The Korean Pizza Wars Have Begun, They Have

or, You See Me Now A Veteran, Of A Thousand Pizza Wars…

Churrasco Cheese Roll Pizza at Korea Domino's

Churrasco Cheese Roll Pizza at Korea Domino’s

Pizza isn’t Korean food per se, but the Koreans have certainly put their own spin on it. Americans and other foreigners are often shocked (SHOCKED I say!) when they dine on their first pizza in Korea and discover, much to their horror, corn as one of the ubiquitous pizza toppings. I make pizza at home regularly and have a pizza stone, among other accouterments required of the average “pizza snob,” and yes, I now sprinkle a bit of frozen corn on the pizza just before the pie goes in the oven. It just doesn’t seem right to have a pizza without a little corn on it – besides my wife’s insistence. Some complain about the corn, personally I do not think I can taste it.

Most domestic pizza chains shops in Korea have some truly bizarre creations, but Pizza Hut and Domino’s are certainly up to the challenge. From all appearances, it’s a game of one-upmanship.

Domino’s latest abomination (er, I mean entrant) is the Churrasco Cheese Roll Pizza is inspired by Brazilian Churrasco skewers and features cheese sauce, mushrooms, red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, beef, gouda and cheddar cheese; but the real selling point is the crust, which consists entirely of cheese rolls, topped with cheese sauce and bacon bits, supposedly inspired by Brazilian pão de queijo. How far can one go before something like this is no longer considered a pizza? It is truly hard to say.

As mentioned earlier, Pizza Hut shares blame here as well. I present the Whole Shrimp Cheese Bite Pizza.

Pizza Hut Whole Shrimp Cheese Bite Pizza

Pizza Hut Whole Shrimp Cheese Bite Pizza

What more can be said?

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  1. Pingback: Picture of the Day: Domino’s Churrasco Cheese Roll Pizza | ROK Drop

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