I know what you’re saying. “Graham,” you scoff, “we live in America. We deep-fry Twinkies and Kool-Aid here. There’s no way Japan can touch us when it comes to pizza.”
Well guess what? Japan grabbed America’s title and slapped us across the face with it. I’m not talking about hotdog-stuffed crusts or tiny hamburger crusts. Pizza in Japan has challenged the pizza game. From this day forward, we don’t “American-ize” anything—we Japan-ize it. And here’s why.
Double, Triple, and Quadruple Layer Pizzas
Yeah. That’s right. Japan saw our pizzas and thought, “We need more crispy layers of dough and cheese.” This is doing God’s work. It also weighs 4 pounds. Loosen your belts.
They Killed a Whole Farm for This
I visited the United States’ three most prominent pizza chains: Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s. At Domino’s, you can order a pizza with eight types of meat. Not bad, but at Pizza Hut and Papa John’s you can get nine. Well in Japan…you can get this motherf***er at Domino’s.
That is 12, T-W-E-L-V-E, varieties of meat. This gluttonous symphony of meat comes with pepperoni, Italian sausage, pork sausage, ham, pancetta, bacon, beef ribs, charcoal grilled beef, roasted chicken, chicken nuggets, teriyaki chicken, and something called chicken special.
Much to my dismay, there are no meatballs. But honestly, I’m not sure where they’d put them.
Japan is Not Afraid to Try Anything
You know what had the world in a tizzy earlier this year? Pineapple pizza.
Aoki’s Pizza laughed.
“A sausage and pineapple pizza? Is that the best you’ve got, Graham?”
Oh-ho-ho. You naive children… That isn’t sausage—it’s a chocolate bar.
This stunning creation is the Black Thunder Pizza. It’s brought to you by Aoki’s Pizza—a pizza chain in Japan’s Tokai Region. And the Black Thunder Pizza showcases what get’s my heart pumpin’ when I think about an Aoki’s Pizza.