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Nordics like Fish


Many many Swedes and Norwegians have suggested that I made a comic about “surströmming”, which is mainly a Swedish dish, but can also be found in some parts of Norway. It smells so bad that it is mainly eaten outside in the summer, and many Swedes enjoys exposing Danes to it just to see their look of horror at the smell.

Hákarl is a special Icelandic dish made of rotten shark, that is more traditional than normal, though you can still find it in supermarkets. It is said to be the most disgusting food in the world.

Pickled herring can be found in all Nordic countries, and is particularly popular in Denmark. In fact, a Danish adult who doesn’t like pickled herring is seen as rather weird.

And non of this is of course supposed to be eaten like this. You are supposed to put it on bread. :XD:

And to the newcomers: “Skål” is the Nordic word for “cheers”.


29th December 2009

Tagged in Denmark Iceland Sweden Norway

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27 days ago #9394385        
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Hey! There is a link to this on the Wiki page for Hàkarl.



2 days ago #9402565        
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@danelaw Pickled herring has been readily available in the US for decades, though (at least in the New York City metropolitan area), Mmm...herring.



7 days ago #9401234        
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Man, and I thought lutefisk was bad...



1 month ago #9392160        
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In Germany, we just are common. Shrimp, Trout, Carp. Oh! But herring IS a big part of the culture and economy.



1 month ago #9391572        
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one day in school one icelandic kid in my class brought fermented shark. literally the whole building (really big i tell you) smelled. (un)luckily the school didn't get evacuated.



2 months ago #9385812        
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IKEA has introduced pickled herring to the UK and I'm quite fond of it. A lot of it is sold, so many in the UK like it, evidently.



AlephFIN

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2 months ago #9380181        
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@Svear Pickled herring is a thing in Finland too, especially when paired with new potatoes :)



Svear

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2 months ago #9378515        
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@Kalastajamoraali I am one of the younger generations that still appreciates Surströmming. Alot of people think you're supposed to eat it as is, but the fact is that you're supposed to eat it with some Tunnbröd (swedish Thin bread), and with other toppings of your liking.

Together they all taste great! I mean, even Jamie Oliver ate it and agreed!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhEc7MMOtrc&t=27m32s

Oh and by the way, Pickled herring is huge in sweden. Love it, die for it, it sells out during Easter, Midsummer, and Christmas or other celebrations.

So I'd like to withdraw Sweden's claim of it being disgusting in this comic.



2 months ago #9376532        
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Jag älskar mina fiskar som är inte ruttna.

Seriously my fellow scands, why all the rotten? It's not like we eat 'mämmi' which looks like cow dung or poo (but doesn't smell! and tastes good!)...



Kolur

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3 months ago #9362643        
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Don't forget our pee'd on, fermented herring that Is then buried In the dirt for weeks ^w^
-Iceland.



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