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World’s best cuisines

Food and travel go together like love and marriage; you can’t have one without the other, and if you do, it’s bound to be unsatisfying. Unless, of course, you’re one of those people who regards eating as a chore. Oh, the horror! This post goes out to all you foodies out there; the ones who go to bed dreaming of your last meal and wake up thinking of your next one.

1. French cuisine
No points for guessing our number one pick. Yep, it’s French cuisine – the “crème de la crème” of the culinary world. French cooking has its roots in the Middle Ages when it brought rich banquets to the French Revolution. In today’s world, it’s known as “haute cuisine” and is as popular as the arts. Good pastries, cheese, bread and wine are where it’s at when it comes to French cuisine. [French recipes]

2. Italian Cuisine
Italian cuisine is positively ancient with roots stretching back to the 4th century BC. It evolved via the discovery of the New World which brought potatoes, tomatoes, pepper and corn on the list of ingredients. An Italian meal is structured into several sections: antipasto (the appetiser), primo (pasta or rice dish), secondo (meat course) and dolce (dessert). Italy is also famous for over 400 kinds of cheese, including the famous Parmigianino Reggiano, and 300 types of sausage. [Italian recipes]

3. Chinese cuisine
Did you know that Chinese cuisine is eaten by a third of the world’s population every day? Here’s another bit of trivia for you – most Chinese food is prepared in bite-sized pieces because knives and forks as weapons. Usually, every person at the table is given a bowl of rice while the other dishes are shared by one and all. Peking Duck, anyone? [Chinese recipes]

4. Indian cuisine
Sadly, only one part of the Indian cuisine is known to the world. The Indian food served in restaurants worldwide is North Indian, also known as Mughlai or Punjabi. There are three other categories of Indian cuisine which don’t get much airtime: South, East and West. The foods are mostly vegetarian, but many include lamb, goat, chicken and fish. Indian cuisine is usually very spicy, so slow and steady is the name of the game if you’re not used to fiery food. [Indian recipes]

5. Thai cuisine
Thai food alone, with its balanced mix of hot, sour, bitter and sweet, is a good enough reason to visit Thailand. Thai dishes are all about fresh herbs and flavours like lime juice, lemon grass and coriander. If you’re looking to get a kick of out your lunch, try the raw beef or fermented fish paste. Or for something to turn heads at your next dinner party, how about deep-fried insect larvae? [Thai recipes]

6. Mexican cuisine
Got a hankering for some iguana, insects, rattlesnake or spider monkey? Mexican cuisine has it all covered. Known for its varied flavours and spices, the food of Mexico is a result of the Spanish conquistadores’ interaction with the Aztec culture.. The French also had their part in the story, adding baked goods, such as sweet breads and the ‘bolillo’ (meaning ‘French bread’). [Mexican recipes]

7. Japanese cuisine
What’s not to love about Japanese food? We can see why it’s rapidly becoming a worldwide trend. White rice and soybeans are the staples of most Japanese dishes. In the 2014 Michelin Guide, 14 restaurants in Tokyo and Shonan maintain their three stars. A Michelin three-star rating is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world. Nice work, Japan. [Japanese recipes]

8. Spanish cuisine
Paella, tapas, churros and fried potatoes are just a few of the tasty treats dished up by the food-loving Spaniards. Yum, yum and yum! Let’s just ignore the fact that Spanish cooking uses the most oil among all Western and Central European cuisines. Oh well, at least it’s olive oil which is good for the old ticker. If you’re looking for something to wash down your Spanish feast with, Sangria is the answer (a drink made of red wine, fruits and a splash of brandy). [Spanish recipes]

9. Greek cuisine
Olive oil, vegetables, feta and herbs like oregano, mint and rosemary are all the rage in Greek cooking. Significant influence from the Turkish and Italian cuisine can be seen in popular dishes like Moussaka, Tzatziki and Spanakopita (spinach pie). Eating in Greece is a different experience from Greek restaurants in other countries – ‘gyros’ for example (like a Donner Kebab) is considered as junk food by Greeks. [Greek recipes]

10. Lebanese cuisine
Lebanese cuisine dishes up all the goodness the Middle East has to offer. Foods are generally Mediterranean, high on vegetables, low on meat and full of flavours. We can’t get enough of the mezze – a selection of dips, pickles, salads and nibbles with Arabic bread. Lebanon is also famous for the Arabic sweets, Tripoli being referred to as the ‘Sweet Capital‘ of Lebanon. [Lebanese recipes]

684 Comments for "World’s best cuisines"

Peter says on April 8th, 2008 at 5:57 pm:

Sorry, French cuisine might be all posh and stuff, but there is nothing better than Italian cooking. Where would the world be without pizza? Hmm? Bolognaise and pasta…. Damn Im hungry for some Italian.
Actual posh french restraunts suck. I want to be filled up, not have my stomach teased.

hooty says on April 8th, 2008 at 5:59 pm:

I’m surprised that Korean cuisine isn’t on the list… It should be in the top 3!

Derek says on April 8th, 2008 at 6:38 pm:

I have to say that I think 1st place should have gone to Italy. I have extensively eaten both French and Italian cuisine and cannot see how French food can be considered better. France is home to some of the greatest desserts, no doubt, but even Italy has many delicious pastries and cakes, too.

If Italian cuisine is NOT the world’s best, then why is it the most replicated in restaurants around the western world?

Hotel Copenhagen says on April 8th, 2008 at 6:54 pm:

I’m italian so I’m glad you guys put italian food in the second place.

Danish cuisine isn’t well known but you should definitely try it! yes, it’s not that great thing if you’re dieting but…wow!

some dishes are really delicious

squash with beef is one of my favourites, you should absolutely try this one

Dan says on April 8th, 2008 at 6:57 pm:



Mike says on April 8th, 2008 at 8:40 pm:

This is the most worthless list ever created. “Like, here’s my favorites, okay? French food is totally bitchin’!”

Famous Parmigianino (sic) Reggiano?

Andy Cunningham says on April 8th, 2008 at 9:52 pm:

Well, I have to disagree with most of the top 5 here.

French food is the most over-rated cuisine on the planet. They can’t cook, and they can’t make good wine at a sensible price, either.

For me, the top five are

1) Indian
2) Italian
3) Chinese
4) Thai
5) Mexican


jason says on April 9th, 2008 at 2:17 am:

This article should be named, “top 10 most common foreign foods in western countries”

To call it “chinese food” is like to have 1 category lumping all European food together as the same.

lil wayne says on April 9th, 2008 at 3:36 am:

ok how about replacing indian cuisine with cajun/creole cuisine, sooo much better than indian…

Campervan hire New Zealand says on April 9th, 2008 at 3:38 am:

It’s all good anyway. You gotta love the food. Italian and Asian and French tops my list.

Roy says on April 9th, 2008 at 4:58 am:

Where’s the burger and fries of American cuisine?

objectiveguy says on April 9th, 2008 at 5:07 am:

I’ve tasted all cuisines above and French will always be the best. You just can’t deny it, they have the most refined and diversifed cuisine in the world. Italian for instance is all about pasta and pizza. It’s good for a movie night, but sorry, not refined…

objectiveguy says on April 9th, 2008 at 5:11 am:

French cuisine is also about choosing good ingredients. they have the best ingredients in the world because French are concerned with quality. It may be more expensive some times but ask a French, eating good is 2nd priority in French people’s lives, after health…

Ryan says on April 9th, 2008 at 5:27 am:

This list is disappointing. I live in Hong Kong, and I can tell you that there are at least six distinct types of Chinese food that I know of. And I’m a foreigner here. Choosing French as number one is a cop out. They hardly have the most interesting or flavorful cuisine, by any stretch of the imagination.

Elie says on April 9th, 2008 at 12:13 pm:

Lebanese cuisine should be in first place..That’s in my opinion and japanese second..
bon apetit

kitanablade3 says on April 9th, 2008 at 2:02 pm:

Hooty: yeah, I’m surprised (and not, at the same time) that Korean food isn’t on the list. But for many people Korean food is still an enigma, because when you say Korean food most people think only of kimchi or [yuck] dog meat (trust me, I’m half Korean, I know).

Anyway, I agree with what most people here have said, that French food is overrated. Yes, they have some of the best quality of ingredients, but the execution for the most part is lackluster. Guaranteed you’ll find much richer flavor in many other cuisines around the world.

And as far as “Chinese” food goes, I think it’s funny that people still group all types of Chinese food into what most people see at a buffet (which it’s definitely not). If people tried real Szechuan cooking, they’d die and know better, or real Cantonese style.

Sodexo says on April 9th, 2008 at 2:10 pm:

“French food is the most over-rated cuisine on the planet. They can’t cook, and they can’t make good wine at a sensible price, either.”


BigZ says on April 9th, 2008 at 4:28 pm:

Nice list.

Roy : can we really call american food cuisine ?

Marco says on April 9th, 2008 at 4:56 pm:

I understand why people are so passionate about their food tastes, especially if you happen to be of that one nationality that wasn’t included in this list.

One can definitely argue that the list is flawed, for example the lumping generalization of Chinese food (of which several regional styles exist), or Mexican food (also of wide regional variation). But in general, I think the author made a valid point that these are definitely the tastiest (if not the “best”) cuisines in the world, although maybe not necessarily in that order, and unforgivably omitting the super tasty Cajun-style.

As a food lover, I enjoy almost all styles of cooking, with Mexican-Oaxaqueña and Michoacana-style being my absolute number one, followed closely by the deliciously hearty dishes of Italian Toscana-style.

ARme says on April 9th, 2008 at 5:44 pm:

…Where is the Belgian cuisine !?
Hihi ok it’s a joke “mitraillette” “Moule frite” and “gaufre de Liège” didn’t make it.
End of story :)

petnos says on April 9th, 2008 at 7:29 pm:

this list is great but you forgot an important cuisine??? Turkey… Do you eat anything from Turkish cuisine? just try kuru-pilav-cacik and you will see what i mean. and baklava, dont miss it.

kirk says on April 10th, 2008 at 7:11 am:

Just how different is Lebanese cuisine from Greek? How is it in Chinese food endangered species are mention, while under French, the endangered ortolan is not mentioned, nor is horse, and foie gras (liver from a force feed goose)

hardik says on April 10th, 2008 at 9:38 am:

indian cuisine is the best if someone likes spicy stuff then go for it well the people who r not used to it will find it spicy but after some time u will like it than no other food.
there r 3 types :
north indian
south indian
and goan food (mostly sea food).
my favourite is north indian

Kris says on April 10th, 2008 at 11:24 am:

Yeah, I’m running with Indian first, then Mexican with Italian getting the bronze. Thai can have forth.

This is a good reason to have Australian cuisine there though, as we’re pretty keen on a bit of everything and have been influenced by all on the list!

Great list anyway, I wouldn’t knock back a feed from all ten if it were offered to me!

Joao says on April 10th, 2008 at 7:02 pm:

Sorry to disagree with all. I would like to make a question: does anyone know the Portuguese food? For sure, you don’t know it. That’s why our spanish neighbors like it very much. We are a little country with a big variety of food. I would suggest all to taste it and them make the classification!

YA says on April 10th, 2008 at 10:30 pm:

Right on the button. French cuisine by far offers the best combination of diversity, flavor, and harmony. It integrated the cuisines of its Spanish and Italian neighbors, and it added it’s own vast heritage. Chinese cuisine is highly diversified as well, but it lacks the brilliance. Thai cuisine is very tasty, but not very diversified. Good list.

Amie says on April 12th, 2008 at 5:53 am:

Well, some dishes look delicious. But there is an interesting point in this list. The Greek cuisine which is stated GREATLY INFLUENCED by TURKISH CUISINE is in the list. So, where is the inspirational one?????

Objectively, Turkish cuisine should have been on top of this list. With variety and tastes of its foods.Such as kebaps, Turkish ravioli (manti) Pide, baklava, milky deserts…. Do not take from anybody the chance of tasting such great foods.

Pommie says on April 12th, 2008 at 1:52 pm:

“Ere…you’re having a lend ain’t ya…..wot about good old British Fish n Chips, Tripe, Jellied Eels and Black puddins”….! And don’t forgit those excellent dishes from Scotland such as Haggis and deep fried Meat pies….

cristina says on April 12th, 2008 at 6:44 pm:

French Cuisine????
no way!! you dont know what tasty cuisine is!

1Greek Cuisine
2 spanish
3 portugueses
5 Italian Cuisine
6 brasilian cuisine
7 Mexican Cuisine
8. Chinese Cuisine
9 frech

mediterranian cuisine is the best, in the world!

myname says on April 12th, 2008 at 7:58 pm:

you are all wrong. peruvian cuisine is the best in the world, you just have to give it a try. it’s far better than any of the above. it may not be as popular, but it’s far more tasty than italian and much more rich than french. trust me on this one.

Parisa says on April 13th, 2008 at 7:15 pm:

I wish you had mentioned Persian foods, most people think it’s like other middle eastern foods, but it’s different due to its cultural differences. I suggest you to try it once! There are many delicious foods that you can try such as “ghorme sabzi”, kebabs, different types of stews …

obbop says on April 14th, 2008 at 3:24 am:

Sheeesh…you provincials are amusing. Get out into the real world, explore, and discover the wonders of Maldives cusine.

Few who arrive ever bother leaving, even if here for a temporary vacation/holiday.

Wait, it IS getting rather crowded.

Just stay away. Scat. Don’t bother coming. Meteorite season is coming and you may get splattered.

Valerie says on April 14th, 2008 at 8:31 am:

To the question “Why is Italian cuisine the most relicated in the world” the answer is simple…. Its inexpensive (please note, I did not say cheap) It costs about $0.5 to make a good pizza (depending on ingredients of course) and you can sell it for a few bucks.
It is good allright.

Now I cannot phantom how French food could be the first considering the abismal quality of french restaurants abroad. But, as Japanese food also did, french food has tremendeously benefited from foreign influence and therefore is extremely varied. Well done it is indeed one of the most exquisite and refined type of food. Familly style french food is also quite good. Yes the french love eating well, eating is their main social even.

As to basic French bashing….. Aheim… isn’t that getting abit old?

Justin says on April 14th, 2008 at 10:39 am:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Tripoli in Libya, and not Lebanon?

Rob says on April 14th, 2008 at 11:37 am:

Dan Says:
April 8th, 2008 at 6:57 pm


Hilarious. Looking back through history, you’ll see that nearly every culture, especially poor ones, actually created their cuisine out of not only masking the taste of “less than fresh” foods, but utilizing flavors created in the preservation of foods (kimchi and the use of soy comes to mind), but using every single part of an animal. The use of spices clearly shows this. Ancient Romans had their “fish sauce” that was literally fermented fish guts – that would truly mask off flavors. To slam one single culture for this practice shows not only stupidity but a lack of understanding of where cuisines come from. The world is FULL of exciting food – it’s hardly a contest.

Brian says on April 14th, 2008 at 12:39 pm:

Although I love “Mexican” and “Italian” cuisine – both suffer from 2 faults that put them lower in a more subjective, instead of preferencial,list of top cuisines. First is that they both suffer from stereotypes of what an average American, or any other non-resident non-vistor of that country assumes that cuisine is, and the huge variety and variations that locals prefer, is often something else entirely. And two, they tend to suffer from the same ingredients just in different shapes lack of true variety.

Eric says on April 14th, 2008 at 1:56 pm:

Hello? Vietnamese, anyone?

Florida says on April 14th, 2008 at 2:14 pm:

Considering China has several distinct cuisines (Hunan, Cantonese, Szechuan, etc.) the term “Chinese Cuisine” is about as vague as “European Cuisine”

Mat says on April 14th, 2008 at 2:34 pm:

Tripoli is in Lybia

MrCheese says on April 14th, 2008 at 5:45 pm:

How about eastern european? My all time favourtie meal of perogies, cabbage rolls and garlic sausage… or honey wheat. Still, the list does make my mouth water (except for Chinese).

n2y2 says on April 14th, 2008 at 6:12 pm:

I think that many of the French cuisine detractors here need to eat French food in France.

I have the mixed blessing of being a road warrior all over the world while only having time to visit the local restaurants outside of work (no other tourism); so I am somewhat wise in the ways of world food. In my opinion, the cuisine must be experienced within the culture. I have yet to experience a French restaurant in the US that was the equal of the smallest bistro in Lyon; the local milieu must match the meal.

Here is the tops in my book:
French, Korean, Indian, Thia, Lebanese, Turkish, Bulgarian, Danish (for the pastries) and then it starts to drop off.
Italian is an also ran. British is off the bottom of the chart. American food is OK, but it is largely designed to go down easy so that the patrons can scarf it as quickly as possible without tasting any of it.

harold says on April 14th, 2008 at 6:20 pm:

What about Peruvian food? It’s my favorite.

Nuno Oliveira says on April 14th, 2008 at 11:09 pm:

hey… disappointing to say the least… I beg your pardon: spanish cuisine? 8th place? well if you want to eat watery soup with anything thrown into it, go ahead. it’s a poor cuisine, really, with an absolute lack of taste… try portuguese cuisine…

myname says on April 16th, 2008 at 2:58 am:

please, no one even dare to mention u.s. food in here. that’s just a disgrace.

simona says on April 16th, 2008 at 10:52 pm:

I can´t get it, what´s so great about italian food??? Bowl full of pasta? That is definetly not the food, that would satisfy my stomach. By the way every country has something deliciuos…

Sesa says on April 18th, 2008 at 3:46 pm:

what about African cuisine???? Senegalese and Gambian food is tops, hands down. And indian is REALLY good too. and ethiopian is really where its at!!

silvana says on April 25th, 2008 at 6:49 am:

Shame that you didnt include PERUVIAN… check it out it should be a top 10.

azulle says on April 28th, 2008 at 6:41 am:

i’m half mexican half croatian. i’ve been to italy six times. in my humble opinion, italian food is absolutely the tastiest… the best!
1. Italian
2. Turkish
3. Thai
5. Mexican
6. Greek

Mr. Brightside says on April 28th, 2008 at 11:39 am:

Mexican food in the top ten?!
Is this ranking of the Top Ten Cuisines based only on the Top Ten tourist destinations?
That can only be the reason why cuisines from Morocco or Peru are not included.
Including Spanish Cuisine DOES NOT cover the Latinamerican one. They are two worlds apart.

Devander says on May 4th, 2008 at 10:36 pm:

who made the list?

Mexican cuisine in the top ten in the top ten?


Moroccan and Peruvian should definitely be included instead of the aforementioned!

Fox says on May 11th, 2008 at 10:43 pm:

this is weird…peruvian cuisine is the best american cuisine (on par with mexican, maybe better) and it’s not included =S… search in wikipedia “latin american cuisines” or “peruvian cuisine”

Victor says on May 19th, 2008 at 8:51 am:

This ranking is about the 10 most popular cuisines of the world… No doubts, you can certainly find near any of these cuisines in any cosmopolitan place… But is is due mainly due to the size and prestige of each cuisines’s country, rather than the taste itself!

Sure French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese are great cuisines that must be mentionned… But there are so many others that could score far better than Greek, Spanish, or Lebanese… Why not mention Portuguese, Korean, Morrocan, Peruvian or Russian, Ethiopian and many others?

luke says on May 25th, 2008 at 1:13 am:

hey, i think lebanese cuisine should be the first u should taste it than give your opinion about it although it is rarely marketed outside this small country, so it deserves to be in the top five beside thai italian mexican and chinese and american.
ps: frensh food should come in the worst 10 cuisines in the space :)

Adriana says on May 27th, 2008 at 8:17 pm:

Nobody is asking for the opinion of the cuisines! It is a result of a long investigation of the cuisines of the world…I think it is a perfect result, I consider that the first 3 places are just Perfect!!

Somebody says something about Korean cuisine? why is not on the list? No way! I lived in Korea for a year and cuisine there is a desaster!

Vladimir Putin says on June 5th, 2008 at 12:02 am:

Hello everybody!
I protest against capitalist choices!!! Your first choice of cuisine MUST be Russian!!! Admit it or I will point my missiles to the countries of your capilist cuisines! Have you tried Borsch, Pelmeni and Pirogi? Don’t forget that our food has a nuclear touch to it:)
C’mon people, it’s pointless to argue about which cuisine is the best. If the whole point of this nomination goes down to one’s personal choice then I vote for my Mom’s cuisine. I think it’s all about personal preferance. I like all cuisines as long as the food has most important ingridients in it – TLC! :))) Keep cooking!
Bon Appetite!

faycal says on June 12th, 2008 at 12:47 am:

how about Moroccan cuisine dummy???? t is one of the finest cuisines in the world. If you dont agree, then stop eating couscous and lamb tajines……

Mexicaninbritain says on June 25th, 2008 at 12:25 pm:

I probably think that all the cuisines in this list are very good, I am Mexican and I have been to all those countries and eaten the food in each country and I think that Italian food should definitely be at the top of the list.
Mexican should definitely be on the list, and it is indeed, because its a great mixture of everything, but however, normal mexicans don’t eat iguana and spider monkey…that was eaten before the Spanish conquest.
As for French food, I think it is good, but I really think that it is overrated.
The only cuisine that i don’t think that should be in this list is Spanish cuisine, outside of Paella and Mejillones (mussels) in tomato sause, the rest of their dishes are EXTREMELY greasy. and this is because they simply use TOO MUCH olive oil, when you order something in Spain you can see how your meal is basically “sweating” grease and it usually leaves a thick layer of at on the bottom of your dish.
As per British cuisine (which many people consider it to be horrible) I must say that I don’t dislike it, a typical Sunday roast (roast beef or lamb with mint with nice gravy) is usually lovely.
All I can say is that I’d rather eat pub food in Britain than tapas in Spain…

Thai Hotel Expert says on July 3rd, 2008 at 6:20 pm:

1. Thai
2. Chinese
3. Korean
4. Japanese
5. Vietnamese
6. Mexican
7. Italian
8. French
9. Spanish
10. You name it!

Dave Leam says on July 7th, 2008 at 12:59 pm:

Off the top of my head … Steak Tartar, Herrings in Sour Cream, Strudel, Sauerkraut, Clear Chicken Soup with Noodles, Stollen, Frikadellen and “Real” Burgers (not the american crap), Goulash, Kohlrabi, All the wursts, potato salads, Sauerbraten not forgetting Zwiebeln.

I think German “cuisine” should be up there somewhere.

f says on July 13th, 2008 at 1:30 am:

There are TWO cities named Tripoli, one in Libya, one in Lebanon.
Google is your friend stupids.

al-y says on July 18th, 2008 at 6:57 am:

yeah, so french food is easily not the most unusual cuisine in the world. I will say that one of the best meals I have ever eaten was at a french restaurant in NYC when I was young. One of the reasons that it cannot be considered unusual is that ALL professional chefs need to learn basic cooking skills that derive from french cuisine. And the french bashing is really old and puerile. As for whoever said Italian food has no subtlety- are you high or is the olive garden just the ‘fanciest’ place you’ve ever been? I’ve been an Italian chef for almost two decades and you’re just a paisan.
I wonder what happened to some of my favs:
-West African
…and No, Chinese is not all one cuisine, just like ‘American’ shouldn’t be anywhere near this list. WTF is american cuisine anyway, cheetos, spaghetti-o’s and microwave pop-tarts?

Ina says on July 19th, 2008 at 9:03 pm:

have u guys ever tasted indonesian food?u should try it and i think u will change the list ^^

satheesh says on July 26th, 2008 at 1:55 am:

I have tried all the above food. But my choice is in the below order

1. Indian

George says on July 31st, 2008 at 5:54 am:

Turkish cuisine is absolutely one of the bests in the world. There is no such variety of foods and desserts in the world other than Turkey. It has the range of foods from vegetable meals with olive oil to most delicious kebabs (remember that “kebab” is Turkish and we all use this word). Please be fair and include Turkish cuisine in this list.

AC says on July 31st, 2008 at 3:48 pm:

For those who think Italians sit around eating nothing but pasta all day, you really need to expand your horizons. Pasta is but one course of several served at a meal. Do yourself a favor and try some saltimbocca, pizza rustica (yes, it’s completely different from the usual thought of pizza), or one of the many seafood offerings enjoyed in Italy. Spaghetti and meatballs isn’t a meal there any more than fries would be considered a complete meal in the US. Remember also that this is the country that brought espresso to the world.

Also, having recently visited India I can attest to the fact that the food there is quite varied and flavorful. There are dishes to suit most any taste, even for those with more timid palates.

Beth says on August 7th, 2008 at 6:09 am:

IMO, French, Italian and Indian cuisines are overrated.

joshpey says on August 14th, 2008 at 11:48 am:

I love to eat different-2 kind of food.My most favourite is indian food,i belongs to hongkong & there is lot of indian place there people can find yummy indan food-Bombay dreams in central,kohinoor indian restaurant in Tsimtsatsui, Asra indian restqaurant in shatin, hurry in curry fast food & some vege indian restaurants also.
Secondly,i also love noodles in hongkong.
Third, i like to eat italian food also.

Cancuk says on September 2nd, 2008 at 10:32 am:

Reading through the comments makes me want to gag:”OMG HOW CAN FRENCH BE NUMBER ONE ITS ALL GARBAGE aNd ITaLY toO LOL ITS ALL JUST PASTA NOT FOR ME”.

Lists will always be subjective, but people will always be stupid.

Now go back to your Kraft Dinner and wieners, please. Thank you.

Lea says on September 21st, 2008 at 6:28 am:

It is all matter of taste – literally :-)
My list based on experience: Japan, India, Italy, Thailand, Greece. Also eaten well in France but I don’t find it special. Being from Finland I love nordic tastes too like rye bread and rawpickeled and smoked fish. Also Russian kitchen is worth trying.
I admit having prejudice too: after watchin Anthony Bourdain in Greenland I would pack my own sandwiches …

us tournaments says on September 24th, 2008 at 8:22 am:

South Indian food often very spicy rich in nutrition ,and leaves you craving for more. I heard that most of the south indian dishes are made from rice yet loads of variety. I love it and enjoy them very much. Infact we are north indians but my mom and I like south indian food more.

