Top 10 Weirdest... er... Most Unique Pizza Toppings - #6 to #4
6: Macaroni & Cheese - Serendipity 3, Las Vegas, NV
You would figure that in a town which has become known for housing some of the finest restaurants in the world, helmed by gastronomic luminaries such as Joel Robuchon, Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio, Alain Ducasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck, you might be able to savour some of the finest culinary delights on Earth, but then an august resort of the calibre of Caesar's Palace had to go and spoil it all by offering a... gag... macaroni and cheese pizza in its Serendipity 3 Restaurant. Since the dictionary definition of Serendipity is: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; it seems to make more sense to call this place Negative Serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of finding disgusting or disagreeable things not sought for! Hard to believe that the nutjob running this place also has on the menu a Golden Opulence Sundae, the Guiness World Record holder for the most expensive dessert in the world featuring a full 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, rare Venezuelan cocoa bean chocolate, exotic fruits as well as the piece de resistance, 23-karat edible gold leaf! Hey, it's only a thousand dollars! How does someone get deranged enough to plunk a $1,000 dessert on the same menu as a mac and cheese pizza?
5: Kimchi (Korean Fermented Spicy Cabbage) - TJ's Pizzeria, Flushing, NY
There is no way that anyone who is not legally insane would dare to open up a pizzeria on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, NY, which has to be one of the East Coast's traditional hotspots for true Italian pizzerias, and serve a pizza with friggin' kimchi spread out all over it! Personally I love kimchi as I got a taste for it the first time I visited Seoul and have been a totally dyed in the wool kimchi lover ever since. I have been able to find just one Asian market nearby that has phenomenal kimchi and I usually buy it by the one gallon jug! But just the thought of mixing this vinegary, spicy, peppery cabbage with melted cheese on a pizza is enough to make me give up my kimchi yearnings forever! The other self respecting truly Italian pizzaioli of Flushing, NY, should run this guy out of town on a rail! Preferably after he is tarred and feathered!
4: Rice Cake, Tuna Sushi & Bacon - Pizza California, Chain Restaurant in Japan
Yes, it's hard to believe that the strangely named Pizza California managed to get a whole chain of restaurants throughout Japan by serving this type of disgustoid slime, but truth is always stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to Japanese taste buds. This so called pizza adds mozzarella and parmesan cheeses (ok, I can live with that) to bacon (still fine) and then plunks rice cake squares and Toro tuna sushi! I thought I had seen everything on pizza but when we get to rice cakes and sushi, that truly and completely exceeds any possible frontier that pizza should never cross. Let's see, we have hot melting cheese, crisp bacon, crunchy rice cakes and then why not throw on some raw fish? Hurry up! Grab the barf bags!