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Thailands delicious turmeric-spiked massaman curry tops the list of CNN Travel’s “World’s 50 Best Foods”, followed by tom yam goong (spicy shrimp soup) at the eighth place and som tam or papaya salad on the 46th.

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Massaman had lost its top place to Indonesia’s fiery rendang in 2017, but reclaimed its crown this year.

The list is based on an opinion survey involving more than 35,000 people and has been released twice previously, in 2011 and 2017.

“Emphatically the king of curries, and perhaps the king of all foods Spicy, coconutty, sweet and savoury. Even the packet sauce you buy from the supermarket can make the most delinquent of cooks look like a Michelin potential. Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce,” CNN Travel said.

“ ‘The Land of Smiles’ isn't just a marketing catch-line. It's a result of being born in a land where the world's most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner,” CNN Travel said.

This stamp of approval proves that Thai cuisine can tempt the palate of nearly everyone and also explains why it frequently makes it to lists of the most delicious foods.

So, did you enjoy massaman curry on rice at lunch?

Published : April 22, 2021

By : The Nation