Pizza Hut China's hot-dog-encrusted shrimp tempura pizza, with mayonnaise


80 Responses to “Pizza Hut China's hot-dog-encrusted shrimp tempura pizza, with mayonnaise”

  1. Andrew Singleton says:

    Please tell me that’s a parody of american food.

    • awjt says:

      No, it sells in China because compared to anything else you can get at Pizza Hut or KFC, it tastes good.  In China, the portions are smaller, the chicken is very very lean and the food is weird.  Mostly, weird-good.  But occasionally, weird-bad.  So, for fast food, you’re better off going to a Chinese or Korean fast food joint than to Pizza Hut or KFC.  But if you go to an “American” fast food chain, get the strangest, wierdest thing you can find on the menu, because it’s most likely to be the thing that tastes the best, like this thing.  My favorite fast food in China was BiBiGo.  They’re in the US now, too, because they are good.

  2. fenrox says:

    Good god! What are we doing to China?

  3. Brainspore says:

    Go home, Pizza Hut. You’re drunk.

  4. This puts me in mind of Budae jjigae, Hot dogs with cheese and kim chee are awesome.

    • Paul Renault says:

      Minus the cheese, you have a standard ‘steamé’ – a steamed hot dog with sauerkraut and chili powder.

      After having lived in Montreal, sauerkraut sans chili powder tastes weird.

  5.  I was with them until they got to the mayonnaise.

  6. JohnQPublic says:

    So what happens when Chinese people smoke pot and get the munchies?  Do they suddenly crave a cool plate of organic arugula?

    • chaopoiesis says:

      The design logic’s impeccable – all your high péngyǒu dive for the circumferential pigs in blankets and promptly sate out, leaving you the interior shrimp.

  7. The word ‘trypophobia’ comes to mind.

  8. tobymarx ( says:

    When I try to imagine those flavors combining in my mouth, I get acid reflux.

  9. I really, really, really hope this becomes insanely popular in China.

  10. Hanglyman says:

    The mayonnaise on pizza seems to be a common thing in Japan as well.

    That site is also notable for looking pretty much exactly the same as it did in the mid-90′s. I love it and I hope it never, ever goes away or changes.

    • edgore says:

      “Ideal Taste of Sea Goodness and Mayonnaise”

      You, sir, have made my day.

      • niktemadur says:

        Mayo goes REALLY well with fish, a standard combo on fish tacos.  Now that I think about it, isn’t tartar sauce basically mayo with dill?

        But damn, when I call my favorite pizza parlor in town, they know who it’s for, my invention with their ingredients:
        Garlic shrimp, chunk of bacon, onion, fresh basil and extra tomato sauce.
        Once home, I do the parmesan and cracked peppers, but also Worcester sauce and just a few drops of Gourmet Dave’s Naga Jolokia, holy crap!

        • Hanglyman says:

           Your pizza place has garlic shrimp? I’m so envious right now.

          • niktemadur says:

            It’s an Italian & Seafood place.
            Since a classic comfort food is shrimp wrapped in bacon, and bacon goes great with pizza, one day the ol’ light bulb went on in my head and asked them to deconstruct it and put it on a pizza with onions.  The idea of fresh basil and extra tomato sauce came later.
            Then one day I called for takeout and the guy on the phone asked “Wanna make it garlic shrimp?”  And that was it, checkmate forever.

        • edgore says:

          I’m not going to lie to you niktemadur. That sounds crazy delicious.

          • niktemadur says:

            I’ve told friends about it, and a few of them just can’t picture shrimp on their pizza, they give me a puzzled look.  I pity the fools.

          • A_Portlander says:

            When I was growing up in Southern California in the 80s, “eating out” with my parents meant the Marie Callender’s restaurant chain. The menu was more diverse back then, and in some locations, the bar/bistro section had a pizza menu. This included a seafood pizza with shrimp, crab, and lobster, and it was magnificent. I haven’t had it in twenty years, and it’s still my “desert island” food.

    • SumAnon says:

      I’m guessing the above is indeed a Pizza Hut Japan import

      • Ellen Badgley says:

        I’m not sure where the hotdog crust originated.  It arrived in Thailand sometime around 2009.

        Japan is a Mecca of weird-but-good food mashups.  Pizza with mayo, corn and hotdogs?  Check.  Okonomiyaki (fried cabbage pancakes) with the same?  Even better.  The crowning achievement is spaghetti with weinerschnitzel (tonkatsu) and British-style curry sauce, which you used to be able to get at the old Narita Airport terminal.

