Stinky Foods: 10 Weird Facts About Surströmming

March 7, 2012

3. Open surströmming outdoors, but eat it indoors.


Locals recommend opening surströmming outdoors or under a stream of water to lessen the ill effects of the built-up pressure inside the can. As the fermented herring attracts flies, however, you're better off taking the surströmming inside to eat it.