Fika & Food


The food is E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y different from French food. (I don’t want to complain BUT… I miss French gastronomy so much!)

Typical dishes from Swedish are:

  1. Köttbullar, potatis (Meatballs with potatoes)
  2. Smörgåstårta: it is basically bread, cream and shrimps
  3. Falukorv med makaroner (sausages with macaroni)
  4. Salmon
  5. Sill med potatis, called “Swedish Sushi” – First time, I assumed it will be sushis and I was super exited because I LOVED sushis.. but it is potatoes, herring and cream.
  6. Rotten fish that we called ” surströmming ” : I never tried yet, it seems terrible but.. we never know

Something REALLY good about Sweden is that they are FOND of FIKA!

Here is a definition from Wikipedia :

Fika  is a concept in Swedish (and Finnish) culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”, often accompanied with pastries, cookies or pie.[1] A more contemporary generalised meaning of the word, where the coffee may be replaced by tea or even juice, lemonade or saft for children, has become widespread. In some social circles, even just a sandwich or a small meal may be denoted a fika similar to the English concept of afternoon tea. In Sweden pastries in general (for example cinnamon buns) are often referred to as fikabröd (“fika bread”).


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