Up until about a decade ago the Muslim palate looking for local dishes would have been disappointed, as Danish cuisine was essentially associated with potatoes and bacon. Of late however, Danish gastronomy has been revolutionized with a focus on local produce and a renaissance of classic dishes. In reflection of the region, you can find clean, fresh simple dishes that bring local flavours to the fore. Try for example the cabbage salad with smoked salmon and grandmothers dressing; a light starter with a creamy tangy kick.If you’re looking for something with greater depth you can’t beat the smoked fish chowder (just be sure to ask for fish stock rather than chicken). Served with a good bread, this dish will have you wiping your plate clean. For dessert, try a rhubarb trifle – the sweetness of the macaroons against the tart rhubarb will leave your mouth watering for more.
Copenhagen Street Food
If you’re looking for lots of choice, locally grown produce and a little of the unknown, Copenhagen Street Food is the place to go. A collection of stalls offering international street food, the menu varies daily depending upon the local produce available to the stall holders. Not all stall holders are halal, so be sure to ask. If you prefer to go the vegetarian route, try Latienda, tasty vegetarian and vegan fusion cuisine based in the traditional Colombian kitchen. For dessert, try Cheesecaken, this stall offers the best cheesecakes in the original American style, but with a Scandinavian touch. If you prefer ice cream then Ishytten will make your mouth water, with organic ice creams, sorbets and danish cakes.
al-Diwan seeks to provide a dining experience infused in the art, style and cuisine of the great Mughuls. For starters, begin your meal with Tandoori Lamb Tikka, marinated tandoori- grilled lamb prepared in onions, tomatoes and special Kashmiri spices. For your main meal, let the chef dazzle your tastebuds with the Chicken Jalfrezi ‘House speciality’; chicken served with ginger, green pepper and eggs. Keep it simple and cooling for dessert with a Mango kulfi.