When you talk about Denmark, people will think about the Scandinavia, and the Vikings. And probably, Hamlet as well.
Danish Delight! Top 5 Food in DenmarkWhen you talk about Denmark, people will think about the Scandinavia, and the Vikings. And probably, Hamlet as well.
When you talk about Denmark, people will think about the Scandinavia, and the Vikings. And probably, Hamlet as well. When you talk about Denmark, people will think about the Scandinavia, and the Vikings. And probably, Hamlet as well.
But for what it's worth, the Danes are also great with food.
Food, after all, is a vital part of everyday living and each country has developed each own brand of what food should taste like.
Denmark is no exception. From artfully-piled sandwiches to mouth-watering pastries, the country has a lot to offer when it comes to lip-smacking specialties. It’s also home to Danish Lurpak butter — something you can’t miss while you’re in the country!
When you’re done having a taste of that world-famous butter, treat yourself to some local fare. The experience will help you gain a deeper understanding of Danish culture and it’ll certainly keep your tummy begging for more. For starters, here are the top five Danish dishes that you should try.
A classic Danish food, the Smørrebrød is an open-faced sandwich typically eaten for lunch. It consists of a single slice of rye bread piled high with a wide variety of fresh toppings. The most popular ones are shrimp with mayonnaise and fish eggs, herring in vinegar, and roast beef with horseradish.
Or in English, rye bread. Rugbrød is a traditional bread that’s a staple in most Danish homes. It’s made up of rye flour, cracked rye kernels, and seeds. Typical rugbrød would be baked with sunflower seeds, linseeds or flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds. It is very low in fat, contains no oil, is high in fiber, and is generally a healthier alternative to the ubiquitous white bread. Rugbrød is so popular in Denmark that Danes tend to miss it when they travel. For them, it’s comfort food.
3. Stegt Flæsk
Voted in 2014 as Denmark’s national dish, stegt flæsk is quintessentially Danish. It’s basically fried pork belly served with potatoes and parsley sauce. The pork is similar to thick slices of bacon — something that the Danes love. Just like stegt flæsk, many of Denmark’s traditional dishes include pork, potatoes, and special sauce.
Most restaurants that offer traditional Danish food serve stegt flæsk as an all-you-can-eat meal, so make sure you go with a stomach ready to be filled.
Mention Flæskesteg to any Dane and they’ll surely be reminded of Christmastime. Flæskesteg is pork roasted in the oven for hours with spices, bay leaves, and cloves. It’s usually served with boiled potatoes, red cabbage, and sauce made from meat drippings or stock. In Denmark, it’s customary to serve Flæskesteg on Christmas Eve. And if you visit Copenhagen during Christmas, you’ll see a number of Danes munching on a Flæskesteg sandwich while taking a break from holiday shopping.
5. Danish Pastry (or Wienerbrød)
If there’s one thing that Denmark is synonymous with food-wise, it’s the Danish pastry or the Wienerbrød. Wienerbrød is a sweet pastry made from laminated yeast dough. The final product’s texture is similar to that of a croissant, except the Wienerbrød is filled with a mixture of creamed butter and sugar. The pastry was brought to Denmark by Austrian bakers and has since developed into a Danish specialty. Danes usually eat it as an afternoon dessert paired with coffee or tea.
Denmark truly serves a diverse brand of cuisine. Because of this, this country is really a top destination to go to. A food trip to this Scandinavian country is worth every cent. Let us, BCN Montjuic Tourist Point take you on a Scandinavian food tour! Talk to us and we will satisfy your cravings!