        • SumAnon says:

           British-style curry is everywhere in Japan, they have a few chains that specialize.

          While Japan does have some great food combos, they have a few ‘misses’ too. Spicy fish eggs over spaghetti. Double fermented fish. Unrefrigerated egg salad on a hotdog bun….

    • CliffordS says:

      Japanese mayonnaise, Kewpie, is pretty good stuff.  I actually prefer it over Hellman’s which I find too sweet.

      • noah django says:

         oh, we have that at work!  but you know, I’ve never really tried it.  the only thing we use it for is a little “kiss” over each piece of one specific sushi roll we make.  so technically I’ve ingested it, but there’s too many other flavors going on for me to isolate it.  I oughta put it on a cracker and see what’s up, huh?

  11. i’m also a fan of McDonald’s in China’s breakfast hotdog:

  12. Vinnie Tesla says:

    God help me, that looks kind of appealing.

    • blueelm says:

      It would definitely make me sick, it’s full of things that really do make me accutely ill… but I’d try it once anyway just to see.

  13. duncancreamer says:

    Not Pizza

  14. Dan Braun says:

    that’s just crazy!!

  15. grimc says:

    One large Circle Jerk, please.

  16. peregrinus says:

    The chef gets his inspiration from his night-time endoscopy studies.

  17. Sometimes I think that China’s cuisine was invented by Oscar The Grouch.

  18. Andrew Singleton says:

    Oh look Mike’s Weird Pizza just outdid itself.

  19. parfae says:

    USA! USA!

    Oh, sorry, I got confused.

  20. Guido says:

    Fractal heart attack!

  21. Pea Hix says:

    there’s a whole series of ads for variations on this type of pizza on youtube…

  22. Fantome_NR says:

    I’d hit it.

  23. parfae says:

    Also worth noting -

  24. JohnQPublic says:

    a bunch of dog penises.  There. You can’t not see it now.

  25. niktemadur says:

    You know what they put on french fries in Holland instead of ketchup? Mayonnaise, they fuckin’ drown ‘em in that shit.

    As for the wrapped hot dogs, replace and alternate with andouille and Spanish chorizo, then we’re talking!

  26. anybody see the guy holding his cock in the upper right hand corner?

  27. thompson says:

    I guess this is what China thinks of us.

  28. Ian Wood says:

    That. Is. Not. Pizza.

    I don’t care what hut it’s from.

  29. oldtaku says:

    I’ve got just two words: Tentacle Rape

  30. blueelm says:

    Gimme Pizza. P. I. Z. Z. A.

  31. dave moore says:

    Oh Jesus…I think there’s Pineapple on it!!  That’s just disgusting!!!

  32. Lyle Hopwood says:

    That looks awesome! I love sausage rolls (the things the picture is calling hot dogs) and tempura. I have all the ingredients to cook one of my own, but I bought a whole bunch of stuff for Goan beef vindaloo with vinegar and I really ought to stick to my plan….maybe tomorrow?

  33. Thebes42 says:

    I’m sure even it must be healthier than the average American fast food offering.

  34. peter doolan says:

    in celebration of the 2010 world cup, pizza hut thailand rolled out this “big match” pizza, a rectangular football field with team france as various seafood vs. team england as sausage and peppers, lines of play demarcated with mayonaise

  35. Guest says:

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  37. Dan Hibiki says:

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  38. brettburton says:

    Pizza in Pizza Hut and most of mainline China (from what I was able to sample) is a very weird affair.  Even traditional cheese pizza is made with sauce that is pretty much just ketchup.  They haven’t mastered tomato sauce yet, and it doesn’t seem like they aren’t even trying to.  Pizza Hut is a pretty fancy establishment in China.  It’s expensive and you have to wait to be seated.  The one I went to in Shanghai was two floors.

  39. Lurking_Grue says:

    Wow! I didn’t know the Ninja Turtles moved to China!

  40. Ty_MY says:

    Surprised no one from Asia commented. Pizza Hut in Asia has been doing this for years. Every few weeks/months, the TV ads come on to advertise some new limited-time “strange” pizza creation.

    It seems to be their strategy to always have something new on the menu, to to keep the curious customers coming back.

    I guess after a while, there’s only so many “new” pizzas you can create, and more outlandish combinations come up.

  41. sirpuddingfoot says:

    I was thinking this was a repeat from 6 years ago, but I guess I didn’t bump into it here:

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  43. Matt Newman says:

    Ive actually had pizza very similar to this in Japan. Quite tasty.

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