One of the few things I've noticed here is the weird restaurant combination they have in town: sushi-burger! Yep, they offer sushi and burgers, because those two are like peas in a pod. Not and yet, many restaurants have that written in their window.
Last night we went out and ended up at an Asian restaurant, or so they said. They had sushi and one plate of duck, one of dim sum (which really didn't inspire me) and one of pork belly... We went for sushi and sashimi. The restaurant's decor was pretty and the service was good (actually got to chat quite a bit with our waitress about Bodø and Norwegians in general) and I actually enjoyed my meal.
|Sushi - Rolls @ Ohma|
The husband had ordered some sashimi of salmon and halibut and he said both were very good, and fresh. Since he was still hungry he decided to try some Tataki whale - he likes this raw shit - since we've seen whale advertised here and there in Bodø, we figured if not here then where?
While he was munching on his whale I had some chocolate cake. O.M.G. I've had bad desert but this one took the cake! When my plate arrived I think I was too surprised to even take a picture. It had three little squares of cake not even an inch big, with a teaspoon of mandarin mouse on a crumble of dried chocolate type crackers, I'm telling you, it was bad. And I had made the mistake to order a cappuccino - also a first for me as it was so friggin' bad, no foam what's so ever... 1500,00 NOK later (which is about $236 CDA) with wine, we walked home not too impressed. Yes, Norway isn't cheap!
Another thing I've ate since here, that I'm still not sure how I feel about is some black licorice chocolate covered! It's an interesting taste combo. I bought a bag of misc. chocolates (their chocolate is actually very good) and from the pictures on the bag I could tell that it contained some milk, some dark and some caramel. The first time I got a licorice one I was taken aback, a new taste sensation to say the least. The jury is still out on that one...
And lastly, in every grocery stores we've been in, they have a BIG wall of candies in bulk. Lots of candies like we have (like gummy bears, some sour type gummies, etc) and lots of different chocolates, nuts, etc. They sure like their sweets those Norwegian folks...
*mat is food in Norwegian