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Eating Rotten Shark in Iceland

Eating Rotten Shark in Iceland

on Nov. 14, 2016 by

Hakarl aka Rotten Shark is a signature Icelandic dish from the viking age. Since there isn't much vegetation in Iceland, they bury dead sharks in the soil for a few months so it can rot in their own juices after which they hang it to dry until its ready to serve.

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This Icelandic delicacy can be purchased at the fleemarket in Reykjavik and was one of the most horrid foods I have ever tried.

It tastes like ammonia and smelly feet 100x, even my upstairs neighbors were complaining about the stench coming thru the ceiling cracks.

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I recommend chasing this snack with a shot of Icelandic Brennivin aka Black Death or the best Icelandic beer called Gull.

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