Photo courtesy of McKay Savage/Creative Commons/Flickr
Other perennial favourites of Southeast Asia that make the list include Som Tam from Thailand at #46; Singapore’s “national dish” Chicken Rice (#45) and Chili Crab (#35); Vietnam’s Goi Cuon (Summer Roll) #30 and world famous Pho (#28);Philippines’ Lechon (roasted suckling pig) #27; Indonesia’s Rendang (#11) and Malaysia’s Penang Laksa #7, bookended by Tom Yum Goong (#8) and Massaman Curry (#1)!
Chicken Rice; Photo courtesy of hungrygowhere/Julia Khoo
While it is undoubtedly subjective and very much personal, the list brings up an interesting aspect of Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and indeed Asia – the land mass often generalised as one is richly different and unique from one nation to another. A small, dense geographical area packs a variety of cuisines, languages and rich history.