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19 Versions Of Pizza From Around The World

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1. Lamacun, Turkey

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Thin and crispy bread is topped with minced meat, veg, and herbs in the most common version of this Turkish takeaway staple – but don't fear, vegetarians: Lots of vendors are getting creative and offering plenty of alternative toppings. If you're looking for a breadier pizza-style dish in Turkey, go for some pide.

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2. Tarte Flambée, France

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Pizza with a French twist – could cuisine get any more perfect? France's favourite flatbread is generally topped with fromage blanc, onion, and bacon.

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3. Okonomiyaki, Japan

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This cross between savoury pancake and pizza in Japan is pure genius. Batter is grilled on the hob, and depending on the region and your tastes, you can have any number of ingredients grilled in with it or added after, but never forget the mayo, Okonomiyaki sauce, and bonito fish flakes to garnish.

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4. Lángos, Hungary

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In Hungary, you should get your doughy, cheesy fix with lángos. Deep-fried dough is generally topped with sour cream, cheese, and garlic. It's a popular takeaway and homemade treat.

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5. Sfiha, Syria

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Sfiha is basically an open-faced meat pie, and it's popular across the Middle East, including in Syria and Lebanon. The topping is typically made of minced lamb, pine nuts, and onions.

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6. Zapiekanka, Poland

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Pizza meets sandwich in this Polish street-food favourite. Cheese, mushroom, and onion are baked onto a baguette and topped with ketchup.

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7. Bulgogi Pizza, Korea

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Bulgogi is a beloved dish in Korea – beef is marinated in a soy sauce, sesame, and spice mixture and grilled. So throw it on a pizza and boom: You have a brand-new takeaway treat with a Korean twist. In recent years this combo become a popular commodity in the country.

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8. Musakhan, Palestine

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This popular Palestinian flatbread is topped with onions, spices, and nuts, and typically served with chicken. It literally has all the good things.

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9. Neapolitan, Italy

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Get back to basics in Italy with a classic Neapolitan pizza. Italian bread dough is topped with tomato and mozzarella for the cheesy, saucy goodness we know and love.

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10. Khachapuri, Georgia

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This stuffed bread boat is a must-have takeaway in the nation of Georgia. Filled with cheese and baked with an egg, the savoury dish can be eaten any time of day, but it's most definitely the perfect option when you're craving breakfast pizza.

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11. Coca, Spain

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Coca is a Spanish flatbread, often topped with veg and Spanish sausage, but it's popularly served around the country with any number of toppings. The bread is a little stickier and oilier than your typical pizza, but hey, bring on the grease!

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12. Deep-Fried Pizza, Scotland

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This holy grail of pizza is a popular novelty in Glasgow and Fife. From simple origins (frozen pizza, brown sauce, and a deep fryer) come truly amazing things.

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13. Manakish, Lebanon

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In Lebenon, no breakfast is complete without this spicy flatbread. The topping is simple, just oil and spices, but the impact on your taste buds is big.

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14. Deep-Dish, Chicago, USA

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Different regions of the States pride themselves on their local style of pizza, but Chicago deep-dish has to be one of the most unique. The bready and stuffed pie is a must while you're in the Windy City.

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15. Cong You Bing, China

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Legend has it that after having a Chinese scallion pancake, explorer Marco Polo asked Italian chefs to create a similar flatbread, and pizza was born. The unleavened flatbread is a typical street food in China and Taiwan.

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16. Pastrmajlija, Macedonia

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Smoked meat and hot peppers are the staple toppings for this open-faced Macedonian meat pie. You can add an egg for extra texture and flavour.

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17. Paratha, India

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This Indian flatbread is similar to naan, but made with whole wheat flour, and is a typical side dish. It can also be topped with veg, meat, or egg and served on its own, pizza-style.

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18. Flammkuchen, Germany

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Flammkuchen is a German variant of France's tarte flambée, topped with crème fraîche, smoked bacon, and fromage blanc or quark.

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19. Kebab Pizza, Sweden

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Sweden gets that pizza is the ultimate junk food, so takeaways combined it with another popular late-night order, the kebab. Just look at it: so beautiful, so deadly, so food-baby-worthy.

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