Vietnam’s “pho” and “goi cuon” (fresh spring roll) have been added to the list of the world’s 50 most delicious foods by the CNN GO website of the US CNN television channel.

In an article introducing the world’s 50 most delicious foods, CNN recognised that many dishes were worth travelling around the world to enjoy.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Thailand and Vietnam saw the largest number of dishes honoured in the list. Among them, Vietnam’s pho and fresh spring roll were described as comparable to Japan’s sushi, Italy’s pizza, Thailand’s som tam and Iran’s kebab.

Originated in Vietnam’s southern region, spring roll includes lean and fat pork, shrimp and fresh herbs wrapped in rice paper. For this reason, many foreigners described the spring roll as a ‘fast food’ of Vietnam.

As a symbol of the Vietnamese cuisine culture, pho is present anywhere around the world where Vietnamese people live. In addition to rice noodles, thinly-sliced beef or chicken meat and broth as the main ingredients, a slice of fresh lemon and a splash of chilli sauce are indispensable to a delicious bowl of pho.

Major US newspapers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe ran articles praising pho./.