One of the dutch food is herring. Herring is the most popular fish and the most typical, traditional and oldest street food in the Netherlands.
Herrings are caught between the end of May and the beginning of July in the North Sea near Denmark or Norway, before the breeding season starts. This is because herrings at this time are unusually rich in oils (over 15%) and their roe and milt have not started to develop. To protect against threadworms, Dutch regulations mandate freezing to at least minus 45 degrees celsius before salting. The herrings are ripened for a couple of days in oak barrels in a salty solution, or brine the pancreatic enzymes which support the ripening make this version of salt herring especially mild and soft.
The herring is marinated in cider, wine, sugar, herbs and spices. It is served cold with chopped onions and pickles. I like fish very much but the way it is prepared, it taste bbhaah. especially when they eat it with bread. My gosh... I can not imagine the taste...another cultural differences.