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

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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.

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    star0Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    yum
    • BANANAFUNThursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:23 am
      that sounds gross
      • BANANAFUNSaturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:24 am
        i would like to try it since i live in Japan!!
        • Jake paulMonday, February 5, 2018 at 4:23 pm
          This like good
          • queenbeeThursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:21 am
            that look gross it would be good my them self
            • jk rowlyWednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:43 pm
              i would eat it seperate
              • erzl_14
                erzl_14Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:12 am
                That sounds gross. Not my style
                • fghjhvWednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:58 am
                  love it :D
                  • laylaheartfaze9
                    laylaheartfaze9Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:00 am
                    what? cotton candy pizza well I like cotton candy, and pizza, but mixed together?! Im not sooo sure but I like them seprate.
                    • bjthegoat56
                      bjthegoat56Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:37 am
                      I wonder if it tastes wierd or good🍕

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