CNN Go had recently conducted a Facebook poll on the World’s 50 most delicious foods. The result is tabulated below. You can view the original listing here.

To be honest, this is the first time that I have heard of some dishes’ name from this list. The United States has the most number of dishes in this list (5), followed by Thailand (4). Britain, Canada, Mexico, Italy and Japan each has 3 dishes. Germany, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore each has 2 dishes. China only has 1 dish, Peking duck ranked at No. 5. It may have gained its international reputation by being a favorite food of President George Bush Senior. According to my wife, not many people in China are fans of this dish. It is something people will eat occasionally but not craved for frequently.

After coming to Melbourne, Vietnamese pho has become one of my favourite dishes to order when I have a meal outside. Recently I discovered a great recipe on Pho that I will like to share in this post.

I believe taste preferences are culturally biased and there is no universally agreed list of most delicious dishes. Hence, this list is mainly for entertainment purpose and do not be too upset if your favourite food does not appear in this list.

Rank Dish Country
1 Massaman curry Thailand
2 Neapolitan pizza Italy
3 Chocolate Mexico
4 Sushi Japan
5 Peking duck China
6 Hamburger Germany
7 Penang assam laksa Malaysia
8 Tom yum goong Thailand
9 Ice cream United States
10 Chicken muamba Gabon
11 Rendang Indonesia
12 Shepherd’s pie Britain
13 Corn on the cob Global
14 Donuts United States
15 Kalua pig United States
16 Egg tart Hong Kong
17 Lobster Global
18 Kebab Iran
19 Nam tok moo Thailand
20 Arepas Venezuela
21 Croissant France
22 Brownie and vanilla ice cream Global
23 Lasagna Italy
24 Champ Ireland
25 Butter garlic crab India
26 Fajitas Mexico
27 Montreal-style smoked meat Canada
28 Pho Vietnam
29 Ohmi-gyu beef steak Japan
30 Goi cuon (summer roll) Vietnam
31 Parma ham Italy
32 Ankimo Japan
33 Fish ‘n’ chips Britain
34 Maple syrup Canada
35 Chili crab Singapore
36 Texas barbecue pork United States
37 Chicken parm Australia
38 French toast Hong Kong
39 Ketchup United States
40 Marzipan Germany
41 Stinky tofu Southeast Asia
42 Buttered toast with Marmite Britain
43 Tacos Mexico
44 Poutine Canada
45 Chicken rice Singapore
46 Som tam Thailand
47 Seafood paella Spain
48 Potato chips United States
49 Masala dosa India
50 Buttered popcorn United States