This should put the whole Malaysian-Singaporean food debate to rest.
First, it was the assam laksa. Then, it was char kway teow
Now, another Malaysian dish has made an international die-die must-eat list.
Tastemakers at famed travel guide Lonely Planet has ranked 'eating curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur
' second in their Ultimate Eatlist
guide book, which ranks the top food experiences around the world.
In fact, the experience of eating our curry laksa was so amazing, they ranked it above eating sushi in Tokyo, downing the Bibimbap in South Korea and - gasp! - having dim sum in Hong Kong!
It sounds like the people really did enjoy our curry laksa.
The only gastro experience that outranked our local dish is having the pintxos - Spanish Basque country's version of tapas - in San Sebastián, Spain.
Here are the top ten food experiences according to Lonely Planet:
- Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain
- Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Sushi in Tokyo, Japan
- Beef brisket in Texas, USA
- Som tum in Bangkok, Thailand
- Smørrebrød in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand
- Bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea
- Pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy
- Dim sum in Hong Kong
The Ultimate Eatlist
is like a 'bible' for foodies where editors, travel and food writers around the world compile a list of the best culinary experiences across the globe.
The list would then be evaluated and ranked according to "taste, cultural importance and the atmosphere of the location".
Guest contributors for the Ultimate Eatlist
include TV host Andrew Zimmern and popular chef José Andrés, so yeah, the list is as legit as it gets.
Three cheers for our curry laksa!