Baejarins beztu pylsur, a hot dog stand located near the Reykjavík Harbor, has been named one of the five best food stalls in Europe by Britain’s Guardian newspaper. This is reported in Fréttabladid today.
Virtually a national institution, Baejarins beztu pylsur (City’s Best Hot Dogs) truly does live up to its name and is commonly recognized as serving Iceland’s best hot dogs. According to the Guardian report, every single Icelander is thought to have eaten there at least once. It is also popular with tourists and celebrities, with even Bill Clinton making a stop there during a visit to Iceland in 2004.
The Guardian reckons the special recipe for the remouladi sauce used on the dogs makes all the difference, whereas Icelanders believe it to have something to do the water in which the dogs are soaked. Icelandic hot dogs have a distinct and mild flavor as compared to their foreign counterparts, as they are made with lamb instead of pork.