Oscar says on September 24th, 2008 at 1:51 pm:

Peruvian, the best!

Simon says on September 27th, 2008 at 3:11 pm:

In terms of creativity and taste, Chinese’s is far far on top of the list, the rest are just child play.

You can cook any meal, but not Chinese, believe me.

john paul says on September 28th, 2008 at 6:02 am:

6-.american (we all love junk food , we know it’s not healthy but we love it!!)

Santiago says on October 7th, 2008 at 12:33 am:

If you haven´t tried peruvian cuisine. You know nothing about cuisine.

Jesse says on October 13th, 2008 at 9:38 am:

LOL The title should have been “My Top 10 international cuisines”. How do you dictate someone else’s preferences? :)

Being Indian, my top 10 international cuisines would be:

1. Italian (I’m totally crazy about pizzas, pastas and salads)
2. Arab (I dig their meat dishes and Ramdan sweets)
3. Mexican (one of the best in the world!)
4. American (French fries, burgers, fried chicken, apple and cinnamon pies etc.)
5. Chinese (For sheer culiniary diversity)

I also dig Thai and French cuisine though nearly not as much as the five above.

neil t. tuong says on October 15th, 2008 at 6:11 am:

This list is subjective by one individual only and there is nothig wrong. If this list is made by famous chef Anthony bourdain, he would put Vietnamese Cuisines as top on the list. He dedicated 5 out of 17 Chapters to Vietnamese Cuisine on one of his book. The book covers many countries in the world that he had visited.

Darragh says on October 17th, 2008 at 3:16 am:

I live in korea and I find it is seriously overspiced with chilli. I would not put it in a top 20. I agree with the list although I would put Italian on top.

Darragh says on October 17th, 2008 at 3:28 am:

oh and there are many others that marginally outside the 10 like morrocan, Vietnamese and Arab food if I can generalize like that. I dont think you can call American food cuisine although everybody eats it now and then.

evergobry says on October 18th, 2008 at 4:24 am:

there are two tripolis. one in libya and one in lebanon

menta says on October 26th, 2008 at 3:25 am:

Peruvian Cuisine, is the numer one, you have to try it and then you will be agree with me.

ALVARO says on November 11th, 2008 at 11:19 pm:


Billy says on November 12th, 2008 at 8:18 am:

Everyone has their own opinion but personally

1. Chinese
2. Indian

The write up on Chinese food I found to be very dissapointing and uninformed. While some Chinese food is easy to make and not to hard on the wallet, I would hardly classify Chinese food ” as easy to make and economical”. Try making high end Chinese food and then tell me its easy to make. You will fail. And then tell me that abalone worth hundreds of dollars per piece is economical. And contrary to general Western belief, dog is not that common a dish in China though it had to be mentioned in the description as “others from meat you would want to avoid such as dog.” Fact is, Chinese cuisine had such a large influence on the cuisine of Asia – especially East Asia such as Japan,Korea, and Vietnam that it is universally considered one of the great cuisines. The same goes for Indian cuisines influence on South and Southeast Asia. That is why I rank Chinese cuisine above Japanese, or Vietnamese, or Korean…because ultimately it is Chinese cuisine that shaped and formed those cuisines. What would Japanese cuisine be without quintissential Chinese inventions and ingredients such as Chinese inventions such as tofu, soysauce, soybeans(brought to Japan), rice wine(introduced to Japan), chopsticks(introduced to Japan), rice(introduced to Japan), azuki beans(introduced to Japans),etc…

Meyra Alp says on November 12th, 2008 at 9:05 pm:

I am suprized about 2 interesting and trajic points.
First one, Turkish cuisine is one of the 3 best kitchens around the world.
Second one, stuffed vegetables in Greek picture and kebabs in Lebanon picture are certainly from Turkish cuisine not from Greek and Lebanon kitchens.

Raul Guzman says on November 14th, 2008 at 6:56 am:

obviosly you haven’t tried Peruvian Cuisine, which is considered one of the best three in the world, with french an chinese cuisine, no wonder Lima, Peru’s Capital, was declared as the Gastronomic
Capital of the Americas

Brad says on November 14th, 2008 at 10:35 am:

I see only one mention of German cuisine on here, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that Austrian cooking didn’t make the list… blend together Bavarian, Northern Italian, Czech, Polish, Hungarian and native Austrian sensibilities, and you get Austrian cuisine. And honestly, I’d like to know who has a better set of offerings from the dessert cart than the Viennese…

K?vanç Y?lmaz says on November 15th, 2008 at 12:35 pm:

You say that Greek cuisine is significantly influenced from the Turkish and Italian cuisine, but i can’t see the Turkish cuisine in the list. In addition to the mediterranean tastes like Greek tastes, Turkish cuisine has also Middle Eastern tastes and also some traditions from Central Asians. I saw dolma with olive oil and yaprak sarma in the photograph and like Meyra Alp i surprised. Greeks also eat them but the word ‘sarma’ is pure Turkish and also the word ‘dolma’. Beside the foods with olive oil you should taste mant?, kebap, karn?yar?k, lahmacun, tarhana, yo?urt, bulgur pilav?, baklava, künefe etc. etc. Turkish cuisine shows differences from region to region. In this richness you can taste foods from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia, Aegean, Black Sea, Marmara and Mediterranean Regions. I think listing the world cuisines like this is meaningless but if you want to be ‘satisfied’ after leaving the dinner table with handcrafted foods try the Turkish cuisine which has the heritage of Ottoman cuisine.

abhay dessai says on November 16th, 2008 at 6:41 pm:

goan and indian coastal food is best. all food is good. but the fresh food preparation should get the top priority. authentic goan and nearby coastal food is the best. not the fusion one! people know only goan fish curry but at my home fish curry preparation varies according to the fish for scientific reasons which is passed from one generation to the next and according to the regional climatic conditions and as per fresh food availability. this is the scientific attitude and living and to keep intact everyone should get good food. goan food justifies that it is simple, traditional, rich, fresh, scientific and for everyone poor to rich. its unique not just special but yummy; try it!

Special K says on November 18th, 2008 at 4:51 pm:

Where is caribbean food in all of this. When you go on vacation to the islands do you not remember what you see when a dish is put together. Exotic…only the best…we can take it start out the sea and cook it for you right there on the spot. Forget the style and plate designs, we’re talking about originality and combination, not to mention recipes and kept secrets. Its a island ting!

Jean Baptiste says on November 19th, 2008 at 9:33 pm:

What is Peruvian Cuisine? Where is that? No way the most delicious

1.-Italian ( Pizza, in any place around the worl they’re )
2.-French ( High class, well people, highest events)
3.-Mexican ( Anybody knows tacos? Everybody )
4.- Chinese (Good, simply good)

bellabeauti says on November 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm:

I love asian cuisine ! but one thing; chinese cuisine, easy to make? yeah right…Just because chefs in chinese restaurants are working their (…) off in a short amount of time just to please the customer, doesn’t mean chinese cuisine in general is easy to make. Yeah ok fried rice..but even that can take some time-if you want a proper fried rice dish. Try making chinese soups ( this can at least 3 hours! boil time not even included!) or seafooddishes such as crab and lobster. What I want to say is that no cuisine is easy to prepare, it takes time and, most important, passion and love.

vanessa says on November 30th, 2008 at 6:36 am:

As long as Mexican and Italian are in the top 5, I’m okay with the list lol.

George says on December 7th, 2008 at 6:39 am:

I would place Indian food on the top slot followed by chinese. Indian food is really diverse. The only popularly marketed indian cuisine outside India is the northindian cuisine but there are 4 very diverse cuisines within india.North indian , south indian , north eastern and western indian cuisines. Im sure most people here would think of only chicken tikka or butter chicken when we talk Indian food. But one should definitely try the south indian cuisine too. The karimeen fry(a fish found only in the back waters of kerala ) is an absolute delicacy. Indian food comes on top mainly cause of its very diverse cuisines which suit every tougue and soul :)

tharshmet says on December 8th, 2008 at 1:58 pm:

nooo this is absoultly not correct….u forgot moroccan food!! its one of the best in the world..its actually comes third after french and chinese food….i bet u wont disagree with me if u tast moroccon food

gojira says on December 8th, 2008 at 2:20 pm:

oh my god!!!where is moroccan food????!!!!!!!Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. The reason is because of the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Arab, Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat and Tetouan refined Moroccan cuisine over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan cuisine today.

Morocco produces a large range of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables and even some tropical ones. The country produces large quantities of sheep, cattle, poultry, and seafood which serve as a base for the cuisine…GIVE IT A TRY AND U WONT BE DISAPPOINTED MY FRIENDS

Julian says on December 9th, 2008 at 5:44 pm:

I consider myself a foodie, and though taste is a matter of opinion, I believe, if relegated to the realm of facts, the best food in the world, without contest, would be Indian. Let’s say the person with the most unbiased and best taste was to decide, it would be Indian. Indian food varies not only by region, but by per state (more than thirty), and per parts of the state. The sheer variety and diversity of Indian cuisine is unparalleled. The majority of people have never tasted real indian food, which can only be obtained by traveling throughout India, and being accustomed to the palate. A person who has developed his tastes with predispositions towards Indian flavors, is gifted beyond belief. Contrary to popular belief, there are a multitude of non-vegetarian dishes, especially in areas with non-Hindu populations. The development of food through milleniums, and the influence of many different invading populations and empires throughout time, makes it the tastiest cuisine in the world. Less about the ingredients, more about flavor and preparation.

Jesse Caceres says on December 12th, 2008 at 4:12 am:

I will highly recommend to visit Peru. I found the most exquisite and creative cuisine.

Jan Kotiš says on December 13th, 2008 at 8:14 pm:




Barbar says on December 16th, 2008 at 1:11 am:

The list is obviously biased. Otherwise Indian and Chinese would have come at the top just for its incredible diversity because taste is very subjective. And it is also obvious that the author doesn’t have a clue about real Mexican food and obvoiusly not familiar with fine mexican cuisine. I mean spider monkey and iguana? Sure in some remote locations monkeys may have been eaten at some point, but its clearly missing the point in regards to Mexican cusine. Judging from that you can conclude the list is meaningless .

Peruvian Recipes says on December 17th, 2008 at 7:03 pm:

I agree with so many comments here, Peruvian Cuisine should have been included in this list, even in the top three spots! Anyone who has tried it will agree with me… they have more than 700 typical dishes. It’s just breathtaking.

anthony says on December 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm:

traveling is part of my job, and speaking of mediterranean cuisine i think the best is Lebanese. It is true that Greek, Turkish and Lebanese food consist of the same base (olive oil for ex), but Lebanese dishes have exquisite flavours and a larger variety. Therefore my n’1 would be Lebanese food.

Ben says on December 23rd, 2008 at 3:23 am:

I think it’s fair to say that cuisine is among the most subjective things one can judge and to create a list and claim your opinion (or anyone’s) as fact unnecessary and superfluous.

Legio13 says on December 23rd, 2008 at 4:54 pm:

First, WTF!!! Italian cuisine is so much more than Pizza and Pasta…That is just an American interpretation of what Italian food is….BTW…there really is no unified Italian cuisine, but rather many different regional cuisines, Tuscan, Venetian,Piedmontese, Bolognese, Roman, Neopolitan, Sicilian, Sardianian, and many more. With thousands of variations of ingridients and local flavors….to call Italian cusine not varied is incredibly ingnorant!!!! BTW…French cusine (which is very good) has its origins in the Italian cuisne brought over by Catherine DiMedici in the 15th century.

Finally, I agree with all the posts about Peruvian definately deserves to be on the list…simply incredible!!!!

Tony says on December 23rd, 2008 at 8:29 pm:

I think Italian food is the number 1.

When i go to a restaurant, i want to eat tasty food AND be filled.

And Italian food is easy to prepare

Hasan says on December 25th, 2008 at 11:32 pm:

What the hell are you talking about ? French cuisine’s the pits among all these you mentioned folks ! their strong point is pastry and bread !! Ok, Mediterranean food tops’em all ! but nothing comes close to MOROCCAN CUISINE !!! the best and the finest you can ever taste ! followed by Lebanese, Turkish, Italian and Greek ! unless you prefer to eat whatever starts with “Le” or ” Chez” !! Gimme a break !

red dragon says on December 29th, 2008 at 4:28 am:

how is posible??
peruvian food is considered one of the great foods around the world ,
The last year i traveled to peru, their food is spectacular ……

MikeyH says on December 31st, 2008 at 1:37 am:

Each to their own, everyone has different tastes.

For me however, Chinese cuisine, particularly CANTONESE cuisine which is considered among the top 4 Chinese cuisines in China is the best.
Cantonese Cuisine relies on bringing out the natural flavors of the food usually (there are exceptions) and uses very simple to sophisticated methods.

Having travelled to most of the world and trying some of the finest restaurants as well as some of the lesser more humble food places, my favorites are Chinese, French, Japanese, Mediterranean (Lebanese and Greek) and Moroccan. Korean cuisine is nice but lacks the sophistication. Indian is very rich and sophisticated but I find it too extreme.

Bob says on January 5th, 2009 at 4:09 am:

I’m sorry, but comparing “Chinese cuisine” to a cuisine from a single European country (i.e. France) is like comparing “European cuisine” to “Beijing cuisine”. Give me a break. China has many traditions of cooking. If you think “Chinese cuisine” is easy to make, then stop eating at Panda express and try some real Chinese food please.

Joe says on January 6th, 2009 at 1:58 am:

Korean food is one of the most underrated and underexposed cuisines in the world. I don’t think it matches the diversity and sophistication of Chinese or Italian cuisine but Korean food is more savory than Mexican or Lebanese.

Sameer says on January 6th, 2009 at 12:39 pm:

Syrian Cuisine is fantastic and it has more varities than the Lebanese one. It is pretty much similar to Lebanese cuisine. But, Syria is much older and most of the lebanses recipes are taken from the Syrian ones. I don’t trust this result because it is based on the PR and propaganda. To be fair, I would recommend calling it Syrian Lebanese cuisine or mediterranean cuisine. I know many Lebanses who come to Syria and adore its food and especially in Aleppo.

Ramón González says on January 13th, 2009 at 11:49 pm:

Hello, I am Mexican.! We have a varied menu in the mexican cuisine.
Fish,meat,chicken,seafood and a large number of Vegetables. Each State
of Mexico has it own typical dishes. Not olny tacos. I really love mexican
food. I also like Indian and Italian cuisine.

Nigel says on January 15th, 2009 at 3:21 am:

I think filipino and vietnamese cuisine must also be included in the list. They have variety of flavors… yum yum!

Bernardo says on January 16th, 2009 at 9:28 am:

Hello, i’m Mexican and i can asure you that mexican food will not dissapoint you, specially the one in the northern part of Mexico, we have the best beef meat in the world (google it if you dont believe me), Mexico has infinity of dishes and a great variety of cultures with different kinds of cuisines that makes Mexico a powerhouse in the cuisine industrie, fot those who haven’t tried it yet, i recomend you go to a good quality mexican restaurant, o visit Mexico, specially the food in the north its among the best.

Chris V. says on January 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm:

for those who is asking himself , what is this peruvian food all about ?

Peruvian Food is as rich and complex as its history. The food is a multicultural mix of the fallen Inca Empire and of the succesive waves of Spanish conquerors, African Slaves, Chinese laborers and Italian and Japanese immigrants who made Peru their home….

result : an amazing fusion , u can’t describe just like that or try to compare to other cousines.
Spanish food ? no thanks … m all in peru , but than the healthy version.
i love Lebanese and Moroccan food , but many or their spices u will find them in many peruvian dishes.

i love the freshness and simpicity from italian food as well as the thai… but
my choice is the pervian cousine by far.

Chris Van Hese .

Tim says on January 18th, 2009 at 5:44 am:

Chinese is definitely #1 in the world. More people eat it everyday than any other type of cuisine. That kind of vote cannot be ignored!!!!!!

Chez Aloha says on January 18th, 2009 at 6:03 am:

Hawaiian food – Poi, Pok’e, Kahlua pig, Lau Lau, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Chicken long rice, opihi,squid luau,shaved ice…. even China is sending their top chefs to Hawaii to learn and master this greatest of the world’s cuisines. It is said it inspired the next new world order leader…Barack Obama! He always comes back for more….

fish says on January 19th, 2009 at 6:05 am:

I am so fascinated to hear people ranting about their taste buds!
This is why we love our foods so much!
For me, I would like to consider the traditional TOP 3 World’s Best Cuisine:
1) French
2) Chinese
and…3) Turkish
There must be reasons why these cuisines are traditionally thought as TOP 3 in the world. I also want to vote Japanese cuisine for the way they prepare seafood so fresh…uncooked, that is. That’s the way I like it!
I would also vote Vietnamese, and I want to try Peruvian as many people suggested here….

Eliezer says on January 22nd, 2009 at 1:03 am:

I disagree with the list. This is what I would put on the list:
1. Italian
2. Japanese
3. Thai
4. Puerto Rican
5. Brasilian
6. German
7. Greek
8. Arabian
9. French
10. Chinese

sam says on January 22nd, 2009 at 4:00 am:

I dont know about putting french cousine as first of the top 10. PERUVIAN cuisine is been known for its exquisite taste all over the world, and it doesnt even make it in the chart?, i’m surprised indian food even made it to the chart, with it’s horrible smell i would not even want to get near the kitchen to taste it. PERUVIAN food is surely one of the top 5 in the world, when you go to Peru you would be able to taste it’s delicious taste and would be blown away by it’s fantastic way of how they cook this complex dishes.

Angry says on January 25th, 2009 at 7:25 pm:

Anthony Bourdain thinks El Bulli in Spain serves the best food outside of Asia. That should tell you that he ranks Asian cuisine above European. Anyone who ranks Japanese food ahead of Chinese is retarded … the diversity of Japanese food and taste is much too low. I would rank Korean above Japanese for tastiness and variety. Don’t confuse (overwrought overrated) presentation with good food. That statement probably applies to ranking between French and Italian as well but I don’t know; my experience with pastries is that French pastries are much much better than Italian ones.

Cyproman says on January 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm:

How about Turkish Cypriot Cuisine!!! Ehi ehi ehi:))) But for REAL!!! French Cuisine shouldn’t be at the Top of the List…

I disagree with the list aswell. This is what I would put on the list:

1-Turkish Cuisine (Wedding, Lentil, Soup, Shish Kabob, Baklava, Coffee, Doner Kebab, Dolmas, Fried Mussels, Plain Yogurt, )
2-Italian Cuisine (Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Rosemary Lambs, Seafood, Tiramisu,)
3-Chinese Cuisine (Cantonese Soup, Oyster sauce, Sweet and sour pork, Steamed fish, Chinese noodles, Crispy fried chicken, Stir Fry)
4-French Cuisine (éclairs, chocolate mousse, Grand Marnier, Champagnee,
5-Levantine (Arabic) Cuisine (Lebanon-Syria-Israel etc…) (Hummus)
6-Mexican Cuisine (Tacos, Burittos, Guacamalo)
7-Japanese Cuisine (Sushi, Sake)
8-Indian Cuisine (Tikka Masala, Chicken Tandoori)
9-Persian Cuisine (Pilaffs with Saffron)
10-Australlian Cuisine
11-Tai Cuisine (Sweet and Souries)
12-Greek Cuisine (Fish Salad and Calamari)
13-Portoguesses Cuisine
14-Puerto Rican
15-American Cuisine (Delicious Steaks and Shakes :))))


Todd says on January 28th, 2009 at 6:29 pm:

The title of this article should have been:
__My___ Top 10 Most Tasty Cuisines in the World
posted in: World Cuisines | posted by: Dave Emery on April 08, 2008 | 120 Comments

This is Dave Emery’s opinion. He is entitled to his own OPINION.
Not all taste buds are the same.

Seriously Dave, you need to get out more often. How much of the world’s cuisines have you eaten?

veera says on January 30th, 2009 at 8:58 am:

no CUISINE can RIVAL the GREAT INDIAN CUISINE -end of story .

roopam says on February 1st, 2009 at 6:36 am:

i’d have to say
1. indian
2.chinese…they have the most unique preparations.
3. spanish…muy bien!!!
bon apetite!!!

kika says on February 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm:

im suprised the lack of mention of POLISH cusine- pierogi, cabbage rolls, beet soup, and gulash are just a few of the dishes that have become popular in north america, not to mention the long list of desserts. Polish Vodka is among the few best in the world- i highly recommend polish cuisine!

Mary says on February 5th, 2009 at 1:49 pm:

You got to be kidding, lebanese in the top ten?? that’s ridiculous, specially that most of their cuisine is originally from Turkey and is mainly street food no fine cuisine at all. At least you should have mentionned Korean and Moroccan cuisine.

Peru says on February 8th, 2009 at 4:46 pm:

how in the world can peruvian cuisine not be in this!

Perthian says on February 11th, 2009 at 5:44 am:

Everyone has their own preferences over others, generally due to bias or because they haven’t tried other cuisines. If I had a list of 15 top cuisines, in absolutely no order, I’d have:

Moroccan, Egyptian, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian.

untranseunte1 says on February 13th, 2009 at 5:46 pm:

2.- Japanese
3.- Italian
4.- French

Spanish, greek and Korean just suck! KIMCHI!! WTF!! hell no!

untranseunte1 says on February 13th, 2009 at 5:48 pm:

Peruvian is the worst of thw worst! they eat rats and who d hell knows what more it just yucks!!

PERU NEVER, can’t even being called cuisine! it SUCKS!!

untranseunte1 says on February 13th, 2009 at 5:54 pm:

LOL! and those all people who’re saying that peruvian should be named, well I just think half (maybe more) of these people is just the same person, what a loser muahaha!! >:)

who made the list?

Mexican cuisine in the top ten in the top ten?


Moroccan and Peruvian should definitely be included instead of the aforementioned!
# Fox says on May 11th, 2008 at 10:43 pm:

this is weird…peruvian cuisine is the best american cuisine (on par with mexican, maybe better) and it’s not included =S… search in wikipedia “latin american cuisines” or “peruvian cuisine”

and so on…

c’mn boy, can’t you be more creative? LULZ!!

Bernardo says on February 18th, 2009 at 11:49 pm:

peruvian cuisine is not on the list because its not among the best, simply as that, there is no arguing =) why do peruvians have to be such a stalkers on this blog

Luigi Gambino says on February 19th, 2009 at 11:47 am:

It, is much rong I dint see Americno food and French No.1 what is matter wit u all it very rong.
I think we do it like this No.6 mexicano No.5 Indiano No.4Thiolind No.3France No.2Americano No.1Italiano

Simo says on March 14th, 2009 at 11:16 pm:

Cuisine is a matter of taste, yet there are certain cuisines that stand out. I Think Japanese food is Number ONE hands down! It tastes great, its presentation is very artistic, and looks marvelous, not to mention how healthy it is, both to body and mind.
I also think that Moroccan cuisine should be among the 5 best of the world, it’s a tale, a happy story of marriage between many races, cultures, even continents that gave birth to a tasteful, exotic and amazing mixture of foods. A cup of Green mint tea after a good Moroccan meal is a treat like any other!
French, Italian and Spanish… I’d say they are wonderful, but not as much as Japanese and Moroccan cuisine.
Thanks for reading. Remember, It’s all a matter of taste ;) So Go for what you enjoy the best ;)

Esteban says on March 17th, 2009 at 4:45 pm:

I have traveled the world over, and I will say that French cuisine deserves to be on the list, however Portuguese flavours and variety are hard to match. I will say that the Cajun/Creole foods of South Louisiana in the USA are very close to the Portuguese. It is very distinct and flavourful. I was surprised on my travels to the USA to make this discovery.

Adam says on March 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm:

Italian is the best, pasta, pizza, lasagne, risotto…
french food sucks, i mean come on all they eat is frogs legs, snails, sparrows and stinky cheese and all they drink is over-priced wine!!!!!!!

adam says on March 31st, 2009 at 5:30 pm:

sorry about that first comment
actually, french food does deserve to be on the list; croissants, brioche, the best cakes, baggettes, creme broulet, souffle, all those different types of cheese(stinky but delicious), all the different types of gorgious chocolate, and much more!And all the better is that all this food is of a good quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
every country has foods we’d rather avoid than eat; france has snails and frogs legs, china has scorpion, snake, dog, turtle…

Joy says on April 1st, 2009 at 10:12 am:

I seriously think korean food should be on the list as well
i guess the koreans have advertised its food the wrong way
of first introducing kimchi (which is fermented cabbage)
it certainly isn’t something you will like if you aren’t familiar with it
i suggest trying out korean bean pastes (ssamgjan, dyeonjung, gochujung)
there are three types according to the period of fermentation
and if you add those into meat dish and cook it,
they seriously do wonders!

