Vietnamese pho has been named the world’s 20th best food experience by world travel guide book publisher the Lonely Planet.
Pho on the Hau River along 500 other dishes was selected as for the book Ultimate Eatlist: The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences...Ranked published on August 15.
The list was topped by pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain, followed by curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur and sushi in Tokyo.
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, CNN reported.
Per the book, the ranking is not about the perfect meal at a three-Michelin star restaurant, but how a dish tastes, its cultural significance