This is the must eat hotdog in Reykjavik and not be miss even if you have to queue. What is all the hype about a hot dog? As it look rather normal but no! It is delicious or should I said it is more than what you see.
Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur
The history of Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur (‘The Best Hot Dog in Town’):
We waited for around 10-15 mins in the queue, as this stall is located near to our apartment:
Sundays to Thursdays
10:00 – 25:00
Fridays to Saturdays
10:00 – 27:30
In Iceland you might be confused with the price shown on the menu, some time is in KR(Korna) and other time is in ISK (Icelandic Korna. Both are the same just that they name it differently.
Couldn’t get a good shot of the price list as our phone are dying because of the cold:
Little to know:
Plysur is their national soul food, so you could actually find hot dog stall anywhere in Iceland.
Iceland hot dog is made of mostly Icelandic lamb mixed with beef and pork meat, the natural casing gives out a ‘pop’ when you bite it and can be bought at the Supermarket.
The local will order their hot dog in Icelandic “eina með öllu” also known as All condiments. The staff will ask you if you want all(by default) if you doesn’t know Icelandic, English is commonly used in Iceland too.
What did we order?
So what is included, if you order like the Icelanders? Ketchup, Sweet mustard, Fried onion, Raw onion and Remolaði, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish.
This is the most delicious hot dog that I have ever had ~! Okay, that is a little exaggerating. I felt that the sauce plays an important part and the condiments too. I don’t eat the fried onion in Singapore because it got a weird taste but it is sweet, crispy and even its raw onion and its hot dog are meaty and juicy. Once you had it you will regret not ordering one more but we didn’t do that because we were planning to have better food at the end of our trip.
Is not consider cheap for a hot dog, if we calculate it to our currency is around $5.30 SGD for one, wah~! can eat 1 bowl of noodle plus drink. But for the locals, this is considered the cheapest snack or food they have.