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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


48 M
23 days ago #9279261        

Well, I see now why "smorgasbord" means "a lot of food" here in the U.S. Obviously all the Danes fault. :P

But, as others have said, I don't eat "American" portions. I go to a restaurant and order what I want, then take half of that home to eat the next day. I know that a lot of people here eat all of it at once... but I don't know HOW they do that! It's just too much all at one time...

23 days ago #9278726        

Had to do a bastardised version. I didn't have dark bread, shrimp or curry, and only had smoked hearing, but boy, it's good.


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24 days ago #9278602        

I've lived in the US my entire life, and I'm still not sure how we manage to eat so much food.

27 days ago #9276685        

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

1 month 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.

3 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
4 months ago #9235088        

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

4 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).

5 months ago #9205572        

The DANISH Way, bitches!

6 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....


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