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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

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Mari

Hi There
Durian! It was okay for me. I could eat it.
Marmite! I couldn't eat it, it taste like coak for me...but it smell bad? I couldn't remember its smell.

Jenny

Oh my lord, you overpay that surströmming. Here in Sweden it costs about 600 yen worth. I hope you'll have it delivered in a cooler, because it is supposed to be stored at maximum 6 degrees Celsius. Maybe it will ferment even more and stink more than it should?! ;P But I definitly think you should try it!
It's quite tasty though, swedes eat surströmming at midsummers with hard flat bread (I can give you the recipe), boiled potatoes, finely chopped onion and sour cream. We "dare" eachother to eat more and drink more. As in Norway (a close and dear neighbour of ours with a similar food culture) we also drink a specially spiced vodka (snaps) called Akvavit or Aquavit as andrer69 here commented.
I'm looking forward to your review of surströmming! If you think it's the worst you've tasted, I recommend you to try icelandic fermented whale ;P That my friend, is even worse.
On the weird Finnish way to prepare fish, I can inform you that it is a very good joke...
By the way, how do I prepare Natto? Do I eat it with rice and vegetables? I'm eager to try the japanese version of surströmming... ;P

abraxis

Durian!

It's well protected, tastes hella smooth and good but smells bad, like mildewy, stinky wet socks left outside to ferment in Bangkok heat and brought back to Singapore. Via Macau.

Mmmmmmm. Kanna get it fresh here in SFO; always frozen ones we get here.

Kaishin

I made some researches on wikipedia about stinky dishes and food ingredients around the world, here is what I've found:
*The Australian vegemite
*The British marmite (quite similar to vegemite)
*The French Bleu d'Auvergne

Sorry for the double post!

Kaishin

Personally I love the French Camembert cheese even though many people are repelled by its strong and somewhat socks-smelling odour!!!
In fact I think that the odour isn't really important as long as it tastes good! and in the worst case one might use a mask to protect his nose while eating!!

A Finn

No, unfortunately Finns don't cook their fish like that. It's obvious enough, especially from those pictures.

Martin

Hahahahaha, but that cheese looks sooooo delishious... Hmm "smelled like something around a nail of great toe"? I'm dying... Puahahahaha
As for surstromming, I only ate it once. My friend from Norrland, the northern part of Sweden (where it is common) opened the tin can... and a little of the brew spilled on the floor! His afghan dog was making a lot of suffering sounds then. I never forget... But actually, the taste is not bad!
Oh, now I got a stomach ache - - from laughing!!

andrer69

ok... my japanese friend.. now you asked for that.. 2 *special* traditional fish dishes form NORWAY:
LUTEFISK: Take one cod and dry for ages (stockfish). Soak in Sodium Hydroxide for 72 hours. Make sure you rinse it for long enough. Steam and eat with a helping of bacon fat, mushy peas, mustard, brown goat cheese (another Norwegian speciality) and whatever else you can get your hands on. Copius amounts of alcohol in the form of beer and Akevitt (Norwegian booze).
RAKFISK: Bury one fish in the ground until suitably fermented. Serve as above. Avoid botulism, and always have one sober driver in case of emergence. This one smells like hell!

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