The Hong Kong Pizza Hut, which has been franchised by Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd. since 1987, is partnering with Central Hong Kong restaurant Ser Wong Fun to make its Snake Pizza. Ser Wong Fun are experts when it comes to cooking snakes, having first opened in 1895. According to Hong Kong Pizza Hut’s general manager, Karen Chan, Ser Wong Fun helped the restaurant come up with the pizza recipe by using a combination of Chinese rat snakes, banded kraits, and white banded snakes, and says, “The extraordinary snake pizzas offer a perfect balance to all flavors, both tantalizing and savory for this season.” But Pizza Hut is not stopping there. Along with the Snake Pizza, Hong Kong’s Pizza Hut plans to soon present another pizza that mixes in local tradition, one that is made with Chinese preserved sausages commonly eaten in a claypot rice dish.
There are many foods that you wouldn’t have the chance to try unless you travel to another part of the world, and Pizza Hut seems determined to put all of them on a pizza, at least for a limited time. In New Zealand you could find a marmite-stuffed crust. In Canada, you can order a pizza with poutine topping. Pizza Hut Singapore once offered an intriguing combination of cornflakes, pumpkin paste, taro, and pineapple, and back in Hong Kong again, at one time you could find a crust stuffed with fish eggs and cream cheese.