Kuala Lumpur's Curry Laksa Ranked 2 On Lonely Planet's Top 500 Food Experiences
The humble curry laksa ubiquitous across Kuala Lumpur has been named the second best food experience in the world on Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist, edging out 498 other dishes of a grand total of 500 entries.
According to CNN, the travel guide book publisher enlisted the help of famous chefs the likes of television star Andrew Zimmern, Spanish-American chef José Andrés, Spanish chef Elena Arzak and French chef, author and television personality Eric Ripert.
To see what else made it to the top 10, keep on scrolling.
#1 – Pintxos In San Sebastián, Spain
One of the best culinary stops in Spain, San Sebastián takes the top rank for having the best food experience in the world, according to Lonely Planet. Pintxos, deliciously small bite sized foods eaten in bars, taverns and so forth, take the gold medal.
#3 –Sushi In Tokyo, Japan
It's no surprise that sushi ranks high on Lonely Planet's list. In a city and country with the some of the most Michelin starred restaurants in the world no less.
#4 –Beef Brisket In Texas, USA
This is one you just have to enjoy with your hands, ideally on a hot summer's day with a cool drink in hand.
#5 – Som Tum In Bangkok, Thailand
Our neighbouring country, famous for their cuisine, also get's a top spot on the list. The classic som tum (papaya salad), a spicy sour treat, takes the fifth spot.
#6 – Smørrebrød In Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish also contributes one of their staples to the list, smørrebrød is an open faced sandwich that typically uses toasted and buttered rye broad.
#7 – Crayfish In Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura in New Zealand is famously known as the crayfish capital, a shellfish also known as"rock lobster" internationally. It's often considered a beachside barbecue must.
#8 – Bibimbap In Seoul, South Korea
The healthy and delicious South Korean staple bibimbap, which means mixed with assorted vegetables and meats, takes number 8.
#9 – Pizza Margherita In Naples, Italy
One of the greatest culinary contributions to the world, the classic pizza margherita tops the list. And when you have it in the city of where it hails from, now that's just perfect.
#10 – Dim Sum In Hong Kong
We'd have been upset if this didn't make top 10. The "tapas" of the orient, dim sum has a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.
For the full list, visit Lonely Planet's official website.