When you move to a new place, you have to try the local cuisine! This weekend, that meant trying our local neighborhood Haringstal.
Haring (or herring) is considered a bit of a Dutch culinary icon. Every streetcorner or so you'll see a haringstal. While the season for the freshest haring seems to start around the beginning of June, we just couldn't wait and had to try some now.
So off we went to our local stand (Haringstal de Zeevang) to see what this was all about. Lee decided to try his haring plain, while I had the sandwhich with traditional raw onions and pickles.
Here are some pictures of our experience! (And we saved some for Bentley and Stella as well.)
Overall, I'm glad I tried it. Would I do it again? Maybe. :) Would Lee? With his love of all things seafood (sarcasm)... I think it's safe to say that once was enough for him. But who knows. Never say never, right?
Here's a link to Stuff Dutch People Like that gives you a better idea of just how much the Dutch love their haring!