Today I saw this truck selling pizza from a wood fired oven and had to find an excuse to post the image, so here we have it, a list of a words that all mean pizza.
This truck turned up on the corner of the road near my flat in Taiwan, and within minutes there was a huge crowd around the truck. All the other vendors could do was look on as the pizza seller raked in a minimum of $150NT (£3UK/$5US) per sale. For the record the Pizza wasn’t half bad either 🙂
Regardless of which Chinese word is used to translate pizza, the word ‘pizza’ is seemingly understood everywhere and you might not even have a chance or need to say the Chinese. But for those times when you are reading a menu and want to find the pizza, here are the words you’ll see used:
For completeness the words before pizza in the image above are 窯（窑 yáo） which is a kiln oven and 烤（烤 kǎo） which is to bake – “kiln oven baked”.
If you know of any other words for pizza, or have seen 批薩（批萨）and 匹薩（匹萨）is use somewhere the post in the comments below!