I find Scandinavia so very fascinating. They’re like us, but better. Their clothes are more beautiful, their countries run more smoothly, they thought up Ikea. They have the best restaurant in the world, even, which London will never not be jealous of. Even their everyday food seems more exciting, until you realise it’s the same as our everyday food except prettier because they forgot the second piece of bread.
So Scandinavian Kitchen seemed fascinating too, with a menu that allows endless choice combinations (though don’t plan ahead, because the cabinet may not hold what the menu says it will) and variations on the familiar that just about manage to look trendy rather than terribly 70s. Even though one of them involved egg mayonnaise AND prawns. I picked three items (£6.50 to eat in), which all tasted more 70s than trendy, in that they were not very exciting. Perfectly tasty, but nothing remarkable, and a little dry from sitting out on their platters. This food is an enjoyable upgrade from Pret packets and limp sushi, but the nice-little-coffee shop competition is stiff in these parts, so their veritable smörgåsbord needs to up its game. I still love Ikea, though.
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