The survey, conducted between May and December last year, ranked national cuisines after collecting responses from 25,000 food lovers from 24 countries and territories.
Vietnamese cuisine’s rising popularity has pushed it slightly ahead of Hong Kong and Taiwan to rank 13th among 34 most popular cuisines in the world.
Vietnamese cuisine has become better known in the world over the last couple of decades, with international chefs and prestigious food magazines praising several national dishes.
Italian food topped the list at 84 percent, followed by Chinese and Thai cuisines.
Some of the dishes found on street corners in VIet Nam have made it to all corners of the world, like the bánh mì, the Vietnamese sandwich which has been listed in the top 20 street foods in the world by Fodor’s Travel, a US travel site. – VNS