Herring: Dutch Raw Fish Fillet

You're missing the culture if you haven't tried the Dutch National Snack which is the raw fish with onions, or sometimes comes with pickles.

Ofcourse, I shouldn't be so scared of trying one. That is included in the food list I wrote to try in The Netherlands. :)

According to Wikipedia, Herring a fish soaked in a preserving mixture of liquid, like vinegar pickle, cider, wine, tea, sugar and herbs and eaten with onion, using your hand. But what I did is I had it in pieces and ate it with a tooth pick though the traditional way of splurging into it is holding the tail and just put it inside your mouth. But there's no other tradition or specific steps to consume such snack.

If you can't take it (well, I did, so I think you can too!), they also have the fried fish (first soaked in batter, then dip fried) called Kibbeling with mayonnaise. I suppose that stalls selling this kind of food is available whole year round. They are everywhere for tourist to try and locals to be satisfied.

Walking around Almere Stad, one of the largest city in the Netherlands

Some find it gross, some, they enjoy it. But for me, it is enough to have a one time try of it. Second time is not necessary. :P


  1. It look nice! I love fish but it need to have a good baking x3
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  2. I love fish but I prefer them cooked. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  3. i prefer cooked fish but would for sure try that,looks yummy

  4. I don't find it gross. I'm actually interested to try it out. :)


  5. I think I'm going to enjoy this too as I like sushi. :P

  6. So yumm . I will try this soon . Thanks for sharing.
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    That looks Kinilaw here! :D
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  8. Looks so delicious. I love fishes, but haven't tied the raw one yet.


  9. It look so... strange. I think I can't eat that haha But It's great to taste specialities of other countries :3


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