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View Poll Results: which is your favourite?
Pho 6 33.33%
Curry Laksa 5 27.78%
Ramen 3 16.67%
Beef noodle soup 3 16.67%
Soto ayam 1 5.56%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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^ oh yes it's also eaten as a side, but in Bali it was always served with thin rice noodles in, often as a dish in itself.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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I'll pick the Beef Noodle soup with short ribs & beef tendons and Daikon radish
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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IMHO - Laotian Khao Pun noodle soup is superior to all contenders on this list.... but I might be biased because I just got back from Laos, haha.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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IMHO - Laotian Khao Pun noodle soup is superior to all contenders on this list.... but I might be biased because I just got back from Laos, haha.
Would be cool to try some Laotian food, but considering I've never been to Laos I haven't had the chance.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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No idea what soto ayam is or even heard of it, but ranking the rest:

1. Laksa - Only had this twice, during my trip last year to Singapore, but my God it was one of the most delicious meals I had eaten in my life

2. Ramen - Tonkotsu ramen in particular, can't get enough of it.

3. Beef noodle soup - Tough to find a really good place that knows what it's doing, but a quality beef noodle soup is to die for.

4. Pho - Nothing better to warm you up on a cold winter night.
Someone really needs to bring Malaysian cuisine to those yanks...it's often considered the best in Asia, you guys are deprived I tell ya!

Indonesian too.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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Would be cool to try some Laotian food, but considering I've never been to Laos I haven't had the chance.
There are some Lao restaurants in the states, and many "Thai" restaurants are actually owned by Lao people. Although it's not the same of course - lots of ingredients are too expensive here, or they don't use because Americans whine about the smell, dumb down the flavors, etc.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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There are some Lao restaurants in the states, and many "Thai" restaurants are actually owned by Lao people. Although it's not the same of course - lots of ingredients are too expensive here, or they don't use because Americans whine about the smell, dumb down the flavors, etc.
I know of a couple of Cambodian restaurants here in Melbourne. We have a large Vietnamese, but also a few Cambodian and probably Laotians here, might be at least one in Springvale.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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Would be cool to try some Laotian food, but considering I've never been to Laos I haven't had the chance.
I tried Lao cuisine and it was just too hot & peppery, too spicy for me

at the restaurant with mostly Lao customers, Im pretty sure this was authentic Lao cuisine

it was like poison to me
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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I tried Lao cuisine and it was just too hot & peppery, too spicy for me

at the restaurant with mostly Lao customers, Im pretty sure this was authentic Lao cuisine

it was like poison to me
Wow poison? Strong words...I'm curious...I'm guessing it's similar to Khmer and Isan food. I saw a No Reservations episode and they have a dish similar to pho.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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I tried Lao cuisine and it was just too hot & peppery, too spicy for me

at the restaurant with mostly Lao customers, Im pretty sure this was authentic Lao cuisine

it was like poison to me
If Laotian food is too spicy for you, you probably wouldn't survive in Indonesia
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