WORLDCUISINE says on April 5th, 2009 at 3:04 pm:

all the cuisines are tasty and delicious! each delicacy has its own flavor and its own history as an art!
I agree with the list though! all the cuisines stated deserve to be at the top!
HOWEVER, IT S A SHAME TO NOT INCLUDE MOROCCAN FOOD and PERUVIAN FOOD! especially Moroccan! it s an insult to the GOD of CUISINE

Tiago says on April 6th, 2009 at 4:58 pm:

Hei!… do you really like food??? I’m asking you that, because everybody forgot one of the most delicious, creative and healthy mediteranian cuisine (Portuguese). Reminding of Spanish and Greek cuisine and forget to mention the Portuguese cuisine is a joke… or oversight I presume…

adam says on April 6th, 2009 at 6:19 pm:

i love greek food too, actually, greek food is the only cuisine where i like every single dish! it doesn’t have any really gross foods like e.g. fried rat!
i like it all.
i feel exactly the same about middle eastern food
i can surely say that my two top favourite foods are arabic and mediterranean food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dee pee lolzz says on April 7th, 2009 at 9:59 pm:

Greek food is influenced by Turkish food which in turn is influenced by Indian food. kebabs are Indian Muglai food we have a lot of varieties here in India.
Lastly in my opinion Italian, Indian and Chinese food is the best no doubt.
have a nice day bon apetite

Karlita says on April 9th, 2009 at 1:06 pm:

These foods are a summary of the great peruvian food which is the most diverse. In Peru you can find a delicious Peruvian Chinese fusion food.

Karlita says on April 9th, 2009 at 1:12 pm:

THESE FOODS ARE A SUMMARY TO THE GREAT PERUVIAN FOOD, which is the most diverse, in Peru you can find a delicious chinese peruvian fusion food since there are lot of chinese and japanese desendents, i live in europe and here the food is just Nothing so much french fries lot of fat food, this is why i miss so much the food there healthy bio natural products and lot of seafood wich is the main peruvian cuisine mmmmm lekker rico yummy

karl says on April 18th, 2009 at 8:00 am:

lebanese food should be in 3rd or 2nd place it carries a bunch of delicious dishes such as sheesh taouk,waraa ‘aareesh kabab,kafta,labneh,hummus,taboule,lahme b’aajeen etc.

Antonio says on April 22nd, 2009 at 5:48 am:

As I have eaten to my satisfaction in some of the best places California has to offer. I am soaring among the clouds of contentment, having just glided my way through a long lunch of ceviche, ají de gallina and suspiro a la limeña. And here’s the best bit I didn’t have to travel for 7 hours to get it.
If you’ve visited Peru, you’ll know that it has one of the most subtle and refined cuisines in the world. If you haven’t, you may still be at the stage of asking the not too thoughtful questions such as “Is it a bit like Mexican food?” and “So what’s a typical Peruvian dish?”
Coming up with a “typical” Peruvian dish is like coming up with a typical French one. Both countries have varied and comprehensive national cuisines, rendering the question meaningless. Auguste Escoffier, after much contemplation, decreed that only three nations were in this category: France, Peru and China.
When I tell people this, they are often skeptical. Part of the problem is that the cuisine in the rest of Latin America is comparatively dull. So, unless you have spent time in Lima, you may struggle with the idea that Peruvian cooking, evolved during the golden age of the Spanish Viceroyalty, and enriched by subsequent waves of Chinese and Japanese immigration, is not about steak or beans and rice.
Until now, the argument has had to rest there. Although there are Peruvian restaurants in the USA, I’m afraid they’re tatty and inauthentic. And few people are prepared to travel thousands of miles to see for themselves. Now, though, there is an outstanding example of the genre in SF, The Embarcadero, Pier 1.5, California: La Mar, which opened almost exactly seven months ago, and which is responsible for my present bliss.
In recent years, Mr. Gaston Acurio took charge and began to remedy the situation by starting one of the most ambitious projects the kitchen of Peru has ever known. He has opened up for service in Madrid, Santiago, Quito, Caracas, Panama, Bogotá, and of course Lima bringing high culinary culture to other lands. Over the past seven months, they have conquered the exacting North Californian public.
Actually, it isn’t quite true that North Americans, in general, have been without Peruvian cuisine. It has a valiant sample of smaller and less flamboyant Peruvian restaurants; it’s just that no one thinks of it as Peruvians, they have not made the impact yet. Peruvian cuisine does not have a rich American godfather to bring their taste all the way up here. So, Mr. Acurio will single handedly cover that for us and for the sake of world culture.
And to think that I once asked the question “Is it a bit like Mexican food?” ¡Carajo, Peru! ¡Lo siento, compadritos!

Guy says on April 22nd, 2009 at 11:09 pm:

Agreed I Lebanese should be at top of list and its criminal Turkish food isn’t on there! French at no 1 pure snobbery!

Guy says on April 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm:

Another contender to go on would be Hungarian.

melis says on April 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm:

by the way we can’t classify which cuisine is the best because we all have different taste like i don’t like mexicain food but that’s my taste some people actually like it. So you see .

melis says on April 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm:

i think the top ten are in a great order french is the best oh you can’t imagine picture mean nothing it is so tasty i lived there during 4 year and just enjoy eating there.Try it.And i know why most of you like mexicain because its fat like other cuisine

melis says on April 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm:

you see when i read the commentaire it’s all a matter of taste.

George Sands says on May 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm:

The list is Great, the lebanese have a fine cuisine and I had no idea what it consisted of . But it seems to be a very healthy diet. fruits and vegetables like the meditrainian, I would love it. I also like the thai and mexican and of course the italian food is great also.The mexican cuisine is always listed in the near top five, or so and deservedly so. I love allmost all foods from around the world,but it would be a very sad thing no to have mexican foods.

deer hunter says on May 6th, 2009 at 4:21 pm:

don’t you ever eat korean cuisine such as kalbi, bulgogi, bibimbap, jabchae, etc?

ambrish kumar says on May 9th, 2009 at 6:20 am:

for other food/cuisine one has to develop the taste buds but for indian food -taste buds will come out naturally

Dang says on May 12th, 2009 at 4:21 am:

Have you ever tried Vietnamese food ? It’s delicious, extremely healthy diet with pleinty of vegetables in any dish.
“Cha gio and pho ” are two Vietnamese cuisine that has no competitor.

Ola says on May 21st, 2009 at 1:34 pm:

Greek cuisine does not belong on this list.

You could have chosen a better picture to represent italian food! Where is the tomato sauce?

Lim Huck Long says on May 22nd, 2009 at 8:58 am:

The “3 Kitchens of the World” are traditionally and historically recognsied as such:

1. The 1st kitchen of the World is FRENCH cuisine.
2. the 2nd Kitchen of the World is TURKISH cousines – which unfortunately has been discriminated or overlooked from the list (though I am not Turkish)
3. The 3rd Kitchen of the World is CHINESE cuisine.

Ridgecity says on May 25th, 2009 at 5:25 am:

My top 3 are:


What surprises me is japanese food being there. The food is pretty disgusting and the tastes are the ones don’t like the first time but do “get used to”. Food isn’t the type you come to like, you eat it once and if you don’t like it, it’s not good.

And the mexican food varies by regions, and it’s a mixtures of tens of cultures that came to mexico during 500 years, and most of the things that make the italian cuisine so good did came from ancient mexican cuisine.


The aztecs even used ice for their drinks from the peaks around the Sierra Madre.

International Recipes says on May 27th, 2009 at 9:14 pm:

I live in India and i love Indian cuisine the most.
I have heard a lot about Indonesian Cuisine,but how come it is not included in the list.

Trevor Burns says on May 29th, 2009 at 1:24 am:

By far I believe that list is badly put. peruvian cuisine has got to be at least on the top 3 of all if not the best of all. Obviously the guy who did this chart hasnt tried peruvian food. heres my list:

1 Peruvian
2 French
3 Thai
4 Italian
5 Chinese

Henry says on May 30th, 2009 at 3:01 am:

Once you eat peruvian food you get addicted to it. If you would´t put it in the list is because you´ve never try it.

Attila says on June 4th, 2009 at 2:31 pm:


greek and lebanese cuisine are cheap copies of turkish cuisine

gagaline says on June 4th, 2009 at 8:02 pm:

Vietnamese cuisine should be on the list! It’s Asian with French influence. It’s much better than Spanish which is so bland. Greek and Lebanese food cannot compare to Vietnamese food. Korean food? Good but not all that, other than kalbi and bulgoki, there’s not much left on Korean food so Vietnamese foods win over Korean food. And Vietnamese food is even tastier than Japanese food in dept and range. It is similar to Thai and Chinese. If Thai food is on there, then Vietnamese food should be too.

dee pee lolzz says on June 15th, 2009 at 11:55 pm:


I am an Indian and can survive with these cuisines all my life :-)

BAZ says on June 17th, 2009 at 6:18 am:

I lived many countries and worked in the restaurant in London, Lived in Russia long time, lived in the USA and now in Canada and visited many countries. The worse foods are from Philippines, South America, North America and most African countries. Chinese, Russian, Macaroni, fettuccini, bikini, martini, le francais are not healthy food. Italian manipulates flour and milk products and every food they put unhealthy for health cheese, French use all creams, cheese, and fats are unhealthy. English has no good food (fish and chips deep fried), so chose Indian food as national food (10,000 Bangladeshi Restaurant in UK) run as Indian cuisine. Chinese and Japanese food, Korean foods are rotten Soya bean (Soya sauce) and other fermented(rotten) stuffs, but Japanese is healthier, Chinese one of the worse unhealthy and filthy food in the world as most Chinese eat at home and 5 times saltier than normal food and most chinese suffers from high blood pressure, but commercially cooked Chinese food is gooier like and no test at all, except a few. Chinese food is good, who never eat Indian, Thai(mix of Indian, Chinese and other cuisines), Vietnamese(good food) or other food etc. What you see Indian cuisine in the west are commercial, but every corner of India has different cuisine. South Indian and Bengali food are the best, because it not only based on meat, poultry, but vegetable and fishes. Malaysia, Indonesia have Indian influence, including east Africa and Middle East, because they use Indian spices.

BAZ says on June 17th, 2009 at 6:41 am:

My friends wife is from Peru and she eats everyday friend chicken, rice and plantain (no test-like rubber) and he went Peru many times and said that no good food there. They eat mostly separate cuisine. Spanish has no good foods, why South America and Philippines have no good food. I was in many Filipino house and they eat mostly fatty cheap pork and chicken, Tilapia and Milk fish deep friend with only salt. They make mostly soups like food and it contents the meat and taro, vegetable with only salt and sometimes add Chinese Soya sauce (visually some meats floats in the sea). Most Chinese when sweats, smells very bad, because eat all type of rubbish stuffs and smelly animals and insects. People who have no smells are vegetarians. Hungarian lives less in among Europeans, because eat fatty sausages and smoke cigar like tobacco.

FRANCO says on June 18th, 2009 at 2:34 pm:

The list is not accurate, here is my opinion:
1 – French & Italian,
2 – Thai-Indonesian- Chinese,
3 -Japanese, Indian & Moroccan,
4 -Spanish, & Mexican,
5- Turkish,
6 – Argentinian,
7- Russian ,
8 – Vietnamese,
9- Peruvian,
10- Syrian.

P.S. Greek food is just 1% of Turkesh Cuisine.
Syrian food is the best in Mideast but less advretised.
Russian food is excelent but less adrvertised.
American food the best sold cos it’s rubish food,
Lebanese food is best sold in mideast cos it’s also fast food ,
Italian food combine best sold+ excellent food.
French food is the best but takes a lot of time to make therfore dificult to sell quickly , unlike pizza or pasta.
Moroccan one of the best in the world, but couscous/tajine takes 3 hours to cook, but Arabic Shawirma take 3 minutes.

Bon appetite

john says on June 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am:

Indian food is the best, no matter what. itallian food is cheap that is exactly why ppl prefer italian food, french is too expensive with nothing good about it and chinese is alright so 4 me INDIAN is the best then CHINESE…

BAZ says on June 24th, 2009 at 8:51 pm:

Hey Franco! You eat only macaroni with cheese and meat ball may be. I watch FOOD TV here and I only saw Italian eat macaroni and cheese. I don’t consider a cuisine made of meat and fish or vegetable with milk and milk product. Did you saw how the North Americans and Europeans are obese, because of milk products? Now a days so many people here are sick due to bad foods. I want to see food with natural spice and ingredients and healthy too. I imagine your knowledge of Russian food, means you don’t know anything outside macaroni. I lived in Russia over 10 years and all are greasy food and copy of German, french and other cuisine. They are famous for borsht (a greasy soup floating with pig and dead chickens carcasses). Everyday they eat potato and when I was young potato was stable food for horses and pigs etc in my country and if you eat only potato, you will be football after 20 years of age. Why all Russian women are obese and round (Russian called bigimot(hypo), because the belly full of potato grown fat. In my student life in hostel full of foreign students (over 80 countries) found my above conclusion about the food people eat all over the world.

Goofs says on June 29th, 2009 at 6:52 am:

Well no cuisine is the best for sure but I can tell you some horrible foods:
1. Philippines (chicken cooked in 7up)
2. Korea (dog brain soup)
3. China (fried cat tail)
4. Vietnam (minced King Cobra)
5. France (foie gras)
6. Africa (monkey liver)

Italian, Indian and Thai are goods foods. Fresh and healthy…

Guillermo says on July 1st, 2009 at 8:18 pm:

Peruvian cuisine is the best in the world !!
it beats hands down any of these in the list. In fact, we not only have HUNDREDS ( yes you read well , at least 500 and counting ) typical peruvian dishes which are delicious, but even french , italian, chinese cuisine in Peru is better than in their countries of origin.
The only reason it does not make the list is because Peru is yet not one major tourist destination, as are most of the other countries listed here.
But you just wait and see….. Peruvian cuisine is slowly dominating Latin American capitals and it will continue its expansion soon….

Haldir says on July 2nd, 2009 at 8:00 pm:

I would place Peruvian above Mexican. Mexican food is great but Peruvian went beyond mixing prehispanic and spanish, they also assimilated African, Arab, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and French elements from the immigrants that arrived for centuries. Theirs is unique.

food injection says on July 9th, 2009 at 12:07 pm:

Ok….opinions …..opinions….blah blah blah….sick of everyones opinions….all food is good except – of course exceptions>>>>>
Fast Food – except – KFC..I worked there, ( met my wife there) true story…
Ok – Food the best….All good – let me see – no particular order, not definitive by any shot – Arabic, Kosher, English, All asian – Italian, french, european ….. let me see…..Food for me is transitional…..One day I like Asian the next – Greek – Ok, but seriously – As long as the cook is putting love into the dish …… which means feelings, you have to feel the food – Love it!!! Enjy!!!

PATT says on July 10th, 2009 at 12:28 pm:

Peruvian food is the best, try it and you will agree with me.

Nimisha Khimji says on July 14th, 2009 at 8:58 am:

I think one cant generalise aboutt entire cuisines like chinese and indian all lumped together as one…there are many different regions with specialities and many diff cusines under the Chinese banner and same goes for Indian…I think this list is actually stating the well liked cuisines of the world..ones that are commonly appreciated all over the world…

Mike L. says on July 14th, 2009 at 8:00 pm:

OMG… I’m all the way here in Seattle, WA and I’m quite surprised how Moroccan cuisine was not on this list… it is definitely be in the top 3 if not on the top… it’s got a mix of Mediterranean, Middle eastern, European and African… Couscous, Lamb Tajine, Chicken w/ lemons & olives, Plumb & Almond beef tajine, Bastilla, Mashwee, Herira, kefta, shebakia… not to mention the sweets … You clearly need to taste more cuisines my friend. Peace out!

Libano says on July 17th, 2009 at 6:08 pm:

1) Liban
2) France
3) Italie

Dexter73 says on July 19th, 2009 at 7:01 pm:

I am a lacto-vegetarian, and for my group, Vegans, and other vegetarians, vegetarian Indian food is simply the best and uncontested.Most other cuisines cannot be prepared without eggs or mushrooms, and a vegetarian meal in these cuisines would simply be lots of salad leaves. Especially south Indian dishes such as Idli/Sambhar/Chutney, variety of Doshas, are simply mouth-watering, not to forget the pure vegetarian Onam Sadhya, in the state of Kerala along with Puttu/Kadala and oothappam/sambhar, seva are famous.In tamil Nadu, Set-dosai with vadakari. Among the konkani preparation, Pathrode with Brahmi chutney. Not to mention the Jain food of Indian Cusine, prepared without using any root vegetables.

sreekanth says on July 20th, 2009 at 1:49 am:

Every body has there own liking to dishes depending on which basic flavor you like the most, I will not contest your list but i am surprised to see chinese and japanese food on the list. get a life dude, if you can rank chinese and japanese foods in top 10 you don’t deserve to write a blog, you should probably change your career or at least give up blogging. I would like present my list based on my liking i would say there is tough competition between indian and thai for the first place and second goes to mexican, chinese and japanese don’t have a place on my list.

ragav says on July 27th, 2009 at 3:48 pm:

i like Indian foods very much secondly I like Thai and Mexican foods

Scott says on July 30th, 2009 at 8:45 am:

I would put French and Peruvian as the two best in the world, then the rest.

Franco says on August 4th, 2009 at 9:29 am:

Hey Baz,

I understand what you mean but Still French Cusine & Italian is very tasty.
North American is not cusine it’s called Food.
Cusine is an art, French they know how to cook and for them it’s a life style, Asians also are very artistic, greeks and in Arabic food you will find Moroccan cuisine the most divers as well as a bit of syrians cuisine.

Martin says on August 4th, 2009 at 10:27 pm:

French has had the most top rated chef`s
and how can you rate pizza as Italian when it was invented by Greeks and Pasta string was invented by Chinese
I loved the way French cook there meals to perfection so if you ask for rare steak that is what you get plus the first to make fruity red wine to wash your palette and brings out flavour

Sirfalas says on August 6th, 2009 at 7:42 pm:

Chinese cuisine is the best because the variety of foods and cooking techniques dwarf those of any other type. Their is truly something for everyone. The fact that this author advises that you should avoid dog is a very western sterotypical veiw brought about by the authors own cultural stigma’s. I’m sure an indian, whom believe cows to be sacred would be horrified by the eating of steaks in the western world. I’m also dissapointed by the fact that american cuisine dosen’t even appear on the list. I mean hot dogs and macdonalds are in many ways the most widespread and popular of any type of food around. This list should be made from an international school of thought and this author obviously didn’t graduate.

marco says on August 8th, 2009 at 12:38 am:

As someone else said, India is the best. I could literally live there without any meat. Hands down, the best cuisine in the world…

Yan says on August 14th, 2009 at 6:24 am:

Chinese is the best of the best,
I have been to France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and I liked their cuisne too.
Next time will visit India they good cuisine too.

Yan says on August 14th, 2009 at 8:17 pm:

Only countries famous for Gastronomy has to be listed here, for those who don’t know meaning of gastronomy pls google it.

Therefore no top ten has to be made but, we can say the only countries with real gastronomy are: France, Italy, Morocco & greece ( Miditeranean countries) China, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan & India ( Asia) we can add Peru. But sorry Mexico hasn’t got gastronomy but got some tasty food as well. The rest of the other world cuisine are very good but can’t be on the list.

Kenlly says on August 14th, 2009 at 8:36 pm:

The guy who made this list must still travel and try real cuisines.
Chinese must be on top followed by France.

Lebanon & syrian food can be found anywhere as well as Shawirma which can be prepared in 2 minutes, can we call a food which is prepared in 2 minutes a Cuisine????? is Mexican taco a cuisine too ???????????????

Real cuisne takes time a French foie gras takes 1 hour, a Moroccan couscous or Tagine takes 2 hours and most Indian food takes long time to cook cos it good cuisine.

Bon appetit to all

Michael says on August 15th, 2009 at 3:57 pm:

hahaha he has not tried peruvian food i guess and im not peruvian

sid says on August 19th, 2009 at 7:39 pm:

Honestly, I’ve never been to (or even seen) any French restaurants – whereas Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican are plenty. This should go to prove that most people like these cuisines. Should be fairly simple to figure that out – people like tasty food and hence there are more of these restaurants because there is demand for them.

Other cuisines like Mid-eastern, Greek, Peruvian, Vietnamese, Philipino, Korean etc etc are seen in limited numbers and hence prove there is a limited audience for these cuisines, perhaps mostly catering to people of those countries.

Of these, I would put Chinese, Indian and Italian as the top 3. If you look at world populations, India and China have always had a bigger population throughout history. They have also had the most fertile lands capable of growing every vegetable (unlike other areas in the world like the middle east or Europe where only a few vegetables grow). Hence the variety and evolution of these cuisines. Italian is also include since Romans rules the world and were able to include most of other cuisines into theirs. The chines would claim that Spaghetti is nothing but Noodles that Marco Polo took back from China….go figure.

Jesus says on August 20th, 2009 at 2:59 am:

mmmm i think Italian should off being the 1 on the list and the MEXICAN food the 4th on the List cuz Italian,French,Chinese and MEXICAN are the most famous cuisines in the worlds., well im sorry but i have never seen an thai or indian restaurant like Chinese or Mexican restaurants lol

Jonathan contreras says on August 20th, 2009 at 3:07 am:

1. French
2. Italian
3. Chinese
4. Mexican
5. Indian

Jonathan contreras says on August 20th, 2009 at 3:10 am:

ohhh and btw who the hell is writing all that shit about peruvian food? i mean nobody know what the fuck is that food, theres no Restaurants in the world of peruvian food cuz isnt that good so GET OVER IT cuz MEXICAN FOOD is so much better than any other latin american cuisine so fuck off losers

Jonathan contreras says on August 20th, 2009 at 3:12 am:

ohh and btw just remember that CHOCOLATE is 100% MEXICAN

Prats says on August 23rd, 2009 at 8:22 pm:

Indian Cuisine is d very best….

TUSHAR SHARMA says on August 25th, 2009 at 6:25 am:

m fav food give below.,.,.


catsil says on August 25th, 2009 at 4:06 pm:

is there a point to argue about taste? for some, a plain burger is the best ‘cuisine’ and you cant argue with that. that said i’m a global foodie but i rate in no order the top 3 as french, indian and chinese. peruvian a close 4th if not in the same tier, and the other a notch below. my personal choice is indian though.

catsil says on August 25th, 2009 at 4:07 pm:

and shame on you if you describe french food as just baguettes, indian as just curry and chinese as just stir fry.

Kenlly says on August 26th, 2009 at 7:48 pm:

Dear Sid I respect your opinion but it’s not cos we find a lot of Italian Chinese resturants then we say that what people like.
Top of the Top food takes time to cook, if we look to uantity then we should rank USA food is the best hence we find american food in every corner of the planet.

Moroccan cuisine is one of the best of the best we find lot restaurant but not as much Italian or Idian cos Moroccan cuisine is considered as a Gastronomy to cook a Tagine you need a good set up and time same thing for making couscous, but a pizza or noddles can be made in 7 minutes.
French Cuisine is similar to Moroccan and peruvian it’s a lot of skills to prepare a dish and let not forget that these 3 cuisines can rarely be sold as takeway so that’s why we find few restaurants.

Indain cuisine is so good it can also be added to French, Moroccan and Peruvian, but due to a huge number of indians abroad we therfore find their restaurants everywhere.

We can not qualify a cuisine by quantity but by quality.

junnyboy says on August 28th, 2009 at 6:16 am:

Philippine Cuisine is the most powerful of all!!if you don’t believe it, then go to the Philippines for you to forget the FRENCH!

another thing, ITALIAN is number 2.

raaj says on August 30th, 2009 at 11:38 am:

i think indian food is best,the peoples who r disagree.. may be ignorant about it …when u wanna take a taste of real indian food.. u have to visit india …then certainly..u will .fond of it undoubtly….coz no country is as diversified as India.

Ankit says on September 5th, 2009 at 11:51 am:

Does any one know about Nepalese food, they have the best food ever in this world. TRY IT

jeff says on November 25th, 2009 at 4:25 am:

why ders no filipino cusine here??shud be on top 3

gerim says on November 25th, 2009 at 10:32 am:

filipino food should be on the list!! if u’ve never tried the traiditional sinigang, i swear, u’ve never tasted real soup!! and there are lots of other filipino food that r super duper delish!! ^^

Mori says on November 27th, 2009 at 3:21 am:

All is a matter of taste. Everyone will defend his/her own cuisine, but I think Peruvian cuisine is gaining presence in the world. Its dramatic influence of different cultures makes it UNIQUE. Try it if you can, I assure you won’t be dissapointed. MEXICAN FOOD? bahhhhh….no taste, not even close.

Dody says on November 30th, 2009 at 4:19 am:

Where’s Indonesian food???

I bet this man never come to Indonesia.

kunvar says on November 30th, 2009 at 12:52 pm:

I love Indian food…….those people that don’t like it are nuts……I also love German food……its number 2 on this list and then comes Italian food and then thai and Lebanese………its criminal to leave out German food from the top 5………its so good yummy weisswurst……chinese food sucks except for Sczehuan cuisine…….which is also not in the top 5 for me……..the rest like French, Spanish and Greek I haven’t tried to state my opinions about it……..

mySardinia says on December 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm:

the authour should include Sardinia’s best selling pizza. they have the best tasting pizza in the whole world.. Everything is fine tasting from the dough to its toppings… Yáll will love it

Piano says on December 3rd, 2009 at 2:44 pm:

French techniques is the base of all cooking, hence the reason it is #1…without it, gourmet wouldn’t exist!

Minani says on December 3rd, 2009 at 3:37 pm:

the french one will always the best

Minani says on December 3rd, 2009 at 3:40 pm:

The french cuisine is highly the best

messo says on December 5th, 2009 at 11:31 pm:

Why they did not mintion the Marrocan and Libyan cuisine, they are different from the middle east cuisine and more similar to the Italian, indian, and french cuisine….
somebody here says Tripoli is in Libya and not in Lebanon, well, there are two Tripolies one is the capital city of Libya and the other one is in Lebanon.

Giovanni says on December 8th, 2009 at 5:34 am:

It is impossible that the Peruvian Cuisine is not in the top!. Really you should taste it and then you will realize that it MUST be in the first places!

