Top 5 Foods in Sweden

Today, let’s talk about food. Have you been to Sweden? The country in between Norway and Finland, the most generous country in the world regarding aid to poor countries. It is the only nation where donations exceed 1% of the GDP. Enough of these brain-feeding facts about Sweden. Let us feed your tummies today with these cravings you shouldn’t miss in Sweden.

Just so you know, Swedish food is about more than just meatballs. There are so many tasty things here that I genuinely had a really hard time coming up with the list because as soon as I put one item down, I ended up thinking of two more that I like equally, or more so. However, after food-tasting and surveys about the most delicious Swedish foods of them all, here, we give you today the Top 5 Foods in Sweden!

1. Princesstårta
Top 5 Foods in Sweden-Princesstårta

First-timers and natives of Sweden had never stopped loving this color green marzipan dome cake: the famous cake of Sweden. So basically, it has layers of sponge cake, jam, and almond paste; to top that, it has plenty of whipped cream. If it sounds too sweet for you, then you are mistaken. The Princesstårta is not too sweet nor too filling, it is ‘just enough or right’.  Simply, it is delicious and always worth the try. This cake is mostly given in events as gifts to celebrants.

2. Västerbotten Cheese
Top 5 Foods in Sweden-Västerbotten Cheese

For your info, this is not just a cheese. Yes, it is a cheese – infamous at some places – but it’s the known cheese of Swedish people. If France was renowned to be the “Cheese capital of the world” for its soft cheeses, Sweden might not have that title but they have a rare and versatile cheese that you can use in all-around cooking, baking or whatnot. It is actually firm with a bitter taste like parmesan and yes, it’s made from cow’s milk. Those who have tried eating this are satisfied with just bread and the cheese alone.

3. Flying Jacob
Top 5 Foods in Sweden-Flying Jacob

Have you ever imagined mixing banana with chicken? Never heard of the recipe yet? Well, you should try Sweden’s Flying Jacob. It’s a chicken recipe which has banana as his partner. Just savour the idea of a chicken with soft and sweet bananas, crunchy and salty bacon pieces, plus nuts and creamy sauce. Travelers were even shocked that bananas can taste that delicately with chicken. That was merely the description of the Flying Jacob, it is still best if you’ll try it yourself. For a simplified recipe, click here.

4. Gravlax
Top 5 Foods in Sweden-Gravlax

Of course, who doesn’t love bacon? To love it more, try the Bacon of the North which was considered as Sweden’s Best Food. Well, it consists of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. To get an idea of the taste, it was said to be a cross between smoked salmon and sashimi. It’s beneficial in a way that is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals in which the salmon itself is a good source of Vitamins B6,  B12, magnesium, and omega-3 which will promote joint health and aid in brain development, and will reduce cardiovascular health risks. Tasty and healthy!

5. Smörgåstårta
Top 5 Foods in Sweden-Smörgåstårta

When it comes to healthy food, then all you need is a cake. This is the cake that will not make you fat. Well, it is not literally a cake, it looks just like one though. But, this sandwich cake is basically a huge multi-layered sandwich, filled with paté, sliced meats, smoked salmon, shrimp, and then it’s covered in a good layer of something like crème fraîche and mayonnaise — decorated as above –and then served up in slices. I am still wondering why a list is showing that Smörgåstårta is part of the most terrible Swedish foods. I don’t think so.

Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit Sweden and try these Top 5 Foods in Sweden, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.

 

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