Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Trivial Pursuit

Did you know that, like, half the pizzas on the menu at Pizza Hut in Hong Kong use Thousand Island dressing for a base instead of tomato sauce?

Don't you feel better knowing that?

17 comments:

Zendo Deb said...

ok, are you just really bored, are you doing any surfing possible now that you seem to have a connection to the intraw3b, or are you planning a trip to HK?

Matt G said...

$20.5 U.S. for a large Smoked Duck a l'Orange Thin'N Crispy® Pizza
off their gourmet menue, too, assuming an exchange rate of 1 : 7.8218 today.

"American Adventure: Pepperoni, corn and beef." Huh.

"Fishermen's Favourite: Tuna fish, crab sticks, pineapple, onions and green peppers." With Thousand Island. Huh.

Hell, I'd give it a shot. It's a whole different world out there, and I wouldn't mind seeing some of it, someday.

BobG said...

My uncle, who was Calabresi, didn't always use sauce on pizza; at times he just sliced tomatoes, cheese, onions, and salami on the crust and baked it like that. He said the only time they used sauce in Italy was when it was left over from another meal, such as pasta.

Squeaky Wheel said...

BobG, that sounds yummy.



That Japanese menu, however, does not.

Chas S. Clifton said...

What I have always wondered is where are the Thousand Islands and why was a salad dressing named after them?

Tam said...

Ask, and ye shall receive.

Darrell said...

Corn on pizza???

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

Toss all the junk....

The true test of the Pie makers art is a 'white pizza'.

Crust, oil, herbs, cheese.

The red gravy hides a multitude of sins....

alex. said...

Folks overseas are a tad funny about their vittles. Years ago as a young Marine I spent some time in the Orient. If out on the town, I would enjoy local foods, while my date (a local) would order pizza or a burger. McDonalds in the P.I. served pasta, with garlic bread concocted from hot dog buns (tasty, and I do it at the house for my kids). It's all good!

tkdkerry said...

OK, just so we all have it straight... the original Trivial Pursuit said Pizza Hut was started in Kansas City. Nope. It was here in Wichita. Aren't you all glad you know that now?

Rabbit said...

...and CORN!

damn, at least they don't put octopii on everything there.

Kinda surprised they don't have one with Spam. Or tofu.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Anonymous said...

Thousand Island dressing? Bah. Stick a Mellow Mushroom outside of Hong Kong U. and they'd clean up if that's the compitition.

phlegmfatale said...

I've never been fond of pizza, but the now-defunct Olympic Pizza in Dallas had a greek pizza that had feta, gyro meat, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, and no red sauce, and I loved that one.

But corn? Maybe they meant "corn dog." Maybe they had sliced-up corn dog on that pizza to go with the beef and pepperoni.

Love the spam idea, btw.

Tam said...

"feta, gyro meat, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, and no red sauce, and I loved that one."

Schlotzsky's has that same list, sans the gyro meat but with big slices of onion, as their "Mediterranean" pizza. I get one every time I go there.

Todd said...

Mmmmm, Pizza! Greek, can't beat Athens Pizza. I know that before they moved from Virginia Ave (VaHi), Savage Pizza was the best in ATL, especially for non-traditional. Chicken Florentine is the best with a nice white sauce.

Les Jones said...

Chas, I've come up with something even better than Thousand Island dressing.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Les,

I expect that Dubai will create some more islands, just to have more than you do.

Tam,

Pickle bits, huh. What a let-down.