Djim says on December 8th, 2009 at 6:46 am:

DON’T eat Chinese food in Europe, and DON’T go hunting French cuisine in… well,… France. All you need to do is go out a bit to Asia and try the dishes in their respective countries. Bet the top five will be:
1. Chinese
2. Thai
3. Indian
4. Indonesian
5. Korean

elna says on December 11th, 2009 at 8:42 am:

I tasted Indian Foods and wow..spicy taste of their menu is mouth watering, and you will be longing fo it. I suggest to include the Filipino dishes…these are all mouth watering too. Once you tasted then you will forget the chinese and italian foods.

denko says on December 13th, 2009 at 10:47 pm:

The best cuisine in the world is the peruvien cuisine!!!

Sly says on December 13th, 2009 at 11:35 pm:

i think that Mexican cuisine is way better than Indian

1. French
2. Italian
3. Chinese
4. Mexican
5. Indian

DZ says on December 17th, 2009 at 4:48 pm:

I am really surprised Peruvian cuisine is not on the list… REALLY SURPRISED.

Okinawa says on December 19th, 2009 at 12:26 pm:

1. Chinese. I have been living in the middle of China for three months and eat out almost everyday here… and everyday I find a new dish I haven’t tried before. You need more than a lifetime to experience all of it. Chinese food is one of the most ancient of our world and is extraordinary diversified, full of different spices and ingredients. Every Chinese person I know knows how to cook something properly, which is far to be the case in my home country (France).

2. Japanese, which has much more to it than sushi and sake (as somebody mentioned earlier). It is extremely diversified and uses only fresh ingredients. Seafood is excellent and Japanese cuisine can be called Art, as well as the French one for almost the same reasons.

3. French. Although I am French and grew up in France, I would rank French cuisine only 3rd. I personally don’t like the comments of people who only see in French cuisine something posh and that never fills your stomach. “Haute cuisine” is overrated and overly expensive, I DO AGREE totally, but summarizing French cuisine like it’s only “haute cuisine” is the most stupid thing I read here. Somebody said tht even in the crappiest bistro of Lyon, the food tastes better than in any French restaurant abroad : I think it is true. The best food usually appears in the places where you least expect it. And in France, wine, cheese, meat are excellent (if of course you enjoy consuming these three important ingredients). Every region has more than 10 traditional different dishes, which include main dishes, starters, desserts. Extraordinarily diversified too, for such a small country, if you want my opinion.

Even if you don’t want it anyway…

Marden says on December 24th, 2009 at 2:50 am:

And all makes up the American cuisine

WOW says on December 26th, 2009 at 9:07 pm:

Jonathan contreras, Bernardo, and untranseunte1 ARE JUST JEALOUS THAT THEIR COUNTRYS FOOD ISNT EVEN AS CLOSE TO GOOD AS PERUVIAN FOOD. peruvian food is the best, there isnt anything like it. AND OMG ETHIOPIAN FOOD IS SO GOOD IT CANNOT BE IGNORED.

ammadio says on January 1st, 2010 at 7:04 am:

For sheer variety, you cant beat Indian. Moving from North to South is like moving across continents. Outside of India, you get to sample about 10-20% of the spread.
I also cook quite regularly (Indian, Chinese and Italian). The taste arrived at using a combination of specific spices (not necessarily hot) in Indian Cuisine is mind boggling. I sometimes wonder, who arrived at the exact recipe….

vincent says on January 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 am:

This list is so wrong.. very wrong.. absolutely wrong!. Vietnamese food should be in top 3 or 5 because Vietnamese food have many dishes and it is delicious, tasty, healthy, and fresh. Mexican food is good but it is not healthy. Talk about it make me so hungry

Ema says on January 3rd, 2010 at 11:01 am:

French no.1? No way! IMO it’s too oily and way over rated, not to mention a gastronomical rip-off.
As for Korean food, I hope they never make any of the “top” lists, at least in the popular category type. They and their country have set a supposed goal of making it to the top five most popular list by 2017. God forbid, please no! The food is just horrible. Majority of the ingredients, which they tout to be healthy, are actually very cheap and basic. But they are trying fancy it up, with prices to follow. Gimmicky as anything. And there are way too many Korean restaurants in NY and NJ already. Ironically most of the eaters are Koreans only.

LL says on January 4th, 2010 at 5:57 pm:

Pizza you can find anywhere, the chinese are all over the world, French you just know they are good because everyone says so, Mexican food is so commercialized you just assume is good, Indian food you know from movies, Thai again you know from a friend of a friend, I just wonder if anyone from this blog has tried ALL the different cuisines to even make a comment if one is better than the other. All I know is that PERUVIAN FOOD, HAS A MIX OF ALL THE DIFFERENT CUISINES IN THE WORLD AND IT IS JUST THE BEST OF THE BEST, SERIOUS. WHOEVER MADE THIS LIST MADE A FATAL ERROR, AND I CAN SEE HOW VAGUE THE EFFORT WAS TO MAKE THIS LIST. THE PERSON THAT MADE THIS LIST WILL BE SOOOO EMBARRASSED TO FIND OUT PERUVIAN CUISINE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP THREE.

Suki says on January 6th, 2010 at 3:51 am:

Please no generalizations like “Chinese people eat dogs”. I’m born in Hong Kong and us Chinese DO NOT EAT DOGS, that only happens in very poor areas of China, and that part of the population should not be held representative of ALL the Chinese ppl in the world.

Anyways, my top 5 cuisines are:
1) Chinese – love SHANGHAI food!
3) Korean
4) Indian
5) it’s a tie between thai/viet/italian/french

actually it’s hard because I love trying all the different kinds of food from each culture, their specialties all taste good to me!

Scott says on January 7th, 2010 at 7:05 am:

1. provincial Italian food – by a long shot

J.E says on January 7th, 2010 at 5:13 pm:

1. German cuisine
2. Belgian cuisine
3. Dutch cuisine
4. Icelandic cuisine
5. British cuisine
6. Norwegian cuisine
7. Russian cuisine
8. Irish cuisine
9. Finnish cuisine
10. Japanese cuisine

Dimi says on January 7th, 2010 at 7:30 pm:

I respect the amount of work that Mr Dave Emery put into this survey but I think the findings are far from the truth. I agree with most of the comments above but above anything else Mr Emery should tell us how did he end up with this list. Is a statistical finding which was done scientifically or just a list of “his favorite cuisines”?

I think it is the second…

Marco says on January 7th, 2010 at 8:29 pm:

The list is slightly wrong, i dont think that french cuisine should be 1st above other cousines such as italian and chinese. Also Peruvian food should be at least in top 5, ive been around the world and tried many different dishes, and to be certain peruvian food for me is far the best you should try it.

melissa says on January 9th, 2010 at 11:07 pm:

this list is wrong, those are the most popular, commercial cuisines!! Try peruvian food it has to be one of the best foods in the world; just not commercial cus the only place u could harvest those ingredients is in south america!! But seriously u should give it a try!!

Daniel Knight says on January 10th, 2010 at 5:52 pm:

You Should try PERUVIAN cuisine. Definitively delicious and probably the Best of the world. Thousand of delicious and diverse dishes. It is just great food! I tried it in Peru and now I am an addict to it.

aisha says on January 10th, 2010 at 6:59 pm:

ohh people.
theres children out there in the world dieing from starvation
and youre having a competition on top 10 tasty food??
To me as long as i have enough food to satisfy my hunger im happy.

Vikram says on January 11th, 2010 at 6:12 am:

All is well…

top 2 down..


DiningReviewer says on January 11th, 2010 at 5:45 pm:

This is my personal ranking:
1. Vietnamese
2. French
3. Thai
4. Chinese
5. Indian and Malaysian

I never liked Mexican foods. The Mediterranean cuisines are OK but they don’t have enough varieties, ie. many of them taste somewhat similar.
Just like different kinds of sushi, you basically taste the mustard.

i d k says on January 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am:

This is just so stupid but most of this are good food but plz indain food taste like sh*t and i d k bout greek o well i guess i be seaching on some other page this is just so messed up

Hershell Ludovitz says on January 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm:

1. Italian
2. Korean
3. Japanese
3. Lebanese

Really, all Mediterranean cuisine is fantastic, from Portugal to Egypt.

French cuisine #!? LOL. I like the picture you used for the French section, the plates have about an ounce of foodstuffs on them. Yea, I really enjoy paying $75 for a meal I finish in two bites, all the while some rail-thin guy with a mustache is treating me like an asshole.

Timothy says on January 21st, 2010 at 7:10 am:

How didn’t you mention peruvian cuisine ??
LOL, you are obviously missing something.

Vishal says on January 27th, 2010 at 10:33 am:

East or West Indian Cuisine is the best…….guys the list is endless….the cuisine is really vast & dishes from different regions contrasts each other….mouthwatering gravies, tikkas & chaats…are jus amazing!!!!

Jack says on January 28th, 2010 at 1:58 pm:

And the worst:

1. Korean
2. German
3. British

Skay says on January 29th, 2010 at 6:54 pm:

Can anyone tell me, which country’s food is more versatile, fat free, healthy and flavourful ..including Vegetarian, lacto vegetarian, vegan , non vegetarion, yogic etc..I feel that is India. So, Indian food should be ranked Number one in the world.
Italina food is cheap , easy , uncomplicated- so it deserves 2nd place.
French / Danish pastries are unbeatable- but french food is more about egg, cheese ,sugar , flour and meat. Not all food is vegean or vegetatian friendly.
Middle Eastern food / Chinese / Lebanese/ Greek/ American- these are meatlovers paradise, vegetarians have few limited choice here.

British Guy says on February 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm:

Hey I dont know weather Indian Food is popular in USA and other places, but in the UK, its one of the best, that should be in the top 3/4, their flavours are just very nice and tasty, Thai food is similar to Indian, and I think that Thai Pic, is a South Indian dish, as their is naan bread.

2 KOOL 4 SKOOL says on February 10th, 2010 at 8:21 pm:

Indian food beats them all, sure others are nice, pizza, noodles, but indian has a large veriety, and VEGGIE friendly, PS they have flavours non of the others dont. SOrry 4 SpeLing LOL

Pierre says on February 11th, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

Having lived in France and being French and Italian. I’d have to say Italian. I mean, in the end it’s about being fresh and tasty, isn’t it? Those so called refined pallets who always seem to use French Food to overate themselves and their choice of food should remember that. In Paris, you see so many Italian Restaurants- just visit the champs elysees. It Italy, you’d be hard pressed to find a French restaurant. No matter where I go in the world, the most popular food is Italian. What the French go out of their way to do seems to come naturally to Italians without trying to make a point about it. Sorry Dad!

Pierre says on February 11th, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

Having lived in France and being French and Italian. I’d have to say Italian. I mean, in the end it’s about being fresh and tasty, isn’t it? Those so called refined pallets who always seem to use French Food to overate themselves and their choice of food should remember that. In Paris, you see so many Italian Restaurants- just visit the champs elysees. It Italy, you’d be hard pressed to find a French restaurant. No matter where I go in the world, the most popular food is Italian. What the French go out of their way to do seems to come naturally to Italians without trying to make a point about it. Sorry Dad!

Nirzwan says on February 12th, 2010 at 11:57 pm:

I’m sorry, but French is in the top ten, but not #1. Thai, or Malay/Indonesian (maybe Singapore) cuisine is top notch. I seriously don’t know how Chinese food got on there. Indian food is definitely on the list and should be above Italian.

Lizi12345 says on February 13th, 2010 at 5:46 pm:

Although French, Italian, Indian, Japanese and all those listed above are pretty good, YOU SHOULD DEFINETELY ADD TO THE LIST PERUVIAN CUISINE. The quality, variety, quaintness… i’ts real good. The sad thing is that you can’t get the dishes or ingredients in many places.. but still, I bet those who have tried some of them.. like ceviche, lomo saltado, causa rellena, mazamorra morada and not to forget pisco sour….. would agree with me :D It makes my mouth water…..

lallamatellama says on February 13th, 2010 at 5:49 pm:

I LOVE PERUVIAN FOOD!!!!!!!! ITS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

steve says on February 14th, 2010 at 11:21 am:

peruvian food never going to be in the top 10 ok the best foods ITALIAN..CHINESE.. MEXICAN

SAMMY says on February 14th, 2010 at 11:24 am:


ALi says on February 16th, 2010 at 5:34 pm:

Sorry but the TOP 3 are the Moroccan cuisine

chef jone says on February 20th, 2010 at 12:36 am:

italian food is so over rated. pasta WOW

chef jone says on February 20th, 2010 at 12:38 am:

and by the way mexican food sucks, it cant hold up to cuban. if u want to burn your mouth have mexican if u want to taste real food have cuban.

kembular says on February 21st, 2010 at 2:28 pm:

Baz is a complete loser who satisfies himself in pitiful tasteless foods! Who cares if they’re not healthy?
I would still eat greasy foods from South America, North America, and Philippines for the simple reason that they are delicious!

The list here is not “THE MOST HEALTHY” or “THE LEAST GROSS” food, the list here is “THE MOST TASTY CUISINES”

I pity those who deprive themselves of what is really tasty just because of some little health consciousness..
and I love all Spanish inspired foods such as Mexican, Philippine and South American foods as well as North american foods..!

Michael says on February 22nd, 2010 at 7:52 pm:

If you have tried the real Chinese food, Chinese cuisine would be in first place!

Martha says on February 24th, 2010 at 7:21 am:

I love polish food , it’s not only pierogi!! Try it :) and ‘bon apetit’ :))

Phange says on February 26th, 2010 at 3:37 am:

Chinese food is extremely regional; Sichuan food is absolutely nothing like Jiangxi food. They’re as different as Italian is to Spanish. In any case, on the whole I’d argue that Chinese food is probably the best you can get… certainly if you actually go there and experience just how incredibly advanced their dishes can be. And, no, they’re certainly not “simple to prepare”.

SilviaIT says on February 26th, 2010 at 9:24 am:

Somebody say thay Italian food is over rated, pasta WOW, and is a chef. I have a question then, why is Italian food the most cooked in the world and why are Italian products the most copied? Just with the USA Italy lose every year abouto 50 miliard of euros with this bad copies because, is a fact, Italian product sell, a lot, even when they are fake. Parmesan? A fake name used to sell bad cheese who smell like feet. So chef, get yourself a nice original italian receipe book and study a little bit longer because if you say that italian food is all about pizza and pasta you didn’t get it….

SilviaIT says on February 26th, 2010 at 9:27 am:

Michael: I agree with you that chinese is not bad at all, expecially in very expensive restaurant, delicious, but placing chinese food at N.1 is a bit too much, is not bad but not N.1

rolan says on February 26th, 2010 at 7:17 pm:

turks and turkish food sucks, fake people, fake country and stolen food from thier neighbours!

rolan says on February 26th, 2010 at 7:21 pm:

turks are middle eastern terrorists, they rape tourists, they eat arabian camel kebap, they slaughter poor animals middle of the road!

Jean Carlo Huguet says on February 27th, 2010 at 12:42 am:

For all the people that think Peru cuisine should not be there on the top 3 read below:
Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world and competes with the top popular cuisines in the planet such as the French, Chinese and Italian cuisine.[2] In January 2004, The Economist said that “Peru can lay claim to one of the world’s dozen or so great cuisines” [1], while at the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión 2006, regarded as the world’s most important gastronomic forum, held in Spain between January 17th and 19th, Lima was declared the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas” [2]. As of the late 20th century and the early 21st century, Peruvian cuisine has become widely regarded by professionals and the international media as “the best of Latin America.”[3]

Thefore Peru has the best food in the Americas …………

chef jone says on February 27th, 2010 at 2:46 am:

you know what guys? Im hungry now just give me anything !!!!! But really I think Moroccan cuisine should be at least within the top 5. Now, I’d like a Moroccan lamb Tajine with prunes and almonds,HUMMMMMY :)

Amanjot Sandhu says on February 27th, 2010 at 10:24 am:




lizzzy says on February 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm:


gezgin says on March 2nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm:

I am pretty sure that the author has a special grudge against turks. it’s a crime not mentioning the turkish-ottoman cuisine in the world’s greatest cuisines list. any sane person would know that. shame on u davey!

F&B Expert says on March 3rd, 2010 at 9:26 am:

Hello all,

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Danny and I am an F&B Expert with over 40 years of experience. I travelled a lot during the days and I occasionally still today, food tasting is not just my field of expertise, it is also my passion.

Saying cuisine X is better than cuisine Y is unethical and immoral in my book. I do categorize cuisine according to two criteria, and here I am talking about traditional authentic cuisine and not the modern one:

1- Richness & Flavor
2- Taste (or Tickling taste).

Unfortunately in the US, there is no true US cuisine. So I think my opinion will be UN-biased since I am not gonna put US cuisine or even consider it.
The cuisines that had an influential effect on me are as follows:

A- Levantine (Lebanese specifically) & Morroccan
B- Mexican
D- Indian (North)
E- Chinese
F- Brazilian
G- Japanese
H- Italian (Yeah sorry for putting it here, based only on Pastas & Pizzas)
I- Portuguese
Y- American
Z- FRENCH (I tasted the best french cuisine and sorry to say it was a disappointment. You cannot feel that tickling in it, almost as it is Generic)

Some of you may attack my post here. By the end of the day, taste is taste, people always have different ones. Just my 2 cents…

WHITE PEOPLE'S FOOD STINKS says on March 4th, 2010 at 6:47 am:

i rank american food as the worst of world’s food along with european cusine.
the best world cusine should be chinese and indian, followed by south american, japanese, korean, middle eastern and russian.

i repeat, the worst food is european and american, basically what the white people eat is the worst food of all. and they pride themselves over it which i find really stupid consider they eat the worst food in the worst way i can think of. chinese and indian food are the best in the world

Rascholnicov says on March 5th, 2010 at 10:21 pm:

Hi! In my personal opinion I think. 1.Mexican 2.Russian 3.greek 4.Peruvian 5.chinese

Damien says on March 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm:

Interesting. Peruvian and Cajun definitely deserve to be on the list at the cost of maybe Lebanese & Japanese cuisine. Indian & Italian rate highest on my list. The real Indian, mind you-not the tandoori or tikka which are essentially Afghan/Sindh imports. Indian cuisine is probably the most diverse among all of world’s foods and most of the Indian stuff we find out here (US Europe) is just a pale imitation.

Here is my list

10. Cajun/Creole
9. Greek
8. French
7. Moroccan
6. Spanish
5. Peruvian
4. Schezuan
3. Thai
2. Indian
1. Italian

senol says on March 12th, 2010 at 4:43 pm:

This list sucks. I think the writer doesnt know anything about Ottoman Cuisine. This cuisine belongs Ottoman Emperors, usual citizens can not cook because they are that much special. If you dont add Turkish cuisine this is really racist and I read somebody says Turkish cuisine is fake. you just suck…the other cuisines steal our meals,products or try to steal such as Joghurt,Baklava,Döner…so many nations are jealous of Turkish meals,deserts…

rolan says on February 26th, 2010 at 7:21 pm:
turks are middle eastern terrorists, they rape tourists, they eat arabian camel kebap, they slaughter poor animals middle of the road!

This is not the issue you s.o.b. everybody is discussing about cuisines not about the pain in your assh. We dont eat even Camel you peanut brain just go and read about Turkish cuisine before making comments here then maybe you can talk about the issue instead of your pain…you must be most probably an Ermenian or whatever…

By the way you can read about Ottoman Cuisine on Wiki

senol says on March 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm:

and In the pictures: for the Labanese picture…This is totally Turkish..This is called ?i?(Shish) Kebap(not Kebab this is Arabian and fake) and beside that there is some sauce like yoghurt(Turkish again our cuisine is everywhere!!!) this is also called Haydari second one Greek Cuisine there is Dolma and Sarma these are also pure Turkish vegetable meals with olive oil…and Gyros!! What the fuck is that? this is just fake Döner with pork…Thanks my god we dont eat pork…all these clues show this list sucks
First three is I think Turkish,Indian,Italian,Chinese…

Leo says on March 16th, 2010 at 2:32 am:


Javier says on March 17th, 2010 at 11:02 pm:




Ritu Raj Kalra says on March 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 am:

Indian cuisine is the best.

ynes says on March 24th, 2010 at 6:23 pm:

1. Peruvian
2. French
4. Thai
Italian and Mexican food are popular because of the fast food style of life in the USA.. and tacos and pizza are not principal dishes… only snacks

rahul chambial says on March 26th, 2010 at 9:26 am:

According to me indian cuisine is better than chinese cuisine so,ranking will have to given like this:1 French.
2 Italian.
3 Indian.
4 Chinese, then other cuisine.

Enzo says on March 26th, 2010 at 2:07 pm:

bull-SHIT!!! pasta, tortellini, ravioli, panzerotti, papardelle, pasticcio, lasagne, cannelloni, risotto, minestroni, minestrine, pasta e fagioli, passate, creme, pizza, calzone, grana padano, parmiggiano reggiano, ricotta, mozzarella, mozzarella di bufala, stracchino, latteria, montasio, valmontana, jamar, gorgonzola, provola, pecorino romano, pecorino sardo, prosciutto crudo, prosciutto cotto, prosciutto arrosto, mortadella, culatello, pancetta, salsicce, musetto, cotechino, zampone, salame friulano, tartufo nero, tartufo bianco, frico, brovada, jota triestina, baccala’ mantecato, baccala’ alla vicentina, savor (o saor), brodetto di pesce, scampi alla busara, gelato, cassata, baba’, paste creme, torta margherita, tiramisu’, insalate miste, olio di oliva, grissini, pesto alla genovese, carbonara, grappa, amari, marsala, caffe’, espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, gocciato, ristretto, doppio, lungo HAHAHA I can’t stop!!! We shouldn’t even discuss which is the best cuisine in the world. Come on guys!!! I don’t even need to translate it in other languages ’cause everybody in the world knows them!!!

Tareque says on March 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am:

Man this list can go on forever… but how can you rank food?…. food that is cooked better …. fresh….. with the right flavour… and also had during the right mood and situation is the best. Taste wise Indian food is great because of its variety and spices with lots of options. Chinese/Thai are very healthy foods and specially liked by those who like less spice… Italian food is tasty, can be prepared quick, and does not have huge price tags… talking all about food is making me hungry…

Reality says on March 30th, 2010 at 11:15 pm:

I personally see this list as a complete failure. There is no proper way of listing the “top ten” cuisines in the world; with the vast range of different types in the world – delicacies such as cheese, wine, or beef fall into favor with those whose individual tastes would be most favoring the flavor. It’s impossible to make a list like this without everyone breaking down into an argument over something that is entirely ruled by opinion.

Karl Neumann says on April 2nd, 2010 at 1:38 am:

Peruvian cuisine definitively should be included in the list. Personally I think is the best in the world.

jad osta says on April 3rd, 2010 at 12:41 am:

well i disagree too italian must be in first place then lebanese then all the bitchinnnn

Melissa says on April 5th, 2010 at 4:02 pm:

I was last week in France and I must say that the french cuisine is a cuisine not for all tastes. I hate chinese food. You can eat chinese foof only with tons of spice. Italian cuisine is yammie but always the same. The best cuisine for me is the turkish one. It is not so populated like the french one but 100 times better.

Fike2308 says on April 7th, 2010 at 5:08 pm:

why should we stay away from dog? keep your bias to yourself. eating dogs is no less strange than eating a cow. italian and french cuisine belong at the back of the list. italian is very boring. nothing but pasta and tomatos. i can open a can of chef boy r dee for that. french cuisine? ive probably eaten at one french restraunt in my life and that was in france. other than that, ive never seen a french restraunt elsewhere, so it cant be that good.

Fike2308 says on April 7th, 2010 at 5:11 pm:

i believe american food should be at the top of this list. im talking about golden coral, and old country buffet. theres a reason why americans are large, because the food is good. real good. it may not be healthy but definitely tastes the best. for the $8 i pay at golden coral, there is no way anyone on that list can compete with what i can get for that price. all you can eat pasta, rice, salad, water melon, ice cream, cake, you name it.

John says on April 11th, 2010 at 1:41 am:

Haha…the “French” photo is the least-interesting one there! Look how much more colorful and appetizing most of the others are.

For me:

1. Mexican
2. Indian
3. Italian
4. Everything else except for
5. German/English/etc…

Ayoub says on April 13th, 2010 at 5:45 pm:

where is the Moroccan cuisine???? It’s a real SHAME for not including it in the list! It should at least be at the top 3 people, AT LEAST THE TOP 3. If you get the chance to eat some moroccan dishes, i recommend you to try it. It’s the best !!!

Erin says on April 15th, 2010 at 3:57 am:

I cannot believe PERUVIAN food did not make this list… absurd! That is by far one of the most unique and exquisite cuisines I have ever encountered traveling the world. It encompasses everything your pallat could ever want…

dean says on April 15th, 2010 at 8:50 pm:

our ancesters as been cooking soul food for generations,to determine witch food is the truely the best, you have to try them all. for one to say this fod is better than the other is based on personal opinion,sure french food is good, they been taking things from people for centries now, countey,lands, slave,ect ,most of their food is inspired from abroad, i could go on about this,but i dont want to bore no jamaican and i try almost every king of food you can think of, to say what is my favorite food is, thats hard,but i can say that athentic indian food is my choice,if people do research on the history of spices and ingrediance, they would be blown away by the history of our ancesters,i love all kind of food and are still exploring my tast buds, its not where it come from, its how it tast that will change your mind.

Tayfun Sengul says on April 16th, 2010 at 3:24 am:

The thing I dont understand is how can the makers of this so called top 10 dismiss one of the largest and best cousines in the world: TURKISH COUSINE!
French ? All they do is to get meals from other countries and add a fancy name on them and produce to the easily accepting western world. :)
Turkish and brother Greek Cousines are the BEST in the world, followed by Italians and Indians. The rest are common!

