Video Of The Week — Cheese Pizza Topped With Cotton Candy? Yum!

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2017

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Photo Credit: Schmatz Beer Dining via Facebook

In Japan, the onset of spring is synonymous with the cherry blossom, or sakura, season. To attract some of the thousands of locals and tourists that flock to parks to see the beautiful, albeit brief, two-week bloom, many restaurants offer sakura inspired specialties.

This year, the chefs at Tokyo’s Schmatz Beer Dining, created a cotton candy pizza. Available at the brewpub chain’s Kanda neighborhood location, the thin crust pie is just like any other cheese pizza, except for one thing — it is topped with a mound of pink cotton candy sprinkled with cherry blossom petals. Before taking a bite, customers are asked to drizzle the delicious-looking pie with some honey ginger sauce that melts the spun sugar and blends it into the cheese. Though there is no word on how the pizza tastes, it sure looks good.

Photo Credit: Schmatz Beer Dining via Facebook

Unfortunately, it was a short-term offering that was timed to coincide with the cherry blossom season which came to an end on April 2 in Tokyo. Hopefully, the restaurant will bring the pizza back next year, or better still, make it a permanent fixture on their menu.

Resources: odditycentral.com, rocketnews.com

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  • evelynThursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    boring
    • !!!!!!!Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:53 pm
      wouldn't it be all gloppy and weird????????????
      • messi10Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:43 am
        mmmm ;pizza
        • messi10Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:41 am
          mmmmmm pizza
          • Emma WatsonThursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:24 am
            so cool, but i dont know if i would eat it
            • PizzaWednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9:30 am
              Yummy food
              • swooz
                swoozWednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:44 am
                i would eat it
                • dummy22
                  dummy22Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 am
                  I don't Know what to say😕
                  • wafflegirlTuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:33 pm
                    I would like to eat the cotton candy!
                    • PuzzlegirlTuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm
                      Yum! Cotton Candy and pizza. YUM1

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