Penang assam laksa has been ranked seventh – ahead of Thailand’s ‘tom yum goong’ – in a list of the “world’s 50 most delicious foods”, published by CNN.
Another reason why Penang is on the world map for its street food. And another reason why we should carefully protect and promote our street food heritage.
We certainly can’t rest on our laurels as our neighbours north and south are putting up some stiff friendly competition. Thailand has ‘massaman curry’ in top spot, ‘tom yum goong’ (8th), nam tok moo (19th) and ‘som tam’ (46th) while Singapore has ‘chili crab’ (35th) and ‘chicken rice’ (45th). (Chicken rice from Singapore?)
What happened to the rest of the Penang favourites?
See the full ranking on CNN.
Now, do share with us in the comments below where you think is the best place to get the yummiest assam laksa in Penang.