When it comes to pizza, Malaysians love their toppings! There are lots of options for Pizza in KL, so we decided to compile a list of the most popular toppings in Malaysia. Find out what’s topping the charts!
Salami is the top most popular topping for pizza in Malaysia (with cheese and pineapple coming in at a close second). People love the combination of salty salami and melted cheese – it’s hard to go wrong! Plus, sliced pepperoni adds an extra bit of flavour to the classic combination. Add some olives to the mix and you have yourself one delicious pizza!
Mozzarella is the most popular type of cheese used; it’s soft and creamy when melted on pizzas. But Malaysians also love to add different types of cheeses to their pizzas. Ricotta is popular because it doesn’t melt well, which makes it perfect for placing on top of pizzas! This gives your pizza a rich and creamy taste! Grated Parmesan is also a very common topping because of its slightly sharp taste. Other types of cheese used in pizza include cheddar, brie, and gouda. Delicious!
Pineapples are very popular throughout Asia and are a very common topping on pizzas in Malaysia. Pineapples give pizzas a sweet and tangy taste, and are often used to balance out the saltiness of cured ham and pepperoni. Pineapples, however, also contained two compounds that were also found in cheese. This attracted people who wanted to both eat and taste these foods combined. High levels of fat was also another reason as high levels of fat was needed to make this type of food successful. An extra incentive for its popularity was that it could be eaten as leftovers or sold after a few days as canned pineapples.
Red Peppers are often added to pizzas because it gives them a distinctive taste and rich colour. It generally goes well with the other toppings in a pizza, for example with tomatoes, onions, and cheese. Some people prefer it grilled in their burgers instead of adding green peppers instead for a more flavourful burger. It also goes well with lamb dishes as well due to its spicy nature. People often add chilis for more spice and flavor when they are making pizzas at home. However, these types of toppings are not to everyone’s liking. Not everyone likes spicy food and they might find that the spiciness is not very pleasant. So although you might like spicy food, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.