Category Archives: Norway

Vaaghals, Oslo

 

Our friend recommended this place for a catch up. It’s a really nice relaxed setting. Spacious area, open kitchen, and a very modern feel.

They serve food fusion Norwegian food. Everything tastes fabulous!

It’s a short walk from the train station, and is just around the corner from the opera house.

First, some bread and some truffle whipped butter

I can’t get enough of these Norwegian crisp breads. So thin & yummy!

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The best most amazing piece of veal I’ve ever eaten (so far). It’s so tender, so juicy, so flavourful. I could’ve eaten 3 more. I would’ve

…and the sauce was perfect

…and the vegetables, well, they were vegetables. The veal though.

A side of potato gratin.

What doesn’t go well with potato gratin.

Hubby’s cod was very well cooked…. came with a pile of very tasty foam

The poor guy doesn’t like foamy stuff lol. You should’ve seen him partitioning his fish away from the foam, with such polite & calmness lol

Bless him for going out eating all these nice food with me, when he would’ve been perfectly happy with some hot dogs & gelato.

For dessert: my friend had apple crumble

A delicious piece of art.

Scrumptious toffee pudding with cinnamon ice cream

This made hubby very happy

There are also seating outside, which I’d imagine would be quite lovely on a sunny day 🙂

Menu, location, etc: http://www.vaaghals.com/

Fjellskal Fisketorget, Bergen

You gotta eat seafood when you’re in Bergen

This restaurant is right on the waterfront, and seems to be very popular with tourists. It’s on the other side of the harbour from Bryggen. Actually, you get a pretty nice view of Bryggen from the restaurant.

This is not a formal restaurant – it has more of a market feel, but not quite market-y

They have two seating areas, inside the market area and outside closer to the water. It was slightly chilly the evening we were there so we were glad for inside seats. They have ikea blankets available at every seats though, so fear not.

The seafood is very fresh. Yes, it is expensive, but everything is eye-wateringly expensive in Norway. It’s £4 for a small bottle of water. This is NOT a country you can travel on the cheap.

The service was amazing. Once we were seated, immediately came a bottle of water (phew! I couldn’t bear to pay for another bottle of water). The waiting staff were very friendly and took the time to explain the menu and answer any questions we had.

Now, the food!

King crab and mussels. Served with mayonnaise and salad

Crab meat was fresh and goes well with mayonnaise. Mussels were just the right size, not too big like NZ mussels, and again fresh.

We did see a group of Chinese tourists ordering up a storm, then I realised (too late) I could’ve asked for soy sauce!!

Hake, marinated & oven baked. Served with roast potatoes & salad

Fish is fresh. Potato is yummy. Nom nom nom

It was a cold night, but my hubby was convinced he needed ice cream.

This is NOT part of the same restaurant, but we (he) saw this on the way in.

So we had ice cream on a very cold night. He wanted to eat while we walk back to the hotel. I would’ve died in the freezing cold, and refused to move until we finished it.

Menu, location, etc: http://www.fjellskal.com/