Top 10 South East Asian Countries With the Best Food

The Top Ten

1 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.


Dinuguan, adobo, sinigang, nilaga, tinola, pakbet, monggo, lechon, inihaw, pansit, mami, lomi, longganisa, balut, sopas, goto, arroz caldo, batchoy, relyeno, bulalo, daing, kare kare, sisig (most delicious pork dish in the world), chori burger (one of the most delicious burger in the world), lumpia, kaldereta, mechado, afritada, pinoy chopsuey, tapa, crispy liempo, crispy pata, ginisang gulay or sauted vegetables, seafood etc..

Halo halo, ube, scramble, leche flan, yema, binatog, suman, biko, maja, pichi piche, sago't gulaman, turon, banana/kamote cue, pastilyas, pulburon, chicharon, suman, puto, kutsinta, dried mango, pandesal, ensaymada etc..

Sweetest mango in the world is in guimaras island, jackfruit, durian, mangosteen, saba, kasoy, chico, pineapple plantation, grapes plantation in la union, strawberry plantation in baguio, fresh vegetables from baguio, dragonfruit plantation in cavite and many more...

So many to mention! Yummyyy!...

Philippine cuisine is very different from the rest of the Asian countries. Philippine cuisine has the mixture of Spanish, Mexican, and Italian cuisine with an Asian taste that's why it's very unique.

The food of the rest of the Asian countries mostly are spicy and are always using curry. But in the Philippines, it's not curry... it's tomato sauce!

Most of their food have that sweetness and sourness combined... And how about desserts? Their desserts are what desserts should be really are! Most of other Asian countries' desserts are lacking sweetness and quality. But the Philippines' desserts are really outstanding!

Reference: I'm a European who'd been to Asian countries. Philippines is the BEST

The variety of foods is unlimited. because there are so many different regions, there is different ways of making foods. I'm 50 and every see Filipino food there is always something I have never tried before

Filipino food is, in my opinion, the best in Southeast Asia. There are different food variations and I would recommend everyone to try them because they are phenomenal and really outstanding. Filipino food is the ideal food for everybody with different cultures.

2 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

No need to describe, just check on YouTube and you'll see what I mean, Vote for Malaysia guys!

Food heaven! That the way to describe when you visit this country. Beautiful people, beautiful country, beautiful place to visit. Lots of culture

Nice food babe... Delicious

I am crying over all their food they are totally delicious

3 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

Just accept it, Indonesia has the best cuisine in the planet and don't forget where is the spice Island located, if you wont admit it now probably later is fine too, so yeah, I vote for Indonesia because l'm telling the truth. If you only been to one place in Indonesia don't you ever claim you know it, it's all for the sake of truth.

In Indonesia all the food can found here. a wide variety of regional dishes from the various islands. Indonesia is the richest country of all its natural beauty

Indonesia has so many cuisine diversity, from Sumatra, Java, Sunda, etc. The foods are very tasty. If you like spicy food, try Aceh, Manado cuisine, for sweet taste, try Java cuisine.

I wonder why Singapore has better rank than any other country for the food. I admit that Singapore is the most modern and sophisticated country in SEA, but the food for me is the worst. The Chinese food in Singapore is very tasteless...

I'm Filipino and I can honestly say Indonesian and Thai cuisines are superior. This list is absurd.

4 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Vietnamese cuisines are the best. Their dishes are good combinations at mixing ingredient flavors, not too sour or too spicy like other Asian countries.

Vietnam is by far that has the best Southeast Asian cuisine. I noticed that Philippines was in first place so I don't know what my opinion on Flippino foods. But as a Vietnamese myself I have tried a lot of other types of Asian foods such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Cambodian etc. And I believe that it depends on a persons taste to see what kinds of foods they like. I am Vietnamese so I've eaten a lot of Vietnamese foods that ranges from sweet to fresh, salty to bland, and many more. So it's moreover your opinion on what country's food you like. For me Vietnamese and Thai cuisine I like best.

Fresh and healthy are common qualities of Vietnamese cuisine

I can eat a lot of different kind of Vietnamese food without caring about my weight...

5 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

I am Asian, but not a thai. quite surprised that Thai is not the first.

There are very few malay or pinoy restaurant in the area where I live, probably around one or two. however, if you compare how busy any of those two restaurant to Thai restaurant which are basically almost everywhere in my area.. wow. even two malay/pinoy restaurant's customers number probably can't top one thai's number.

Thailand's food is a blend of spicy, sour, savory all in one! I'm surprised this country isn't ranked higher

I love the mango and sticky rice! Especially the one I munched at the floating village!

Healthy and cheap. Everybody knows.

6 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

I love chicken and I love rice so I love chicken rice

I am going for fried carrot cake as it is my favorite food since I was young

I has a wide range of food

I'm Singaporean, so I'm a little biased. But hey... Chicken rice.

7 Brunei Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

This stupid :( I ever holiday in brunei and brunei food very not delicious


8 Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In more.

My family is from Cambodia and the food is really good.

9 Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.

It's true. Most of what people know as Thai food actually had it's orgins in Laos

A lot of Thai dishes are actually Lao,and they took it and said it's their creation...just like Muay Thai.

10 Burma

There is no food like Myanmar food in the world.

No way! Myanmar food is very good

Myanmar food make delicious to all people.

Myanmar is the best place for the tourist

The Contenders

11 East Timor