Siomay Crowned as World's Most Delicious Dumpling by TasteAtlas

Indonesian siomay named world's most delicious dumpling by TasteAtlas, boosting culinary tourism and showcasing Indonesia's rich food culture.

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Siomay Crowned as World's Most Delicious Dumpling by TasteAtlas

Siomay Crowned as World's Most Delicious Dumpling by TasteAtlas

The Indonesian dumpling siomay has been named the world's most delicious dumpling by TasteAtlas, a global encyclopedia of flavors and traditional dishes. In their 2024 rankings, siomay received the top spot based on the ratings of 9,756 TasteAtlas users, making it the only Indonesian dish featured in the Top 100 Dumplings in the World list.

Siomay, a popular Indonesian street food, earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on TasteAtlas. The savory dumplings are typically served with boiled eggs, potatoes, cabbage, tofu, and a peanut sauce dressing. TasteAtlas collects culinary data from around the world and bases its rankings on public ratings, recognizing the value of human input over machine-based evaluations.

Why this matters: The recognition of siomay as the world's best dumpling by TasteAtlas highlights the rich culinary heritage of Indonesia and brings global attention to its diverse street food scene. This accolade could boost culinary tourism in Indonesia and inspire more people to explore the country's flavorful dishes.

Other top-rated dumplings on the TasteAtlas list include guotie from Northern China, tangbao from China, Hamamatsu gyoza from Japan, jiaozi from China, pierogi from Poland, xialongbao from Shanghai, shuǐjiǎo from China, shengjianbao from China, and gyoza from Japan. The list showcases the diverse and flavorful world of dumplings from various Asian and European cuisines.

TasteAtlas CEO Matija Babic expressed his enthusiasm for the rankings, stating, "We are thrilled to see siomay crowned as the world's most delicious dumpling. This recognition is a reflection of the vibrant flavors and culinary traditions of Indonesia. We hope this encourages more people to explore the country's rich food culture."

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy welcomed the news, with a spokesperson commenting, "Siomay's global recognition as the best dumpling is a proud moment for Indonesia. We invite food lovers from around the world to come and experience the authentic flavors of siomay and our other delicious street foods."

Key Takeaways

  • Siomay, an Indonesian dumpling, named world's best by TasteAtlas.
  • Siomay earned 4.8/5 rating from 9,756 TasteAtlas users.
  • Recognition boosts Indonesia's culinary tourism and global food profile.
  • Other top dumplings include guotie, tangbao, gyoza from Asia and Europe.
  • Indonesia's tourism ministry invites global foodies to experience siomay.