We will have a long stopover in Helsinki for a long haul fright in late June. Any restaurant or local food recommendations will be welcomed! We will arrive in time for a dinner and the next day, a breakfast and a lunch before leaving in the early evening. Thanks.
I watched a very interesting “The Foodie List” video on Air France which hit a few local specialties and currently popular restaurants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqF_iBW6ws
Some research so far:
I would really like to try sapas from Juuri for sure.
I have heard a lot of recommendations on Cafe Regatta. I don’t know if it’s far from the city centre.
Food market, I have been thinking of visiting either one of these places:
• Vanha kauppahalli (Old Market Hall)
• Hietalahden kauppahalli (Hietalahti Market Hall)
Food I would like to try:
• Lohikeitto (salmon soup)
• Grillimakkara (grilled sausages)
• Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies)
• Korvapuusti (cinnamon and cardamon buns)
• Riisipuuro (rice pudding)
• Salmiakki (salty liquorice)
A local restaurant rating site: www.eat.fi
Sure, you will need the help of Google.
We have visited Vanha kauppahalli, the old market hall in Helsinki, a must for food lovers.
Bought a box. Sweet and salty at the same time, I find them alright, DH couldn’t eat it, he felt eating dead fish. Maybe the reason why they used the fish as their form?
He prefers the classical liquorice, comparatively, I find them sweeter and more mild in taste than those in France.
My visit of restaurant Juuri, Helsinki here: