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Dad sparks heated debate with ‘ridiculous’ ranking of the ‘best’ international cuisines

An outspoken father has sparked a furious debate after ranking international cuisines from best to worst, describing Mexican food as ‘cat vomit’ and Italian for ‘plebs’.

Bruno Bouchet, from Sydney, shared his ‘definitive’ rankings of 17 cuisines from all around the world, with France, Vietnam and Japan taking out the top spots, while popular dishes from India, Italy and Mexico languish at the bottom of the scale.

‘The 100 per cent accurate international cuisine power rankings. Don’t bother commenting, this isn’t up for discussion,’ the self-proclaimed ‘list king’ wrote on Instagram.

An outspoken father has sparked a furious debate after ranking international cuisines from best to worst, describing Mexican food as ‘cat vomit’ and Italian for ‘plebs’

Poll

What’s your favourite dish?

  • French snails 16 votes
  • American fried chicken 26 votes
  • Vietnamese pho 43 votes
  • Turkish gozleme 21 votes
  • Japanese sushi 64 votes
  • Aussie fairy bread 15 votes
  • Indian curry 74 votes
  • British scotch eggs 15 votes
  • Italian pizza 54 votes
  • Chinese san choy bow 14 votes
  • Mexican tacos 40 votes

Classic escargots, which are French edible snails, was controversially awarded the coveted top spot in the ‘God tier’ category, along with Vietnamese pho [noodle soup] and Lebanese kibbeh [meatballs]. 

American fried chicken and Japanese sushi were featured in the second-best ‘royalty tier’, alongside Turkish gozleme.

In the centre of his rankings, Bruno put Australia’s iconic fairy bread, Greek chicken souvlaki, Spanish paella and Thai beef salad in the ‘Adam Sandler tier’, or what he describes as the middle ground of ‘take it or leave it’.

‘When it comes to Aussie food, I need to give a tip of the hat to chicken parmi, the Bunnings snag and lamingtons. I know that by default Aussies are down on themselves culturally… but I gotta call it as I see it,’ Bruno explained.

However, one person quickly pointed out: ‘Chicken parmigiana is Italian.’

The ‘pleb’, also known as the second-lowest tier, consisted of Italian pizza, Korean beef bulgogi bibimbap, Indian curry and British scotch eggs while Chinese san choy bow, Mexican tacos and German chicken Hänchen-schnitzel stood at the bottom of the barrel in the ‘cat vomit’ tier.

Not everyone agreed with Bruno’s rankings, including his friend, a former NRL star, Beau Ryan who urged him to ‘swap French with Chinese before I drive to your house…’

Bruno Bouchet, from Sydney, shared his 'definitive' rankings of 17 cusines from all around the world, with France, Vietnam and Japan taking out the top spots, while popular dishes from India, Italy and Mexico languish at the bottom of the scale

Bruno Bouchet, from Sydney, shared his ‘definitive’ rankings of 17 cusines from all around the world, with France, Vietnam and Japan taking out the top spots, while popular dishes from India, Italy and Mexico languish at the bottom of the scale

Many were furious with the ‘ridiculous’ list, especially the low placement of their favourite cusines such as Indian, Mexican and Italian.

‘What the f*** at the Indian food placement. I actually thought we were in worldwide agreement that is it by far the dominant cuisine. Mexican also doesn’t deserve this treatment,’ Zoe wrote.

Bonnie said: ‘You’ve lost my respect mate. Why is American food rated so high? This is so wrong for so many reasons.’

Kath slammed Bruno, saying: ‘Italian on the pleb tier? Are you having a laugh? Hands down the world agrees it’s the best cuisine. You are well and truly cooked. Shame on you.’

Others believed Bruno - who's from a French background - deliberately put popular cuisines like Italian and Mexican at the bottom of the rankings just to rile people up

Others believed Bruno – who’s from a French background – deliberately put popular cuisines like Italian and Mexican at the bottom of the rankings just to rile people up

Josie added: ‘Fairy bread above pizza? Vaffanculo.’ The Italian term ‘vaffanculo’ means ‘f*** you’ or is slang for ‘vulgar’.

And another added: ‘Love Indian but it kind of all tastes the same. Did a Mexican hurt you in your past life? Because that’s harsh, they deserve to be in the royalty tier.’

Others believed Bruno – who’s from a French background – deliberately put popular cusines like Italian and Mexican at the bottom of the rankings just to rile people up. 

 ‘You’re just trying to get into arguments with this one, aren’t you,’ one wrote. 

Surprisingly, some said they agreed with his list.

‘100 per cent with the Chinese, Aussie needs to be cat vomit because I feel we don’t have any food tradition. Also I’m going to be controversial aren’t Lebanese and Turkish kinda the same? All in all another great list,’ one wrote.


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