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Your opinion wanted – top 10 best foods in the world

17 November 2011 One Comment

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Indonesia’s Nasi Goreng – Recently voted as No.2 in CNN Go’s World’s 50 most delicious foods. (Photo taken at: Bebek Bengil Restaurant, Ubud)

It is no secret that we love to compare our favourite things in life, which can be anything from colour, to car brands, to holiday destinations. Regardless of how subjective these comparisons are, and of how futile our efforts to reach a consensus may be, we still carry on comparing. This difficulty in agreeing has perhaps led to societies coming up with a multitude of ‘top’ lists of things – so that we don’t go on bickering about our own favourites.

Of all the things that we hold dear, food is arguably one that defines us – after all, as the saying goes, “we are what we eat”. Given this fact, it is of no surprise that it is often hardest to agree on our favourite things to eat. When CNN Go released their ‘World’s 50 most delicious foods’ earlier this year, we were rather shocked to see tomato ketchup and popcorn in the list. We can agree that these two items are nice, but they are hardly dishes in their own right. Fortunately, we weren’t the only ones to disagree, for CNN go did up another list soon after (they admitted to experiencing “impassioned debate” by food fans), this time based on readers’ votes. The second list was definitely much more appealing.

As the year comes to a close, we think that Travcult crew and readers should come up with our very own list of the ‘top 10 best foods’ in our lives. It will be a fitting parting gift as we bid the year 2011 goodbye, and in the spirit of welcoming the new year with our favourite past time in mind.


So here’s what we will do:

  • From now till 17 December 2011, we are accepting suggestions on what you think are the top 10 best foods in the world.
  • Each reader can submit a list of up to 10 dishes, where each dish in the list will be awarded 1 vote.
  • To submit your list, simply write it down at the comment box below and submit. Make sure to include your email address. The individual votes will not be displayed, but rest assured we are keeping track of the numbers. To prevent double voting, lists without an accompanying email address will be deemed invalid.
  • At the end of our voting period, the total number of votes is calculated. Top 10 dishes with the highest number of votes will be included in our list of ‘top 10 best food’.
  • We will inform all participants on the outcome of the votes by email. Together with your list, you may indicate if you do not wish to be contacted by us.
Update: We will be extending the survey until the 31 December 2011.

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One Comment »

  • admin said:

    Voting is now officially closed. We thank all voters for your valuable inputs. As of now, vote counting is already underway, and we are already excited about the result.

    Please look forward to the result announcement in the coming weeks!

    Update: Results are out now! Read http://travcult.com/2012/03/top-10-best-foods-in-the-world/

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