Shankar says on April 16th, 2010 at 9:34 am:

I am a ‘gastronaut’, Indian, have travelled and lived in many countries and eaten at roadside stalls to some of the best restaurants in the world. Here is my list:

1. French: There is no other food that is as well refined, varied and so passionately prepared as French cuisine. The beauty of French food is in producing delicate and tender tastes. Why do they get it right? Because they smell their food before they cook and eat.
Some say 80% of taste is experienced through nose. French cuisine and food style has influenced almost every restaurant in the world in some way.

2. Indian: Why Indian food is a hit in every corner of the world? Because they have the three basic fact of food right- sensation of smell, visual of food (colours) and endorphins releasing quality of spices. No other food in the world will instantly make you as hungry and your mouth water, than just the smell of a good curry being cooked and fresh Nan bread being baked in tandoor oven. Because of these reasons, Indians are most satisfied bunch of people when it comes to their cuisine. And when it comes to food, once you go Indian, you don’t go back.
Then why it is second on my list? Simply because French beat it when it comes to variety of ingredients used, variety of cooking methods used and art of delicate flavours. Plus Indian food is limited, when it comes to desserts.

3. Japanese: Their art of presentation of food and health benefits of Japanese cuisine is second to none. Japanese food is probably the healthiest food in the world. Tastes are delicate, yet spicy and colours, textures and ingredients numerous. Why it hasn’t been such a hit? It lacks any smell or good smell.

4. Chinese: Acquired tastes but original, ancient and healthy food. Either sublime or simply disgusting. An experience in itself

All other cuisines relate to these 4 basic cuisines and have their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Yassine says on April 16th, 2010 at 10:13 am:

Some of u guys should pay a visit to morocco.. coz u really don’t know what u are missing ! Moroccan cuisine is amongst the top 3
Go to morocco, u’ll be addicted to the food

Beth says on April 16th, 2010 at 9:51 pm:

Peruvian food is among the best in the world. Travel to Lima and
take a gastronomic tour!

MAZEN says on April 18th, 2010 at 8:57 pm:

THERE I city called Tripoli in LEBANON

Gucio says on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:45 pm:

Even the French admit that Japanese cuisine is the most tasty.

christ says on April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm:

this is more to cuisine that you can find in the west…

where u only know thailand, japanese, and indian as asian cuisine.. (and of couse chinese! )

asia has a lot of delicacy that can considered as ‘best in the world’ such as spicy korean food, or did anyone know that exotic indonesian food is listed as the ‘best cuisine’ by many food critics such as anthony bourdain

for me, every region have their own food that can beat other region foods

for my personal list, i will put this :

1. japanese
2. french
3. indonesian
4. italian
5. korean
6. chinese-taiwanese
7. indian
8. austrian
9. mexican
10. greek

christ says on April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm:

this is more to cuisine that you can find in the west…

where u only know thailand, japanese, and indian as asian cuisine.. (and of course chinese! )

asia has a lot of delicacy that can considered as ‘best in the world’ such as spicy korean food, or did anyone know that exotic indonesian food is listed as the ‘best cuisine’ by many food critics such as anthony bourdain

for me, every region have their own food that can beat other region foods

for my personal list, i will put this :

1. japanese
2. french
3. indonesian
4. italian
5. korean
6. chinese-taiwanese
7. indian
8. austrian
9. mexican
10. greek

cheftim says on April 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm:

Let’s face it. It’s all great if the cook is great. BTW French was not created by masking rotten food. It was created by italian chefs to replace the rotten food the French were eating. You can find this info on any site concerning the history of the deMedici. So french is essentially refined Italian, and if you try some more provincial dishes, you may not be able to tell the difference.

jwun says on May 4th, 2010 at 11:28 am:

i tell you,,,,, greek cuisine are tasteless……. especially the pitta bread……….

Toxah says on May 6th, 2010 at 9:42 pm:

LoL you people… :D

You’re all saying the same shit, it’s hilarious.

Justine says on May 10th, 2010 at 1:15 am:

this is the stupidest list i have ever seen, first of all, most countries that have a cuisine (meaning not USA, UK, Germany etc.) prefer their cuisine to any other. In my opinion, French cuisine is good but it is based on sauces, you can take a steak and call it whatever in french, it is still a steak! Italian cuisine is delicious, but it is also very wheat based. Spanish food is unknown to a lot of people, they say, oh paella. Absolutely every region of spain has its own cuisine, from great seafood dishes in Galicia and Andalucia to Stews in Asturias and Santander. It is varied and very healthy. I saw a comment from someone saying it was greasy, nothing further my friend, I dont know where you have eaten but there is a reason so many chefs are inspired by spanish cuisine. Mexican food definitely diserves to be in the list, I think the people that are saying it shouldnt be are probably americans who only know tex mex and tacos, there are many delicious dishes like Mole Poblano, and Chiles rellenos. Lists like this are stupid, they are so personal!!!!! So try everything once and enjoy the wonderful world of food.

Justine says on May 10th, 2010 at 1:20 am:

you people are stupid, spain is in Europe, not south american cuisine, no wonder you dont know crap. Nothing to do, mexican food with peruvian or spanish. loosers, get a map.

juli says on May 10th, 2010 at 8:27 am:

pendejos aquellos q hablan mal d la comida peruana.como c nota q no saben q es bueno.miardas

Meg says on May 11th, 2010 at 12:51 am:

sorry but Italian should be Number 1.
Catherine De Medici brought Italian Cousine to France in the 18th century, that’s how they learned to cook, but no one can beat Italy with food, real good food.

nixtalker says on May 12th, 2010 at 12:19 am:

enough is enough!! why don’t you people stop fighting and come up with the best of each cuisines. Every cuisine has a best one among them to offer.

name it, so that we can try ‘em out.

Caribea says on May 12th, 2010 at 3:08 am:

The best cuisine is: to have several international friends who can cook (very good and tasty) their food from country of origin, and so you can enjoy exclusive international home-restaurant every weekend! And, as they are your friends, you can eat for free!!! In my experience, this has been very tasty!

lou says on May 12th, 2010 at 10:05 pm:


Kirt says on May 13th, 2010 at 12:37 am:

Hey peter, the pizza actually came from India. The Italians only brought it to America. But I agree, Italian food is the best. German is second best.

Rachad says on May 13th, 2010 at 2:16 pm:

I don’t know which source is behind this list! It’s all lie!! The whole world knows that Lebanese food is the best ever!! With no doubt, it should be in the first place! People who don’t think so, they don’t know how to taste food

Rachad says on May 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm:

What was I thinking when I posted the last commment!
I’m sorry for sure lebanese food is not the best! I think it’s really good to be in the tenth position together with such good food as mexican or italian
And speaking of taste, everyone has different taste so we should respect each other and sure the list has a reliable source

Alejandro says on May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm:

Although I am Mexican, but I definitely prefer Lebanese food and I think it’s the best of all kinds of food in the world and then comes Mexican food in the second place!

.. says on May 13th, 2010 at 2:41 pm:

I didn’t write the last comment

Foo0D says on May 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

eeeeeeemmmm? Turkish cuisine? i mean WTF … it influenced every cuisine the lebanese consist of nearly on Turkish food mezze is a Turkish word, and the greek cuisine is just a copy of it..

this top 10 is a joke chinese cuisine on 3 …..

ariel says on May 15th, 2010 at 11:57 pm:

PERUVIAN food is by faaaaar the BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD! those who are talking trash about it are sooo wrong. Peru has the most diverse food in the world and its the most tasty and delicious. You would just love it if you would just give it a try.

Andre says on May 18th, 2010 at 1:57 am:

French and Italian food are overrated. I’ve been to Italy and ate at the best restaurants in Milan, Veneza, Turim and I could see was pasta with cheese, rice with cheese wth. Not even the Pizzas are that great over there, they got some tasty dishes though. As for French food I don’t see what’s you people obsession with it,my girlfriend is french and I get to eat french food a lot and I’ve never eaten some dish that I could say in the end “Omg that was great.” It’s food with cheese and salsa, you cant even taste a steak in french cuisine. Imo the best cuisines are:
1. Portugal
3. Greek

jaheer says on May 19th, 2010 at 11:15 am:

I prefer indian cusine is the best cusine in the world.In india most of the people find different vareity of dishes(like north indian dishes,south indian dishes).Every region in india has its own taste.
SO people try indian food iam sure it will tastes good to you also.

B says on May 19th, 2010 at 4:54 pm:

Best is Turkish, variety of food is unbelievable, especially if you are in Turkey with someone local ;)

cherryMo says on May 20th, 2010 at 6:02 am:

There are around 200 countries in the world, most of them have many different, local cuisines, let’s say 5 per country on average. That makes for 1000 places to visit and taste local food. And of course, you shouldn’t judge an entire cuisne by just one meal you had! So you should stay in all of those 1000 places at least a week, eating local food. This is 20 years of traveling to a new place each single place and eating only local food. Even if you did that, would you be able to remember all you have ever tasted after 20 years, to compare? I’m sorry, but you’re not entitled to judge cuisines, unless you clearly state it’s just your personal opinion and taste. It’s like you said you’re an expert in computers because you know how to play minesweeper on Windows.

Foodlover says on May 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 pm:

TOP 3:
1) Indian
2) Thai
3) Mexican
Indian food is the best no doubt (im not just saying this cuz im indian). i’ve had almost every cuisine and nothing can match indian cuisine. Paneer makhani and garlic naan is the best. Thai is also extremely good. Great flavors like avocado, papaya, mango, banana, its so exotic. Mexican is also great especially quesadillas, nachos, mexican pizzas. LOVE THEM.

asian food expert says on May 23rd, 2010 at 8:05 am:

thai, vietnamese, indonesian, cambodian, they are really similar and if you are not from these countries, you will find no differences. (but you know, people insist that they are the best…)

one of the reasons why Japanese food is ranked as 7th (i think it’s lowl) is, because Chinese and Korean people are opening fake Japanese food restaurants around the world. (Most Sushi shops owners are Chinese or Korean) One research actually found out that many western people think those fake restaurants have made the image of Japanese food bad.

For me Top 5 are, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, French, Indian.

by the way, many business people working globally told me that if you want to find the best restaurant for each food (Chinese, Italian, French), go to Ginza (the place in Tokyo). All the best chef are brought from all over the world. (but of course it’s really expensive)

MIKO says on May 23rd, 2010 at 9:11 am:

The failure to have Turkish cuisine in the list basically tuins this for me! I have to laugh though- they SOOOO disrespected Chinese cuisine! While you’re at it, why not talk about live monkeys having their brains eaten alive in Japanese cuisine, or maybe even the cruelty of veal in Italian cuisine. They were just a BIT unfair to the Chinese.

Julia says on May 25th, 2010 at 1:48 pm:

Ok, some people definitely dont know their cuisines! so dont write, I mean really “foodlover” says I love mexican food especially nachos, quesadillas and mexican pizza??? You are talking about american food buddy! Heres a tip, go to mexico and try the food there, dont confuse tex-mex with mexican food! AND OF COURSE EVERYBODY THINKS THEIR CUISINE IS THE BEST! But come on, someone said German, ahahahahah…laugh! These lists are just plain stupid, there is plenty of delicious food all over the world and you cant say you know italian food just because you have been to an italian restaurant in the US. Food is always adapted to each country, Sushi in the US doesn’t taste like the sushi made in Japan, and god knows thats especially true with Spanish food (meaning the food from the country in Spain, unlike some morrons who think spain is South America, its in Europe) this food is really based on the prime ingredients being from the country, since they are very lucky they have great fishing coasts and the battered waters of the northern coast make their seafood really full in flavour. You cannot make those dishes with seafood from the american atlantic coast because it will never taste the same, the seafood in the US is tasteless, especially the shrimp…SO, A SUGGESTION TO ALL OF YOU, GO TO THE COUNTRY AND TRY THE FOOD. Especially you americans, you seem to get extra confused about what foods are from where

Ana says on May 25th, 2010 at 1:58 pm:


moroccan pride says on May 29th, 2010 at 5:46 pm:

i m surprised why the moroccan food it s not included there you should taste all the dishes around the world and then make those result

shergiosk says on June 1st, 2010 at 11:44 pm:

I have tried many things and i can tell you have no idea about peruvian food .It is delicious like ceviche , jalea. wow amazing, everybody just know italian , french, thats it, you better try it out before you put more comments here.

Leistermeister says on June 2nd, 2010 at 11:36 pm:

After been to France and tasted their food, I still couldn’t make the heck out of what they eat and cook. Very disappointed at French food, their dishes are not popularized and are so expensive…..

ibera says on June 5th, 2010 at 8:05 pm:

Nowhere is food as varied and tasty(without tons of hot pepper and other flavor-disguisers as in Spain. Greek, portuguese and french are a close second. French is great too, italian good but to much repetition.

Ricardo Aroucha says on June 8th, 2010 at 3:18 pm:

I kinda disagree with some country in the list… I would definitely take the french cuisine from the first place, replacing it with Spain (removing Spain from the list – what were you thinking Dave Emery??) and in first it would be Portuguese food. You’re crazy in even not mentioning the portuguese food… ok, not in first place but at least in the list somewhere… you made an excellent choice not include English food (ervyone got to admit it – who eats fried fish with french fries drunked in vinegar and wrapped in a newspaper? -) so why did you put Spain instead Portugal? Portuguese food is much better (BY FAR) than spanish…
Think about that…

Giannina says on June 9th, 2010 at 7:37 pm:

Ive travelled a lot and have tasted varied cuisines, but im sorry, i truly think Peruvian cuisine should be up there- nothing against all the rest- i love italian, indian, thai, and greek, but i think people should give Peruvian a try and you will not be dissapointed.

Jorge says on June 10th, 2010 at 8:38 pm:

I’m spanish but I do think that lebanese cuisine is the best the world after spanish of course .. mmm Guys , you should really try lebanese it is delicious and really tasty =)

manuel says on June 11th, 2010 at 3:50 am:

creo que la comida peruana es la mejor de todas por su peculiaridad de los productos alimenticios

Joker says on June 11th, 2010 at 12:42 pm:

India cuisine is definitely the most diverse cuisine in the world.

And perhaps, the best too. Second comes Thai for me.

Glen Gonzalez says on June 12th, 2010 at 8:50 am:

No controversy about rating. except Italian french & chinees. Can’t compare who should be the first. but those who love spices INDIAN CUISINE always be listed first.

chef LeHai says on June 15th, 2010 at 8:38 am:

Marco Polo brought Chinese cuisine to Italy, Italian chef taught French how to cook.
Chinese cuisine is the NO. one cuisine in the world.

chef LeHai says on June 15th, 2010 at 8:42 am:

top five cuisines, chinese,chinese,chinese,chinese, chinese

lebiencusine says on June 19th, 2010 at 11:41 pm:

Pardon me, but French food is the best in the world, and to all those who say it is all posh, it is probably because you compare foie gras to the easy mac and microwave burritos you Americans eat. ITS LIVER, HOW THE FUCK IS THAT POSH? I recently got back from france, and the food there is awesome. And seriously, do people even know what mexican food really is?

chief says on June 20th, 2010 at 3:11 am:

Are u crazy…Moroccan cuisine is the best in the world , sorry but u must take some time to visit Morocco …its necessary .

Vamali says on June 20th, 2010 at 5:33 am:

I’m surprise the Peruvian cuisine is not on the list, the ceviche, lomo saltado, anticuchos, pollo a la brasa. . . . delicious!

Ninan says on June 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm:

We are all used to eating our own food and having got used to the taste will probably say that our food is the tastiest. However as more and more people flavour our food the popularity of our cuisines will increase. It is all about internationalising your food sucessfully like the Italians, Chinese French and Indian. Peruvian food may be excellent but requires better marketing and familarity before it can come to the top.Personally I love Malaysian food, but I guess the lack of marketing and familarity has not put it at the top yet.

BEYZA says on June 22nd, 2010 at 7:07 pm:

I wont claim that Turkish cuisine is the best. For me it is but it changes from person to person. there is no point in talking it.. but I wanna say something to you. especially to the people who said that Turks are terrorists and cutting the animals on the streets, travelling by camels, and eating camels :S that is unbelievable. we are not eating or travelling by camels. we are not terrorists. we are fighting against the terrorist in north Iraq and EVERY SINGLE DAY we have martyrs and this is so sad and also funny for me. We got used to being called by terrorists because you are all uneducated about east. everyone thinks that we are arabian and traveling by camels like them. but NO we are not!!! and we are not terrorist. and while ı am reading these comments I am laughing with my ass because you are calling the people who died while fighting against terrorists as terrorists. You dont know anything about Turkey. All you have a stereotype against us. we (women) are not forced to fasten a cover on our heads. and actually most of us including me are not using them. and we can also wear mini skirts and etc. so we are free!! and our girls go to school. please before critisizing us come here and see how is Turkey. then if you really believe that we are terrorists or uneducated silly people you can write everywhere you want! but you are preparing presentations about how bad is having stereotype but all of the other countries have it against us. There is a saying in our country and it is written everywhere “peace at home peace in the world”. Then now please I am telling everyone think again before judging….

JB says on June 23rd, 2010 at 6:07 am:

hmm interesting list… but they are leaving off Cajun, and nothing is better! Korean food is one of my favorites as well and very under-rated, I guess it’s not well known because it’s difficult to have exposure to it unless you live near a large metropolitan area, and more people live in non-metro areas than they do in cities. Personally, my list would look like the following:
1. Cajun
2. Korean
3. Mexican
4. Chinese
5. Japanese
6. American (yes, I am aware the American is a combination of several cultures’ cuisines, but no cuisine is completely authentic so shut it :) )
7. Indian
8. Italian
9. Brazilian
10. German

I find Thai food (as well as Cambodian and Vietnamese) to be extremely over-rated, I’ve had it many times, and can never “get” it. It all tastes like salty, warmed over garbage to me: with mint and fish sauce on it. I guess that whole southeast Asian cuisine never appealed to me.

and yes, I agree, even though I am French, I can say that our cuisine is over-rated, or the stuff they serve in restaurants is, the best french food you will find in small, cheap little cafes and restaurants, not plush and pretentious uppity places. Actually that’s true of all the cuisines I listed..the best places are the small hole in the wall places usually… ESPECIALLY in Mexican cuisine.

Memo says on June 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am:

Turkish cuisine is the best, dude.
Them grecos, arabs…
All descend from the Ottoman cuisine of the old. And we turks are it’s direct descendants, and have the best of the best.
The french? Bah. All about sauces, no real cooking mastery needed.
Italian? Just a simple piece of dough, cheese and some stuff on it, doesn’t make a great meal.
Turkish food is rich in both meat and vegetables, sauces, fish, chiken, mutton, lamb, beef, dairy products, and many vegetables, minus the disgusting stuff of the chinese, the undercooked and easily prepared shit of the japanese, but the mexicans are also fine.

demo dora says on June 24th, 2010 at 8:46 pm:

One of the best cuisine is Indian. It is very diverse. Esp for Vegetarians!

zshabe says on June 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm:

This is ridiculous. As Ottoman Empire had many lands from 3 different continents and ruled with many different ethnical groups for over 500 years while gastronomy advanced between 1200-1900, today Turkey has uncomparable cuisine.

The sum of Italian and French cuisine can not even be half of Turkish Cuisine. So this list must be a joke!

Danny says on June 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm:

Yep completely agree………Indian food is the best in the world!!

Cindy says on June 30th, 2010 at 12:32 am:

Wow, that comment about Chinese eating dog wasn’t offending at all…

You know that it’s not popular anymore now right? Also, it’s not like other cultures don’t eat endangered food either. So stop singling out one culture.

xenotypos says on June 30th, 2010 at 10:52 am:

This is really pitiful that the french-haters here are so stupid and ignorant. Disagree is one thing, but exaggerated behalf like that is even worse, jealousy make really people pitiful. And I see this country attract a tremendous jealousy, not just for its cuisine.

For your information French cuisine isn’t just classic dish, it’s incontestable (at least that!) that french pastries and cheeses are the most refined and numerous in the world.
Moreover, it’s precisely because of the pastry that I like so much european cuisine, so consider EVERY aspects of cuisine before talking bullshit like that.
And the “best/refined cuisine” isn’t “the most popular cuisine for people who love junk food like burger and pizza”, most of people doesn’t have taste and best cuisine isn’t a mention for us, popular cuisine is.

For me:


amerz says on July 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am:

my opinion is that all of them should be #1 cz they all look deeeeeeeeeeeelicious

Mehmet says on July 1st, 2010 at 7:02 pm:

I don’t know how Greek cuisine gets on that list when it IS a near enouh copy of Turkish cuisine?

Andrea says on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:20 am:

people misunderstand “Cuisine” with “restaurants” cannot live in new york or london or tokio and believe that you know all teh cuisines in the world because you have eaten in different restaurants! travelling amd meeting local people and experiencing rural local places or food tours is the only way! who believe that Italian food is pizza and pasta, or Indian chicken curry etc… I suggest “TO START TRAVELLING” and EXPERIENCE THE PLACES, (not going in the centre of a city or in a all inclsuive resort”! THanks

PerfJuy! says on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:33 am:

1/ Italian – incredible choice of pasta, dessert, meat, fish, veggy and fruits, CHEESE, wines, spirits, breads and mmmm…gelato, pizza and nutella!!
2/ Japanese – sushi, veg and fish tempura, nighiri, sashimi, soups….fresh and delicious but miss diary products and wine to compete with Italy
3/ Maroccan – incredible combinations of veg, cus cus, and meats – it is fresh and spices are jsut amazing – magic like the land!

Charlie says on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm:

for me the top five:

1) Italian Cuisine
2) French Cuisine
3) Chinese Cuisine
4) Spanish Cuisine
5) Japanese Cuisine
and nevermind this cuisines of Korean,Indian and Thailand it’s too spicy , nothing be taste… only spices.

almal says on July 4th, 2010 at 6:32 pm:

I don’t like heavy food so indian is not on my list. For me I like lighter food so spanish food is the best. It is very healthy with lots of variety and the olive oil and the taste are wonderful better than Italian I think. Second to that is american, yes, american. What is better than bison burger, fresh mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese or of the many delicious pastries and sweet america is known for? america invented some famous dishes like pizza, hot dogs, french fries, chili con carne, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sundaes, strawberry shortcake, hershey chocolate bar, and so many snack foods to mention. maybe it is not good for you but the taste is absolutely wonderful! I make me hungry now, bye.

Seth says on July 4th, 2010 at 6:49 pm:

I love Italian food the best from the list. I can eat pasta every day of the week. But if you are judging from taste alone I can’t think of anything better than a really good hamburger, french fries and a chocolate milkshake. That just does it for me no doubt about it. Why american cuisine isn’t mentioned is ridiculous. We created cuisines in each region like Southwestern, Tex-Mex, California, Southern, maybe not the Midwest as much although I had the best meatloaf with gravy I ever had there, but each area has it’s own inventions and unique dishes and I find many of them to be quite exceptional. I think our food is often overlooked because people complain that it’s not the healthiest but if you are talking strictly taste here, that’s a whole different story. It’s the best.

Nilesh Chauhan says on July 6th, 2010 at 4:41 am:

My top 5:
1. Indian (i am biased off course!), 2. Italian, 3. Thai, 4. Chinese,
5. Modern Australian

Claudia says on July 6th, 2010 at 11:08 am:

South European cuisines(Italian, Spanish, Greek) are the most tasty and healthy among all other cuisines. I generally don’t eat Asian food, especially Indian which is full of spices and oil.

james says on July 7th, 2010 at 8:04 pm:

The only reason the third world cuisine is on here is because they have more people in their countries. With over a billion people in China and India of course they are going to be on here even though their food tastes like crap. Indian food is disgusting, how are you going to get fine dining from a country who has half its citizens pooping in the streets. China? What i didnt know dog was considered such a delicacy. They eat everything from baby fetus to tiger penis so i would never consider these types of places to be worthy of cuisine, please keep the results realistic as in first world nations.
P.S. Most of the world famous chefs are from France and it has 26 3-michelin-star restaurants (even the word restaurant is French)

JESSE says on July 9th, 2010 at 11:05 pm:

Hey guys. Have you tried Peruvian food yet? After you try it I am sure you will change your mind. Try cebiche and for a drink Pisco sour. You will be glad you do.

Juan says on July 10th, 2010 at 7:10 am:

There’s not such thing as “American cuisine”.

BUGGY BUGGER says on July 13th, 2010 at 4:37 am:


Darlingplease says on July 13th, 2010 at 3:05 pm:

This ranking is scandalously invidious. There is no way that any ‘European cuisine’ can sit anywhere near the loftier ranks, as shown here.
French first?!? Help me understand this, Mr Emery, by telling me that it just so happens you are scheduled for an MRI scan. Then this would all add up. This selection disappointingly bland.

Let me help you:
Tier 1)Moroccan/Indian/Chinese
Tier 2)Mexican/Thai/Lebanese
Tier 3)Italian/Spanish/French
Anything else belongs in the Stone Age

xenotypos says on July 15th, 2010 at 2:17 am:

Hey, what is that??? French Fries are american xD? (not french too though) Macaroni? Pizza xD xD xD? what wat what WHAT
American cheeses? There are TWO americans native cheeses, only that, compare with the 400 french cheeses for example, Italy has hundreds of them too.

It’s simply amazing, people here talk about things they don’t even know anything just for their lovely country, be objective and stop talking fucking bullshit: american cuisine is nearly nothing, obviously. Don’t be stupid.
Pastries yeah ahahah, before that look for how many pasties you think as americans while they are europeans, like 90% of them.

With replies like that, I sincerely hope the person who posted this article doesn’t even read the comments. Unbelievable.

ps: Darlingplease-> I hope (for you) that you’re joking.
I hate trolls, be serious please.

David says on July 16th, 2010 at 5:10 am:

You all are full of bull$it, Indian Cuisine is best.

