Last night we had Joey's Pizza. If you want a pizza delivered somewhere in Germany, you call Joey's. It's like the Papa John's of Germany. Well, actually it's not like Papa John's at all (read on to find out why) but they do deliver pizzas.
Joey's has a lot of unusual kinds of pizzas. Maybe they are normal for Germany but they seem unusual to us.
The Pizza Tigris is on special right now. It involves Asian style chicken, cucumbers, parsley, onions, tomatoes, and yogurt dressing.
You can also order the Pizza Crazy Dog, which features hot dog slices, pickles, ketchup, and onions.
Some ingredients that show up on a lot of Joey's pizzas are arugula, hollandaise sauce, and tuna.
If you are not in the mood for pickle pizza you can even choose your own toppings, but be careful.
If you want something with pepperoni, make sure to order pepperoni-salami, and if you want green peppers look for pepperoni. Asparagus and corn are available, but if you are feeling like Italian sausage, you're out of luck. The Germans have probably hundreds of kinds of wurst but you can't find a spicy Italian sausage anywhere. What you can do is order all sorts of different pork products like ham, bacon, salami, another kind of ham, etc. Germans are good at pork.
Lucky for me, you can order Joey's online and don't need to call. I figure in the next couple of months I will get up the nerve to call for a pizza or a taxi or something like that, but for now I prefer communicating online or in person. When you're on the phone there is no opportunity to point, gesture, or smile so that they don't get too annoyed with you. Plus, ordering online gives me a chance to translate words like Rindersteak-Streifen (beef strips).
When the pizza arrives - Joey's delivers on bikes and mopeds only - we put it in the oven for another 10 minutes. The crust will never be self-supporting, but at least we can make it a little crispier. And I need to get the pizza cutter out too because they don't cut the pizza for you.
There is actually a Pizza Hut in Hannover. We had their buffet once for dinner and neither of us could sleep all night. Our bodies are no longer used to that amount of grease and cheese and Pepsi and decided to protest with major belly aches. I guess if we stick with Joey's we'll feel healthier, especially if we order extra arugula and cucumber on the pizza.
If you want to check out Joey's yourself, here's the website: www.joeys.de
- Thanks for coming to my blog. It started as a way to keep in touch with family and friends, and now has become an ongoing project. I'm an American living in Germany and trying to travel whenever I can. I write about my experiences as an expatriate (the interesting ones and the embarrassing ones), and about my travels. There are some recurring characters in this blog, particularly my husband Brian and several of our friends. The title comes from the idea that living in a foreign country means making a lot of mistakes. So the things you used to do easily you now have to try over and over again. Hopefully, like me, you can laugh at how idiotic it feels. If you have happened upon my blog, then welcome. Knowing that people are reading what I write makes me keep going. Feel free to write comments or suggestions for future posts.