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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.

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

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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."

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

                    1. 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!

                      1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

                                  1. re: alliegator

                                    Pizza Hut would still be able to sell it.

                                  2. 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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                                    1. re: caiatransplant

                                      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. I'm traumatized.

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

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

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

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                                          1. re: emu48

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