Penang asam laksa is no. 7 on World's Best 50 Foods list by CNN


The famous assam laksa from Penang Road Laksa stall in Jooi Hooi Cafe. Photo: Filepic

A Malaysian local favourite, the Penang asam laksa, has put the country on the world culinary map by being listed among the top 10 best foods in the world.

In the list of the World's 50 Best Foods drawn up by US TV network, CNN, the popular noodle ranked seventh place, beating Thailand's tom yum goong, and ice cream.

CNN updated its pick of the world's best foods with a top 50 list of tasty global delights. The selection takes in flavours from around the world – a timely offering when travel is still limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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