New Delhi —- A pizza restaurant in Vietnam has introduced a new variation called the ‘India-Pakistan’ peace pizza, according to a tweet by journalist Michael Tatarski. Pizza 4P’s, a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, has allegedly introduced three ‘peace pizzas’ and the other two flavours are the China-USA peace pizza and the Israel-Palestine pizza.
These pizzas consist of toppings that correspond to the countries’ popular cuisines. For instance, the India-Pakistan pizza is a combination of ‘Delhi Palak Paneer’ and ‘Karachi Chapli Kebab’. The China-USA pizza consists of ‘Shanghai Chill Shrimp’ and ‘New York Buffalo Chicken’, whereas the Israel-Palestine peace pizza combines ‘Tel Aviv Zaatar Hummus’ with ‘Ramallah Musakhan’ — a Palestinian chicken dish.
In his tweet, Tatarski revealed that the restaurant said that “if these flavours can live together on a pizza, surely we can live together in peace”.
The ever-adventurous Pizza 4P’s has introduced three ‘peace pizzas,’ including US-China, India-Pakistan and Israel-Palestine. They say that if these flavors can live together on a pizza, surely we can live together in peace. Has Jared Kushner tried this? pic.twitter.com/no3KmwG8fK
— Michael Tatarski (@miketatarski) September 20, 2020
Peace through pizza
According to Pizza 4P’s website, the restaurant doesn’t just want to be a “a great pizza restaurant”, they also want to “make the world smile for peace”. The ‘4P’s’ in its name stands for ‘For Peace’ and the restaurant’s idea of peace is “to live happily with a positive outlook on life, while having a peace of mind and body”.
This pizza has been introduced at a time when tensions between US and China are at an all-time high due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
India and Pakistan have also had a long standing history of conflict, from the Partition to various wars and border stand-offs. And, Israel and Palestine have been engaged in conflict over the latter’s annexation of territories in West Bank and Gaza. However, social media users were less than impressed by the concept of these ‘peace pizzas’.
thanks I absolutely hate this https://t.co/e4knGRAvMB
— friedrice engels, haikyuu propagandist (@asianbabyghoul) September 21, 2020
I’m going back to bed https://t.co/l5sn69RiGH
— aliya ahmad (@_aloo_gobi) September 20, 2020
I feel like India & Pakistan would go to war over this pizza—together, on the same side, vs this kabab-paneer pizza. So perhaps it does unite people. https://t.co/MDnl5yxVmC
— Tanvi Madan (@tanvi_madan) September 20, 2020
wow i didnt know you could end settler colonialism, capitalism, & imperialism with pizza, that's good to know https://t.co/mV67YflLY2
— Kenneth 伍張 🇰🇭 (@pinchekenneth) September 20, 2020