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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Street Food of Reykjavik

I landed in Iceland with 24 hours to try some of the local cuisine. I heard about hákarl, fermented shark, by a tourist from Norway. He described the taste to be similar to "ammonia" so I decided I should skip this delicacy. Maybe next time.

Instead, I started things off easy with what some say is the national food of Iceland, Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur hot dogs! This small red hot dog stand has had a line of locals waiting for the 360 krónas ($3) street food since 1939. The sweet little old lady working in the hot dog stand suggested I go for "the works" so I had my dog with ketchup, honey mustard, fried and raw onions, and a relish mayo sauce. It was perfectly sweet and savory with a crunch!

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