If you want bad stomach go for chinese.

POLISH_ONE says on July 17th, 2010 at 1:11 pm:

Emmm, How about Polish FOOD?? omg when its going about polish food, all these french snails can hide…

Hamid says on July 18th, 2010 at 8:32 pm:

I am a Moroccan Citizen who lives in Italy…here the Italian habits are two things : CIBO food & CALCIO football.
The Italian cuisine is the most famous worldwide & the most tasty as well…The Moroccan cuisine is so so tasty.Those two cuisines are Inexpensive so Popular..not like French cuisine.
For example, Margherita Pizza in Bologna for 3,00€,in Paris for 9,00€ that’s the diffirence…
The best cuisine for me is to eat well tasty meals for less Euros.
The Popular Ranking is: (my opinion)

untranseunte1 says on July 19th, 2010 at 8:08 pm:

I was very excited about finally trying Peruvian lastweek but it was a BIG dissapointement I want to throw it up all again, it just sucks! yuck yuck! PERUVIAN FOOD tastes like monkey ass! x(

JF says on July 21st, 2010 at 10:15 am:

Well, as usual extreme jealousy over the French cuisine. French cuisine is all about using all the best and possible ingredients (in the world) to deliver the best possible taste. It is an unlimited process of research and creativity, this is why each top french restaurants are so unique. The design of the food is also supposed to create a psychological link with your brain to not only increase appetite but also to respect the effort put behind.
Furthermore I would also rank Japanese food as #2 because of the highest respect and quality of their ingredients. Their cooking involves so much training in order to maximise the ingredients potential. It is not for any reason that they have the most expensive ingredients in the world, they just know how to take care of them (i.e. Kobe beef).

The problem is that most of you do not have the budget to really discover the pleasure of these 2 types of cuisine, sorry I am realistic. Indeed they are so expensive that only a handful of people can really know what they are talking about, I am very fortunate I am one of them.
Why italian food is so replicated? easy: very cheap and very very simple cooking behind pizza and pasta. Don’t forget that they are considered as fast food msot of the time… ahem…

jansen says on July 26th, 2010 at 6:34 pm:

iam going next year to beautiful morocco
greetz jansen

Claudia says on July 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm:

Peruvian cuisine one of the best of the world in variety and flavor.

Gabriel Sandoval says on July 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm:

If I was stranded on an island and could have only one cuisine it would definetly have to be,

MJ says on July 29th, 2010 at 1:42 am:

Have you tried PERUVIAN???

AW says on July 29th, 2010 at 8:55 am:

Singapore – cause it combines all the yummy Asian cuisines!

OzzyMurray says on July 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm:

I think some of you people are just kidding !!Ok then;
French?they don’t even have a proper type of standard national food.they only eat pastry,that’s all.same as spanish.morocco?they hardly have anything other than their couscous show.Ilatians only go by pasta,pizza and spaghetti.asians rely on herbs and spices,some overdose it,but they are a lot better than the europeans in cuisine.
Turkish foods are arguably the best that i think of,they use little spice,good variety of vegies,and also different types of cooking styles too.the only problem is that there’s a little more fat than others…so my choises are ;

Adam says on August 1st, 2010 at 1:44 pm:

xenotypos, You don’t know anything about American cuisine.

jorge atoche says on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm:


Chef Jay says on August 7th, 2010 at 3:13 pm:

Nothing can compare to Mexican food. No cuisine can match up to that. You can even make it own your own. I can cook any canning salsa recipes and it’s authentic Mexican. I just love the spiciness of Mexican food because it doesn’t bite.

JIM says on August 8th, 2010 at 7:47 am:

South indian – Hyderabadi cuisine – the best

Christina B says on August 8th, 2010 at 8:02 am:

Number one has to be Spain. The Galician cuisine is my favorite.

Itnobars says on August 8th, 2010 at 8:36 pm:

I have to disagree with french bit, I have tried and tried to like French cuisine, and while being decent, I think it is overhyped and over priced….French may have been sophisticated till the 18th century but now the world has become smaller and we can taste cuisines from all parts of the world. Perhaps it’s me being Indian, but I think Indian food is the most diverse and sophisticated form I have seen, one has to really live in India to know, what is in the menus abroad is just 1/10th of the actual cuisine which wide and varied…. and actually pretty healthy and wholesome. Most of the world hasn’t even tried the most delicious and mind-boggling array of Indian street foods which are most vegetarian…. (approx 70% of Indians are vegetarians).

Asian cuisines (sichuan, malaysian, indonesian, thai, japanese in that order) are also my favorite and give me satisfaction at the end of a meal….
Good middle-eastern, persian food would come next
The only food,( and I have lived half my life in the west and tried all kinds of cuisines), that comes close to giving me satisfaction is Italian (from the European side)….
I am sure there are other cuisines which are great but not well marketed or advertised…. But I think the Asian continent is hands down the best, is terms of variety and sophistication…..

Rahul says on August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 am:

How come no one has mentioned Georgian cuisine? Although I am not sure what its ranking in the “top ten” would be, its certainly worthy of mention here.

Gastronomy is about how the common person eats, and not just what is served at Michelin starred restaurants. Therefore, I think for a cuisine to be great, it must be accessible to all…i.e we should be talking about ‘common man, everyday’ type of cuisine as opposed to what has evolved out of haute restaurants or royal kitchens. The average person in China or India, inspite of very limited resources and lack of exposure, eats incredibly delicious food!

French food is wayyy too pretentious in my opinion, too much effort, drama and too many resources are used in creating something that is quite lackluster by the end of it all.

India has a huge huge diversity of food. Whether one talks about cooking styles or use of ingredients, each household (or more correctly each community) could claim to having its own cuisine. My parents come from different sub-castes within the same community and the food, recipes, cooking styles from their respective households are completely different from each others.

Unfortunately Indian cuisine suffers tremendously today because of lack of originality and innovation. Comparatively speaking, there is not much of a culture of eating out in India, and chefs stick to a very limited repertoire of overused dishes. These are what is considered ‘restaurant’ food, a bastardised mish-mash of some North Indian cuisines, which is completely different to what we eat at home (more subtle, less rich, and very very varied). We are used to eating rather elaborate meals at home, and hence when eating out, most Indians (at the upper end of the spectrum atleast) prefer eating international food. Therefore, restaurant style Indian food, whether in India or abroad is depressingly dull.

However, this will change soon…. I hope. And once people have the confidence to start giving a commercial angle to traditional homestyle recipes and the different cooking styles, the world will see Indian cuisine in a completely new light.

khalid says on August 12th, 2010 at 1:20 pm:

how u forget moroccan ……….tagine beef with vig and other with beef and one with lamp an and couscous with 7 veg .and soup harira and salade and moroccan sweet …….and pastila seafood and and and list is very long

farzan says on August 13th, 2010 at 11:55 pm:

the best food in the world in my opinion is italian and persian (iranian) cuisines…. iranian food because of its central location which it goes as far as chine and india borrowing the spices rice and flavours and combine with its own ritch herbs,flavours and and ritchness…. if you havent tried iranian food before please do and go to a porfessional restaurant…because iranian food is not easy to prepare (min 2 hours) so i would highly recommend to try iranian food especially their chello kebab YUM YUM

Mike Mackey says on August 14th, 2010 at 2:53 am:

This list is a bad joke.

Alexei Pogorelich says on August 14th, 2010 at 1:03 pm:

Malay/Indonesian (maybe Singapore) cuisine is top notch. I seriously don’t know how Chinese food got on there.
Fact is, Chinese cuisine had such a large influence on the cuisine of Asia – especially East Asia and Southeast Asia such as korea Japan and Thai, not to mention Singapore. Some Southeast Asia cuisines were heavily influenced by Chinese cuisine, including the cooking technique. Many popular dishes eaten in Thailand (chok, pad thai …etc) were originally Chinese dishes which were introduced to Thailand mainly by Chinese immigrants since 18th century.

Daniel says on August 18th, 2010 at 11:55 am:

i cant believe french food tops the list……..what nonsense.


Bunny says on August 19th, 2010 at 12:06 am:

Italian food is not only pasta and pizza as japanese food is not only sushi and sashimi!!!! I hate this ignorance!!

António says on August 19th, 2010 at 4:23 pm:

Spanish ??? What about portuguese cuisine ?

somebody says on August 19th, 2010 at 10:03 pm:


the list says on August 22nd, 2010 at 3:17 am:

hey why isn’t Canadian food on here? (LOL)

Richard says on August 23rd, 2010 at 8:01 am:

As tastes vary the idea of best is itself a dubious concept. The best we can hope for is agreement amongst experts and for sure there is nosingle Chinese cuisine. I am not an expert but my list would never contain greek food which I think is generally an ifenrior variation of Middle eastern food.
My list is
Bangladeshi/North Indian
South Indian

TINA says on August 23rd, 2010 at 10:57 am:


Julian says on August 24th, 2010 at 4:38 pm:

I’m sorry hut Italian should be number one. Jaime Oliver took a trip around Italy not France. And all the best chefs pretty much only cook Italian. Gordon Ramsey is one example. I went to a French wedding where we had chicken with strawberry sauce… Are u kidding me?

Peruvian says on August 24th, 2010 at 5:45 pm:

This cant be anything official, its probably based on the limited knowledge of the writer. Peruvian food should be at the top, we have the record of the country with the most amount of dishes in the world, and far more tastier than any of the above. Spanish?? what? tapas yeah right, and the Mexico with 3 or 4 dishes.. If you haven’t try peruvian food, you poor liveless soul.

HE234 says on August 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm:

Great choice! French cuisine is just the best in the world. If it isnt, why are the best chefs in th world french and why are some of the best restaurants in England owned by french chefs?

Leon says on August 26th, 2010 at 7:29 am:

For all the people that think Peru cuisine should not be there on the top 3 read below:
Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world and competes with the top popular cuisines in the planet such as the French, Chinese and Italian cuisine.[2] In January 2004, The Economist said that “Peru can lay claim to one of the world’s dozen or so great cuisines” [1], while at the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión 2006, regarded as the world’s most important gastronomic forum, held in Spain between January 17th and 19th, Lima was declared the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas” [2]. As of the late 20th century and the early 21st century, Peruvian cuisine has become widely regarded by professionals and the international media as “the best of Latin America.”[3]

If you’ve visited Peru, you’ll know that it has one of the most subtle and refined cuisines in the world. If you haven’t, you may still be at the stage of asking derr-brained questions such as “Is it a bit like Mexican food?” and “So what’s a typical Peruvian dish?”

Coming up with a “typical” Peruvian dish is like coming up with a typical French one. Both countries have varied and comprehensive national cuisines, rendering the question meaningless. Auguste Escoffier, after much contemplation, decreed that only three nations were in this category: France, Peru and China.

Thefore Peru has the best food in the Americas …………
And think before speaking, you’re offending a whole nation and it is true everything I put up here.

Stephanie says on August 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm:

This is a very “Global North” centered list. My list would include more variety.

10. Jamaican
9. Arab
3. Thai
2. Moroccan
1. Haitian

If there are some that you haven’t tasted, go check it out.

YouAreReadingThis says on August 30th, 2010 at 2:31 am:

Where is peruvian and vietnameese?? and why in the world is mexican in here?? most people here only like mexican becuase of Taco Bell… taco bell is no where near mexican…. tacos from mexico are wayyy more delicious than taco bell tacos.. mexican food is good, but doesnt deserve to be in the top 10, maybe top 20, but not 10…. and peruvian should be in top 3, and vietnameese top 10

martin andia says on August 30th, 2010 at 3:11 am:

How could you possibly forget, not even mention the PERUVIAN cuisine?? are you guys out of your mind?? have you never tried a ceviche, lomo saltado, chica morada or pisco sour??? if you haven’t you have no idea what real food is and taste…NO WAY!!! MY ADVISE:

martin andia says on August 30th, 2010 at 3:34 am:

aL DIABLO CON TU LISTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PERU HAS MORE THAN 365 DIFFERENT DISHES and you guyS know why??? BECAUSE Peru has over 2000 differents kinds of potatos, over 300 corns, a sea with the best phytoplankton in the world with hundreds of fish and mariscos, 80% of the climates of the world, the second in the world in birds, the third on mammals, costa, sierra y selva!!!!!! No han probado el ceviche?? lomo saltado?? aji de gallina??? la chicha morada??? el pollo ala brasa?? el chifa??? no?? nunca???….entonces NO SABEN NI MIERDA DE COMIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

martin andia says on August 30th, 2010 at 3:38 am:

hey you people from france, turkey, china, italy…whatever, YES YOU!!!!….. listen to me carefully: just try CEVICHE…and you just will shout your mouth…….try lomo saltado….that’s FOOD the rest is just the rest….later

G-Man says on September 3rd, 2010 at 12:42 pm:

My take on the top ten cuisines

10) Lebanese – Not tried, can’t comment
9) Greek – Very Nice
8) Spanish – wtf! should be in the top 10 worst
7) Japanese – not to my liking but I can see it’s appeal
6) Mexican – alright
5) Thai – Never Tried, can’t comment
4) Indian – The best and should have been number 1
3) Chinese – Terrible, the lot of it, dim-sum, noodles, duck etc
2) Italian – Pizzas great, what’s so good about pasta?
1) French – Tried ‘frites’, can’t really comment

I’m suprised Portuguese cuisine is not in the top 10. What we should be more grateful of is the cuisines that have influenced what people eat today, Indian, Chinese, French and Turkish.

chen kejie says on September 6th, 2010 at 6:49 am:

The guy who is flooding the forum with the comments on peruvian food, stop it already, it’s pathetic to be honest. I really like ceviche, but seriously, you can get better Ceviche at Mexico’s coastal cities. Ok, we get your point, you love your country and your food, but to be sincere, peruvian food is not relevant, and i’m sure 90% of the people here haven’t even heard of it… Enjoy your food and leave the others just ignore it!

Dawn Wallace says on September 9th, 2010 at 4:27 pm:

One of the best cuisines have been overlooked here. You have published the most common cuisines, but nothing surpasses Jamaican food. Food with a truly tantalizing taste. Ackee and Codfish, oxtails, Escoveitched fish.

Gamze Olgun says on September 10th, 2010 at 10:14 am:

How about Turkish Cuisine?The Turkish Cuisine has the extra privilege of being at the cross-roads of the Far-East and the Mediterranean, which mirrors a long and complex history of Turkish migration from the steppes of Central Asia (where they mingled with the Chinese) to Europe (where they exerted influence all the way to Vienna).
The Turkish State of Anatolia is a millenium old and so, naturally, is the Cuisine. Time is of the essence; as Ibn’i Haldun wrote, “the religion of the King, in time, becomes that of the People”, which also holds for the King’s food. Thus, the reign of the Ottoman Dynasty during 600 years, and a seamless cultural transition into the present day of modern Turkey, led to the evolution of a grand Cuisine through differentiation, refinement and perfection of dishes, as well as their sequence and combination of the meals.

ray vara says on September 11th, 2010 at 7:08 pm:

for me, as travelling to many countries try many of mention , but not all, so about top ten ranking, so it’s fun to share my opinion too..dont be serious !
10. Indian
9. American (…steak not junk food)
8. Korean
7. French
6. Mexican
5. Japanese
4. Vietnamese
3. Thai
2. Italian
1. chinese

kris says on September 12th, 2010 at 5:48 pm:

1st indonesian
2nd chinese
3rd japanese
4th thai
5th italian

Nicole says on September 18th, 2010 at 4:14 pm:

YAAAAY I want to give my top 5 too!
I have never tried Greek, Spanish and French food so I can’t judge them
I am lebanese between

Ok here we go

1- Italian
2- Lebanese
3- Moroccan
4- Japanese
5- Thai

R Shekar says on September 18th, 2010 at 6:21 pm:

Hey Guys !! Indian cusine is the best…what guys have tasted in the Punjabi fare – each 100 kms or so the cusine changes. It is a result of a civilization 5000 years old. Indian cusine is the best.

jhgdye says on September 19th, 2010 at 3:49 am:

Here is a list of the most silliest suggestions, for inclusion, in the top 10 cuisines.
First place – Polish food (I can’t take it seriously)
Second place – Turkish food (I put it in my mouth when drunk only – it’s dog-food)
Third place – Peruvian (Random country)
Fourth – France (overall bland, and childish in the way they mix ingredients together)
Fifth – Italian (Tomatoes play too much of a role)

Mark says on September 21st, 2010 at 8:14 am:

@chen kejie – So you’re telling all the people who loves Peruvian food (including chefs and professional people on international cuisine): “Stop claimming Peru to be in a Top 10, because I’m the Top Chef and I know 90% of the people -according to your research- around the world never tried it, and it doesn’t deserve to be here. All the opinions here are fake because I saw it was the same guy, and there is no reason to disagree with me. Period.” C’mon! I’m not Peruvian, I haven’t tried try all the cuisines here mentioned and I’m not saying it is the first in this “so criticized list”, but the raise of Peruvian cuisine among others is a real fact today, even you like it or not…

Razan says on September 23rd, 2010 at 11:56 am:

1.Arabic cuisine from east of the arab world to the west north and south there are twenty something arabic county each with its own flavour and the sweets are just heavinly the best in the world it is influenced alot by the turkish cuisine but sadly it is not popular world wide except for maybe Lebanese and morrocan cuisine so underrated

Johan says on September 24th, 2010 at 2:17 am:

Shut up, This is crap. the most delicious food on earth is from peru. I can tell you guys have never tried a true peruvian cebiche. What is mexican ceviche made of??? tortilla or black beans!!!, next to a couple of burritos. Just have any peruvian food and you’ll see your tongue falling off out of your mouth!!!

eza says on September 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm:

Dude i cant believe u forgot Turkish kebabs.. gosh what is greek cuisine? I’ll tell u what it is. It’s just a copy of Turkish cuisine. Here’s a few examples:

Baklava= Turkish
Dolma (stuffed vine leaves)=Turkish
Shish kebabs= Turkish… fuck just search it up

Ebru says on September 30th, 2010 at 9:07 pm:

I have travelled to so many countries and i can also definitely say that some very good cuisines are Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French and Spanish.

But it is sooooo funny, and discriminating bad intention-oriented that u dont put the Turkish cuisine into the list, which definitely belongs to top three in terms of tastes and in terms of diversity and variety probably number 1, since the country is anyways located at the crossroadswhich is automatocally transformed into ots cuisine..

u out lebanese and greek cuisines into the list with saying they are both influenced by the Turkish one and not mentioning Turkey in the list at all..

bad bad ignorance…

and luckily there are sooo many open and well-informed people in thos forum that they all pointed to this mistake,thank u all!

shukur says on October 1st, 2010 at 8:54 pm:

for me is just only Uzbek foods… the best food in the world … better than this foods… I advise for everyone to check uzbek food… and also bread !!! Shukur from Tashkent city …

Mike Hawk says on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:07 pm:

I am Italian-American and I fell in love with Mexico on a recent business trip. Those of you who limit Mexican food to burritos, tacos, and quesadillas obviously don’t know what real Mexican food is. They have amazing sea food, meats, sausages, cheeses, breads and not to mention sweets. I love savory/spicy food and anything els is just too boring. Although I love Italian food, Mexican cuisine goes neck and neck on my list as the top cuisines of the world.

Jabba says on October 4th, 2010 at 11:26 am:

i aggree with the italian,french.not so fond of spanish.i think that greek cuisine should be for the greek cuisine being a turkish replica, i really don’t think so.been to both countries.turkish food is so spicy right there with the other arabic cuisine.greek cuisine is much “ligher” and tastier!

francesco says on October 4th, 2010 at 8:30 pm:

im from italy but i need to recognaize peruvian food is the best in the whole world ..just because people dont know about peruvian food doesnt mean is not good.

Andre says on October 7th, 2010 at 2:12 am:

Peru has the best food by far.It’s just evrything you want to taste.The flavor will delight you.
I also like Italian and French food.

Pato says on October 7th, 2010 at 3:49 am:

The person who wrote this do not know enough of the world, because peruavian food is more recogized than most of this list.

Beth Espinoza says on October 9th, 2010 at 4:18 am:

Peruvian food is delicious as well. Lomo saltado, arroz con pollo, aji de gallina, papa a la huancaina, pollo a la brasa…yum! You gotta try it! There’s some great perks to having a Peruvian husband hehe :)

Jaxh says on October 11th, 2010 at 5:12 pm:

If you dont like peruvian food ur just ignorant…..-_-

Renzo says on October 12th, 2010 at 4:31 pm:

Its clear that who ever made this list never tried PERUVIAN FOOD.

somebody says on October 15th, 2010 at 10:53 am:

indian hyderabad biryani!!! awesome 10/10

mourad says on October 18th, 2010 at 9:13 am:

for me, morocco is the best

jean says on October 19th, 2010 at 3:59 pm:

but guys try our filipino food then you’ll forget any cuisines from around the universe you’ll see after u people tasted adobo.”Makakalimutan nyo pangalan nyo!!!”

naveen says on October 20th, 2010 at 7:29 pm:

Indian cuisines tops the list… different states have different variety of delicious food.. many variety of sweets, different variety of rice items, there are more than 100 delicious food u will get in India.

Sofian says on October 22nd, 2010 at 2:43 pm:

What about Tunisien Cuisine?

marcusc says on October 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm:

Chinese food is very regional. Most of the Chinese restaurants that are available to us mostly serve Cantonese cuisine, which is southern. Sure, its great, but there are so many more cuisines within Chinese cuisine; and i’m sure that applies for other large countries such as indian. Nonya cuisine should be there, its like a mix of chinese and malay/indonesian cuisine. Its just like malaysian and singaporean food, theyre all combinations of these cuisines. Dishes such as mee siam, mee reebos, laksa, are sooo good. I love singaporean chilli crab too. Indonesian food like rendang is soo goood tooo. I love vietnamese food too. soo many more to mention… :)

Liz says on October 31st, 2010 at 3:00 am:

I agree with most of the list, but the French food I’ve had just seems to be expensive and salty. :( Of the European countries I’ve been to, Spain had the best food in my opinion. The Caribbean side of Mexico was really good, too.

foodertrail says on October 31st, 2010 at 9:44 am:

i think i like south east asia cuisine.its unique,especially tahiland and indonesia,korean food is good too,why did they did’nt in the list..??!
japanese is nice..but french..? what so good about it..?
italy is yuumm..but no.1 for me is asian cuisine

rick says on October 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm:

Asian food is the best to me. the list should be:
1) Vietnamese (pho noodle soup etc…)
2) Thai or Chinese (too much oil but food is good)
3) Chinese or Thai (either one is fine)
4) Korean (kim chi)

American food is ok to eat once a while, you get sick of it fast and food is too bland, not much flavor in it. As for Italy, pizza is good too but not much food selection so we get sick of it fast. to me Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese food have the most selection of food choice and tasty, so they win.

Jen says on November 1st, 2010 at 5:28 pm:

Everyone needs to stop being so angry and defensive. We all have different palettes so obviouslyt we all have different opinions. Still this list does point out some pretty decent cuisines, so who cares? It’s all OPINION anyways and isn’t presented as irrefutable fact.
I’ve tried quite a few different cuisines and so here’s my list which is in NO particular order.
French, Italian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Korean, Indian, Georgian, Haitian, Brazillian.

Serge says on November 9th, 2010 at 3:07 pm:

Definitely Korean and Russian cuisines should be on the list…Greek and Mexican should be even higher on the list…At the same time, it’s all based on personal tastes…

Areeya says on November 12th, 2010 at 4:05 am:

Top 10 Most Tasty Cuisines in the World

Tier 1) French / Chinese / Italian
Tier 2) Japanese / Mexican / Thai
Tier 3) Turkish / Peruvian / Spanish / Indian

Hugo says on November 18th, 2010 at 11:15 am:

I am French but my comment may make people think more than one. To understand what the French kitchen, you must come in France! We have several kitchens. The traditional kitchen / Regionale, refined cuisine / chef and contemporary cuisine. Of course the Italians have very good food! But in France .. there are thousands of dishes! With us, the product is important! We can not make good food with a bad product. Dining South West, Central, Breton, south, north, northeast. (The kitchen in Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Brest / Bretagne, Marseille, Strasbourg, Lille, Limoges. And you also have the Creole from Guadeloupe, Martinique! For information, the Pizza was invented in France! (Marseille) sauce tomage you have on your pizza, it comes from France! The Italian cuisine is very good, but unfortunately, you have less than gourmet regions in France. (just north of Italy) and French cuisine will remain the most beautiful and great cuisine of this world. We have a concept of food very different from you. Cooking is an art! We live to eat! While you eat to live! Here is the difference between our culinary culture and that of most other countries. (sorry for my English)

Somnath Jadhav says on November 19th, 2010 at 12:15 pm:

All cuisines is good to the taste but,that is depending on the which culture is going on there.In india-Indian,China-Chinese,France-French,Italy-italian,,Japan-japanese,thailand-thai,it must depending also the people’s habits,likes,dislikes and all that related about “FOOD”.

M. says on November 19th, 2010 at 6:50 pm:

As someone who has actually traveled the world and has a good knowlege on the culinary arts I have to say that although the “cuisines” were well chosen, the ranking was quite disapointing. We all love italian food but it was very overrated in this list, mexican food would have been my number 2 and libanese and chinese should exchange positions…Belgian food is also quite interesting alas it was not on the list. It seems to me that the order of this list was based more in general opinions and a desire of soundign fancy than in well thought selection criteria…

Renzo says on November 21st, 2010 at 2:51 am:

and where is peruvian cuisine in all of this?? you definitely haven’t tried it :P

Thomas Philp says on November 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm:

The best food is always NOT served elegantly like the french or fast like the mexicans or in a grid like the japanese or vomit looking like the indians. The best food comes from Peru where non of the things listed above exist. The RANGE of peruvian cuisine that expands from coast to mountain to rain forest can not be compared anywhere from the world. If Americans contributed to military power, Germans to engineering, middle east to OIL, then asians to improving/downgrading inventions THEN Peru contributed to leading in Food.

