Trivia Tuesday: What is Surströmming?

what-is-surstrommingThe short answer is the most disgusting national dish in the world.

The long answer is that Surströmming, otherwise known as soured Baltic herring or Scandinavian rotten fish, is a northern Swedish dish . Surströmming is sold in cans, which often bulge during shipping and storage, due to the continued fermentation. When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odour, which explains why the dish is often eaten outdoors. A Japanese study has shown that the smell of a newly opened can of surströmming is the most putrid smell of food in the world.

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  1. Kevin says:

    Wow, gotta try this. Wonder if I can get it in Australia.

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