For all you food lovers out there, Gothenburg is your city. Whether it is Thai food you are looking for or pasta, Gothenburg will not disappoint, but they might surprise you.
Let’s just start with this fact: Sweden consumes more bananas than any other country in the world. We learned this on a boat trip the first night I was in Gothenburg. Although this fact is impressive, what makes it more so is how they use their bananas.
For example, seven of us went to the restaurant Picasso for dinner tonight. Once this restaurant was spotted down a side street off the main street, we thought this was an apt choice after our trip to the art museum. On the menu: a pizza consisting of ham, curry, and yes, bananas. When a few of us wrinkled our noses at this combination, LeAnne, who has much experience with Sweden since she used to live her, has a Swedish husband, and vacations here every summer with her in-laws, assured us it was good–and indeed, it was surprisingly good. Yes, bananas (and curry) on a pizza–surprisingly good.
LeAnne then told us about a Swedish recipe she cooks: chicken, curry, bananas, and cream baked to perfection. Again, I thought, this doesn’t sound appealing, but after the curry, ham, banana pizza, I have to believe LeAnne when she says it is good.
If you have any Swedish recipes involving bananas, I would love to hear about them. If these two meals are any indication of how they use bananas in Sweden, I can easily see how they would consume the most bananas in the world–easily.