By the way those potatoes you all eat today, yea they come Peru.

Antonio says on November 24th, 2010 at 7:33 pm:

Asians cook the BEST! Especially those from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines! :D

FV says on December 2nd, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

What happend to Peruvian Food. Already has been said its the best in all Latin America and come on Mexican food please the only good thing is their burritos. Peruvian can compete with any of those countrys specialy having so many influences.

Diana says on December 4th, 2010 at 1:24 am:

oh come on where the hell is Peruvian food on the list?

negi says on December 4th, 2010 at 4:49 am:

which ever Cuisine you made from your heart that one is best food

Erdogan says on December 9th, 2010 at 12:46 pm:

Turkish cuisine is better than all of the above, but it has to be discovered by foreigners.

Jose says on December 12th, 2010 at 3:59 am:

What about the peruvian cousine? Just taste it and the give your opinions. Read about: papa a la huancaina, ceviche, cabrito, arroz con pato, tallarines verdes con churrasco, lomito saltado, chifa, tallarin con pollo, seco de chavelo, tiradito, juanes, papa rellena, pollo a la brasa, cecinas, rocoto relleno, chupe de camarones, etc.

cameron says on December 15th, 2010 at 4:00 pm:

Of the cuisines I have at least a basic knowledge of (although obviously some more than others):
1Chinese – Some dishes I dislike, but the sheer variety of dishes, taste, ingredients and cooking style is unparalleled. What’s more, the tastiest chinese dishes and best chefs rank up there with the best in the world. A no brainer.
English/American – Can be boring, but sometimes simplicity is an rt in itself and sometimes nothing beats home cooking.

swati sajee kumar says on December 26th, 2010 at 12:47 pm:

for me the cousine is indian if i would have given the order from most liked to least it would be
1) indian
2) thai
3) italian
4) chinese
5) spanish

Jonas says on December 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm:

1) Italian: amazing in its variation and simplicity
2) Turkish: a bit like a much better and varied version of Greek
3) Japanese: fresh and very exquisite flavours
4) Brazilian: incredibly varied
5) South-African: high quality and interesting
6) Lebanese: fantastic dishes and unbelievable vegetables
7) Portuguese: pure, simple and very tasty
8) Belgian: French often take credit for food actually Belgian
9) Thai: amazing flavours and vegetables
10) Mexican: exotic and very varied

French food can look very flash, but doesn’t generally taste very nice – except for their pastries: the best in the world!
Spanish food only tastes of one thing: stale oil.

Hieu says on January 3rd, 2011 at 12:09 pm:

If you dont mention about Vietnamese Cuisine, then you know nothing about food.

sgangelino says on January 7th, 2011 at 1:05 am:

The best cuisine is(was) my grandma’s. But you really, really have to be very hungry…..and it is bread, bulgarian white cheese and onions, and water for drink. Sounds very healty.

aatu says on January 13th, 2011 at 9:22 am:

for variety, freshness and price-quality ratio, Spanish food (plus, the majority of world’s top restaurants are in Spain)

mel says on January 14th, 2011 at 12:04 pm:

I’m Turkish and I’m not going to put Turkish cuisine on top of my list.
1. Indian : once you get used to eat Indian food, you will realize how delicious it is. It is very unique, different and tasty (and spicy). I crave Indian food every week.
2. Italian : soooo yummy as everyone on earth agrees
3. Japanese : a cuisine where seafood dishes turn out to be piece of art. overall very creative and tasty.
4. Turkish : very wide cuisine. simple, less spicy, and delicious.
5. Mexican : spicy and yummy
6—- Lebanese, Moroccan, Persian, Greek
7—- Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese
8—- French (their desserts are awesome)
9—- English/American (not very healthy, have some good dishes)

Giorgio! says on January 15th, 2011 at 9:29 pm:

You are all mad!
Italian cusine is not only pasta (fettuccine, tagliatelle, tortellini, in thousand cooked ways!!! ) or pizza!
Cakes? Try to taste (AND GOOGLE THEM): Cassata Siciliana, Pastiera Napoletana, Tiramisu, Zabaione, Pandoro, Panettone, Sfogliatella Napoletana, Cannolo Siciliano, Mimosa!
And Thousand of salty cakes…!
…and I don’t wan’t to talk about the Italian Ice Cream..!

and Try to taste (AND GOOGLE THEM) Prosciutto Crudo di Parma, san Daniele, Culatello, Parmiggiano Reggiano, Soppressa vicentina…Bresaola, Fontina, Gorgonzola,Asiago, MOZZARELLA!
Try to taste our Tartufi…
Fishes? Italy is surronded by the sea…. thousand of dishes!!!
In Italy, cooking is an art! if you want to tast the real best cousine you have to avoid the “turistic restaurant” .You have to look for little “Trattorie” out of the main touristic paths, places that only an Italian can suggest to you!
Italian cousine has everything…and Italy too…!

abhijeet says on January 17th, 2011 at 3:20 pm:

everyone likes his own country’s cuisine most and everyone will defer if asked to list top ten and i think so this above list is prepared after serve and might have involved few millions but if u consider whole worlds population this million are negligible compared to that so i think dont go into this rating too much but try to enjoy every cuisine in ur lifetime be a food lover not crtitic

helllllooooooooooooo says on January 17th, 2011 at 9:09 pm:

Does anyone visited Belize????? San Pedro????? La Isla Bonita????? Best food found there. Diversity is the word!!!!! Rice & Beans with fry fish is my favorite and dumplin. Yummy. Refined food??? French people come on that is just another word for spoil food that has been “refined”

delz j. says on January 24th, 2011 at 10:36 pm:

why you not try the philippine cuisine,,,the best is the best,,the foods that you`ve ever taste,,,just try it,it so really deicious and fantastic,lovely taste than on the list on top,,,,just try the philippine,pancit palabok,lechon baboy,caldereta,,,,,

Fabio Pastorino says on January 25th, 2011 at 4:46 pm:

Peruvian food is the best, im peruvian but i live in holland ive tried all types of food in Europe and sorry but peruvian cousine is 300% better than others, go tried it out and comment again.

arnoldo says on January 25th, 2011 at 8:14 pm:

I am Mexican But love Italian and Chinese food I probably wont ever taste french food because there isn’t any restaurants in Vegas and the ones there are very expensive so for my low budget I wouldn’t afford it anyways so sad to be a sorry broke ass but I would like to taste their food a least the left overs ha ha just kidding guys please don’t stereotype Mexicans make good food and is very affordable prices please don’t get raciest we add a lots of your ingredients to our own so expect the best of our food we may have tons of problems but my mothers cooks good and many other Mexicans do copy some of your best flavors plus add the exquisite extras you know how it goes just open your mind and try new things good taste is every where Saludos a todos and thanks to Europe for your great variety of tasty food you brought to the American continent

Leila Twain says on January 28th, 2011 at 11:18 pm:

Omg, i love how creepy typical American idiots HAVE to jump into french bashing… Even in talking about cuisine, where French are WORLDLY recognize as the mother house of most great master of cook, they have to bash… With really poor argument by the way.
This kind of stupid and racist redneck attitude makes me ashamed to be American.

You just can’t deny French mastery of cuisine and cooking. You just can’t…simply.
That’s all…
Of course it’s a matter of taste. And i won’t talk about all (like 80%) of these comment telling (” no way this one is top ten, this one should be”, “oh no! this one should be, not this one”). Everytime with the simple argue (when there is actually argue…) “because i like it IMO, olololol…” -_-…

Stop french bashing, that’s ridiculous…. Btw, i’m american, and travel a lot. If i’ve something to tell to most of people here : Don’t talk about other country’s cuisine until you ACTUALLY eat it. Because here, it’s clearly evident that people definitively argue about something they totally don’t know… Ridiculous…

My ranking :
1 : French
2 : Vietnamese
3 : Italian
4 : Marrocan
5 : Chinese
6 : Greek
7 : Japanese
8 : American
9 : Russian
10 : Mexican

chef says on February 12th, 2011 at 3:57 am:

Como joden los peruanos ponganlos en el top 10 para que se callen a aproposito la mejor comida es la Italiana.

Rodrigo says on February 16th, 2011 at 6:29 am:

I think peruvian cuisine is the unique hybrid of traditional Peruvian cuisine and Cantonese cuisine

som dubey says on February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm:

u all r wrong…the best food is
dal rice
sabji baigan ka

nikita says on February 28th, 2011 at 11:50 am:

Im German n i think the Peruvian food is the best in the whole world for other part the French is the most luxurious.

rambabu says on March 1st, 2011 at 11:19 am:

As a hotelier ive tasted good amount of food, but the food served in bukhara restaurant’s all over ITC hotels is the best and the cuisine is “NORTH WEST FRONTIER CUISINE”.
THANKS for the chance.

Gustavo Portilla says on March 1st, 2011 at 8:31 pm:

Actually I consider that this survey is incomplete, because Peruvian food has been demonstrated in a variety of international events excellent gastronomic quality. As far as my humble opinion, should be included. As I see this survey is largely considered the most commercial cuisines. I hope not to offend anyone with my comment.

Bill says on March 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm:

First of all. Peru does NOT have more than 700 dishes, they have 468. Secondly, they consider minor changes between dishes to be completely different dishes such as: Chicken Saltado, Beef Saltado, Chicken Saltado w/noodles, Chicken with rice and Duck with rice…etc… I live in Peru and I can admit these things. They should stil be on this list though.

Ottoman says on March 2nd, 2011 at 10:36 pm:

Lebanese and Greeks learned cooking from Turks(under 400+ years of Ottoman ruling) and the author puts them on the top 10 list without putting Turkish food on the list. Ridiculous! Obviously The Europeans still can not digest the fact that Turks have ruled Eastern Europe Western Asia and Northern Africa so many hundred years. Get over it guys!

Abel George says on March 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 pm:

For me it is…
1. Indian Food
2. Italian Food
3. Thai Food
4. Peruvian Food
5. Chinese Food
6. Mexican
7. Brazilian
8. Spanish
9. French
10. Lebaneese

Aminul hassan says on March 6th, 2011 at 3:29 pm:

I like bangla food. Shorshe ilish, taki bhorta, chingri malaikari, begun bhaja, aam dudh, rosogolla etc.

Lina says on March 7th, 2011 at 2:36 am:

As a Lebanese woman, I am very hurt seeing my country’s finger licking delicious and absolutely most healthy food in the world at the number 10 spot :( This person has obviously never had it, maybe you have just heard of it, because once you try our food its impossible to think anything else is better.

Aminul Hassan says on March 7th, 2011 at 7:23 am:

How can so people can go so wrong. Bangla food is the best.
1. Bangla (Shorse Ilish, Chingrir Malakari, begun Bhorta).
2. N Indian or Muglai. (Biryani, Rejala, borhani, nan & Kabab)
3. Chinese (with Banglish overtone).
4. Thai (Must be Spicy).
5. American Fast food (BFC or KFC, we don`t have macdonald).
6. South indian (Masala Dosa, Sambal).
7. Portugese (Nandos style).
8. Arabian (Swarma, Labang).
9. Continental (Buffet style).
10. Italian (Pizza and Pasta).

French.. so bad.. not cooked well.


Piggy says on March 8th, 2011 at 4:28 am:

For me it’s…

1) Indian
2) Japanese
3) Thai
4) Middle Eastern
5) Italian

Gurps Bagga says on March 8th, 2011 at 2:22 pm:

I love it all….Indian, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese. As long as it is fresh and cooked with love its a winner. Cheers

Charles Marie says on March 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm:

Anglo saxons judging French cuisine, what a joke!!! How can people with no palate judge any type of cuisine. Just leave comments on a soccer website, will youse!
I am from Nice therefore grew with Nicoise cuisine and I lived in Italy and I’d say it’s impossible to decide, both have to much to offer.

Lebanonjad says on March 22nd, 2011 at 1:47 am:

no tripoli is in lebanon i was born there trust me hahahaha. Lebanese cuisine should definetly be in front of Greek and Spanish cuisines, in fact to me I think it should top the list. Also, instead of Spanish cuisine, it should be Turkish or Persian or even Peruvian

Walter Botteri says on March 27th, 2011 at 11:24 pm:

i like peruvian and italian food…but french mexican anda others are good too!

Marc says on April 10th, 2011 at 7:38 am:

Lots of comments, I wonder how many of these people have travelled far enough to be able to judge the best cuisines in the world.

DarkEmir says on April 17th, 2011 at 8:22 am:

Lists are stupid, everyone has different tastes and on top of that they change. I love Italian, but sometimes I feel that a good heavy burrito is what I need. Unless I decide to go for a Thai. So it all depends on the place and mood. But as Cervantes put it:
“Hunger is the best sauce”

Jorge Bernal says on April 23rd, 2011 at 11:23 am:

1) Japanese – Light, healthy and well balanced flavours
2) Mexican – A variety of flavors and ingredients that can cover a none spicy to very spicy food range
3) Thai – Always interesting flavors, dominated mainly for the spicy/sour/sweet taste
4) Indian – A combination of mild spicy food that combines very well with rice and yogurts, specially the vegetarian Indian food
5) Italian – Basic and some times light some times heavy
6) French – Elaborated and some times plain very well balanced
7) Anything else

paramjit kaur sohal says on April 24th, 2011 at 2:46 am:

i’m doing hotel managment i love french food

ketsunoana says on April 25th, 2011 at 6:32 am:

The number one cuisine?
Its my mom’s one!!
I don’t what she puts on it, she probably doesn’t know it either but still the best one.

lokigod says on May 21st, 2011 at 6:34 pm:

1. Japanese
2. Mexican
3. Indian
4. Filipino
5. French (i mean my stomach is not Satisfied because more garnish than the actual food)

Diana says on July 1st, 2011 at 12:50 pm:

you can tell this list was created by one of those Spain-obsessed Brits….. there is a type of Brit that can’t get enough of Spain!

I lived in Spain and I have yet to find a food that is more tasteless and bland than spanish food!!!! I always found myself adding more salt wherever I went because it lacks taste, and they use EXCESSIVE amounts of olive oil on everything and then claim is healthy (it is healthy, but in moderate quantities!)

TheChefTonio says on July 5th, 2011 at 5:43 am:

Italian cuisine is all about pasta and Pizza? WTF? You are insanely crazy. Please learn before you speak. The single dish in the world that “can’t be beat” if you get it correct hence nearly every world renowned chef saying “you just cannot beat a good Risotto” is from ITALY Italian’s came up with Risotto. You CANNOT make Risotto without ITALIAN Arborio rice. French cuisine is not more refined that Italian. That is just snobbish. You can’t get any better than Italian cuisine my friend. 4 simple ingredients to make something outstanding. And of course probably the most world renowned “Ragu Alla Bolognese”. I respect French cuisine. I really do, however, their cuisine relies heavily on the Mother Sauces….WHICH came from Italy….Italy wins. I would have to say that Japanese is up there as well as many of the other asian cuisines. Bimimbap is outstanding and so is PHO. Also on Italy’s side is of course one of the best desserts in the world. Tiramisu. As well as cannoli or cannolo. Capiccola ham, prosciutto, pancetta. Wow Italian cuisine is really great. And, let us not forget Bacala and all of the delicious cheese (parmagiano-reggiano, buffalo mozzarella) mm mm mm delicious. Italian cuisine was first and foremost based on a porridge called puls or pulmentum, as well as mutton, cottage cheese and gnocchi.

Stargraft says on July 8th, 2011 at 2:37 am:

I think French food is way overrated (yes, I’ve been to France and am fluent in French, if it should matter). I think Italian is nice, but it seems too typical. Since becoming vegetarian 5 years ago, my favorite foreign foods are:
1. South Indian
2. North Indian (yes, there is a difference between 1 and 2)
3. Thai
4. Italian
5. Levantine

pramod chowdary simhadri says on July 10th, 2011 at 2:27 pm:

list is great but just not indian cuisine divide it noth and south.i would say you cannot find such varieties of food in others like in indian’ just tasted chicken tikka and hyderabadi dum didnt know how many sweets are there in every village.because indian women are scientists in cooking they invent new and wil die eating all varieties so many varieties will be there.

Navo says on July 10th, 2011 at 2:40 pm:

Lebanese should be number one. Amazing food, great taste, And there sweets OMG you never stop eating. I would really recommend everyone to go to a Lebanese restaurant.

Daniel says on July 18th, 2011 at 3:50 pm:

Im from Czech Republic and number one is THAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob says on August 26th, 2011 at 3:46 am:

I can guarantee you 95% of the people on this forum have not tasted REAL French food. I’ve just come back from a vacation to Italy and have been to France before. I ate at some very good restaurants in both countries. I will say that Italian food is great and the way 4 ingredients become an amazing dish is great. I have to say though that French food is by far superior. You can’t beat foie gras, fish with ratatouille, roast chicken, entrecote steak, and cheese. Also, the sauces used in French cuisine give the food another dimension. It is a much more refined and well executed cuisine than Italian. Many restaurants in France serve 3 course menus and I am always full at the end. Personal opinion though but many Americans have stereotypes towards the French and “French suck so does their food” blah blah blah grow up. Visit France, eat at good French restaurants, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Jyn says on August 28th, 2011 at 4:31 pm:

Nothing can beat Philippine cuisine especially when it comes to Asian viands. Best to eat with any type of rice! Disagree? I bet you haven’t tried at least a spoonful…

dante says on August 30th, 2011 at 10:21 pm:

Lebanese wins first place, hands down!

Then Italian.

mike says on September 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm:

My favorite is Italian simply delicious.

James says on September 4th, 2011 at 2:56 am:

sorry Europeans, but you have NO place on the top 5 except Spanish. Sorry fellow Asians but NO Indians, Chinese nor Japanese, either. If you want REAL taste that melts your mouth, these are TRUE and FINAL top 5: Spanish at 5, Mexican at 4, Vietnamese at 3, Thai at 2 and Korean at 1. ask top chefs of the world. Smart ones will surely agree.

Nelly says on September 5th, 2011 at 9:50 am:

Serbian Cuisine is the best of all!

seema says on September 7th, 2011 at 10:55 pm:

It’s so funny to see people fighting over cuisines. Each and every cuisine has something unique to offer. We all have different tastes, we should respect each other’ s taste buds lolz!

Gustavo Mano Pacheco Pinto Monteiro says on October 3rd, 2011 at 6:36 pm:

If you want to know what is a very good cuise come to PORTUGAL and taste a fantastic cuisine that you never taste anywhere else in the world. forget the french cuisine that is rubish, all that food looks like gay food, every thing is small and litle that you can’t taste seriously the food. I have travelled a lot around the world and believed me the Portuguese is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dexter73 says on October 9th, 2011 at 4:55 pm:

Thayir sadam: the simplest, healthiest and pure vegetarian food from south India (Kerala/Iyer style). Optionally can be combined with vazhakkai thoran.

Dexter73 says on October 9th, 2011 at 5:16 pm:

If ever you suffer from gastrointestinal issues as a result of consuming a rich/fat diet, this humble preparation (thayir sadam) can work miracles. Serve with “Sambharam” pepped up with asafoetida.

Vidya Nair says on October 10th, 2011 at 7:18 am:

Well!! I agree with yu frns.. top most place must go to Indian FOOds.. as i MUST SAY its the most tastiest food i ever had..

jinzon says on October 16th, 2011 at 7:30 am:

I have so many favorites: Italian, French, Cuban, Irish, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Turkish, Moroccan, etc. so it’s hard for me to choose an order. I also love the cuisine of the American South and Tex-Mex even though they aren’t the healthiest. I also highly recommend trying the cuisine of the Yucatan if you haven’t yet. Oh, and Jamaican too.

Rhonda says on October 20th, 2011 at 9:39 pm:

I’m a chef on a yacht and have been to France 3 times now. I have had my very worst meals here and a number of very good, but not exceptional, meals. Pastries have been mediocre at best. I have had far better food experiences in Italy, (where people actually smile, by the way) and the best meals I’ve had here I or fellow Canadians have cooked. The ingredients here in the markets are amazing – why is this not translating into blow your hair back meals at the restaurants here??? Wine and cheese, yes, restaurant meals – sigh

ketty says on November 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm:

italian cooking is the best!

Tania says on May 15th, 2012 at 3:47 am:

I’m sorry but I think Mexican food should be at least in the 3 place, not in 6, Well but I’m glad it make it to the list, but needs way more credit that a 6 place….

Gabriel says on May 21st, 2012 at 9:05 pm:

I am not jealous about France, or french, at all. Let me say, everything, including food, from there is so overrated! French smell of snob!

Peter Ford says on June 7th, 2012 at 10:20 am:

If YOu de-emphasize and underrate indian food, You are veritably wrong., Possible chance is that you have never tasted indian food from a good chef. Because indian food is just flavorsome and mouth watering with many miscellaneousness, .North indian food is either more spicy or more sweet. So i love south indian food the best. Its not just the spicy food but also the delicous sweet dishes such as payasam is also just scrumptious. The indian “chat” items are even fantastic. The only problem is that if you want delicous food you must try it from a good chef., a person who actually knows how to cook., I have an indian friend who is a keralite. His dad is an excellent chef. So iam lucky in that part.
According to me
1.- 70 %South indian, 30 % North indian
2.- Portuguese food.
3. Thai [spicy is fantastic]
4. Italian [WOW]
5. Korean [spicy]
6. South-African [ yummy]
7. Peruvian food [too good]
8. Spanish Cuisine [ light foods ]

nicolas says on June 13th, 2012 at 11:08 am:

most of you are so stupid, go buy yourselves a brain, most have you have never eaten anything else but their own food and they say ” wtf my food is not on the ranking” or they say this country s food is overated because these retards have visited 2 or 3 bad restaurants and then they know everything about this culture, or they say they love chinese food, but the only food they ate what vietnamese food…you re so pathetic, buy a cooking s book, visit a few contry, and then you ll make your choice

roger collins says on June 21st, 2012 at 2:44 am:

Italian food should not even be on the list, it’s nothing but slop. Everyday it’s the same shit, pasta or pizza.

nada says on June 24th, 2012 at 10:01 pm:

im sorry but for the people who are saying italian food well its only spagghetti and pizza mostly and crusted chicken my family cooks italian when my mom is too lazy to make something real

John says on June 24th, 2012 at 10:40 pm:

I guess you just listed the countries on your mind without thinking the food. Without the Turkish (Ottoman or Istanbul) cuisine in the top 3, this list is a piece of crap. You should better change the name of the list as what countries/nations I like more.

Emir says on June 27th, 2012 at 4:03 pm:

Just one question, how many of you guys has tried Bosnian food? And what do you think about that?

paolo mitrotta says on June 28th, 2012 at 5:41 pm:

cannot joke with the food

1 italian

for pasta pizza salami parma ham cheese sausage cake gelato wine..near everythink
2 france
4 spanish
5 mexican
6 libanese
7 thai
8 greek
9 german
10 ungary

Vijay Badhan says on July 27th, 2012 at 12:21 am:

Indian food is the best in the world. End of story. French and Italian food is very bland and just about presentation with no real bite to it.
Indian cooking uses virtually every single spice and vegetable that we have in the World including all types of pulses such as Lentils. chick peas etc. And is filling and a proper meal,European cuisine is in my opinion no where near the best. I would say its a toss up between Indian and Chinese food as most of the world eats this on a regular basis judging by all the takeaways especially in the west.

Jason says on August 5th, 2012 at 9:21 am:

I have had an Indian food the first time few weeks and it was delicious.. After Indian, i would go with the Italian authentic cuisine.

1) Indian
2) Italian

ElGreco says on August 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm:

The Greek cuisine was influenced by the turkish? Really? is this some kind of a new history book that i am not aware of? what is Turkey? or wait.. Where is Turkey again? nothing is Turkish. they are a bunch of thief mongolians that have noting to show. no history, no nothing. so next time think twice.
the Italian cuisine has influences from the Greek cuisine. just like the pizza. if you believe that the pizza is Italian, think twice again.

daily wayne says on August 14th, 2012 at 6:55 pm:

i prefer Indian first, its soo diverse, and it can give you what ever you want. then Chinese. i think french and Italians are overrated.

jalal says on August 17th, 2012 at 10:04 pm:

Since Moroccan cuisine is not on list, you need to know more about mediterrane cuisine first.

Leon says on August 20th, 2012 at 5:57 pm:

I just like to inform you all that there are

Rajasthani Food
Sindhi Food
South Indian
Punjabi Food

and so on in Indian food list. Each of these categories have more than 100 of different Recipes. I don’t think any country on earth can even bit these variety. One life is not enough to taste all variety present in Indian cousin.

Good Luck !!!

khan33 says on August 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 pm:

Pakistani cisine is the world best.
Italian food is the worse.

khan22 says on August 23rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm:

pakistani cusine are the world best.
second is chinese cusine. italian food are the worse.

Ry says on August 24th, 2012 at 7:21 am:

I really believe Thai and Indian should make it closer to 1 on the list because of the shear talent it takes to blend such strong flavors between the curry powder, allspice, and cumin along with everything else that goes in the dishes.

Alba says on September 9th, 2012 at 5:24 pm:

Italy the best of all time no other culture cooks so divine. And for those that only think Italians cook only pasta and pizza, you really don’t have much knowledge about the country. They have such a variety that makes France and Spain and all the rest look like kindergarten cuisine …lol there is from fish to good vegetable s and hundreds of cheeses not just mozzarella..which Americans think there is. The desserts lets not even compare…uuuuuuuu yea I’m getting soon hungry just thinking of it!!!

