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The $66 Kobe Beef Pizza from Domino's Japan

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[Photograph: Domino's via rocketnews24.com]

If an international pizza chain is going to do something extravagant and over-the-top it's going to be Domino's Japan. (Remember their Moon Branch Project?) Their newest stunt is a Kobe Beef Steak topped pizza. RocketNews24 took the bait and ordered up one a 5800 yen (approximately $66) large pie.

Potato, onion, and deluxe steak sauce top this pizza, along with the high-end marbled meat. While dubious about the meshing of such a luxury meat and chain pizza, the tasting crew rained hyperbole-filled praise on this pie:

"...the pure tastiness of the ingredients sets off a chain reaction inside the cerebral cavity."

and

"The pizza was filled to the brim with flavor, so much so that it was almost too much for me to handle! It took me back for a while, and I was admittedly a little lost for words; such culinary expertise in a pizza has got to be a first!"

and

"Before you know it, you find yourself entering into a state of pizza ecstasy."

Despite all the high praise, some tasters felt like this was all about the beef... Well, yeah. But if you're the type of person that wants to experience "taste bud titillation" then they highly recommend laying down the yen. You can check out the full review here.

About the author: Meredith Smith is the Slice editor. You can follow her on Twitter: @mertsmith.

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