Scandinavia and the World

Nordics like Fish

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 Norway Sweden Denmark Iceland

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18 days ago #9343518        

Aa long as you don't eat hagg


34 M
1 month ago #9334183        

I... I think i will stick with my pickled herring and pickled northern pike.


37 F
1 month ago #9334141        

I like herring. I will eat it pickled, or fermented. But I'm not touching that shark.


35 M
2 months ago #9329401        

It made me hungry. I want to try all of those dishes.


2 months ago #9328348        

Pickled herring is also known in the Netherlands. It's called 'rolmops'.
Herring is more often eaten raw with onions.


21 M
2 months ago #9327952        

You people are all weird! The best food is clearly "fresh" from all the preservatives, fake fats, and fake sugars!

2 months ago #9325500        

Hákarl is actually quite delicious...especially so when you have brennivin


999 M
2 months ago #9323383        

@CrimsonRedSky Don't open it inside of a building...

2 months ago #9322844        

So, is surströmming really that bad? I'm going to visit Sweden and my friend there really wants me to try it.

2 months ago #9322230        

Hákarl is the Icelandic word for shark

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