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Feb 12, 2013 02:56 PM

The worst pizza ever?

Pizza Hut China has a new pizza with shrimp tempura, steamed shrimp, squid rings, fish cakes, pineapple, wasabi mayonnaise, and a hot dog-stuffed crust.

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  1. I have to admit, I was kind of horrified until I saw the photo and then I got curious. Not saying I'd eat an entire slice, but I'd be curious in having a taste.

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    1. re: cresyd

      Yes, me too. The ingredient that actually gave me the most pause was the pineapple.

      1. re: tcamp

        I've been giving in to the pineapple-on-a-pizza thing with my girlfriend for over a decade. It COULD be why I'm choosing to take her out for seafood tomorrow for Valentines Day instead of pizza...but I'm not saying.

        1. re: tcamp

          In Canada, or at least in the Toronto area, Hawaiian pizzas with Pineapple and ham (or bacon) are quite popular. You can get them pretty much everywhere.

          1. re: Midknight

            Really popular in Halifax too. I've also lived in Ottawa, and it's standard there too.

            1. re: Midknight

              We have those in Montreal, as well. But I think the US also has its own Hawaiian pizza made with "Canadian" bacon.

              1. re: Midknight

                In the late 1980s I went to grad school in a small town in SE Ohio. The "restaurants" there were what you expect: McDonald's, Arby's, Perkins, etc. However, there was a gourmet pizza place and everyone's prevailing favorite from this spot was the APP: artichoke pineapple pie. Never saw the attraction myself.

          2. The only thing it's missing is chocolate sauce. ;-)

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              1. Leave it to Pizza Hut to take lousy pizza to a whole new level.

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                1. re: grampart

                  Domino's is excellent at giving them a run for their money. Just sayin'...

                  1. re: ChefJune

                    Along with Papa John and, around these parts, Mellow Mushroom. Don't know about people, but pizza sure seems to be getting "nastier".

                2. If it is for that local market and appeals to their tastes who are we to judge? Other than the hot dog it doesn't sound dreadful and a seafood pizza can be good.

                  As to hot dogs, here in America our pizzas are loaded down with four or five different meats, three or four cheeses, cheese stuffed crust. Is that really any more appetizing? I'm grossed out by what passes for pizza in this country so I don't think it can get any worse somewhere else.

                  The worst part is that some might think Pizza Hut represents some culinary high point in this country.

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                  1. re: RC51Mike

                    There is really good pizza in the US, albeit not at Pizza Hut. But if you read the article the Shanghaiist editor who took the picture tried it:

                    "The pineapple's tang, the tempura's rancidity, the squid's funk, and the sinus-scorching zing of the wasabi-mayonnaise all clash in your mouth, vying to see who can trigger the gag reflex first.

                    The only things salvageable are the hotdogs poking up from in the crust, which act as little escape pods that can break off uncontaminated by the clusterfuck in the center. And they're no prize. After failing to finish the "asspie," I unquit smoking just to get the taste out of my mouth."