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Pizza Hut releases a ramen pizza in Japan, and it took half a year to perfect

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

When it comes to comfort foods in Japan, pizza and ramen are two foods that come to mind for many, so the opportunity to enjoy both at the same time is the stuff of dreams. Now those dreams are set to come true for a limited time, thanks to Pizza Hut’s newest menu item — the Kotteri-fuu Ramen Pizza.

▼ Kotteri-fuu Ramen Pizza (“コッテリ風ラーメンピザ”)

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Kotteri-fuu means “thick style”, which is in reference to the thick and rich “kotteri” broth served up at Tenka Ippin, a ramen restaurant with 50 years of history that’s been ranked number one in popularity polls. The chain’s signature thick broth, which is a large part of its appeal with fans, sets this pizza apart from all the others on the market, with a generous amount of it used in the topping.

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Tenka Ippin’s creamy broth, made from chicken bones and over a dozen different vegetables, would normally soak through a dough base, so Pizza Hut worked with the ramen chain to make it more viscous, giving it a sauce-like texture without changing the taste or aroma.

▼ While the pizza is already slathered in the sauce, customers will receive an extra sachet of it on the side, so they can boost the flavor to their liking.

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Diehard Tenka Ippin fans will no doubt appreciate the option to add more of the irresistible broth flavour to the pizza, and they’ll be happy to know that familiar ramen ingredients like green onions and chashu pork are included in the toppings to further replicate the sensation of eating noodles.

▼ Like a bowl of noodles, only with dough and cheese.

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Of course, the highlight of the new pizza is the noodles, and though it was a challenge to preserve their texture while adding them to the topping, by choosing crispy dough they were able to successfully combine the ingredients. Pizza Hut informs us that the mouthwatering image below is for illustrative purposes only, though, as the noodles don’t stretch.

▼ Still, there’s nothing stopping you from cooking up some noodles on the side and holding them above the pizza to recreate this look.

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According to Pizza Hut, this new product took half a year to perfect, and it was born from the company’s TikTok video initiative, which aims to blow people’s minds with creations that are in line with their slogan, “Always more than you can imagine“. This is the third pizza created for the project, which began in 2023 as a way to update the chain’s image for its 50th anniversary year in Japan, with the first being the Too Much Coriander Pizza and the second being the Weiner Coffee Pizza.

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As the names of these pizzas suggest, this campaign is all about creating a buzz on social media with innovative and surprising ingredient combinations that create debate and garner mixed reviews from the public. The chain’s first two pizzas proved to be very popular, with sales for the coriander-laden pizza extended due to demand, so we have high hopes that the new Ramen Pizza will become just as sought after.

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Sold in a medium size, priced at 1,980 yen for pickup or 2,230 yen for delivery, the Ramen Pizza is available at Pizza Hut branches around Japan until February 12.

Source: PR Times

Insert images: Pizza Hut, PR Times

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I don't know WTF to say.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I'd much rather have a slice of pizza and a bowl of ramen separately.

This "ramen pizza" concoction will not be around for long , thats for sure.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Why? Why do they have to show such luscious pictures when I can't have the food? That looks so luxurious and the description, too, makes me want to try it. Can someone send me a frozen one so I can taste it? I want to live in Japan again.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I love pizza. I love ramen. But together on a pizza, never.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Hey let's fuse 2 things that never belong together.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

No one out ramens the Hut.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

You never know if two things work together until you try the combination with an open mind. (Think back to the first time you had mentaiko spaghetti.)

I tried Domino’s Pickles Pizza (a massive amount of pickles on Camembert cheese) last summer as a SoraNews experiment/experience and expected to be disappointed.

An experiment always comes with risk, but, to my surprise and relief, it was actually very good, and the two main ingredients worked well together.

So, if I can get to my local Pizza Hut before February 12th, I’ll give it a spin.

This "ramen pizza" concoction will not be around for long , thats for sure.

Yes, the article says as much.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Ramen pizza will be calorie and carbo-heavy.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

How these two merged is beyond me. It reminds of 1950s Jello salads father would make while my mother played the piano and we all read books.

I love pizza. Ramen is ok. I prefer soba. It rocks. But don't put it in or on a pizza.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

How these two merged is beyond me.

Well, this is Japan. Do you remember the first time you saw yakisoba on a hotdog bun? Putting noodles on stuff is a thing, and not always a bad one.

It reminds of 1950s Jello salads father would make while my mother played the piano and we all read books.

Thanks for that nostalgic reminder. In my case, it was the mid-60s, and my mother would adulterate good, simple Jello (my favorite flavor was green) with all kinds of healthful fruit. I came to like it.

I love pizza. Ramen is ok. I prefer soba. It rocks. But don't put it in or on a pizza.

So, no way, José?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Interesting.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Thanks but no thanks, lol

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Do you remember the first time you saw yakisoba on a hotdog bun?

Yes. I thought it was worms.

Putting noodles on stuff is a thing, and not always a bad one.

If you say so.

my mother would adulterate good, simple Jello (my favorite flavor was green) with all kinds of healthful fruit. I came to like it.

You'd like trifle.

So, no way, José?

That's what I said Ted.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

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