Bogi Jónsson and his son Charin Thaiprasert.

Icelandic noodle restaurant to open in South Korea

9 Jun 2017 Noodle station is a very popular noodle restaurant in Reykjavik which specializes in Thai noodle soups. The restaurant is now opening a branch in Seoul in South Korea.

Kleina isn't unique to Iceland but records of it date back to the 18th century.

Kleina, Iceland's favourite pastry

7 May 2017 The Kleina is one of the oldest pastries in Iceland. Though far from being unique to the island, it is still today one of the most popular pastry served by Icelandic grandmothers.

The seminar is held at the loft of the store.

Icelandic or foreign cheese. What's the difference?

23 Apr 2017 There is a small store called Búrið in Grandi, Reykjavik harbour area. It sells cheese and other gourmet products. They also have seminar on Icelandic cheese, the culture and more. There you can find out more about Icelander’s short but passionate love affair with cheese.

The cod liver is available smoked, and not smoked.

Arctic “foie gras”

21 Apr 2017 “We describe our product as “Arctic foie gras”, says Guðmundur Davíðsson of iCan, producer of cod liver in cans. “In France people started to get to know cod liver when there came up problems with the production of foie gras. The cod liver could replace it in some ways.”

Chocolatier Hafliði Ragnarsson creates deluxe Easter eggs.

Peppery/salted liquorice Easter egg new craze in Iceland

9 Apr 2017 There are over 30 different types of Easter eggs made in Iceland, not taking different sizes into consideration, with different flavourings. A particular hit this year is a chocolate egg with salted liquorice and peppery salmiak powder.

Dill is a small restaurant located in Reykjavik centre.

Cancellation fee at Dill, Reykjavik’s only Michelin star restaurant

30 Mar 2017 Reykjavik’s only Michelin star restaurant just started using a new booking system, which requires a credit card and a fine for a no show is 11.900 ISK, or about 100 Euros.

Chef Kolbeinsson is one of Reykjavik's most popular chefs.

Hot new restaurant opening in Reykjavik’s new hot spot for art

23 Mar 2017 Marshall Restaurant + Bar is a brand new Mediterranean restaurant opening up in the Marshall building, Reykjavik’s new hot spot for art. The chef has run some of Reykjavik's most popular restaurants.

Hot dogs are a popular choice for all sorts of events.

Hot dogs on Food and Wine’s list of best food in happiest countries

22 Mar 2017 American magazine Food and Wine have compiled a list of the best food found in the world’s 10 happiest countries. As Iceland ranks number 3, the best Icelandic food is on the list. A hot dog.

Stefán is a self-educated chocolatier.

Elf chocolate now available in Reykjavik

13 Mar 2017 Stefán B chocolatier has just opened a store in Reykjavik centre where he sells his whimsical elf chocolates, volcano chocolates and sky-blue berry chocolates, along with mixes for Icelandic hot cocoa soup.

Brew to brew, flavour to flavour

28 Feb 2017 The Annual Icelandic Beer Festival took place at Kex Hostel over the last weekend. Three days full of different flavoured brew, music and more. Definitely one of the most interesting food and drink related events in Iceland.

Salted meat and split pea soup are usually served with carrots, rutabega and potatoes.

Icelandic day of overeating

28 Feb 2017 Salted lamb and lentil soup. This is what a typical Icelander eats today at Sprengidagur (eat-until-you-burst-day). Múlakaffi Restaurant is known for serving traditional Icelandic food, they cook over 1000 litres of soup and 1 ½ ton of meat today.

The festival is a popular event.

Craft beer festival in Reykjavik

21 Feb 2017 If you’re into craft beer and visiting Iceland right now, forget about sightseeing, there is too much beer to be tasted. This week, an annual beer week takes place that'll finish off with one of the greatest beer related events in Iceland, Kex Hostel's Beer Festival.

Ice cream in summer

I scream for Icelandic ice cream

30 Jan 2017 Cold and dark winter doesn’t in any way discourage Icelander’s love of ice cream. Winter frost can even add to the experience, there is just something about enjoying a cone filled with soft serve ice cream in the freezing cold.

Viktor Örn Andrésson preparing for Bocuse d'Or

Iceland awarded bronze at Bocuse d‘Or

26 Jan 2017 A large group of Icelandic supporters flew to France to watch chef Viktor Örn Andrésson compete in the esteemed culinary competition Bocuse d’Or. The group was easily identifiable in Iceland t-shirts, some even wearing Viking helmets.

Stone Brewing will take over the taps at Mikkeller & Friends on Thursday

American craft beer and Icelandic gastro pub food

25 Jan 2017 Two beer related events will be held in Reykjavik this coming Thursday to celebrate that brew from Stone Brewing will be available in Iceland for the very first time.


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