Is this North Dakota’s signature dish?

There are tons of delicious dishes in North Dakota for you to try. HHave you ever wondered what is considered North Dakota’s signature food?

A Facebook page called Midwest vs Everybody has put together a map featuring “Weird Signature Foods from Each Midwest State.”


For example, Minnesota’s is the “pickle dog,” which I had to look up.

According to, a pickle dog is a hot dog served in a pickle instead of a bun. It is cut lengthwise and can be filled with things like cream cheese and pastrami. You can find pickle dogs at the Minnesota State Fair, where they are often dipped in batter and fried. I can’t decide if this is brilliant or disgusting… TBD.


It is said that Michigan’s strange signature food is something called ‘Booyah’.

Apparently Booyah is a thick stew that originated in Belgium. It is made with chicken and beef and is usually intended to serve hundreds or even thousands of people.

North Dakota’s strange signature food

If you’re wondering what the source mentioned as North Dakota’s signature food, I have the answer.


To be honest, I had no idea what this was either, so I looked it up. It is a Scandinavian dish. It is dried whitefish that has been soaked in lye water and steamed until it becomes gelatinous, according to

Do you agree to this? Have you ever tried this dish? If we’re being honest, I’d have a hard time passing on this one.

Want to see what the strange signature foods are in other Midwestern states? –View the map below.

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