Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6408 times:
I thought it was as well, considering its April first, but google the name, and it comes up with a load of websites. Says it makes villages smell like rubbish tips when opened as it really pongs, i never heard of the stuff on BA flights though?
Agill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6348 times:
Quoting Trekster (Reply 3): I thought it was as well, considering its April first, but google the name, and it comes up with a load of websites. Says it makes villages smell like rubbish tips when opened as it really pongs, i never heard of the stuff on BA flights though?
Well the smell is... special. And I mean since there is pressure in the cans, if they get damaged stuff will come out, and if it does come out it will smell. A lot of people likes the taste (especially combined with lots of booze), but I wasn't that impressed when trying it.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10648 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6327 times:
At first I thought the story is fishy, but reading the article about Mr, Madsen dd 5 August 2005, it should be true. At least the fish, the ban by some airlines might be an Aprils fool joke.
Because, classifying it as explosives would indeed require the same for Champagne bottles. On the other hand - AFAIK the Vietnamese fish sauce in its concentrated form is banned as well. That stuff would probably make surstromming smell like a light breeze.
Staggerwing From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5935 times:
I saw a program on the Food Network here in the States that talked about this dish. They said that the importation of this dish has been banned by the government using the phrase, "not fit for human consumption."
Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5843 times:
I have read the story of surstromming and I can not believe something so disgusting is eaten. Sorry, I usually am not insensitive to cultural differences, but this goes beyond belief, the sense of smell was developed as a defense mechanism, smell and taste tell us is food is fit for consumption, who the heck eats ROTTEN FISH!.
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5686 times:
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It goes with sour cream and onion in a special type of thin bread, never tried it with lingonberries
Surstromming has a vile stench to it, that's true, but I'm not sure it's the smelliest food in the world. While durian steals no 1 for being the smelliest nature made food, I think that the Icelandic Hákartl (sp?) is even worse, it's fish that has been buried for 2 years or so, and then eaten. I tried it, and didn't like it but much like surstromming the taste is better than it's smell. When they opened the pack of Hákartl I wished I had a can of surstromming to gasp air from, lol. Of course all of the above mentioned foods should be banned from the cabin of an aircraft, if you are stupid enough to bring it in your luggage that's your own problem
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Vincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5551 times:
Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 17): It goes with sour cream and onion in a special type of thin bread, never tried it with lingonberries
Call me crazy but I'd like to try this, where can I get it in US? It seems very similar to other types of Scandinavian foods, my colleague (Norwegian) put certain types of sea foods on the bun with sour cream and onion, I don't think it'll taste that bad. So far I can only find images of this thing from Swedish sites
TexARN From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5273 times:
The smell gets you every time, however, the taste is actually nothing like the smell. It is EXTREMELY salty, in fact, it was like eating a salt shaker! It is still awful, dont get me wrong. When the instructions say to open the can under water to dilute the smell, you know it is bad (even when opened under water, it still smells like an outhouse) I can understand why airlines dont want the risk of cans opening mid flight!