It’s no surprise that Westerners are a bit surprised to see pickles served together with pizza, but their puzzled response was provided a considerate rationalization by a group of moms elevating Korean American youngsters, the Kimchi Mamas. One particular valuable commenter writes, “Koreans have a difficult time with cheese and butter and other wealthy Western meals. It goes down better for us when there is some thing to minimize as a result of the richness.”
This custom of chasing extra fat and greasy meals has precedent their grandmother used to take in kimchi at residence following a evening out eating on major Western food items of pizza and pasta. But due to the fact pickles are regarded to be extra Western than kimchi, they turned the aspect of preference for Koreans when eating cheese slices.
But pizza in Korea is just not exclusive only for its pickle pairing: They also like to stuff their crust with mashed sweet potatoes and even use bulgogi as a topping (for each The Pizza Heaven). If the concept of pickle pizza tickles your fancy, one pizzeria in Alaska, The Hungry Robot has a pizza named “The Dilly Dilly” made with roasted garlic cream sauce, shredded mozzarella, garlic and dill ranch dressing, and a bunch of dill pickles (you can check out Man Fieri flavor check it on YouTube).