On 13 February 2023, phanaeng curry, from Thailand, earned 1st place among the 10 best rated stews in the world by TasteAtlas, a travel guide platform.
The reviewer described it in this way: “Phanaeng curry is a variety of Thai curry that is characterized by its thick texture and a salty-sweet peanut flavor. It consists of meat that is stewed with dried chilis, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, cilantro, cumin, garlic, lemongrass, shallots, and peanuts.
“The meat used in phanaeng curry is usually beef, chicken, or duck, and the dish traditionally does not include any vegetables. The name of the dish is derived from the word panang, meaning cross, which refers to the ancient way of preparing chicken with its legs crossed and set in an upright position.”
In addition, Thai massaman curry was ranked 8th in the list.
And here is their list of the top 10 stews in the world:
1. Phanaeng curry, Thailand;
2. Kare, Japan;
3. Sichunan hot pot, China;
4. Bo kho, Vietnam;
5. Shaihi paneer, India;
6. Legin, Haiti;
7. Kare raisu, Japan;
8. Massaman curry, Thailand;
9. Keema, India;
10. Hunkar begendi, Turkiye.