Saturday, March 30, 2013

What I ate in Copenhagen

Copenhagen was a delicious way to end our 2-week trip around Scandinavia. After enjoying some tasty meals in Reykjavik, I was a bit let down in Oslo and Stockholm (with the exception of some amazing salmon sushi in Oslo and a Thai buffet in Stockholm). Thinking Copenhagen wouldn't have much to offer, I abandoned the idea of a food list, and instead just decided to eat whatever was cheap and convenient. I was pleasantly surprised. 

Food wise, Copenhagen felt cheaper that Oslo and Stockholm, and seemed to have a wider variety of foods on the high and low end. We went cheap most of the time, but splurged a bit on one lavish dinner and some classy lunches.

  1. Food I wished I had but didn't:  homemade smørrebrød picnic, that's the way to go!
  2. Food I had but wished I didn't:  shrimp smørrebrød, but I don't like shrimp anyway.
  3. What should have been on the list: crepes and pastries
  4. Biggest surprise: I did not have any Asian food the whole time!(No lies - I missed it).
  5. Most delicious meal: Hands down, the pappardelle with black truffles from Ultimo restaurant in Tivoli Gardens.

Here are my best food memories:
Ice cream cones form Tivoli Gardens, one dipped in crushed candy, and the other dipped in chocolate. Seriously the best ice cream I've ever had. 

A Nutella waffle with bananas, from a waffle cart. 

Crepe with caramel ice cream.

Hotel breakfast buffet, with a latte machine, meat, cheese, and of course, muesli! 

Hot dog from a street cart. Wasn't quite as good as Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, but it made us happy for a moment. 

The most amazing meal ever. Pappardelle in truffle oil with shaved black truffles and Parmesan cheese, from the Italian restaurant in Tivoli Gardens.  This was a big splurge for us. I think the bottle of water we purchased was $15 USD alone.  Don't ask me how much the pasta was....

One of our more gourmet lunches. Nachos with salsa and guacamole...Danish style.

A three-style smørrebrød sampler. One with bacon, ham, and blue cheese. The other with shrimp (no thanks) and the last one with sauerkraut and chicken.

A delicious sandwich from the cafe in the Louisiana Museum. This was a prosciutto
 mozzarella sandwich .

A chocolate strawberry pastry from the cafe in Louisiana.

Another sandwich from the cafe at Louisiana. Everything in this place was so photogenic. They must have known that tourists would get hungry after the hour-long train ride  to get to the museum from Copenhagen. Still, it is totally worth visiting if you are anywhere in Denmark. 

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