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Old 08-22-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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"South African" style pizza

Anyone ever heard of it? And if so, do you have any details on this style of pizza?


Crust texture? Look? taste? Methodology of making it? etc...

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Old 08-22-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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New one on me! I thought pizza was invented in Naples and then 'refined' (if you wish!) in NYC...

South African pizza sounds like an oxymoron, but I'm sure our resident SA (Sandyj) will be able to help!
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The little bit I know of it, I'm told it's very spicy.
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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I take it we are not just talking about some south-african style toppings on a regular pizza base? But a different way of doing a pizza?

Could hazard a guess, but its possible that chickpea flour(otherwise known as besan flour) may feature in the base (assuming we are talking a different way of making a pizza).
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:48 PM   #5
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Nope, never heard of a special "South African" pizza. To be honest, the first pizzas I ever had over there were terrible, and they still seem pretty common. The base was cake-y, tomato sauce on topping was too sweet, no one seemed to have heard of mozarella, only cheddar. A lot of people called it "p-itz-a", which is fairly accurate, since it was the pits. To be fair, things have changed in the last ten years, and there may well be some new kind of special SA pizza.
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A friend of mine went on a missions trip to Mauritus and he says they had "South African" style pizza.

He simply said it was spicy, but didn't give a whole lot of detail.
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:52 PM   #7
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I've heard of it but haven't come across a recipe for one yet. I really would like to try it though
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:47 PM   #8
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FWIW - I've never had mozarella cheese on a pizza in Italy. I think that's an American affectation. The pizza I've always eaten in Italy has been a local favourite, which differs from region to region and so far hasn't included mozarella.

Maybe S.A. pizza is just a new twist on the fast-food of Italy. It's probably unique and locally delicious... as it is in Italy.
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South african pizza

I was in South Africa with my SA ex for 2 months and the pizza toppings they ate were..not shocking, but different. I remember one pizza had banana and another had a minced meat that looked ghastly, as if someone was sick on the pizza. It definitely had a Indian spicy taste to it. But it was actually nice to see something different from American pizza. The dough was the same as a Poppa Johns or Dominoes or whatever, just the toppings were different. It was interesting because KFC (this was two years ago) was huge and the first person to bring a Chipotles or quality Mexican food there, will become an instant millionaire.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:17 PM   #10
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interesting. I've never seen a Quattro Formaggi in Italy that did not have . . . .
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