Ramen pizza? Crazy mashup revealed by Pizza Hut Taiwan

2020/08/17 19:05

Today's Vocabulary

1.gimmick (n) 
something that is not serious or of real value
that is used to attract people’s attention or interest temporarily, especially to make them buy something


2. mashups (n)  
a type of recorded music or video
that consists of parts of different songs or images that have been combined


3. latter (n) 
the second of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned


4. travesties (n)
something that fails
to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent, in a way that is shocking or offensive

5. innovative (adj) 
using new methods or ideas

6. purists (n) 
someone who believes
in and follows very traditional rules or ideas in a subject 

Ramen pizza? Crazy mashup revealed by Pizza Hut Taiwan

You may need chopsticks for this pizza.

Pizza Hut Taiwan has teamed up with Menya Musashi, a popular ramen joint from Japan, to dish out the world’s first ramen pizza.

The new pizza has the toppings of a Tonkotsu ramen (pork bone soup ramen) including thick ramen noodles, pork slices, white sesame, fresh chili, and a half-boiled egg in the middle. Spring onions and bamboo shoots are served on the side.

It isn’t the first boundary-pushing gimmick from Pizza Hut Taiwan. It’s the team behind some of the previous wild pizza mashups including durian pizza, bubble tea pizza and stinky tofu pizza. The latter two are part of its “best of Taiwan street food series.”

Pizza purists who are still getting over the travesties of deep-pan bases and pineapple and chicken toppings may be pushed over the edge by the double-carb attack of noodles on pizza.

But with Pizza Hut’s global innovations over the years including a mac ‘n’ cheese topping and cheeseburger-stuffed crust, it seems they’ll keep experimenting and we’ll keep eating.

Pizza Hut isn’t the only pizza joint playing around with unthinkable toppings. The surprising popularity of Domino’s bubble tea pizza has secured its spot on its regular menu.

Some forum users offered suggestions on what other things could go on pizza — spicy hot pot pizza and oyster vermicelli pizza, for example.

As to answer whether one should use hands or chopsticks for the new pizza, Chou says, “We welcome different innovative ways on how to consume our new ramen pizza, but definitely it’s the first ramen to be consumed by hand.”

Resource: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/pizza-hut-ramen-pizza

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