Monday, October 8, 2012

Gudhjem Rogeri @ Bornholm, Denmark (Smoked Herring)

Bornholm is a tiny fishing port located 200km east of Copenhagen. It is officially the sunniest part of Denmark, blessed with picturesque streets, sandy beaches and glorious food. 
After our visit to the Baltic Sea Glass and Round Church, we travelled back to the town center where we were treated to a sampling of smoked mackerel before returning to our ship.
Built in 1910, Gudhjem Rogeri is the oldest smokery in Bornholm. Here you will find herrings hanging over an open alder wood fire, smoked for a good three to four hours. 
 The golden smoked herring was served with rye bread, chopped radish, onions and chives, along with some coarse salt and butter. The texture of the herring was firm and crisp, packed with smokey and delicate flavors.
We concluded that the herrings were well worth sinking our teeth into, despite all the tiny fish bones that occasionally find its way into our mouth. 

VERDICT: TOTALLY SMITTEN

Gudhjem Rogeri
Address: Ejnar Mikkelsensvej 9, Gudhjem, Bornholm 3760, Denmark. 
Phone: +45 56485708

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    1. I would love to give you some if I could =)

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  2. it seems like an interesting dish...fish with bread? haha

    the fish must be berry crispy!

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    1. Yeap it's like an open sandwich.....it goes well with a pint of cold beer too =)

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  3. would love to have some herring for lunch tomorrow! though i think i won't be able to find any. nice shot of the fish :D

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    1. With your good food hunting skill, I think you might find it somewhere in KL =)

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  4. The herring cooked to perfection and that looks very appetizing.

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  5. The herring really looks like it has skin made of gold paper!

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    1. That's exactly what i thought when i 1st saw it... gold fish bar... =)

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  6. I LOVE that thick rye bread - but the herring... I still haven't grown a big taste for. :-)

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    1. I think herring is acquired taste... there are a few ppl in our tour group that did not touch the fish...

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  7. I'm not a big fan of grilled fish, but my stomach is already churning at the sight of the smoked herring with the rye bread. >.<

    Their kitchen looks .... cooling.



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    1. I love fish more than meat... I had no problem finishing the fish.. heheh

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  8. The fish looks beautiful! But how does one eat such a small fish with so many bones?? Is there enough meat? lol

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    1. Actually the fish is quite big. It is larger than the dinner plate and there is quite a lot of meat in it =)

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  9. I like herrings... usually I like them pickled and eaten with sour cream! would love to try smoked ones... its such a beautiful and golden looking fish... :D

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  10. That's a gorgeous looking herring. Very delicate too!

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