1 in 10 Brits think Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) is a character in Games of Thrones

According to a new survey by UK online food delivery service Deliveroo, many Brits might not be as familiar with international food as they think they are.

The study of 1,500 revealed that 15 per cent think Vietnamese noodle soup Pho is an exotic fish, while another 10 per cent thought it was the name of a character from Game of Thrones. 


The Japanese staple Ramen - a meat or fish broth - was also the subject of much confusion with 24 percent thinking it was a religious festival, while 13 percent thought it was an Egyptian Pharaoh - possibly confusing the name with Rameses. 4 per cent mysteriously believed that it was a position in the sexual guide book the Kama Sutra.

Other interesting results include
  • 6 per cent think Enchilada, a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce, was an animal found in the jungles of South America
  • 12 percent of Brits thought the Thai hot and sour soup Tom Yum Goong was a form of deadly martial art, while 11 percent thought he was up and coming snooker star from the Far East
  • The Indian dessert of Gulab Jamun was alternately a Bollywood starlet (16 percent), a character in C.S Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (5 percent) or an evil nemesis in Dr Who (4 percent)
  • Two in ten thought the French wine Viognier was a French philosopher, 11 percent claimed it was a ski resort - a bit like Verbier - and 8 percent insisted it was a mountain range in the Pyrenees
Surprisingly, 86 per cent said they had international tastes when it comes to food. 73 per cent considered themselves quite or very knowledgeable about food. Well, you could’ve fooled me...

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