Meat

Öskjuhlíð forest

Today's Hot Tip: When in Iceland, eat lamb. As opposed to beef, I mean. Seafood is always also a must here, but if you get a craving for red meat, opt for our tender and flavorful local lamb over, say, a steak. Icelandic beef simply isn't very tasty; it's very lean but also on the tough side. These are, after all, hearty arctic cattle we're talking about, not fattened-up lazy heifers like you find in the States. Hamburgers are generally good, but don't expect juicy slabs of ground beef between your bun...the generic burger patty is about a quarter-inch thick and that's it. If you do want a burger though, go to Hamborgarabúllan,a tiny joint on Myrargata at Ægisgata (look on the upper left side of this map). Its simple, classic and comfortable. If you need a steak, go to Argentina. It doesn't look like much from the outside but I've heard it's amazing on the inside, where it counts. Now you know.

11 comments:

jonastryggvi said...

just make sure that you won't go to Herefords Steak House, because they are in the ugliest building of Laugarvegur and we shouldn't do business with supporters of that kind of architecture terrorism!

The war against terror is also fought here in Iceland :)

Maria Alva said...
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Maria Alva said...

Excellent advice, Jónas!

Anonymous said...

". If you need a steak, go to Argentina. It doesn't look like much from the outside but I've heard it's amazing on the inside, where it counts."...

Hey, Ms. Roff, this is another GOOD reason to visit Iceland: 2! trips for the price of 1!...one gets to see both Iceland and Argentina! ;-) :-D

Anonymous Icelander Fan ;-D

P.S.--I LOVE! your blog! :-D

digdug said...

thanks to modern technology, we can now experience the taste of iceland right here in texas! that's right, whole foods market (my enemy!) now carries fresh icelandic lamb! if i didn't hate whole foods so much, i'd clean them out and have a feast! why can't my store carry icelandic lamb? i am soooo bummed. go to www.centralmarket.com to see my store. you can "ooh and aah" over the beautiful bread i make there! lol!

Maria Alva said...

This meat post is definitely competing with the booze post for popularity!

Maria Alva said...

digdug, can't you just get a buddy to slip into Whole Foods and snag you a leg 'o Icelandic lamb? I understand the principle behind not supporting the competition, but you really should try it. With some of your wonderful bread, of course!

Ag said...

If you haven't eaten a "gleymmérey" burger at Vitabar, you haven't lived...

Maria Alva said...

Dude, that's so wierd! I just had my first one last night and it was marrrrvelous.....

Maria Alva said...

a true "forget-me-not" burger if there ever was one...

sven said...

Good Job! :)