Herns says on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:37 am:

Those who say that mexican food are only burritos, nachos and guacamole are very wrong. Mexican food is World herintage by the UNESCO. And its not only spicy things. ¿Did you know that the chocolate is mexican?

beats by dre for sale says on October 29th, 2012 at 8:59 am:

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Super Chef says on December 8th, 2012 at 12:21 am:

This is my list:

1. Italian : As everybody knows Italian pasta and pizza are very famous and delicious and many people around the world loves them as well as there are many Italian restaurant and gastronomy worldwide.

2. Thai : In respect to Chinese and Indian, Thai cuisine is more diverse than Indian and Chinese. We have “Kaeng” or curry dishes as well as “stir fried” dishes with crispy vegetables. Seriously, who is going to eat smelly curry everyday like Indians? And who is going only eat stir fried dishes everyday like Chinese. But Thais have no problem since Thai cuisine offers both curry “kaeng” dishes and stir fry dishes. Please note that Thai curry is not the same as Indian curry. Thai curry is fresh curry with aromatic smell and it’s not stinky like Indian’s dried curry powder. Thai dishes tend to be more spicy than Indian and Chinese dishes because since Thais are very passionate with chillies and chilli paste.

3. Chinese : In terms of popularity, Chinese cuisine could be more popular than Thai due to the fact that there are more Chinese migrants who opened Chinese restaurants abroad but that does not mean that Chinese cuisine is better than Thai cuisine. In other words, there are more Chinese restaurants than there are Thai restaurants maybe because China has the biggest population in the world and many of them moved abroad to open Chinese restaurant. However Chinese cuisine is not that bad but it is missing the curry dishes on its menu since Chinese cuisine is mainly based on stir fry dishes.

4. Indian : Indian curry dishes has its unique taste and smell. I would eat them occasionally but not everyday of course. The problem with Indian cuisine is that they lack stir fried dishes and they kinda exaggerated with their dried curry powder to the point that they also included them in their ice cream. If I eat Indian dishes everyday then I could become stinky and I might have nausea too. However, not everybody like the smell of Indian curry because some people do not get used to and they might consider it as stinky and they will not enjoy Indian cuisine. Despite the strong smell, Tandoori chickens and Prawn Chingri curry are one of my favourites.

5. Spanish : Like Italian and Greece, Spanish cuisine is considered as Mediterranean cuisine and it is very light, tasty and healthy. Paella is one of my favourites and I also enjoyed Spanish gastronomy food since it is very similar to Italian’s.

6. Lebanese/Moroccan/Turkish/Greek/Tunisian : Couscous and Roasted Lamb ribs, Kebabs, Greek Lamb Gyros salad with Tzaziki are also my favourites.

7. French : French cuisine is mainly about decorations and second dish or main course. Sometimes, I still love to eat meat served with pepper sauce or red wine sauce. But when going face to face with Italian cuisine, the French still loses because it is fatty or heavy since they use a lot of butter and the French cuisine also lack the first dish “primo piatto”. However, the French cuisine is good when it comes to desserts than Italian cuisine but seriously, who is going to eat dessert first when they feel hungry? I would rather go with Italian meal than a French dessert. The truth is that there is not really much to the French cuisine but the French chefs make an excuse to make it look more sofisticate by making a sauce to serve it on the meat dishes. That’s all to it.

8. Japanese : The reason why I cannot take Japanese cuisine seriously is due to the fact that Japanese almost do not cook when they go inside their kitchen and this is because Japanese spends time eating slicing raw fish and eating them as sushi. However, I occasionally eat dishes at Japanese restaurants like Suki soup, sushi, sashimi and something like rice served with roasted eel with teriyaki sauce.

9. Mexican : I cannot take Mexican cuisine seriously because Mexican dishes look more like party snacks than true artistic meal dishes. For instance, Tacos and Burridos look like party snacks. Seriously, how can you people see that as a good serious artistic cuisine? Whenever, I eat tacos served with cream and salsa at my Mexican friends’ birthday parties, I never feel full. It is almost nothing. Anyway, I will give it the 9th position on my list.

10. Peruvian : Unfortunately, I never try the Peruvian cuisine but I heard many people said that it is good so I don’t want to leave it out off the list. Maybe it is good.

The other great dishes that I ever tried but sadly, they would never be included in the list are Russian Beef Stroganoff, Hungarian Goulash, Irish Stout Beef Stew and Bulgarian Monastery Rice “Gyuvetch”. These are also great dishes that you must try even though, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Ireland would never be include in the list.

Alex says on January 4th, 2013 at 10:12 pm:

… Yes i am Peruvian 100% living in the states, but im not gonna sit here and be like oh yeaaa Peruvian cuisine is the best in the world or top 2 or 3, because it may not be there yet!, and i can recognize that. I will however educate a lot of you FOOLS about the cuisine and its recent recognition!. I don know what the proper characteristics are we judging the cuisine on, because tastes are a question of pallets. But Peruvian along with Mexican food are considered one of the most diversed in all of Latin America, there are SO many dishes in Peruvian cuisine, you would need to make an encyclopedia sized cookbook just to name them all. Peru’s cuisine is actually in the Guiness Book of World Records for its 492 different authentic dishes. This is not an opinion, it’s a FACT!. Peruvian cuisine is not like any other typical latin american cuisine, there aren’t any tortillas, nor rice and beans filled dishes, although there is 1 !. Influences of Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French and African cooking all make up Peruvian cuisine!. The dishes are highly flavorful with spices and chiles, chili peppers that you can’t even find anywhere else!.

Peru is considered one of the world’s top megadiverse countries for its diversed ecosystem that allows different types of ingredients to grow ONLY in Peru and nowhere else because there many different climates!. there are about 3,800 different variety of potatoes only found in Peru, because that is where the potato was first discovered. 2,000 different types of fish whch ranks 1st in all of the world. There also is an abundance of tomatoes, peanuts, and chilli peppers as i’ve mentioned earlier.

For those of you that say that it isn’t up there with amongst the best, tell me why then Peru won the award at the World Travel’s awards this past year and was crowned the World’s Leading Culinary Destination.!!??. a Peruvian chef also won for having the best cookbook at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards held annually in Paris!. at the world cup of Cuisines “Madrid-Fusion”, Peruvian cuisine finished 2nd only to France!!. Peru’s major annual food fair held in its capital city of Lima called “Mistura”, is the largest food fair held in ALL of Latin America, millions of tourists come to Lima to eat and try the flavors of Peru!. and the world renowned Culinary school “Cordon Bleu” in Peru is one of 2 (Mexico City being the other location) only Cordon Blue’s located in all of Latin America. So NOW YOU KNOW!. Peruvian cuisine is becoming more and more known but it is not YET very popular, and the only reason why it is not very popular is because there is not a big market for it, specially in the United States, because Peruvians don’t migrate to the states in millions like Chinese, Italians or Mexicans do. SO NOW YOU KNOW, AND HOPEFULLY YOU ALL HAVE LEARNED!.

Zineb says on January 7th, 2013 at 6:48 am:

in french rankings, MOROCCAN cuisine is at the TOP
this ranking pissed me off. moroccan cuisine is the TASTIEST of all.
i don’t get your logic people;… go to morocco and eat there. you will never want to leave.

kaka says on January 11th, 2013 at 3:51 am:

There’s nothing like Pakistani cuisine in the world!!!

Rachel Rayo says on January 21st, 2013 at 7:57 pm:


paola says on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:13 am:

where is Peru food , its the best in the world I travelled almost 150 countries and peru is number one second is French , 3 Italian and chinesse food , plz don’t make a joke with these top 10

Chris says on January 25th, 2013 at 4:39 pm:

Indian food #1

restaurant white plains says on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm:

wow! for me the the best cuisine i taste im my whole life is from New york. .i dont know why but its the best among other cuisine. but i respect for others idea. we have are own taste. .

Audrey says on February 13th, 2013 at 3:38 am:

I love mexican food love the spicy <3

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plzthnkyou says on March 1st, 2013 at 8:03 pm:

can anyone post some good french cuisine i can try! i’ve always wanted to try french cuisine but never had the chance..:( thank you!!

minani says on March 1st, 2013 at 9:52 pm:

where is the rwandan food?

Aniruddha says on March 3rd, 2013 at 9:19 pm:

Sometime Indian food is too unhealthy, I will go with greek cuisine, it’s marvellous in my opinion. If you really care for your health then you won’t prefer Indian food, I am an Indian and I do not like Indian food because it’s really not good for your health if you compare it with other cuisines. Only the basic sabzi roti, dal chawal is good for your health, the food prepared using a lot of masala is totally fatal for our health. Try Vietnamese cuisine, especially their sticky cake, banh beo and their traditional pork cake, it’s usually served with fish sauce. Still I will say that they best bread in world is the Indian bread, which is naan. The food from Goa is too boring again, they can’t even prepare a decent fish curry, all the do is add tons of coconut milk into it. Punjabi food is the best in India.

Jeffrey says on March 5th, 2013 at 11:30 am:

in my opinion the lebanese cuisine is the best in the world trust me because it’s much more delicious and healthier than the other cuisines
1-lebanese cuisine
2-italian cuisine
3-Greek cuisine
4-chinese cuisine
5-japanese cuisine
6-indian cuisine
7-french cuisine
8-mexican cuisine
9-thai cuisine
10-spanish cuisine
11-turkish cuisine

annony mous says on March 6th, 2013 at 4:55 am:

American food should be the best, includes: Italian (pizzas, pastas), French (French fries), German (Hamburgers), Mexican (Tacos and Texmex), Chinesse (sweet and sour chicken), Indian (Curry), Thai (Pad Thai) etc… American food is the best LOL

annony mous says on March 6th, 2013 at 5:27 am:

I don’t understand how people go on and on about peruvian food being the best in the world, I’d like to try, but not very influential in my opinion because is not known, from the Latin Americas Mexican is the most influential, the aztects used Tomatoes or Xitomatl (nahuatl) way before other cuisines, chillies (from nahuatl too), Cocoa and the various uses of these ingredients. The conbination between the Aztecs and european influences made this cuisine one of the most varied and interesting foods and their influence have traveled around the world. i don’t understand why people that mention PERUVIAN food, don’t even acknoledge MEXICAN food in their lists?

s.prabhu shankar says on March 9th, 2013 at 9:56 pm:

im indian and my comment may be viewed as biased.i love food and i have travelled and still continue to travell,i have tasted many cuisines out there,i have to say the best cuisine of the world has to be indian.indian cuisine has often been misunderstood as spicy,yes we have spicy foods,we have non spicy food too.INDIAN CUISINE is a well balanced diet and very healthy.Most of the indian food is prepared in a way to easily digest and keeping ones health in mind and adequate spices to make your taste buds begging for more.the variety of indian cuisine is without a doubt the largest,south indian,north indian,east indian,west indian.most of the western countries just know about punjabi and gujarathi cuisines.without a doubt indian cuisne is the top five cuisines of the world would be(1)indian (2)italian(3)french(4)chinese(5)mexican.

ashish says on March 15th, 2013 at 8:11 pm:

i like fastfood stalls near road side rather restaurents in india

Frank says on March 19th, 2013 at 10:01 am:

For me being German, and trying Indian, chinese, italian, french…..Peruvian food…is definetly the best… (I’m not peruvian btw)

eec says on March 24th, 2013 at 10:25 am:

I’ve have travel a lot, so I can say none of those beat the
“Puetorican” Cuisine as the Best world savory cuisine.
And yes the World best Pitza is made in NY. Chicago & San Juan PR. Not in Italy…. And the best world Paella is made in NY, Cuba and San Juan Puerto Rico, not in Spain. Same with the beste Coffe. Puerto Rico, Cuba, Miami (Cuban sector), NY (Latin sector)
This indiscutible!

Manju k s says on March 28th, 2013 at 2:52 am:

As said above.. Really one life is not enough to taste all varieties present in indian cuisine… I had no choice than lovin it

holly porter says on March 31st, 2013 at 11:28 pm:

i think the italian cuisine was disgraceful not being mean to italians soz my opion laters

john says on April 6th, 2013 at 1:55 pm:

I disagree with the rankings!! I’ve tasted greek , Italian, French, Chinese and Japanese and don’t get me wrong, there all good but I would rank greek at least on the top three.

Patricia says on April 7th, 2013 at 3:56 am:

Iam surprised Peruvian food is not in this list,it is so yummy.

Syd says on April 13th, 2013 at 10:36 am:

Indian is one of the hardest to cook well, it’s complex and require lot of practice and skill. I m Indian and my Italian friends love my Italian cooking and my Chinese friends like my Chinese cooking. I always stuff up when I cook curry. I can never get the timing right. It’s so unscientific and instinctive that it requires lot of practice. If you over cook the spices or under cook the spices and get the sequence wrong your curry will taste bad.
I always prefer to go to Chinese, Italian, Thai etc restaurant. But I prefer Indian for home cooked meal and of course it has to be cooked by someone who is good and has the skills and experience

CGC says on April 25th, 2013 at 2:10 am:

1.- Spanish
2.- Italian
3.- Peruvian
4.- Japanese
5.- Libano
6.- Thai
7.- French
8.- Chinese
9.- Turkish
10.- Indian.

Tony_carlos says on May 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am:

I do not understand why Italians and French are so stuck up to their many food rules. Also I found them very unsatisfying with their service and often rude with not much hospitality.

It is absolutely baffling to me and I believe it has something to do with some kind of ignorant pride and narrow/closed mindedness of some Italians and French (I know this by experience because I have lived in Italy before).

I am a Lebanese/Arab that has lived and worked in 4 different continents, and can say without a shadow of a doubt that the Arabic cuisine, including the Persian and Indian is far more superior than the Italian or French in terms of flavor, ingredients and variety. We Middle-eastern people truly believe that Italian cuisine (and the rest of the European cuisine) is poor…they are simply a poor people in terms of eating…they consider everything expensive, have no knowledge on or even access to complex herbs and spices. The only thing that makes Italian food good is the quality of their ingredients like veggies, fruit and bread due to their amazing highly volcanic mineralized soils and great Mediterrenian weather.

Anyways my point is….if you would go to the best restaurants in the Arab world (Middle-east), anywhere from Morocco to Dubai and you wanted something crazy or disgusting like baked potatoes floating in a bowl of olive oil, no one would complain…they would just bring it to you. We are a people who are famed for hospitality and service! In Arab countries we never shun or look at people because they asked from something weird….the costumer gets what he wants end of story! This is why I am very baffled by this way of thinking in Italy and some other European countries.

I am not here to make some kind of promotion….but I guaranty you that if you visit the Middle-east your taste buds will have multiple orgasms from the food that is available here and you will be served like the costumer you deserve to be!

Fatih says on May 10th, 2013 at 2:07 am:

Turkish cuisine: Best

Lebanese cuisine: Better

Italian cuisine: Good

Elle says on May 12th, 2013 at 6:11 am:

HELLOOO???? Moroccan should be number #1 on that list and shouldn’t be teamed up with all the arab countries. It is certainly on another level. Unique on it’s own in terms of variety, taste and flavor.

Electro says on May 13th, 2013 at 1:42 pm:

This is my list:

1. Mexican
2. Italian
3. Chinese
4. Japanese
5. Greek
6. Spanish
7. French
8. German
9. Indian
10. Other European cuisines that I will not list, but are good.

Norbert says on May 15th, 2013 at 10:43 am:

Here’s my top 10 list with some honorable mentions…

1. Italian – anybody who doesn’t have it on top has never been to Italy.
2. Chinese – Mandarin is the most diverse food on the list
3. Greek – light, fancy and yet exotic… mousake, suvlaki, baklava, dolmas, greek salads etc..,
4. Cajun – spicy and innovative
5. Turkish – fresh and mediteranean… love the doenner kebabs
6. German/Austrian/Bavarian – rich, substantial; best cakes and deserts
7. Tex/Mex – very diverse and evolving… IMO Tex/Mex is better than Mexican becuase it is simpler and tastier
8. American BBQ – thick, sweet, delicioius BBQ draped over everything best in the southest and midwest (Memphis)
9. Japanese – a more precise, higher end version of Chinese with all of the sushi and sashimi added to it for diversity
10. Korean – great bbqs

Honorable Mention:

Philipino: Excellent noodle dishes and exotic treats
Peruvian: fresh and good seafood; the cilantro, yellow and green peppers add a unique, but sometimes ostracizing flavor to these dishes.
French: exquisite but limited in appeal… provincial French food is better then the regular flair.

Camila says on May 20th, 2013 at 1:30 pm:

I’m peruvian and I have to say that we overated our gastronomy. For me peruvian food is just ok, but the best of the world? no way, personally I love chinese food, southeast asia’s food, mexican food, spanish food and italian food. Peruvian food is so unhealthy,

Anthony says on June 14th, 2013 at 9:26 pm:

French cuisine is truly the best in the world. The majority of people on here have probably never studied cuisine and don’t know what they’re talking about.

Baby says on June 16th, 2013 at 12:54 pm:

Sorry, there is NO way French is better than Italian. French desserts are undeniably the best, but Italian dishes are MUCH better. here is my list:
1. Mexican cuisine
2. Italian cuisine
3. Greek cuisine
4. Indian cuisine
5.Thai cuisine
6. Korean cuisine
7. French cuisine
8. Turkish cuisine
9. Japanese cuisine
10. German cuisine

Hoosier says on June 16th, 2013 at 7:28 pm:

I am American and I always had curiosity for the different types of foods all over the world. I had the chance to travel to Europe and I can say the Italian cuisine is tastier and less pretentious than the French dishes. In my opinion a very underrated but tasty food is the polenta.

Antoine says on June 16th, 2013 at 7:29 pm:

WTF? French cuisine stinks (especially cheese) and is one of the worst in the world!!!

Phillip says on June 17th, 2013 at 12:36 pm:

1. Italian
3. Greek
4. Indian
5. Thai
6. Korean
8. Turkish
9. French
10. German

Rose says on June 29th, 2013 at 5:02 am:

The list is pretty good and i do love the taste of most of these food. I have traveled most of these places and tried most cuisines. I do agree with the post about diversifying Chinese and Mexican.

However i have recently made a discovery on my last vacation and it is that Caribbean cuisines are the best. It is very diverse and and it will suite anyone’s taste buds. Why do you think that the Caribbean has become so popular.

People should really try it!!

Joy says on July 1st, 2013 at 1:06 pm:

This list is crap.
1. Belgian food
2. Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch food
3. Cajun/Creole food
4. Soul Food
5. Austrian food
6. Swedish food
7. Hungarian food
8. Cambodian food
9. Dominican food
10.Brazilan food
11. Argentine food
12.Serbian food
13. Singaporean food
14. Senegalese food
15. Algerian food
16.New Zealand food
Nothing is better than these!

Renu says on July 8th, 2013 at 10:25 pm:

INDIAN food tops the list since it is does not have any outside culture mixed and has its own culture flavoured in it. The number of distinct dishes found in INDIA is just out numbers it does not stop with two things like pizza and pasta. Agree the INDIAN dishes need a little hands on but believe me it is just tasty and stages/styles it involves in cooking is Stupendous. Many have notion INDIAN food is all about ckicken and paratha. But one have to go around the places to feel the variety. Agree INDIAN is about spicy but not to forget the kinds of desserts it offers not like just 2 things pastries and cakes. It has varied mouth watering desserts such as halwa (varied types of halwa such as carrot, pumpkin, wheat halwa etc., payasam (again different types under this category can be found), from rice and grams we have lot of desserts. Each state/district has different FOODs to be offered. INDIA has so many STATES/DISTRICTS in it unimaginable….

gobbo says on July 9th, 2013 at 2:07 pm:

Indian far superior to Italian. And the rest to be fair.

nicolas says on July 9th, 2013 at 11:01 pm:

all those people talking about this “overhyped” french food after spending a few days in Paris are Pathetic…in France Paris is not the capital of food, you find many great restaurants but also many bad restaurants without a real chef that just want to make money. Wake up guys, do you think french cuisine is only about spending a lot of money, how do you think average people eat everyday ??. I also find very funny this guy arguing that french food is fat but ranking chinese food 3rd…ridiculous…there is no great cuisine but only great cooks…and before saying that a cuisine is good or not, spend more than 3 days in the country and use your brain. It depends on your tastes, but if french cuisine is so famous, I guess there must be a reason, but I repeat there is no best cuisine in the world

Rita says on July 22nd, 2013 at 5:57 am:

There are 2 cities called Tripoli in the Arab world, one is the capital of Libya and there’s ANOTHER one is a city in Lebanon. They’re two completely different places.

George says on July 29th, 2013 at 5:40 am:

2) Peruvian
3) Greek
4) Italian
5) Lebanese

Alex says on September 2nd, 2013 at 2:30 am:

My two cents. I’ve visited both Italy and France (who have both influenced each other’s cuisine over the centuries) extensively. I love French cuisine but on a per pound basis, the Italians are masters on so many levels. I found I could go into almost any Italian place and eat well. For rustic, brilliant simple, master interpretation of life fusing with food, give me Italy. As for the “depth” and the ingredients, again, Italy matches and in some cases surpasses France. Italy is NOT just about pizza and pasta as some guy ridiculously claimed – methinks he needs to read a tad more to avoid sounding so silly (and pompous and insulting since there’s no basis for such an assertion). Italy is BUT ABOUT fresh ingredients and they are far more picky and demanding than the French. I’ve become passionate about Italy and made it a point to understand its cuisine and lemme tell ya, it’s been nothing but a joy. You can’t pigeonhole Italian cuisine. Venice, Bologna, Verona, Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples, Genoa, Val d’Aosta, Abruzzo, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia, etc. each have their unique diet and style of cooking. It overwhelms literally. I really could care less about Michelin stars. Italy is one big gigantic star to me. Aside from that, I absolutely love Lebanese, Asian (from China and Japan and Indian) food. To me, all are fantastic.

Jessica Scarr says on November 6th, 2013 at 7:22 am:

I think that Portuguese food is far better than some countries refered in this list.

NILESH says on November 14th, 2013 at 9:56 pm:

my own cuisine is no 1 INDIAN

Jessica Palace says on November 20th, 2013 at 2:20 am:

France and Vietnamese is the best food!

Desi Boy says on December 6th, 2013 at 10:24 pm:


Riccardo says on December 26th, 2013 at 5:23 am:

I’m Italian, and I am glad you guys appreciate our cuisine; just one tip: the famous cheese mentioned here is Parmigiano Reggiano. Parmigianino was a painter:

Anyway, thank you for this list, I am getting hunger :-) !

Binith says on January 5th, 2014 at 10:28 am:

I won’t say what’s best, but in terms of richness and variety, you can’t beat Asian, especially Indian.spend yourlifetime eating, chances are you can’t satisfy yourself to cover all it has to offer.

Mário says on January 11th, 2014 at 10:44 am:

1º Portugal
2º Italy
3º Brazilian
4º Japan
5º Chinese
6º India

Marco Perez says on January 17th, 2014 at 10:06 am:

I’m peruvian and the food in Peru is just a lot of carbohydrates. Potatoes and rice seems to be the base of this “world best cuisine”. I like italian food :3

Leo says on January 18th, 2014 at 6:28 pm:

People need to stop complaining about french cuisine being the best in the world, especially when they base their opinion on… nothing, still thinking big parisian restaurants are where you can eat the finest french food… And fighting to have his country in front of France is just childish.
The country is not that big, but each region has its own specialities. North-east was influenced by Germany while south was influenced by both Spain and Italy. It’s extremely diversified, and good.
The french make the best, tastiest, finest food in the world, they know it and they are proud of it.

You can’t beat the triangle France-Italy-Spain, definitely the best destination for the food-lovers.
Deal with it.

Konstantinos says on January 27th, 2014 at 6:34 am:

Turks butthurt that their cuisine was not included on the list while greek and lebanese was should remember that they would not have their cuisine if it wasn’t for the byzantine greeks. Greek cuisine = much older and timeless. Lebanese is awesome as well. I will take lebanese over Turkish any day of the week.

Laiba says on February 7th, 2014 at 5:35 am:

Pakistani food is the best !!!

Tom says on February 26th, 2014 at 9:30 am:

For all the ignorant people who think Italian food is only pasta and pizza well you definitely haven’t been there and don’t know that every single region has so many varied dishes.
Such a small country but with so many dishes, no wonder it is considered one of the best(if not the best)

Mattew says on March 6th, 2014 at 8:28 am:

Turkish, Moroccan and Peruvian food should be included.

virajith says on March 28th, 2014 at 10:35 pm:

All cuisines have undergone changes [chefs use ideas from other cuisines too & name it as their own cuisine].
So we cant compare in this 21st century

Indian people,culture,languages,traditions ,food ….all are immeasurable ..i mean so many variations

India is like king of variations compared to china ,italian foods
Every house new taste , Every location new flavor

Directly or indirectly ,consciously or unknowingly indian taste
would come in eat street american foods

Its like the pinnacle of food taste every one is trying to achieve

Bakurova says on April 9th, 2014 at 11:20 pm:

Being a foodie, the list is
1. Chinese
2. Italian
3. French
4. Peruvian
5. Spanish
6. Mexican
7. Japanese
8. Greek
9. Thai

Kevin Morrison says on May 2nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm:

I like the Thai cuisine so much. It has great test. It’s really a colorful dish to eat.
It is 5th among the top mostly tasty cuisine in the world. Thanks for posting.

FoodLord says on May 23rd, 2014 at 2:46 pm:


Everything else is an appetizer and not even close.

Peter says on June 15th, 2014 at 9:49 pm:

Alright this list is legitimate and makes perfect culinary sense. Only I would like to add the next 10 cuisines in the following order:

11- Turkish
12- Moroccan
13- Vietnamese
14- Korean
15- Peruvian
16- Indonesian
17- Armenian
18- Argentinean
19- South African
20- Filipino


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