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Potato shaped like a potato


Last weekend I was invited to the Raptus festival in Norway and every night they served traditional Norwegian food for us.

The first and third night I was so excited about the food. It all tasted great and I was having a blast. The cured meat was a dream, the potatoes were unusually delicious, the fish was like nothing else and they had the best butter I've ever tasted.

But on the second night they served us raspeballer and I was so confused and upset. The potato balls tasted like soggy cardboard and the meat was so salty it hurt my gums, and I usually eat food so spicy Indians tell me to take it down a notch. And I wasn't alone. The other guests had to excuse themselves too, except the one American who loved it.

So sorry Norway, I like your food overall but I'll never be a fan of raspeballer.


17th November 2017

Tagged in Norway Denmark


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6 months ago #9701512        
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The American might well have hated it too. It's common, at least where I live, to claim to love anything you're served no matter how much you hate it in order to avoid hurting people's feelings. It'd be far too awkward to go somewhere and criticize the traditional food.

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Swinnish

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6 months ago #9701705        
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We need the last Denmark face as an avatar.

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6 months ago #9701612        
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Meat seasoned with all the salt in the neighborhood is not a food - it's a great excuse to drink all the beer in neighborhood.

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6 months ago #9701464        
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At the west coast we call it ‘’komle’’. It’s boiled 1 hour with salty pork or lamb meat that’s been pre boiled 2-3 hours. It’s served with rutabaga stew, bacon, sausages and the salty meat. Usual on thursday’s

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6 months ago #9703003        
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you called? oh...... that's the uh.............. just the name of the comic.......*sniff*.......... ok............. though i'm sure Sweden would LOVE to try that โŠ™โ—กโ˜‰

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6 months ago #9702533        
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"Except the one American who loved it."
That just shows how blown out our tastebuds are.

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Hinoron

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4 months ago #9721341        
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So much of what I read, both here and elsewhere, makes me think Scandinavian countries must be wonderful places to live!
Though every time I see mention of the food, I think "nope, better not."

I don't have to deal with racists, sexists, religious nuts, or homophobes every single day (not even close to every day, fortunately, though they do tend to make a strong impression) but I do need to EAT every single day. :(

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6 months ago #9704616        
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Of course it was an American.

6 months ago #9703074        
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The American probably loved it because most food that comes in a box here is loaded with salt and sugar. Because if it wasn't, the food would taste little better than the box containing it.

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6 months ago #9701768        
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See how the pucker lines turn his eyes into heart shapes? That means he loves it.

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