Eat Here: Icelandic Fish & Chips

February 11, 2013 by

Icelandic Fish & Chips in the capital city of Reykjavik has a new take on the classic English fish and chips meal.

This organic bistro uses spelt and barley for its fish batter and forgoes french fries for hand cut, over roasted potatoes. The result is a light and crisp finish on the fish paired with savory, herb-encrusted spuds on the side.

The friendly staff must be used to tourists, as they patiently explain the menu and the selection of dipping sauces before you place your order.

All sauces are made from Iceland’s Skyr, a strained yogurt made from skim milk popular for both breakfast and dessert. This makes for rich and creamy dipping sauces (or skyronnaise) like ginger and wasabi, coriander and lime and mango chutney. Perfect for dipping both fish and chips.

Fish used for Icelandic Fish & Chips platters are fresh caught daily, so you’ll have to read the daily menu to see what fish is available that day. Compared to most other Reykjavik restaurants, this organic bistro is well-priced and serves up great portions for the cost.

Definitely recommended for those on a budget who still want to try great seafood and delectable sides.

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  1. Julie C. says:

    Sounds delicious! Now I’ll know where to go if I ever make it over to Iceland. Is spring or summer the best time to go?

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