Precisely how the team at cnngo.com came to this conclusion has yet to be explained in any detail. They've simply listed the best, from No. 50, buttered popcorn, to No. 1, Massaman Curry, Thailand. (Som Tam, incidentally, comes in at No. 46 with Sushi at No. 4 and Pizza at No. 2.)
Perhaps it was one of those exercises where all contributions are accepted from anyone with even a vague interest in food, and the editor then conducts the journalistic equivalent of a lucky draw.
Whatever the method, we can only say: the team at cnngo got it right. Massaman is the tastiest food in the world.
The Phuketwan team is prepared to go one step further and nominate the massaman curry at Phuket's NC Bakery and Food, in Phuket City, as world's finest massaman. It is sensational.
Our taste buds are constantly excited at the thought of an NC massaman on Phuket.
What's more, we nominate Khun Anong, who serves up the massaman at NC Bakery and Food, as Phuket's finest waitress.
Khun Anong, once a fixture at Phuket's famous Mae Porn Seafood restaurant, moved to NC Bakery and Food, which is on a corner near Phuket City's old bus station . . . possibly, we now think, for the massaman.
What makes Khun Anong Phuket's finest waitress? She never forgets a name, and she also has the distinction of serving a glass of water to every customer, without being asked, just as the full joy of a massaman curry sinks in.
PS: We suspect that NC stands for ''Nice Curry.''
Here's what the cnngo team said:
1. Massaman curry, Thailand
Emphatically the king of curries, and perhaps the king of all foods. Spicy, coconutty, sweet and savory, its combination of flavors has more personality than a Thai election. Even the packet sauce you buy from the supermarket can make the most delinquent of cooks look like a Michelin potential. Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce. ''The Land of Smiles'' isn't just a marketing catch-line. It's a result of being born in a land where the world's most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner.
Is there a dish on Phuket to top the Phuket-style spicy massaman curry at NC Bakery? We'd be happy to listen to suggestions, and even happier to try them.
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