Those of you, who have been following my interest in what people from around the world eat, remember the Part One & Part Two of my post “World’s most unusual foods”, where I share with you my amusement from what I’ve seen when travelling, and also discovered through a research on the topic. The subject
Kæstur hákarl (Icelandic for “fermented shark”) – Iceland
Kæstur hákarl made in traditional way
It is a Greenland (or basking) shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for 4-5 months. Hákarl for short, has a very distinctive ammonia smell and fishy taste, similar to very strong cheese.
You are about to read my picks of the world’s most bizarre and unusual foods, some of which may be less than appetizing for most people. Warning for those who don’t want to spoil their lunch: Do not read either of the two parts of this article, skip them and find yourself something else to