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Pho among The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences
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Pho among The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences

The Saigon Times Daily

Pho is one of the most favorite Vietnamese dishes - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - Travel guides company Lonely Planet has recently included in its “Ultimate Eats: The World's Top 500 Food Experiences” list a Vietnamese specialty: Pho, which is the country’s traditional noodle soup served with beef or chicken.

Pho on the Hau River ranks 20th in the list of worldwide specialities. Coming in top of the list is pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián of Spain. Some of Asian delicacies winning the top spots include curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur (second), sushi in Tokyo (third), som tum in Bangkok (fifth), bibimbap in Seoul (eighth) and dim sum in Hong Kong (10th).

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

Recommendations from world-renowned chefs José Andrés, Elena Arzak and Eric Ripert, television food star Andrew Zimmern, BBC MasterChef judge and chef Monica Galetti, and 15 more of the world’s top chefs and food writers were also included, according to CNN.

“We asked the planet’s top chefs, food writers and our food-obsessed authors to name their favorite, most authentic gastronomic encounters – and this is the result,” Lonely Planet said.

“Ultimate Eatlist is the follow-up to our bestselling Ultimate Travelist and is a must-own bucket list for foodies and those who love to travel. You’ll discover the planet’s most thrilling and famous culinary experiences, the culture behind each one, what makes them so special, and why the experience is so much more than what’s in the plate, bowl or glass in front of you.”

Earlier in June, travel site Rough Guides named pho among the world’s 15 best foods that are easy on a globetrotter’s pocket.

Rough Guides said pho as “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.”

Pho is a must-try dish when you are visiting Vietnam. It is traditionally prepared with chicken or beef broth and served with slices of chicken or beef and rice noodles. However, there are many notable different recipes of pho from different areas in the country such as pho chua (sour noodle), pho duoi bo (ox tail noodle) and pho kho Gia Lai (Gia Lai dried noodle).

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