Controversial items like pineapple on pizza, watermelon “steaks,” and SPAM Mai Tais have all previously split the internet in two. Their eccentric yet intriguing mix of sweet and savory divides folks on whether these items go a step too far. While those debates haven’t been fully resolved yet, another item has entered the controversial fray: Boba pizza.
It’s not necessarily a new item, as Foodie Star, the Taiwan-based restaurant carrying it, has had it for over a year now. However, a recent photo from Instagrammer @nini_food0822 has brought it into the spotlight and set off a flurry of conversations about the odd pizza combo.
I’m obsessed with pizza and obsessed with boba.
Please pray for me. I want to try this. 🐄 https://t.co/Cycs7z4tB8
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) August 21, 2018
boba on pizza fuuuuuck this looks so good I want a slice so bad gmfu pic.twitter.com/4TcNuwhrZv
— cool as h*ck (@jacobboog) August 20, 2018
boba pizza…. seriously what is wrong with people pic.twitter.com/sBhKNYgCsW
— 🌸 (@jeppgebu) August 16, 2018
LRT – I LOVE BOBA BUT IT DOESN’T BELONG ON FUCKING PIZZA
— Robin @ Cosplay Hell (@kuroshirochekku) August 21, 2018
Taipei-based food site Walkerland tried the boba pizza back near its inception date in mid-2017. In their review of it, they were surprised because they thought it would be a 100% dessert pizza, but noted that the salty cheese and sugary boba canceled each out for an “innovative” taste.
@nini_food0822, the Instagram user who posted the above photo, said in a post that everyone who comes to Foodie Star orders the pizza. The texture of the boba is soft and chewy, and it has a deep note of brown sugar. Overall, she felt that it was a perfect combination of savory and sweet.
Not everybody may be on board with the concept, but those who’ve tried it so far have seemed to be fans. It shows that regardless of how you may feel about the boba pizza combination, you can’t really knock until you’ve tried it.