Extreme Foods

Exploding pizza bombs are taking over the world

Chef Diane Henderiks recreates explosive dish being served in South Korea


Forget wood fired pizza. This pizza is just literally on fire.

That’s idea behind a new culinary trend taking South Korea by storm.

Italian eatery The Place in Seoul is home to the "Bomb Pizza"—a bubble of dough filled with sauce, cheese and various toppings.

Upon service, the giant ball—which can be pink or black (squid ink flavor)-- is brushed with alcohol and lit on fire, cooking the ingredients within at the diners’ table. To avoid any melted cheese catastrophes, a waiter uses scissors to cut the top of the bubble, revealing the pizza within.

New York City-based chef Diane Hendricks stopped by Fox & Friends to recreate this explosive dish that’s setting the internet on fire.

“Really a lot of it’s for show,” says Hendricks, who explains that you need to cook your pizza most of the way through before performing the tableside flambe.

Instead of using a plain alcohol, Hendricks infuses hers with Italian herbs. Once the flame burns out, you’re left with a flavorful “pizza bomb” crust.

We don’t recommend trying this at home but if you need to set anything on fire, please do it outside