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Pho, Goi cuon among world's most delicious foods

posted Jul 27, 2011, 7:03 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jul 27, 2011, 7:15 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
The humble pho (traditional noodle soup) and goi cuon (summer roll) have made it to US television channel CNN’s list of the “World’s 50 most delicious foods.”

CNNGo program says pho and goi cuon are some dishes that “you eat to stay alive, others you eat because not to would be a crime.”

It says of pho which ranks 28th in the list: “This … national dish is just broth, fresh rice noodles, a few herbs and usually chicken or beef. But it’s greater than the sum of its parts — fragrant, tasty and balanced.”

Goi cuon, 30th, is “wholesome, easy and the very definition of ‘moreish’.”

“This snack made from pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in rice paper is served at room temperature. It’s ‘meat light,’ with the flavors of refreshing herbs erupting in your mouth.”

Other foods to make the list are potato chips and buttered popcorn from the US, som tam, nam tok moo, tom yum goong, and massaman curry of Thailand, chicken rice and chili crab of Singapore, neapolitan pizza of Italy, chocolate of Mexico, penang assam laksa of Malaysia, and chicken muamba of Gabon.

Source: DTI