Thursday, May 27, 2010

why i miss pizza

everyone loves pizza, right? it has been one of my favorite foods for as long as i can remember, and even though i worked at a pizza restaurant before college and ate pizza twice a day for a year, i never tired of it. they love pizza in japan too, and they even have home delivery...but you might be dismayed (as i was) to see what they'll serve on a crust. i know japan is a little corn-mayonnaise-and-tuna-happy, and those are typical toppings, but it gets even more grim. consider the 'juicy shrimps with mayonnaise flavor' pizza. it has tomato mayonnaise sauce, shrimp, pineapple, parsley, bacon, and herb cheese. not so bad, you say? there's more...

the 'salsa dog pizza' made me chuckle. with onion, peppers, tomatoes, sausage, black pepper, chili powder, salsa, and you guessed it, mayonnaise, it doesn't sound so bad, but for the life of me, i can't see any of the alleged vegetables in the photo. all i see is wieners; japan is wiener-happy too.

moving on to the 'seafoods garden.' it starts off safe with onions and peppers, but at shrimp the scale begins to tip. next we have squid (YUCK), octopus (meh), black olives (UGH), and right again, mayonnaise. throw it all together and it sounds like a nightmare, but the award for most revolting goes to the next one, i think.

meet the pepPEEroni combo: hamburger, scrambled eggs, teriyaki sauce, parsley, and of course mayonnaise. never mind that it doesn't contain pepperoni, it just looks horrible. if you aren't having problems keeping your dinner down by this point, maybe you can stomach dessert.

for dessert we have diarrhea pizza with chunks of pineapple floating in it. and it's overflowing, great. get the plunger.

at the very least they serve sweet potatoes and hagen dazs as side dishes, but i miss the pizza i'm used to: heaps of vegetables and no mayo!


  1. Ok, yeah. That is nasty. Just plain nasty. I can see why you are homesick for real pizza.

  2. haha, thanks tiffany. actually, the pizza place where i worked used jean-pierre dough, and it was fabulous!

  3. wow, lauren. what's with the mayonnaise?! i had to share this with others. *collective groan, then gag*

  4. thanks mer. gross, huh!

  5. AnonymousJune 01, 2010

    Well, after all that, i have to admit, I almost peed in my pants from laughing!(I am 59 and old enough to do that sort of thing, however I never have). just for the record! Maybe it's the mayo thing, and then, EGGS on pizza, omg! don't know if I can eat pizza again, at least not without laughing or maybe, not without mayo! your devoted auntie norma

  6. glad i could bring you all some enjoyment!

  7. Gabe told me about this post - too funny - I read it aloud to Pete for all to enjoy. Well can't wait to see you - we can go get pizza:)!

  8. AnonymousJuly 06, 2010

    there's a place in hisaya-odori that has italian style pizza.. it's pretty good and cheaper than delivery pizza. and it's cooked in a pizza oven! lemme know if you wanna go!