington Post
reports that flammkuchen, a mix between flatbread and pizza, dates back to the fourth century, when borders didn’t
exist like they do today. The dish became a specialty in
areas of what is now France, where it’s called tarte flambée, and Germany, where it’s
known as flammkuchen. It’s topped with crème
fraîche, onions, and bacon, and the crust is baked to an
almost cracker-like texture. There’s a lot of debate
surrounding pineapple on pizza. But this pizza went viral
once people found out that Swedes have taken it a step further by topping their pizzas with bananas. The toppings are a
combination of curry powder, bananas, and a protein
such as chicken or ham. Zapiekanka starts with half a baguette or another long roll of bread and gets topped with sautéed
mushrooms and cheese. Other toppings can be added, but to remain authentic, a thick drizzle of Polish ketchup is added as a finishing touch. Lángos is thick fried bread that is sometimes called Hungarian pizza and is a popular street food. The yeast dough is made from
mashed potatoes and flour and fried to a crisp. It’s eaten with a sprinkle of salt or toppings like garlic butter, sour cream, and grated cheese. Macedonian pizza, or pastrmajlija, is so popular there’s a festival
celebrating it each year. It’s dough shaped into an oval and topped with cubes of
meat and sometimes egg. Traditionally, the dish calls for lamb, but today, pork is often used instead. Khachapuri is one of Georgia’s
most well-known dishes. Yeasted dough is formed into a boat shape with the edges folded over. This becomes the basket
for the creamy combination of egg and cheese that fills it. It bakes until it’s golden, so the cheese and egg are still oozy and perfect for dipping the crust into. In the Middle East, there are two pizzalike dishes that are popular throughout the region. Originally from the Levant, lahmacun consists of a cracker-thin crust that’s usually topped with
ground meat, onions, and peppers, cooked in a wood-fire oven, and finished off with
lemon juice and parsley. Another popular dish is manakish. Originally from Lebanon, it’s the Middle Eastern
equivalent of flatbread pizza. The dough is rolled flat and
sculpted down for the topping. Traditional manakish is usually
topped with minced lamb, cheese or a mix of za’atar
spice, and olive oil. Egypt is home to feteer meshaltet. Feteer meshaltet is a
flaky, layered pastry that can be filled with
sweet or savory fillings or served plain with various
dips like honey or cheeses. The mix of flour and ghee is rolled out and handled to be thin, layered on top of each
other with more ghee, and then baked in a wood-fire oven. Zanzibar pizza is actually
more of a savory crepe. The fried pockets of dough are filled with just about anything, from Nutella to cheese to squid. A ball of dough is flattened, and then a pile of meat,
spices, vegetables, and an egg are added in. The sides are folded up, and the dish is fried in a tava with ghee. It’s cut up into little squares
to make it easy to share. Beef bulgogi is widely popular in Korea and a common topping for pizza. These pizzas are loaded
with juicy bulgogi, cheese, and plenty of veggies, like mushrooms, olives,
onions, peppers, and corn. Fugazzeta is a variation of the popular South
American dish fugazza. Two pizza crusts are stuffed and topped off with sweet onions and sometimes other garnishes like ham. This thick, double-crusted pizza oozes with cheese in every bite. Pizza Portuguesa starts with
a traditional pizza crust and is topped with cheese,
ham, onions, and olives, but it’s not a classic pizza Portuguesa without hard-boiled eggs. Tlayudas. These iconic street snacks
are sometimes referred to as Mexican pizza. They’re made from crispy corn tortillas topped with pureed beans,
shredded lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat, cheese, and salsa. They’re served open-faced
or folded in half. Several American cities, like Detroit and New Haven, Connecticut, have their own twists on pizza. But Chicago is known for
their deep-dish pies. The crust is about 2 inches tall and slightly fried from the oiled-up pans. The layered pies start with the crust, then cheese, then any veggies
and meats of your choice, and are finally topped off
with plenty of tomato sauce. The slices are so filling that you might not reach for a second one. You can get pizza fast and cheap on just about every
corner of New York City. The New York slice, or plain
slice, as locals call it, grew out of the Neapolitan-style pizza brought over by Italian
immigrants in the early 1900s. The slices are large and wide, with a crust that’s
crispy but still foldable, and topped with tomato
sauce and mozzarella cheese. Toppings like pepperoni and
sausage are popular additions. While most pies are about 18 inches, Americans have perfected
the art of giant food.

54 comments on “What Pizza Looks Like Around The World”

  1. Zainab Aljirwy says:

    Middle East! 😎✌

  2. Deadly Gamer says:

    Oh man feteer is a pizza?? I'm bouta fricking die lol😂😂😂

  3. harriet k says:

    As a german, please leave my precious Flammkuchen out of a pizza-list

  4. the African mask guy says:

    Lahmacun? It's lahme bi 3ajeen

  5. apria wayah says:

    Pizza indomie can't relate.

