Domino’s Japan launches Kobe-beef pizza

Kobe Beef Steak Pizza

Domino’s Pizza, the world’s most well-known home delivery pizza services, has released a new luxury pizza in Japan- an exclusive to the pizza fast food market.

The Kobe Beef Steak Pizza is topped with potato, onion and steak sauce and the star ingredient — Kobe beef, known worldwide for its superior flavor, texture and marbling thanks to pampering breeding methods.

Staff at the English-language news site RocketNews24, meanwhile, decided to take the novelty pizza for a test drive and “pooled their New Year’s money” together to spring for the 5,800 Yen ($66 US) meal. Reviews are mixed, with some of the taste testers describing the unlikely combination “spot-on,” “sublime” and “pizza ecstasy.”

While the generous chunks of fatty meat were appreciated by some, others, however, found the quantity and richness of meat to overwhelm and dominate the flavors of a classic pizza. “On a negative note, with the beef being the focal point of the pizza…it actually detracts a little from the traditional notion of what makes a good pizza.”

Meanwhile, Japan is home to a slew of fast food innovations. Wendy’s, for instance, topped their burgers with foie gras, Burger King offered customers an all-you-can-eat buffet of Whoppers and sandwiches topped with black buns.