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The worst pizza ever?

JonParker Feb 12, 2013 02:56 PM

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.

Photo at the link: http://gothamist.com/2013/02/12/taste...

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    cresyd Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM

    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
      tcamp Feb 13, 2013 06:16 AM

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

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        SteveRB Feb 13, 2013 08:26 AM

        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
          Midknight Feb 14, 2013 07:19 AM

          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
            CanadaGirl Feb 15, 2013 05:00 PM

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

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              wyogal Feb 15, 2013 05:02 PM

              We often order the Honolulu Hawaiian from Dominos.

            2. re: Midknight
              SnackHappy Feb 15, 2013 07:40 PM

              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
                gaffk Feb 16, 2013 04:13 PM

                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. Antilope Feb 13, 2013 12:13 AM

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

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            1. re: Antilope
              ennuisans Feb 13, 2013 01:45 AM

              *they might hear you shhh*

            2. Kat Feb 13, 2013 05:26 AM

              Sounds like a hot mess.

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                jjjrfoodie Feb 13, 2013 07:52 AM

                No silly.

                THIS is a hot mess...



              2. grampart Feb 13, 2013 05:32 AM

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

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                  ChefJune Feb 14, 2013 12:48 PM

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

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                    grampart Feb 14, 2013 01:09 PM

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

                2. RC51Mike Feb 13, 2013 05:56 AM

                  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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                    JonParker Feb 13, 2013 07:47 AM

                    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."

                    1. re: JonParker
                      C. Hamster Feb 13, 2013 08:38 PM

                      Rancid shrimp tempura... Yikes!

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                    wyogal Feb 13, 2013 07:52 AM

                    Pizza Hut China
                    not Pizza Hut America
                    Different strokes for different folks, that's all.

                    1. njmarshall55 Feb 13, 2013 11:02 AM

                      Sorry...guess I'm a pizza snob. I would NOT call that "pizza." I don't even recognize "breakfast pizza" as pizza. Maybe my definition is too narrow for most, but I wouldnt' know WHAT to call ....that!

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                        Puffin3 Feb 13, 2013 11:42 AM

                        Any pizza I don't don't make is dreadful. Mine's thin crust. I let the dough slowly rise for 24 hours. Brown the crust on the stone on both sides. Remove. build. back into hot oven.

                        1. Antilope Feb 13, 2013 03:21 PM

                          I make a Chinese takeout flavored pizza. The sauce has the flavor of a steamed pork bun.

                          The sauce is flavored with 5 spice powder, Hoisin Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce, Toasted Sesame Oil, Seasoned Rice Vinegar in a tomato sauce base with a hint of garlic.

                          The toppings are Shredded Pulled Pork, finely diced cabbage coleslaw mix, Water Chestnuts, French's French Fried Onions (yea the ones from the green bean casserole), La Choy Chow Mein Noodles, and Fiesta Blend cheese (Monterey jack, cheddar, Queso Quesadilla, asadero cheese).

                          As weird as it sounds, my family asks for this frequently. It's like Chinese takeout on a pizza.

                          1. Charles Yu Feb 13, 2013 03:45 PM

                            In Tokyo, trattorias like La Boheme have been serving this type of combination ( sans hotdog edges ) in their thin crust wood oven pizzas for years! Must admit the hotdog does make the rendition interesting!

                            1. Midknight Feb 14, 2013 07:23 AM

                              All of those seem to be an "interesting" take on it (although i DO find it odd that they opted to put so many pre-cooked foods on it), I'd give it at least a bite to try.
                              But I have to draw the line with the hot-dogs in the crust. I don't understand that here in North America because it's so stupid, so it's even more disturbing that that horror has been exported.

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                                jujuthomas Feb 14, 2013 11:59 AM

                                i can see where a seafood pizza would be quite tasty but that's just got too many clashing ingredients on it! blech.

                                1. alliegator Feb 15, 2013 08:34 AM

                                  No, this is the worst pizza ever!
                                  Video NSFW

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                                    Midknight Feb 19, 2013 08:29 AM

                                    Pizza Hut would still be able to sell it.

                                  2. caiatransplant Feb 15, 2013 04:49 PM

                                    Pizza Hut, Rawlins, WY!!! The absolute WORST pizza I've ever had the displeasure of eating in my entire life!!! I ordered a combination pizza delivered. Soggy crust, terrible taste, just unbelievably inedible pizza. Better to get a Subway sammich!

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                                      wyogal Feb 15, 2013 04:54 PM

                                      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I hear ya. We will sometimes grab a burger at McDonald's there, next to the gas station, and sometimes that is even iffy. Or east on the east side at the family style restaurant, the one next to the gas station with the "push me pull you" car!

                                    2. IndyGirl Feb 16, 2013 09:08 AM

                                      I'm traumatized.

                                      I hate Pizza Hut anyway, and this just makes it way worse.

                                      1. Antilope Feb 16, 2013 11:26 AM

                                        It looks like a prop dept pizza from the movie Beetlejuice.

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                                          emu48 Feb 19, 2013 08:42 AM

                                          Is this a web site devoted to food or a web site devoted to vomit inducement?

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                                          1. re: emu48
                                            Midknight Feb 20, 2013 06:00 AM

                                            By definition, they CAN be one and the same. :)

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