Say Muikku

  Watch the video at  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B52HBYNBqzE/ Last Friday we celebrated the Finnish Independence day. Independence day is always a good opportunity to prepare traditional dishes and one of the most traditional dishes that the accidental tourist in Helsinki will face, is the fried vendace (In Finnish, Muikku) with mashed potatoes. I personally fell in love…

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Deli fast oven-cooked salmon

    The first time Maippi made this salmon, I couldn’t believe the juiciness and the amazing flavours of such a fast process. Generally, I don’t fancy whip cream in oven cooking but there are always some exceptions. This recipe will take you  10 to prepare + 15 min in the heated oven and there…

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Chef style roughly chopped liver

  Chopped liver style chef Shaul Ben Aderet. The recipe was given to me by Shaul as a part of a food article to a Finnish magazine but was dropped out from the article. So for those of you who fancy liver, here it is: Ingredients: 1/2 kg livers (chicken or beef) 1 medium-size eggplant,…

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Orange nuts cast iron pot bread

  Freshly baked bread gives always the warm feeling of home but using a cast iron pot for baking, gives even better crust and great texture. Coming back to work after the summer holiday left me with not much free time to cook or bake so I was looking forward to the coming weekend so…

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Classic Finnish potato flat bread

  A classic Finnish bread that comes originally from south Karelia and was one of the main basic items in the local kitchen. Simple & cheap to make which makes it magical and leaves you with a delicate taste. There are different recipes with different amounts of ingredients according to your own taste. It can…

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After holidays fine city dinning

  Christmas is now behind us and after spending so much time in the kitchen, you might like to forget about cooking for a day. If you are looking for delicious seafood and fresh fish cooked to perfection, Rivoli is our catch of the day!   Their menu has a good selection of dishes with…

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Happy 100th Beautiful! A stress free menu just for you!

When it comes to having a party, there is always a risk to overdo it and loose focus on what truly matters. Celebrating should never be spoiled by working so hard that you can’t enjoy it anymore. Easier said than done… This is why Ofer & I wanted to design for you a stress free…

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Satu’s “Theater of Magic” Pulla

Go ahead and set out to be amazed with Satu’s Magical Pulla recipe, with a few simple ingredients you will shortly be ready to enjoy those warm and delicious Pulla’s in true Laskiainen Finnish tradition. Sledging not mandatory!

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Jonna’s”Peace of cake” & Golden milk

WHITE yoga studio, giant dream catchers & wall hangings from reclaimed wood from the forest with colorful Mexican pompoms, symbolizing rainbows and connecting the universe – white light, and peaceful music, In the background, soft music is playing; her composure is peaceful and relaxed, the fragrant flowers in a tall vase, stand proud while she explains: “5…

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Untraditional Saffron Finnish Korvapuusti

Story & recipe originally featured in The Oryx In flight Magazine for Fine food October Hi there! Sorry we have been so silent lately at Hungry In Helsinki. It seems that despite our love for food (eating & writing about it) there are not always enough hours in the day to get it all done! Meanwhile, we…

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Peppina’s Menu: Lentil & carrot soup

We are sipping espresso from a tiny purple cup while I marvel at the warm and cosy wooden house Peppina has patiently arranged and styled from the day they bought it – a mere frame- nearly twenty years ago. From the window I can see to the garden and imagine peaceful breakfast under the  soft Finnish summer sun. From…

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A love letter to Finland & a Traditional Salmon Soup for the Hieno

Today, as part of The Hieno! “What is Finnish-ness” series celebrating Suomi 100 in 2017, we at Hungry in Helsinki are proud to be featured to express our love of Finland & all things Finnish To create a blog called “Hungry In Helsinki”, one must be simultaneously hungry and in love! This post is an extract from…

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Restaurant day in sunny Helsinki

Yesterday was definitely the best day of the year to be Hungry in Helsinki. The restaurant day took part all over the country and the sunny weather lifted up the spirit and colors to top levels. Helsinki definitely got up the energy level  and had all facts right on the table, summer is here, so let’s have…

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Lost in the Middle of Nowhere!

  I’m an Urban Animal. I long for the muffled noise of traffic through the windows, the agitation of the city, the pulsating lights of the metropolis beats at my rhythm. I love Helsinki. As a city, I find it strangely human; it is surrounded by the sea, parks and trees everywhere; and has a softness that I am yet…

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Finland – the Japan of Europe

When I settled in Finland, I elaborated this silent theory that Finland is the “Japan of Europe”. Now, before you chew my head off, hear me out. Coming as an outsider I had the privilege to spend time internalize the purist and absolut Nordic design of wooden  & White tones, respecting the authenticity of material and elaborated simplicity in every home…

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