Most people who travel to the 49th state, enjoy delicious meals of fresh-caught salmon followed by some juicy berry cobbler for dessert. For the more adventurous visitor, there are four foods to try that are unique to Alaska. The next time you visit the state, enjoy one of these native treats along with a few of your favorite local handcrafted beers Anchorage AK.
1. Reindeer Dogs
You’ll find this Alaskan version of a hot dog available on the breakfast menu of most full-service restaurants and sold by street vendors in the major cities. It is a sausage made from reindeer meat that tastes like a premium pork hot dog. Try the spicy reindeer dog for a true Alaskan experience
2. Eskimo Ice Cream
Alaska’s berries are legendary and used in a variety of delicious desserts including Eskimo ice cream. Known locally as Akutaq, this traditional Native Alaskan treat used to contain snow, wild berries and the animal fat of seals, bears or reindeer. Today’s version is created from a mixture of berries and vegetable shortening.
If you really want to eat like a native, give Muktuk a try. This oily cubed meat with a nutty taste is made of the blubber and skin of whales. It’s traditionally served raw, but you have the option to enjoy it steamed, pickled or deep fried.
4. Red King Crab
No visit to Alaska is complete without enjoying a meal of steamed fresh-caught crab. The state has many crab species, including blue king, snow and Dungeness. The most popular crab dish is also the biggest. A meal of red king crab gives you a super-sized portion of juicy, sweet meat with the tastiest bites found in the legs and claws. Go for the whole experience by dipping a forkful in melted butter.
The next time you travel to Alaska, eat like a native by trying one of these local delicacies.