Rotterdam fishmonger Ruud den Haan sells the best Dutch herring in the country, according to the annual herring test organised by the AD.
Den Haan’s herring took the maximum 10 points from the judges for their ‘full, creamy and salty’ taste. ‘They are a prime example of everything that makes the Hollandse Nieuwe a real delicacy,’ the judges said.
Every year the AD checks the herring on sale at around 150 fishmongers throughout the country. This year, 48 scored an eight or more while 31 scored 2.5 or below.
De Haan told the AD that he picks up his fish from the Scheveningen fish market at 5am four times a week. He also picks out the fish himself.
The full list will be published in Saturday’s AD.
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