New York-Style Pizza with a Taiwanese Twist


New York-Style Pizza with a Taiwanese Twist

Taiwanese-Inspired New York Pizza: A Fusion of Flavors

In the vibrant culinary landscape of Taiwanese cuisine, we bring you a unique twist on the classic New York-style pizza. This fusion dish combines the iconic thin and crispy crust of a New York pizza with the bold and aromatic flavors of Taiwanese ingredients. Get ready to embark on a delicious journey that marries the best of both worlds!

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12-15 minutes

2 hours 35 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Dairy-free (if omitting cheese), Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (if using cheese)

Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original New York-style pizza is known for its simple yet flavorful toppings like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, our Taiwanese-inspired version incorporates traditional Taiwanese ingredients to elevate the taste. We will be using ingredients such as Taiwanese sausage, pickled vegetables, and chili oil to add a burst of umami and spice to the pizza. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Pizza, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (3g sugars)
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Stir until a dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C).
  6. 6.
    Punch down the dough and divide it into two equal portions. Roll out each portion into a thin circle.
  7. 7.
    Place the rolled-out dough on a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  8. 8.
    Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  9. 9.
    Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  10. 10.
    Arrange the sliced Taiwanese sausage and pickled vegetables on top.
  11. 11.
    Drizzle chili oil over the pizza for an extra kick of flavor.
  12. 12.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  13. 13.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  14. 14.
    Slice and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Taiwanese sausage — For a smokier flavor, lightly pan-fry the sausage slices before adding them to the pizza.
  • Pickled vegetables — If you prefer a milder taste, rinse the pickled vegetables under cold water before chopping them.
  • Chili oil — Adjust the amount of chili oil according to your spice preference. Add more for a spicier kick or reduce for a milder flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven before placing the rolled-out dough on it.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as shredded cabbage, minced garlic, or sliced scallions to add more Taiwanese flavors.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, omit the Taiwanese sausage and add extra vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms.
  • To save time, you can use store-bought pizza dough instead of making it from scratch.
  • Serve the pizza with a side of sweet chili sauce or soy sauce for dipping.

Serving advice

Serve the Taiwanese-inspired New York-style pizza hot and fresh from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or share it as a delightful appetizer at gatherings. Pair it with a refreshing Taiwanese fruit tea or a cold glass of bubble milk tea for a complete Taiwanese culinary experience.

Presentation advice

To enhance the visual appeal, garnish the pizza with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a drizzle of chili oil just before serving. The vibrant colors of the pickled vegetables and the aromatic basil leaves will make the pizza even more enticing.