Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

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Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

Post by PeteC » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes
Published: 15/08/2018 at 04:41 PM
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Som tam, the ever-popular Thai spicy papaya salad, is ranked fifth in the latest list of the top 500 best dishes issued by Lonely Planet travel guide.

The popular magazine for travellers recently released “The Ultimate Eatlist’’ (or Ultimate Eats in the US), a ranked list of the top 500 foodie experiences from all over the world.

The top 10 best dishes, as printed, are: pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain; curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; sushi in Tokyo, Japan; beef brisket in Texas, USA; Som tum (or Som tam) in Bangkok, Thailand; smorrebrod in Copenhagen, Denmark; crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand; bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea; pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy; and dim sum in Hong Kong.

The list was drawn up by expert food editors of Lonely Planet who enlisted the help of chef Adam Liaw and food blogger Leyla Kazim to rank the entries, according to the editors.

The entries were evaluated according to the taste, cultural importance and the special atmosphere of the location.
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Re: Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

Post by PeteC » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:52 am

List of the top 20, with photos and video for some.

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Re: Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

Post by laphanphon » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:54 am

So the opinion of 2 people ..... very scientific.
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Re: Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

Post by JohnD » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am

Papaya salad is good, but mango salad is better – more flavour especially if the mango is sweet and sour.
Not sure why most people go for papaya.
Maybe papaya is cheaper and more available?

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