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ICE ICELAND BABY: Rotten shark, do do do do do do

Iceland’s most notorious food is hákarl, a cured, fermented Greenland shark that’s hung out to dry for 4-5 months. It’s often considered as rotten, because they used to bury it in a hole in the ground, back in the day. Well me, I’ll try anything twice, so rotten shark? Sign me up, son!!!

Apparently even Icelanders have a love-hate relationship with this dish. But to me, I didn’t think it was that bad. It was kinda like some smoked fish I mighta had at Karelia Kitchen back in the day. I didn’t even think it was that flavourful…so I went back for seconds, dipped in Brennivin, Iceland’s national liquor.

Now this time, it had a bit more of a kick, with the alcohol enhancing the flavour. And as an added bonus, I got to wash it down with the rest of the Brennivin, so I got a pretty decent shark buzz going right about now…