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Pizza Hut now sells rice pizzas in Japan

By grape Japan

Typically when discussing differences in pizza found in Japan, it's unusual toppings like corn and mayonnaise that draw attention. Last year Domino's threw a curveball into that discussion by unveiling their popular pizza rice bowls. Not to be outdone, Pizza Hut Japan has also thrown their hat into the rice game ring, releasing all new rice pizzas.

The new Gohan Pizzas (rice pizzas) are part of a personal "My Box" set that includes fries and chicken nuggets. However, replacing the usual 7.5-cm diameter miniature pizzas usually included are Pizza Hut's new rice pizzas, which substitute soy sauce-seasoned rice in place of your usual wheat flour pizza dough. The rice is pizza-oven baked to a crispy brown and savory finish.


Pizza Hut cites the combination of melty Gouda cheese, special sauce, and soy-sauce seasoned 100% domestic rice as a "truly Japanese pizza"--although they've released a series of toppings inspired by different countries that they say best pairs with the new rice "dough."

From top to bottom:

Japan: Yakiniku Galbi Short Rib, Teriyaki Chicken (with corn), Mentaiko (pollock roe) Soy Sauce (with corn).

Europe: Iberian Ham (Spain), Shrimp and Lobster Bisque Sauce (France), Milano-style Sausage (Italy).

America: Garlic Shrimp, BBQ Pork, Pizza Lover's.


Each "My Box" Gohan Pizza set comes with the three rice pizzas (of the style you pick), fries, and two chicken nuggets. The sets are priced at 1,000 yen takeout and 1,350 yen for delivery, starting Monday.

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That's not pizza.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Nope. I'll pass.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

"America: Garlic Shrimp, BBQ Pork, Pizza Lover's."

'Pizza Lover's' is incorrect; it is actually 'Pepperoni Lover'...

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Not a pizza, then.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I suppose this is no worse than a cauliflower crust pizza but I still prefer a traditional crust.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Not a pizza to me, but Japanese have different look on things so...

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

I suppose this is no worse than a cauliflower crust pizza but I still prefer a traditional crust.

Yeah, but cauliflower crusts are carb free, whereas this will be carb loaded!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This is not a Pizza Lover's meal, it is a carb lover's meal with three different carb-based pieces of shunk food.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Nope, No thank you, No Way!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I think they'd sell better at the corner convenience store. Heated or cold. Throw in a beer for the 1000 yen and I might give it try.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

We know what pizza is. We know where it came from. Changing it makes it something else. What would happened if we took traditional sushi and blended it with hot dog meat toppings and cheeseburger slices? Mixed with cheddar cheese. Is this sushi?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

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