Eating Around: Copenhagen
My girlfriend and I spent three days in Copenhagen. We were curious about the city and very eager to explore it, we were curious about the food in Copenhagen and used some of our time discovering different things to eat every day.
An Amazing Burger
From time to time I get to stay in Copenhagen for a night due to my job. The hotel that we stay in, has one of the best burgers I’ve ever tried, so when my girlfriend and I booked the trip to Copenhagen I was very curious to see if you can get good burgers outside the hotel.
With the Copenhagen Card, you can knock 10% off the bill in a few restaurants. We were starving after walking around town for a few hours, so we decided to look for the restaurant called Burger Corner. Since it was a beautiful sunny day we sat outside and chose our burgers.
In the Burger Corner, you can choose your bun, how big you want the burger steak to be and what else would you like to add to your burger. Finally, you can choose different kinds of side dishes. The menu also comes with a drink. The Zeus sounded amazing (olive tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, feta cheese and bacon) and we decided to get two of those, sided by one portion of nachos and one portion of potato wedges.
The Burgers were huge and eating them was a challenge. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish the sides. With a full belly and feeling quite lazy, after a few minutes we finally decided to leave and continue exploring the town.
The Paper Island
In Papirøen you can find the street food market. If the weather is good, you will see a lot of people outside with their dishes. Some will be seating on the wooden benches outside, others will be sitting on the ground and gazing at the river.
Go inside the halls and you will be greeted by the noise of hundreds of people chatting and the mouth-watering scent of different kinds of food being cooked.
Walk through the small corridors of the market and stop on each stall, see all sorts of different foods and you may even get stop by a few cooks offering you bits and pieces for you to try. In the market, you can find all sorts of food; food from Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Thailand and much more. This is an easy and cheap way to try different kinds of food while saving some money.
After exploring the street food market, we settled on a plate each. Noodles with chicken, peanuts, spring rolls and salad and a full Brazilian churrasco with chicken breast, sausage, picanha (a piece of rump stake), corn on the cob and tropical salad (pieces of mango, pineapple, green pepper and tomato).
We left the street food market so full that we couldn’t even try the dessert at the dessert stalls. If you visit the market and fancy something sweet, know that there are stalls selling all sort of sweets (cheesecakes, cakes and other puddings).
Fancy Something Sweet
Later on, we were exploring the famous Nyhavn and a sweet smell of freshly made waffles filled the street. The smell so yummy that made our bellies rumble. As a result, we set off to find the place selling waffles and we come to Vaffelbageren where you can buy waffles or ice cream. Both are to die for!
Believe it or not, there is a waffle under all that cream and trust me when I say that it was so, sooooo good!
An Interesting Breakfast
On the last day of our trip, the sun was shining and we were looking for a place to have breakfast. We were close to Frederik Church, so we set out in search for the closest coffee shop. Mormors was just a minute away and when we got inside our jaws drop, the cafe looks amazing and is worth paying a visit.
I love cinnamon rolls and in Copenhagen, you can get really good ones. So, I ordered one with an espresso and Dorota(my girlfriend) ordered a latte and a chocolate chip muffin. Because the sun was shining we decided to sit outside and enjoy a little bit more of vitamin D.
After spending a very pleasant time in the National Aquarium Denmark, having butterflies landing on our fingers, our bellies started rumbling – it was lunchtime. Feeling a bit tired from all the walking done in the past three days we decided to enter the first place that had a menu.
Leaving the aquarium we found a yellow building with a menu outside (score! Food was close). The menu looked good and cheap so we decided to enter the Café Kystens Perle; a small cafe that looks like an old fishing shack.
I was hungrier than Dorota so I chose to shot for the stars and order a larger meal – the shooting stars dish(see what I did there?). This dish was composed of two fish fillets, shrimp, caviar, green asparagus and cocktail dressing.
The meals were tasty, but after seeing a few desserts passing by, we decided to spend the last of our Krones on two desserts. Dorota got the pot of strawberries, macaroons and whipped cream. I settled for the bleeding chocolate cake, which was like a chocolate fondant(chocolate muffin full of creamy hot chocolate), served with berries and vanilla ice cream.
The desserts did the trick and we left the Café quite happy with our meal. Our next stop was the airport and home, our three days in Copenhagen have come to an end.