Pho named world’s 20th best food experience
Updated : Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:30 PM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamese pho hasbeen named the world’s 20th best food experience by worldtravel guide book publisher theLonely Planet.

Pho on the Hau River and 500 other dishes were selected as one of the best dishes in
Lonely Planet’s new book "Ultimate Eatlist: The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences
...Ranked". - Photo:

Pho on the Hau Riveralong 500 other dishes was selected as for the book Ultimate Eatlist: TheWorld’s Top 500 Food Experiences...Ranked published on August 15.

The list was topped bypintxos in San Sebastian, Spain, followed by curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur andsushi in Tokyo.

Entries were nominated by Lonely Planet writers, bloggers andstaffers and whittled down to a final 500 by a panel including chef and TVpresenter Adam Liaw and food blogger Leyla Kazim.

Recommendations fromworld-renowned chefs José Andrés, Elena Arzak and Eric Ripert; television foodstar Andrew Zimmern; BBC MasterChef judge and chef Monica Galetti; and 15 moreof the world’s top chefs and food writers were also included, CNN reported.

Per the book, the ranking isnot about the perfect meal at a three-Michelin star restaurant, but how a dishtastes, its cultural significance and the importance of the location where it’smade and eaten.

"When you have a saladNicoise in New York, you might think, oh this is nice", Lonely Planet destinations editor MattPhillips told CNN Travel.

The final list is based ontaste, cultural importance and "the special atmosphere of the location”.

Each entry inthe Ultimate Eatlist details an experience, the culture behind it andwhat makes it so special, Lonely Planetsays.

Earlier in June, travel siteRough Guides named Vietnam’s iconicnoodle soup, pho, among the world’s 15 best foods that are easy on aglobetrotter’s pocket.

A bowlof pho contains flat, soft rice noodles dipped in a fragrant beef orchicken broth flavoured with different condiments. It is served with beef orchicken, shallots and chili and lemon to taste.

The soup originated fromHanoi before it was brought to the south where people added their owninfluences to the dish.

Ultimate Eatlist is thefollow-up to Lonely Planet’sbestselling Ultimate Travelist and is a must-own bucket list forfoodies and those who love to travel.


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