The 5pm Takeaway blog is a bit confused when it comes to pizza toppings.
On the one hand, crowning a pizza with pineapple seems like an abomination and an affront to all that is good in the world.
On the other hand, we’re not purists about it. Unlike a Neapolitan pizza chef, our worst nightmare is not a pizza topped with anything more than sugo, mozzarella and basil leaves.
We’re cool about inventively topped pizza. For example, the new menu at Edinburgh’s Sygn bar features a pizza topped with pulled lamb, peas, sweet onions and Parmesan.
It sounds unconventional but we would sure like to scoff it.
In a recent Guardian article, Tony Naylor is amazed at the existence of doner kebab pizza but concedes that if you like pizza and like doner kebabs then putting the two together isn’t mankind’s greatest leap.
As ever, the 5pm Takeaway blog can rely on the Asian market to come up with the sort of pizza toppings which seem absolutely extraordinary to anyone brought up on Scottish chip shop pizza.
Step forward the shrimp and potato pizza with a cookie crust made by South Korea’s Mr Pizza. To be fair, the pizza crust seems to be savoury rather than sweet although it does come with a blueberry dipping sauce.
The Italian restaurants on 5pm Takeaway cover most bases. For example, Di Maggio’s Theatreland has a good range of Italian American pizza such as the Loaded Pepperoni.
At Rinaldo’s on Kingfauns Drive in Glasgow, they like to blend two great takeaway staples, Indian and pizza, to create the tikka special pizza which is topped with chicken tikka.
On Argyle Street, Firebird also gets pretty freaky with its pizza toppings. Fancy a wild boar calzone?
Hoisin duck pizza
As well as a hoisin duck pizza, they look a little closer to home for inspiration and deliver a Flaming Scotsman topped with haggis, tomato sauce, mozzarella and spicy jalepeños.
All of the above Glasgow takeaways are available on 5pm Takeaway.