Oslo’s final remaining hotdog kiosk serves up boiled sausage with fiery mustard. It’s low cost, comforting and tastes explosively marvellous
Dog days … Erlend Dahlbo’s Syverkiosken hotdog kiosk is the final of its variety in Oslo.
Photograph: Didrick Stenersen/Visit Oslo
Forget hygge, the cosiness of having fun with life’s easy pleasures. The authentic Nordic way of life development was all concerning the final in consolation meals: hotdogs. The Syverkiosken is an Oslo landmark. The kiosk, close to to Alexander Kiellands plass, has been serving hotdogs since 1979. And with costs ranging from 20 krone (£1.90), it’s one of many metropolis’s most cost-effective snack choices.
But there’s extra to the Norwegian love of hotdogs than only a low cost snack. There was greater than 40 such kiosks round city however late-opening Syverkiosken is the final one standing, keeping off low cost hotdogs from comfort shops with its household recipes and retro-fashion model.
“Hotdog kiosks have always been a part of our culture, a place where people from all walks of life stand beside each other,” says proprietor Erlend Dahlbo. “For Norwegians, real hotdogs are the taste of nostalgia.”
‘Hotdog kiosks have always been a part of our culture’ Photograph: Didrick Stenersen/Visit Oslo
Erlend solely makes use of boiled wiener (Viennese) sausages – apparently the fried, German-style bratwurst, which some might anticipate, are favoured within the west of Norway. What differentiates these to hotdogs in Denmark or Iceland is the topping: a thick potato pancake.
I order The Special, a hotdog served in a bread roll with potato salad and mushrooms picked recent that morning within the forest outdoors Oslo, with a can of Tøyen-Cola, an area tackle Coke.
The style is without delay comforting but additionally deliciously spiced, with a very fiery model of mustard and, once I unintentionally smear my chin with sauce, it looks like a badge of honour. I’m lost in a second of hotdog heaven.
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