Not only curry laksa: 10 other Malaysian favourites in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist

Curry laksa at Lum Kee stall in the Section 14 food court. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Curry laksa at Lum Kee stall in the Section 14 food court. — Picture by Choo Choy May

PETALING JAYA, Aug 15 — Excited that curry laksa claimed second spot in travel authority Lonely Planet’s guide to eating your way through the globe?

Brace yourselves, foodies.

Joining the spicy coconut broth noodle dish in Lonely Planet’s top 500 gastronomic experiences from around the world are 10 other beloved Malaysian delights including char kway teow, beef rendang and the stinky durian.

The durian made it to the list of Lonely Planet’s top 500 gastronomic experiences from around the world. — Picture by KE Ooi
The durian made it to the list of Lonely Planet’s top 500 gastronomic experiences from around the world. — Picture by KE Ooi

The list of the 10 other Malaysian food that made the list:

1. Ikan bakar (No. 60)

2. Assam laksa (No. 123)

3. Beef rendang (No. 268)

4. Wantan mee (No. 299)

5. Kaya toast (No. 352)

6. Roti canai (No. 404)

The Batai char kway teow in Klang. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
The Batai char kway teow in Klang. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

7. Char kway teow (No. 432)

8. Durian (No. 445)

9. Hokkien mee (No. 464)

10. Bak kut teh (No. 468)

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist, the definitive guide that ranks the world’s top 500 food experiences or foodie bucket-list if you like, is a follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist.

The food travel guide goes on sale at major bookstores this week. — Picture courtesy of MPH
The food travel guide goes on sale at major bookstores this week. — Picture courtesy of MPH

The list of 500 best food experiences in the world was put together by writers, bloggers and staffers who were asked to name their most loved and authentic gastronomic memories.

The list was then ranked by a team of food editor and a panel which included Malaysian-born chef, television presenter and MasterChef Australia season two winner Adam Liaw.

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist goes on sale at major bookstores this week and retails for RM129.90.

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