Smushi

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Apparently I am not the only one who sees a resemblance between Japanese nigirizushi and Danish smørrebrød. The Royal Cafe in Copenhagen sells what they call “smushi,” which as far as I can tell is actually more of an application of kaiseki aesthetics and token Japanese ingredients to Denmark’s traditional open-faced sandwich format, rather than a simple amalgam of sushi and smørrebrød.

At any rate, it looks beautiful and delicious and delightfully nonchalant about the recession; you can watch a cool video about it here. Apparently the London Scandinavian eatery Madsen is starting to make their own smushi – perhaps a trip to Kensington is in order soon!

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