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THE REGIONS - The great west coast

The west coast of Sweden boasts its own marine version of ‘big five’: langoustine, lobster, oyster, shrimp and mussels. Benefiting from the cold, clean water, the shellfish are of supreme quality.

  • World class oysters from the West Sweden
  • Bovallstrand Marina in West Sweden
  • Seafood from West Sweden
  • Harbour of Gothenburg
  • Michelin starred Kock & Vin in Gothenburg
  • Restaurant Bhoga in Gothenburg

World class oysters from the West Sweden

The native oyster – ostrea edulis, historically grown all over Europe – has a different set of characteristics compared to the most common farmed oysters of today, crassostrea gigas. It has more taste of the sea and minerals, and a pleasantly meaty texture. Similarly, the langoustine offers taste and texture revered by chefs all around the Nordic countries. Supremely juicy flesh and with a multi-layered taste, it needs no company on the plate. 

The main city on the west coast, Gothenburg, is where the country’s most important fish markets are located, offering a wide range of fish and seafood. The restaurants in Gothenburg, and on the west coast in general, are heavily reliant on the unique produce available, making this one of the most exciting places in the world to visit for passionate fish and seafood lovers.

Source: The World's 50 Best Restaurants

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