I didn’t get a chance to photo-document in detail the food that we ate in Copenhagen,
But, we really did enjoy the yummy Danish food that we got to try, and on the plus side, Hunter ate well throughout and didn’t fuss at all. The amount he ate wasn’t huge, but mostly because he was a little startled by all the table food he got (ie. high in salt/sugar/deep fried/etc) as it’s such a far cry from the steamed and super-healthy food he’s used to. That said, the moment we got back to Singapore, he voraciously ate his usual boiled egg/avocado/steamed tofu/steamed fish food and large amounts of Asian food. Guess he missed the stuff!
One of my favourite places was the Torvehallerne Market. It’s pretty new and boasts around 80 stalls divided into two halls. Given how much we love markets and pottering around them, we went there 3 times! Unfortunately, they’re also extremely kid-unfriendly (all bar seating, always full), so we didn’t actually manage to eat there.
So Mum took us to the Anderson Bakery near Tivoli Gardens, as she’d read online a bunch of rave reviews about “the best hot dog”. We managed to hunt it down and proceeded to order one hot dog each.
Let’s just say they are by far NOT my favourite hot dog. In fact, I actually didn’t like it, at all. The bread was pretty dry and uninteresting, and I found the addition of cucumber slices and deep-fried onions utterly weird. Plus, the sausages were skinny and not juicy at all. Perhaps I just cannot appreciate a Danish hot dog, but to me, this was total meh. At almost US$10 a pop, these were pretty pricey too!
What I loved? Checking out the Danish supermarkets. They are pretty EPIC. Tons and tons of stuff I’ve never seen, or with such a wide selection that it blew me away. It’d be so fun to live there and grocery shop!
This Meyers Bageri sells THE BEST vanilla tart I’ve ever eaten. Chris concurs. Wish we had these here in SG!
We had a fabulous meal at Un Mercato. It was right outside Torvehallerne Market and had an airy yet rustic interior. Loved it. It was comfortable, with lots of light streaming in, and the kids were comfortable.
It was one of the best meals IMHO. The meats were cooked to perfection, and the sides were so tasty. I simply loved this place and was disappointed I didn’t get a chance to bring Chris there when he arrived in Copenhagen!
Another memorable meal was at Pilekroen. It was a tiny restaurant stuck on a road corner that we stumbled upon in Frederiksburg, and boy, am I glad we did! We got a whole roasted steak that you carve by yourself, and it was a STUNNER. I rarely taste meat this luscious and juicy and packed with flavour… and this was sublime. I can’t imagine anyone giving this dish a bad review. Well, except perhaps a vegetarian.
An odd meal we had was at Kalaset. Situated down the stairs, it’s a cozy nook of a cafe that’s tucked away and we only ‘discovered’ it because we were specifically looking for it as Mum had seen kickass reviews of it online.
I call it an odd meal because it was both amazing and not-so-amazing, all at the same time. I’ll explain what I mean in the photos below..