In anow-viral Tweet, Mark Emlyn Evans states that Domino’s Pizza Japan has a new fish and chip pizza that insults both Italy and Japan.
The pizza is a traditional tomato-sauce-and-mozzarella-cheese-covered pie with toppings of fried fish, lemon, potatoes, basil and tartar sauce. Is this truly an abomination, worse than any pineapple-and-ham combo could ever be?
Domino’s promptly apologized for “causing trouble,” an unusually earnest response for Twitter, but at the same time, seemed to stand by their chaotic flavor mashup.
The fact that the pizza is covered with lemons seemed to be the sticking point for lots of people, which is surprising since that ignores the chunks of fish covering the pizza.
Defenders of Domino’s say, “Hey, haven’t you ever had a lemon tart?”
And really, why are we picking on Domino’s when putting weird things on a pizza is nothing new.
People began tweeting the pizza fails from their regions and there are some doozies. Check out this full English breakfast. On a pizza. Baked beans are on a pizza, red alert.
This Brazilian pizza seems to be out for revenge on Japan, as it looks more like sushi than anything else.
How drunk do you have to be to eat a cheeseburger and fried calzone from Sweden? The more I look at it, not very, actually.
I don’t know if it's real, but this person claims Pizza Hut in Thailand sells a turkey intestine pizza. We can verify that it does sell several seafood pizzas including one with cheese, shrimp, crab stick, ham, pineapple and thousand island sauce, which is a lot to process at once (both mentally and physically).
But we Americans should not act so superior with our pizza topping choices. Frank Pepe’s Pizza of New Haven, Conn. has been serving a white clam pizza to Yale students for almost a century and people line up for the stuff. So, it looks like every country has their pizza demons to reckon with, even us.
Meanwhile, the Domino’s fish pizza has been getting pretty good reviews from taste-testers. Tito says it’s fine and just needs malt vinegar, which does sound kind of good.
Domino’s Japan is so confident in this flavor that they were reaching out to a select few, including the original poster, and offering a free sample.
Mark quickly changed his tune to complete acceptance after hearing that he'd get to try free (albeit fish and chips) pizza.
All is right in pizza world again…for now, anyway.