1. Massaman curry, Thailand

The first-ever recorded recipe for Massaman curry was "Chicken Massaman curry with bitter orange juice" spelled Matsaman and written by Lady Plean Passakornrawong in 1889

2. Neapolitan pizza, Italy

Spare us the lumpy chain monstrosities and "everything-on-it" wheels of greed. The best pizza was and still is the simple Neapolitan,Neapolitans created a food that few make properly, but everyone enjoys thoroughly.

3. Chocolate, Mexico

Without this creamy, bitter-sweet confection, Valentine's Day would be all cards and flowers, Easter would turn back into another dull religious event.

4. Sushi, Japan

Brand giants such as Toyota, Nintendo, Sony, Nikon and Yamaha may have been created by people fueled by nothing more complicated than raw fish and rice

5. Peking duck, China

The maltose-syrup glaze coating the skin is the secret. Slow roasted in an oven, the crispy, syrup-coated skin is so good that authentic eateries will serve more skin than meat, and bring it with pancakes, onions and hoisin or sweet bean sauce.