Scan Magazine, Issue 97, February 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Restaurant of the Month  |  Norway

Restaurant of the Month, Norway

Where Norwegian quality meets eastern flavours Much of the best Norwegian seafood makes its way to Asia, but at NordØst, in Trondheim, they have consciously reversed the culinary flow and brought a myriad of Asian food cultures back home to the Norwegian coast. If you feel like indulging in a mixed Asian tasting menu, a light steam bun or some Korean king crab barbecue – topped off with a unique dessert or cocktail – NordØst is your type of culture clash.

us, like salmon, Norway lobster, mussels, scallops and seaweed, right here in Trondheim – but this time around, we’re the ones importing the best techniques and tastes from Asia,” explains Vesterdal.

By Eirik Elvevold  |  Photos: Peter A. Gjerde

Dining by the fjord at Trondheim’s ‘Aker Brygge’

It all started when restaurant manager Lars Erik Vesterdal was working as a chef in Beijing in China. While preparing a large meal for a group of Noble Prize winners, Vesterdal was blown away by the quality of the imported Norwegian fish he was handling. “It was probably the best fish I had seen in my entire life. The quality was amazing, and much of it came from the Norwegian region of 102  |  Issue 97  |  February 2017

Trøndelag – from back home. I started wondering why the Norwegian fish was better in China than where it originally came from,” Vesterdal recalls. The memory stayed with him for many years, before materialising into a brand new restaurant named NordØst, which literally means ‘North East’. “We now use the best ingredients that surround

The premium seafood is literally on the doorstep. NordØst is located in Solsiden Shopping Centre at the edge of the Trondheim Fjord, right where the river Nidelva leaves the city of Trondheim – the third-biggest city in Norway. For more than a century, the major shipbuilding company Trondhjem Mekaniske Værksted – known by many simply as TMV – occupied the glass and brick

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