Is Hawaiian Pizza actually invented by Hawaiians? Let’s explore this!
Hawaiian Pizza has a very impressive name, not only gourmets but even those who rarely enjoy pizza will probably be impressed with this name because the name Hawaii immediately reminds people of a state located in the heart of an island about 3,700 km away from the mainland in the United States. That makes many people when hearing the name of this pizza immediately think that it comes from this beautiful tourist island. So how true is it, let's explore the answer with Texgrill Vietnam!
1. Origin of Hawaiian Pizza
Hawaiian pizza is a type of cake that is often confused about its origin. Many people still think that this dish originated from Hawaii (USA) because of the similar name and ingredients with pineapple, a typical tropical fruit. The truth is that Hawaiian Pizza has nothing to do with Hawaii, but originates from Canada.
Hawaiian Pizza has a very tropical name, reminiscent of Hawaii (USA). However, this dish originates from Canada, invented by a Greek.
The "father" of Hawaiian Pizza is Panopoulos, a Greek who came to Canada in 1954, when he was 20 years old. There, he opened a restaurant in the town of Chatham, near Detroit, Michigan (USA). This restaurant, called Satellite, wasn't originally in the pizza business. This dish is not popular in Canada despite creating a craze in Detroit before.
2. The development and cultural influence of Hawaiian Pizza
2.1. Development process
Initially, Satellite only served a few basic dishes such as pancakes, burgers, etc. However, Panopoulos felt that if it continued like this, his restaurant would forever be stuck in place. Therefore, he decided to innovate the menu by adding a few Chinese and American dishes, and most importantly, pizza.
Panopoulos' career breakthrough thanks to Pizza
2.2. The influence of culture on Pizza Hawaii
Tiki culture greatly influenced Panopoulos' creation of Hawaiian Pizza. Tiki culture was born in the US, which can be understood simply as the tropical-like decoration of bars and restaurants. These places often hang fake carved models, serve alcoholic beverages with all sorts of catchy names. Their customers are mainly trot people who fall in love with the tropics, especially after the story of soldiers returning from the South Pacific, at the end of World War 2.
With this need in mind, Panopoulos sought to combine a tropical-style dish that blends sweet and savory. One day in 1962, the owner of the store ventured to put pineapple on his pizza. The contrast between the sour and sweet taste of pineapple and the salty taste of ham surprised many diners. "Some people like it and some people don't, it doesn't matter. We are young people looking for new experiences," Panopoulos said.
"At that time, people didn't think about mixing sweets into the dish. At first, they didn't seem to like it very much, but then fell in love with it," Panopoulos revealed. The origin of the name "Hawaiian" is also nothing special. It was simply the brand name of the jar of canned pineapple he poured on his first Hawaiian Pizza.
2.3. Reaction to the salty-sweet combination in Pizza Hawaii
Today, Hawaiian Pizza has become a famous dish, almost indispensable in the menu. However, some people still oppose the combination of pineapple and pizza. The President of Iceland, Gudni Johannesson, once said that if he had the power, he would completely ban the addition of pineapples to pizza. Responding to criticism directed at his son, Panopoulos said: "I don't care. He said seafood is a better choice with pizza. I agree but seafood is still behind pineapple."
Currently, Hawaiian Pizza at Texgrill is being served with 3 main sizes:
Hawaiian Pizza size S 18cm: VND 145,000
Hawaiian Pizza size M 25cm: VND 185,000
Hawaiian Pizza size L 32cm: VND 245,000
Texgrill's version of Hawaiian Pizza
Finally, Texgrill introduced you to the origin, origin, development process and cultural influence on Hawaiian Pizza. Hope you have a great time with your friends and family while enjoying this dish at Texgrill.
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