Pepperoni may be a popular pizza topping in the United States, but eel is a favorite in Japan.Pepperoni may be a popular pizza toppingin the United States, but eel is a favorite in Japan.

Around the world, pizza toppings vary greatly, reflecting regional tastes, local foods, and cultural preferences. Take a look at some of the toppings that stack pizzas around the world.

1. India — pickled ginger, minced mutton, and paneer (a form of cottage cheese)

2. Russia — mockba (a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and onions), red herring

3. Brazil — green peas

4. Japan — eel, squid, and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, bacon)

5. France — flambée (bacon, onion, fresh cream)

6. Pakistan — curry

7. Australia — shrimp, pineapple, barbecue sauce

8. Costa Rica — coconut

9. Netherlands — "Double Dutch" — double meat, double cheese, double onion

10. United States — pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, green pepper, onion, and extra cheese


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