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Hey guys, Yuto here (@sudachi.recipes)
Have you ever ordered pizzas in Japan? Or have you ever looked at delivery pizza menu in Japan?
Interesting Japanese Pizza Ideas
Popular pizza toppings?
There's no doubt that pizza is one of the most liked foods in the whole world and because of the popularity, different countries have their twists on the toppings.
In Japan? Of course we love pizzas. (They're even considered a bit luxurious)
But pizza shops, even the ones you probably know (Eg Domino's, Pizza Hut..etc) in Japan have some pizza toppings that you might not familiar with such as:
- Teriyaki chicken pizza
- Mochi cod roe pizza
- Cod roe seafood pizza
- Yakiniku pizza
- Tuna potato pizza
Let's be honest, I don't like some of these above but they do exist.
What is “Teriyaki”?
Teriyaki（照り焼き）is a way of cooking using a soy sauce based sauce.
So technically, “teriyaki sauce” and “teriyaki” itself are different terms.
Teri（照り）means gloss and because of the sugar in the sauce, it will be glossy.
Teriyaki sauce is often used for chicken and fish (often yellowtail is used in Japan) but of course you can use the technique for anything!
Teriyaki Sauce is Simple to Make
This recipe is extremely tasty, yet quick and easy so I repeatedly make it at home, in fact it’s one of the best home recipes I’ve got.
The ingredients used in Teriyaki sauce are simply soy sauce, sake, sugar and mirin. That’s it! Only four ingredients which are very accessible, you can find them in most local supermarkets worldwide! (Important!)
Why don’t you make this beautiful crispy and glossy teriyaki chicken for the weekend? If you like chicken and crispy food, it will never disappoint you for sure!
Frequently Asked Questions
What variety of pizza is the most popular in Japan?
According to the survey on Nifty News, most favourited pizzas in Japan are:
- Bacon & Potatoes
- Quattro formaggi (4 cheese)
- Pesto Genovese sauce
- Teriyaki chicken
- Soft boiled egg & Ham
- Shrimp & Mayo
- Potatoes & Mayo
- Mochi rice cake & cod roe
I bet no where else has similar ranking. haha
What are the most popular delivery pizza restaurants in Japan?
According to the survey on Nifty News, most popular delivery pizza chains in Japan are:
- Pizza Hut（ピザハット）
- Domino's Pizza（ドミノピザ）
- Napoli no Kama（ナポリの窯）
- Pizza California（ピザ・カルフォルニア）
- Chicago Pizza（シカゴピザ）
- Strawberry Corns（ストロベリーコーンズ）
- Pizza Salvatore Cuomo（ピザ・サルバトーレ・クオモ）
- Pizza Ten Four（ピザテンフォー）
- Aoki's Pizza（アオキーズピザ）
Although they revealed 10 chains, I'd have to say top 3 (Pizza-la, Pizza Hut, Domino's) are by far the biggest compared to the others.
But who needs takeaway pizza when you can make something more delicious at home? Let's try making our own pizza from scratch with a Japanese twist!Print