Fljott Og Gott

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Don't forget to try the local delicacy, a sheep's head Feb 03, 2017
In the Philippines we have tuna cheek that comes with the head which is supposed to be the best part of the fish and i have to agree as the flesh is excellent. In Iceland they have a sheep's head which is considered a special dish and one place to eat it is at the restaurant at the BSI bus station. Although i never tried it i did notice the restaurant that advertised this meal.

The restaurant is called Fljott Og Gott (FAST & GOOD) and is at the bus station and inside you will see a post with the distances to various cities throughout the world.. It is open from 7.20 am to 9.00 pm and the world famous sheephead is one of the most popular dishes and at around 2,000 kroner it seems to be a reasonable price. After trying the rotten shark and the Brennivin i decided against trying the sheep's head.

In Icelandic it is called Svid and consists of a sheep head cut in half, singed to remove the fur, then the brain is removed before boiling. It originates from the days when locals could not waste any food and there are some very strange thoughts about the head. The ears are removed as they are taboo because the eater may be considered a thief. if they are eaten. If the little bone under the tongue is not broken a child who cannot talk will remain that way forever. And the Icelanders think the same way as the Arabs as they consider the eye the best part of the head.
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