Trying Finnish Food, Why not?
Traditional Finnish Cuisine At A Glance
Finnish food has well-known for being one of the most safeties and healthiest culinarians in the world. Due to the green and safe agricultural products along with strict hygiene procedure in cooking, Finnish food meets the demand for both healthy and tasty. Additionally, the cuisine has its own special.
Cinnamon Bread (Source: My dear kitchen in Helsinki)
This pastry is quite popular in other countries as well, however, in Finland, we make Cinnamon Rolls in our own way. While in North America the cakes are topped with icing, we make it with a lot of sprinkle pearl sugar. The cake is popular in several places on earth, however, the shape is totally different in Finland. You can find this baked good in almost every café. Finnish people love baking and eating it in their way.
Karelian pie or Karelian pirogs is an open pastry which topped with rice porridge or egg butter. The pie was named after Karelian region, located in the East side of Finland, the area stays between Finland and Russian. This is also the mythical birthplace of Kalevala, the epic 19th-century poem that has become an essential part of the Finnish national identity. Nowadays, the food is also eaten by neighbourhood countries, Russia and Estonia.
Finland’s cheese always has a good reputation for its quality. This type of bread cheese is a Finnish squeaky and chewy cheese. The speciality is that it has been traditionally made with reindeer milk. However, in order to meet the demand of cheeses consumers, they are made from cow’s milk and goat’s milk as well. The brown spots on the surface of them are because they have been baked as a part of the making process. The best way to eat this bread cheese is to combine with cloudberry jams.
Salmon soup with cream, potato and carrot (Source: Her Finland)
Salmon soup is one of the most frequent dishes appeared in a normal family dining table in Finland. Finnish people enjoy salmon soup on every occasion, especially for the cold, snowy days. This dish provides both delicious taste and high nutrition level from all ingredients.
Sautéed Reindeer with mashed potato and lingonberries (Source: Pinterest)
Sautéed reindeer is thought to be the most popular traditional meal from Lapland area. Lappish people claim that the best way to enjoy reindeer meat is to combine it with mashed potatoes and crush lingonberries or cranberries. A dish of sautéed reindeer accompanies with a cup of beer or white wine is perfect for an evening. In Finland, you can easily find a frozen pre-prepared meal of this good in any supermarkets. Besides of its deliciousness, the dish contains high vitamins B-12, omega-3, omega-6 and lean
Known as Finnish traditional sweet, this candy challenge travellers from all over the world due to its unique flavours. With the main ingredient that is liquorice, you would feel burning in your mouth and throat while eating them. Salmiakki is considered as the most nationalized candy of Finland. I have never met any Fin hate this candy. They even taste the other goods such as salmiakki ice-cream, salmiakki cake, salmiakki alcohol, salmiakki candle and even salmiakki condom.
People who have tried this candy usually have a tendency either love eating that or never want to eat that again! To my own experience towards this candy, after the very first time trying, I told myself that I would never eat them again.
These are some suggestions that you can absolutely try when arriving in Finland! Hope you’re gonna like it!