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Tall food is good food


Tall food is good food

Ah yes. Smørrebrød. Apparently the most famous part of the Danish kitchen.

For those who don’t know what that is, American’s usually translate it to “open sandwich” even though the direct translation would be “buttered bread”. Basically you take a thin slice of bread (can be white or dark, though smørrebrød with white bread is seen as children’s food) and put thin slices of...whatever you want really on top of it. It is then eaten with knife and fork, because the whole thing can get so tall that it would fall apart if you tried to lift it off the plate. Often the topping completely hides the bread underneath.
This is what it looks like

We eat it all the freaking time. At home, work and even parties.
A popular version in my family is dark bread with curry-herring (which as the name suggest, is herring dipped in curry) with shrimps on top, and on top of that slices of egg, finally sprinkled with raw onion, chive, salt and pepper. It may sound awful, but don’t diss it till you’ve tried it. :XD:

But the American would no doubt win the eating contest anyway. I once went to a restaurant that served noting but American food, and my friend and I quickly agreed that we would have to share a meal that was supposed to be for one person. My god you people can eat a lot of food. :XD:

5th September 2009

2 days ago #9276685        

You Americans should also try leverpostej. It tastes good with rødbeder, and it tastes best on rugbrød. ;)

19 days ago #9269645        

If I ever go to a US restaurant I'm usually full after the appetizer! There is no such thing as a small portion.

22 days ago #9268586        

As a US native, I'm still trying to figure out how people here eat so much food. I usually end up eating only half and take the rest of the food home for a different day.

2 months ago #9250945        

Okay... Smørrebrød looks good. And sounds good - especially the kind mentioned in the comic explaination, and I'm allergic to shrimp and it still sounds good.


22 M
3 months ago #9235088        

Bring it on America! we danes is going to eat you out..... um

3 months ago #9230381        

@DeadlyLittleKate Well, I usually eat about half of the meal in the resturaunt then eat the other half the next day (which is nice because that's one less meal I'll have to cook). I can't say I know if that's normal or not here since I don't eat out very often and when I do, I go to a specific resturaunt on the edge of town that's almost always empty (They'd have had to close years ago if it weren't for the income the bar they own next door brought in).

4 months ago #9205572        

The DANISH Way, bitches!

5 months ago #9188911        

Some American sized portions are sneaking into some restaurants in Canada and holy crap how do you eat so much food??

Then I later find out that the "American Portions" I thought I was seeing are actually smaller than those down south....


5 months ago #9186880        

lol denmark can eat all he wants and not get fat xD i cant wait for the americans to see whats waiting in denmark

5 months ago #9186878        

@Klatkage de eneste danske frokost / middag måltider jeg kan tænke på er makrel, laks og en rugbrød sandwich.
hay er ikke Koldskål det samme som eggnog??

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