Karakollen

Typically in Belgium are Karakollen. Karakollen or whelks are sea snails that are cooked in a broth with celery and chili pepper. In Belgium, they are mostly served on special occasions like fairgrounds and big outdoor sports events. In Brussels, you can find them in special carts on some of the streets, especially on winter days.

Picture by Harry Fabel

Ideally, there should be enough chili to make you weep when you drink the broth. It opens up the sinuses and it is perfect to cure a cold or just to warm you up. A must-try when you visit Belgium.

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