  6. rhea waterfall says:

    Banana curry pizza????????? How they make this shit up wtf

  7. Nies says:


  8. Michele Di Santo says:

    in Italy pizza looks like pizza. Pizza was made made in Italy. I’m Italian and I’ve never seen or eaten Sfincione.

  9. miss55apple says:

    Americans have perfected to get a heart attack within seconds from eating extra large meals! Im sorry but americans dont have authentic food and those pizzas looked yuck 🤢

  10. ROLI MOLI says:

    I looove Flammkuchen but it's not pizza

  11. qloudyskies says:

    Así ni se hacen la pizza en Mexico vieja pendeja! Se que entiendes 🤪

  12. Margann Laurissa says:

    Khachapuri is amazing!

  13. Lexi Gray says:

    Lahmacun from Turkey and its not even a pizza

  14. elisa rania says:

    I'm italian and these "pizza" made me SO MAD

  15. Richard Hasst says:

    Tlayuda is not a pizza, it is more like a weird taco. That's why you may fold it.

  16. Sky Hanna says:

    No one:

    Again I repeat a absolutely no one:

    Swedes: Lets put bananas on pizza!

  17. Ryan Xu says:

    Ghee= clarified butter

  18. Akram اكرم Quol قول says:

    Bro cringe man2oushe isn't pizza stupid

  19. DM BARAZNJI MD says:

    Giant food , great food

  20. AntoHP says:

    Those. Dishes. Are. Not. Pizza

  21. ANE says:

    I'm from Hungary and lángos is NOTING LIKE PIZZA.It's more like a crispy dough cooked in oil.And topped with sour cream and cheese…So nothing like PIZZA

  22. Amourito Amourito says:

    So Manakish is Pizza? Wtf is wrong with you guys?

  23. CGL SmokeFish says:

    Manakesh you don’t say the k mana eshh

  24. Daimond says:

    I'm offended as an Italian.

  25. 우마르umar says:

    Why you dont mentioned malaysia?.. they have durian pizza

  26. Roco Loco says:

    Pineapple on Pizza is not unusual in the Philippines. We called it "Hawaiian"

  27. Walter Moment says:

    Some of these are abominations

  28. E xstasey says:

    Zapiekanka isnt a pizza..

  29. dac19xx says:

    In Macedonia our pizza looks like normal pizza, Pastrmajlia its totally different , but tastes really good when eaten with hot pepper , Greetings from 🇲🇰 and keep doing this videos

  30. JUST VSS_PW says:

    Eww pizza

  31. Elon Musk says:

    None of these are pizzas

  32. Hung Ha says:

    Con bò cười

  33. Bob Joe says:

    Bruh when they got to the middle east they said feta3eer was pizza shake my head tsktsk

  34. Bob Joe says:

    and when she got to egypt 'fateer meshalt" its fata3er once again IF YOU CANT SAY IT THEN DONT SAY IT thank you for your time and im gonna stop ranting about this now.

  35. dakotawest says:

    Don’t let Mark Iacono find this video

  36. Sophia Ltaif says:

    3:39 dude that is incorrect i'm Lebanese.

  37. Susanna Matarr says:

    Langos definitely not a pizza. Never was. I don’t know where did you get that langos called by a hungarian pizza. Langos is langos pizza is pizza. Don’t even try it 😂

  38. Ugandan Knuckles says:

    bananer på pizza.

  39. Chris B says:

    Don't know how you can just brush over New Haven style pizza like that when it's known to be the best pizza in the US…

  40. Dark Soul says:

    In Algeria, we have something called Mehajeb
    It is thin and filled with tomatoes, onions and hot pepper, then folded like an envelope.

  41. F e l i X t r e m e says:

    ThiCC Dough

  42. 8dzenja6 says:

    Hmm flammkuchen 😋

  43. Martin Ricalde says:

    I would have proposed Al Pastor Pizza for Mexico instead…

  44. BuddahBrot says:

    "Flammkuchen" is not a freaking "pizza"
    It's mostly eaten as a dessert. I'm from Germany and ITS NOT A "PIZZA".

  45. Heather Wyckoff says:

    Anyone remember the episode of Doug when his Bananna pudding lands on the Pizza?

  46. Deko says:


  47. Emanuele Moriero says:

    This is one of the dumbest video I ever seen lol

  48. Sam Lane says:

    Do you think that God stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he has created?

  49. Bagus Kusuma says:

    Tanzania more like martabak in indonesia

  50. Omarcillomg says:

    My dad is Arabic and makes manakish

  51. Elias Nordenman says:

    ”Perfected the art of giant food” I think she forgot to mention ”The art of giant people” 😂

  52. big oof says:

    Ooooo they fucked up

  53. Beenyaa says:

    Lángos is not pizza, nobody in Hungary calls it pizza.

  54. x the last says:

    i thought yall were going to call "pide" pizza but after seeing lahmacun, i am dissapointed in another level. the disrespect😔

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