Iceland: Fishmarkadurinn

You can’t go to Iceland and not eat fish or seafood at some point, its an Island!  Another recommendation by our trusted rentee was Fishmarkadurinn (or Fish Market).  Located in a coastal-looking house in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, we were seated at the kitchen bar, a perfect spot to watch all the action!  Now, I don’t associate sushi with Iceland but my friend I decided she was craving sushi, I on the other hand stuck with salted cod….it was so meaty and buttery!  But I think the best part was dessert.  We ordered the traditional apple cake as well as something called Muchi.  It was some sort of custard texture and their version had a distinct lemongrass flavour infused.  It was the highlight of the meal and a perfect way to end our last meal in Iceland.

Snorri beer - locally crafted beer.

Snorri beer – locally crafted beer.

The "bread basket" - served with butter and salt.

The “bread basket” – served with butter and salt.

Compliments of the chef - an amuse bouche to start the meal!

Compliments of the chef – an amuse bouche to start the meal!

Sushi platter.

Sushi platter.

My entree - salted cod with a cranberry and celery salad and potato puree.

My entree – salted cod with a cranberry and celery salad and potato puree.

Such a meaty filet of cod.

Such a meaty filet of cod.

Apple cake with foamy buttermilk, pears, beet root syrup and white chocolate.

Apple cake with foamy buttermilk, pears, beet root syrup and white chocolate.

Muchi - ginger lemongrass muchi with creme brulee, ginger confit and lemongrass ice cream!

Muchi – ginger lemongrass muchi with creme brulee, ginger confit and lemongrass ice cream!

Our view of the kitchen from the chef's bar - watching the kitchen is a show in itself!

Our view of the kitchen from the chef’s bar – watching the kitchen is a show in itself!

Fish Market

Fish Market

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