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Norwegian Food: 5 Must-Try Dishes in Oslo

31 Jan 2020
You can taste distinguished Scandinavian and European foods almost in every part of the planet now. Yet there are a few classic food picks, which Norway is famous for. Those picks may be reproduced here and there, but once you taste the original, you' ll know the difference for life.

Smoked salmon

Of course, smoked salmon. Being in Norway without tasting a local smoked salmon is like being in Rome without seeing the Coliseum or being in Paris without seeing the Eiffel tower.
© stu_spivack Flickr.com CC license Smoked salmonCaption

Cloudberries

Those pinky-orange berries actually do look lie clouds and they taste like heaven. They grow in the wild and cannot be cultivated, which makes them an expensive and special treat. You can taste them on top of some local cakes and ice-creams, as well as in the form of delicious Norwegian cloudberry jam.
© Randi Hausken Flickr.com CC license Cloudberry
 

Brown cheese

Brown cheese is made of whey - a product that is typically thrown away in the conventional cheese-making process. Well, Norwegians know better. They boil the whey until it caramelizes in a consistent, salty specialty, available all around the country.
© color line Flickr.com CC license Brunost - Brown cheese

Norwegian waffles

Waffles are the traditional breakfast in Norway. Waffles, alongside smoked salmon, are available almost everywhere in Europe, but Norwegian waffles are just something else entirely. A local waffle with whipped cream and wild berries from the Norwegian woods is unlike any fast-food sold in the huge market chains in Europe.
© Ellen Macdonald Flickr.com CC license Norwegian waffles

Fiskeboller

The cuisine of Norway revolves around fish and seafood a great deal. The Fiskeboller are everyday food around the country and every local restaurant offers its own version of them. Those sweeties are actually meatballs made of fresh white fish. The magical recipe also includes eggs, flour, milk, as well as various herbs and spices.
© johnrikardvikan Flickr.com CC license

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