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Vietnamese food among world’s 500 culinary experiences

Updated at Thursday, 16 Aug 2018, 17:30
The Hanoitimes - Lonely Planet has announced its list of 500 culinary experiences from around the globe to help foodies decide where to travel next.
Pho along the Hau River in Vietnam has been ranked 20th among the 500 culinary experiences from around the globe to help foodies decide where to travel next, according to a list released by Lonely Planet, a large travel guide book publisher.
 
Pho among world’s 500 culinary experiences.
Pho among world’s 500 culinary experiences.
Pintxos in San Sebastian tops the list, followed by Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Sushi in Tokyo, Beef brisket in Texas, Som tam in Bangkok, etc.
The list was compiled by top chefs, food writers and Lonely Planet’s “food-obsessed authors”, including contributions from the likes of chefs Monica Galetti, Mark Hix and Curtis Stone.
Earlier, Pho, Vietnamese iconic traditional food, has been listed among the world’s 15 best foods that are easy on a globetrotter’s pocket, according to a list released by UK-based travel site Rough Guides.
Pho is a bowl of flat, soft rice noodles dipped in a fragrant beef or chicken broth flavored with different condiments. It is served with beef or chicken, shallots and chili, and lemon to taste.
“The warming broth is eaten at any time of day, and is best bought from a hole-in-the-wall vendor, where it probably costs less than the raw ingredients back home,” Rough Guides wrote.
In 2017, Pho was listed among the world’s 50 most delicious dishes by CNN, based on a vote of 35,000 people.
Pho, which was in 20th place on the list, is virtually the national dish and can be found all over Vietnam, though it is more of a Hanoi specialty and may taste a little sweeter and thicker in the south. It is a bowl of soft rice noodles in a broth carefully prepared with different herbs and served with beef or chicken, and shallots, with chili and lemon on the side. “But it’s greater than the sum of its parts - fragrant, tasty and balanced,” CNN said.
Ha Phuong
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