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“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six”*…

Domino’s in Taiwan has been innovating, and now there’s a new sheriff in town…

The new pizza is dubbed “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” pizza. It includes abalone, scallops, sea cucumbers, garlic short-ribs, fish skin, quail eggs, taro, dried bamboo shoots, and cabbage.

It’s a step beyond last year’s version which had pig’s blood and preserved eggs while there was another that had a bubble tea (tapioca) topping, which many people found surprisingly tasty.

Another used durian as a topping which has a smell no one could forget.

There has been a growing demand for Western takeaway in Taiwan since the pandemic began and stiff competition has meant some bizarre attempts to get attention…

If you question how anyone could put pineapple on a pizza you won’t want to see what Domino’s has done: “Domino’s lays down the challenge in Taiwan with bizarre pizzas.” [Via the always-illuminating @TodayinTabs.]

* Yogi Berra

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As we reach for the red pepper flakes, we might note that today is the penultimate day of National Pizza Week (which, as a practical matter, your correspondent celebrates every week).

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January 14, 2022 at 1:00 am

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“If you watch Jaws backwards, it’s a movie about a shark that keeps throwing up people until they have to open a beach”
Highdeas  [“the best ideas (while you’re high)”]

[For a reminder of Jaws‘ place in the scheme of motion picture production and exhibition, see the almanac entry here.]

As we Just Say Know, we might recall that it was on this date in 1984, that Klaus Friedrich set the world record for domino toppling: the most dominoes toppled in a chain reaction. (The pushover must start from a single point; and once the chain reaction ends, the attempt is over. The record depends not on how many dominoes were set up, but on the number of dominoes that fall.)

Friedrich, who set his record in Fürth, Germany, was the last individual to hold the title.  All subsequent records (the mark now stands at 4,491,863) have been set by a Dutch corporation, Weijers Domino Productions, that stages domino spectacles for movies, commercials, and corporate meetings.

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January 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

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