"Some foods you eat to stay alive, others you eat because not to would be a crime"
was the opener for this great article here, which I agree 100%. There are your usual rice and fried chicken, which we take for granted nowadays; and there are the foods which you really need to savour before you die.
Whilst the list is really informative, and I am glad some of my favorite foods are on the list and some providing me with must-eats in the near future (mental note: kalua pig & ankimo), I strongly disagree with the country of origins for some of the foods mentioned here.
At 45th spot, Singapore Chicken Rice??? Chicken Rice originated from the Hainanese Island in China (Wen-Chang Chicken), made popular by the Chinese population in South East Asia and to a certain extant, the Malaccan Chinese community who made serve chicken rice with riceballs! Its a Malaysian thing! How dare the author says its from Singapore??? Just look at the weekend crowd in Malacca and count how many Singaporean cars are there near all the famous chicken rice restaurants in Malacca! And if you have tried Singaporean chicken rice, you had to agree that they taste like crap!
the real chicken rice, found in Malacca....how can this not be better than the Singaporean crap in the following picture?
At 35th spot, Singapore Chili Crab. Singapore again? Again our Southern dot of a friend hijacked one of the best food items from another country and claimed to be their own. Chili crab has a long history in Sri Lanka! Not "invented" 50 years ago by some Singaporean Aunty! Get your facts right you kiasu hijackers!
Chilli Crab...SRI LANKA's national treasure
Them Singaporeans are lucky that the article credits the No.7 food item to Penang, Malaysia. Penang Assam Laksa FTW! Your hijacked food items can't even make it to the top 10, and we did, so there! :p
Penang Laksa kicks ass!
Whilst there are some clear mistakes in the article, do have a go at the article, really informative and would open our eyes to the world's best cuisines!
doggyjames says...Chicken Rice is sooooooooooooo Malaysian lor! And how come Bak Kut Teh & Nasi Lemak is not on the list?