There are some places in Helsinki to which I always gladly return to.If they happen to have great service, are in the city center and are serving a delicious food, most likely you’ll find me sitting at those places while satisfying my inner hedonist which never sleeps. Continue Reading…
I’m back with the new post for one of my favourite sections on the blog: “Visit Helsinki”. I’m always asked by many where to go, what to see or where to eat when visiting Helsinki and I’m always more than happy to give suggestions and help out to experience (and taste) Helsinki at it’s best. 🙂
One of my favourite recommendations on where to go and eat, because as a self proclaimed, certified foodie and bon vivant, I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open on what good new spots have opened up in the city as well as what’s on the offer in some of the good, old favourites such as Gaijin! Continue Reading…
After a short break, I’m back with a new review in my cycle of “Visit Helsinki” posts. I have to admit that at some point I felt fed up with those (this coming from a true foodie and bon vivant sounds silly :D) and taking a short breather was just what I wanted and needed. I got ecstatic writing this post and bringing back the reviews of new and interesting places to visit in Helsinki as well as revisit some of the all time favourites. Continue Reading…
In the beginning of this month a long awaited 5th floor in Kamppi shopping mall got a huge facelift or shall I say a complete makeover?! Everybody was waiting for many months to see the final reveal of “Kortteli”. After years of having a dull, not well used space with a ton of potential it finally got completely redesigned and the space got filled with a so called food block.
As you might have already noticed, I love to cook at home and create new as well as re-create some of my all time favourite dishes. The recipe which I’ll share with you today is one of the ultimate favourites in my family and everybody loves it equally as much. I love to prepare it on Sunday, when I usually feel really lazy but I still want to cook something healthy, so this recipe then comes in as a perfect saviour since it doesn’t require much time spent by the stove and oven, but the outcome is always a super delicious one.
Kuten olet jo ehkä saattanut huomata. Minä rakastan ruoan laittamista kotona. Rakastan kehitellä uusia, kuin myös muuttaa jo valmiita ruoka annoksia. Resepti minkä jaan tänään teidän kanssanne on yksi perheeni suosikeista. Ja kaikki meidän perheessämme ovat siihen yhtä ihastuneita. Haluan yleensä valmistaa tämän ruoka annoksen Sunnuntaisin. Sillä se on yleensä se päivä jolloin tunnen itseni laiskaksi, mutta haluaisin silti valmistaa jotakin terveellistä ruokaa. Tämä annos on siihen tarkoitukseen täydellinen, sillä se ei vaadi paljon aikaa hellan ja uunin äärellä. Mutta lopputulos on silti todella herkullinen.
First ever to open restaurant by Matti Wikberg and Tomi Björck was Farang. After Farang came another 4 restaurants which create BW restaurants that are equally successful and operating in Helsinki ,Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
Farang brings your senses on a foodie trip to Southeast Asia, with strong Thai influences, where the “magic” of food lies in sharing it from big bowls and eating a lot of the dishes by using either spoon or with fingers.
Farang oli ensimmäinen Matti Wikbergin ja Tomi Björkin avaama ravintola. Farangin jälkeen 4 muuta ravintolaa ovat myös avanneet myöhemmin ovensa. Ja kaikki nämä BW ravintolat ovat yhtä menestyksekkäitä ja ne toimivat Helsingissä ja Tukholmassa Ruotsissa.
Farang tarjoaa Foodie matkan aisteja Kaakkois-Aasiaan, höystettynä Thaimaan vaikutteilla. Täällä ruuan “taika” perustuu jakamiseen isoista kulhoista, syöden joko lusikalla tai sormin.
It’s been couple of months since I’ve been to a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Helsinki city – Boulevard Social. If you are interested, you can read my previous review here. It was around Christmas time when I had the pleasure to try the enchanting tastes and flavours of Mediterranean delight at Boulevard Social. Third restaurant to open by the BW restaurant chain, but nothing less successful or amazing as compared to the other restaurants.
Siitä on muutama kuukausi aikaa kun kävin viimeksi tässä mahtavassa ravintolassa, mikä sijaitsee aivan Helsingin sydämessä – Nimittäin Boulevard Socialissa. Jos olet kiinnostunut niin voit lukea minun edellisen arvosteluni täältä. Se taisi olla viime vuonna Joulun aikoihin kun minulla oli ilo päästä kokeilemaan näitä lumoavia Välimeren makuja Boulevard Socialissa. Kolmannessa ravintolassa minkä BW ravintola ketju on aikoinaan avannut. Ja se ei ole yhtään sen vähäpätöisempi ravintola kun ne ketjun aikaisemmatkaan paikat.
I’m not sure how many of you have watched or remember the legendary TV series “Cheers”? That little cafe where “everybody knows your name”? Yep, that’s how I feel each time I step inside of Yume restaurant, as my second home, place where everybody knows my name and every time I come there, I know that I’m up for a special treat. Ever since discovering Yume’s fusion flavours bringing us the best of tastes of Asia, I have been a devoted fan of their kitchen and vision. After following through their 4 menu changes, I can only say that they’ve been getting more and more inspiring with the selection of dishes on the menu and the way how they get the best out of each dish is still unresolved mystery to me. 😀 How can they deliver at all times with all of the dishes on the menu? I mean, their sides are equally mind-blowing too.
Pastis is the anise flavoured spirit and aperitif from France, typically containing up to 45% alcohol by the volume and 100 gr of sugar per litre. This is the mini task I gave to myself upon visiting Pastis last weekend for brunch – to check out the meaning of word/ name “Pastis”. I saw beautiful, empty bottles labeled Pastis by the big restaurant’s windows and that’s when the curiosity about the name started.
Just when I thought that I have experienced pretty much everything that Helsinki has to offer, I was proven SO wrong by visiting restaurant Saaristo! Visit Helsinki cycle of posts brings us to another gem on Helsinki’s gastronomy scene, Finnish traditional cuisine presented in a fine dining way. I’d say that restaurant Saaristo is situated on a wonderful location to take your significant other for a romantic trip/ dinner or organise a celebration, such as your own wedding perhaps.