For you who already know me are probably already very familiar with my love for food. Especially when it comes to seafood. One big favorite that i always eat during my visits in Sweden are the shrimp sandwich. I have tried all different types of shrimp sandwiches and know exactly where to find the really good ones. But of course i love to try out new places too.
During my last trip to Sweden i went to a place in the city Jönköping called “Bryggan cafe & Bistro”. A really nice place with a great view. The interior design is very fresh and cozy and i will definitely go back there. But not for the shrimp sandwich. It was ok, but thats all. And for that price it was not really worth it. It was very small and pretty tasteless. A disappointment to be honest. but my company was very happy about their food. The sandwiches looked really nice and big, the salads looked very nice (i will definitely go for the beet root salad next time), and the sweets looked delicious. And they also had some good Ipa. I was there during daytime but i can imagine that it is a really nice place to hang out during nice summer evenings in their outdoor serving spot.
Of you feel like having a relaxing day with a cold beer and some nice finger food to eat, what is better than ordering a portion of calamares? Last time i had some of them was when i went to Marsaxlokk for their fish market during the Sundays. Perfect for me since i am a pesceterian. We bought some nice freshly caught tuna and shrimps that we was supposed to put on the barbecue for the evening. But before that we still needed to eat some lunch. And we are not that often in Marsaxlokk which made it feel even more important to try out some nice restaurant.
We went to a restaurant called iPlace. Since we where there on a Sunday most of the places we had checked out before was closed. The food at the iPlace was maybe not the best but it worked. And i guess the name of the place is because they give everyone an ipad to check the menu. For me it mostly felt like a failed try to give the restaurant a more modern touch.
My company was ordering different types of food like bruschetta, mushrooms in garlic, sausages and other pretty common things. Everything tasted good but average. My favorite of everything that was ordered to the table was for sure the calamares and my ice coffee with amaretto flavor. they where actually really good, but also hard to fail with. I actually got really bad calamares one time in Spain, that was horrible, but that story is for another time.
When it comes to eating eggs i think we are paired in 50% who thinks that eating the yolk is good for us and 50% who thinks it is bad for us. I have always thought it is more good than bad for us, but when you eat it in the right amount. We have a word for that in Swedish that no other language have, Lagom. It basically means not to much and not to little, just the right amount. However, i love eggs, you can do so much with them and they are delicious.
Recently i read a Swedish article about a study they have made about eating eggs. Is it good or bad for your cholesterol? Should you stop eating eggs or should you continue to eat as much as you want of it?
This study was made on rats ( i am very much against tests on animals and i hope this was not a painful one). They let half of the rats eat eggs, 3-4 a day and the other half was eating food with other fatty acid composition. After 6 weeks of this study it showed that the rats who had been eating eggs only had good health benefits. They had better cholesterol, better metabolic health benefits and reduction of fat in both the liver and abdomen. It showed that the rats who was eating the egg yolk had a reduction of an enzyme that helped them get better cholesterol.
So good news for you who also love to eat eggs. If this study is right, there is only health benefits by eating eggs. But of course you should always eat everything in normal amounts. In this article they also wrote about 3-4 eggs a day, which they did in the study. We still dont know if 10 eggs a day is healthy or not so lets stay safe at eat the recommended amount.