Icelanders are known for many things, chief among them, their healthy appetite for some of earths most adorable creatures. Here are a but a few:
Puffin and pony were too bold a leap for us to make, so instead we decided to start small with earth's largest animal - whale.
Minke whale is widely available in Reykjavik restaurants. We had a really great seafood dinner in Iceland, anchored by the dish shown below.
The whale was blackened outside and raw inside. It was served with potatoes, mini corn on the cobs, corn meal puree and some random pieces of popcorn. The combination worked very well. The meat was red, akin to a fresh tuna steak, but with a totally different taste. It was unlike anything we'd eaten before. But it was sensational. If you find yourself in Iceland (or Japan, where I hear it's also available), definitely give it a try.
Eva has been traveling for 15+ years, including an 8 month journey around the world.