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Cuisine of Helsinki & its Best Restaurants

The national cuisine is a kind of "fusion" of Eastern and Western traditions. Local culinary masterpieces will never leave any gourmet indifferent. Various vegetable stews and casseroles are considered popular dishes of home-cooking. When it comes to desserts, the locals prefer baking. Seafood is also very popular here, and many recipes of fish dishes strike with their originality and simplicity.
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Salmon is one of the most popular dishes, which is offered to guests in any restaurant dedicated to Finnish cuisine. The dish is usually served with aromatic sauces and fresh vegetables. You can also find some Lappish dishes in the list of meals representing the national cuisine. Here venison remains a confident leader. This is one of major specialties, which can be tried only in elite restaurants. Finnish bread, which is baked for centuries according to a special recipe, deserves a special praise. Seeds, bran and sweet raisins are essential ingredients that are often added to it. Pulla vanilla muffins are the favorite dessert of local residents and tourists. Fruit and berry desserts also do not lose their popularity. Finnish chefs prepare wonderful puddings and shakes made of northern berries, so refusing to try these dishes is simply impossible.
In addition to restaurants specializing in national cuisine, there are really many diverse culinary destinations in the city. Chez Dominique restaurant was opened in 1998. It specializes in French cuisine. Among specialties of this restaurant are beef steaks and small pancakes with caviar. Resisting the aroma of the meals served here is simply impossible. Apart from national cuisine delicacies, Lappi restaurant is the best place to enjoy home cooking. It serves amazingly delicious cheese, roasted meat of northern deer, and fried whitefish is considered the specialty of the restaurant. Pannonia is the only restaurant in the city dedicated to Hungarian cuisine. Here guests can enjoy homemade pickles, meatballs with cabbage and lots of other interesting dishes, the best addition to which will be wine from the Pannonia’s own cellar.
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Recommended cafe and restaurants in Helsinki (not ads):

Baker’s Bar & Restaurant
Address: Mannerheimintie 12; Web: www.ravintolabakers.com;
Restaurant Lehtovaara
Address: Mechelininkatu 39; Telephone: +358(0)9 440 833; Web: www.lehtovaararavintola.fi;
The Rivoli restaurants
Address: Albertinkatu 38; Telephone: +358 (0)9 643 455; Web: www.rivolirestaurants.fi;
NJK Restaurant
Address: Valkosaari; Telephone: +358 (0)9 6128 6500; Web: www.royalravintolat.com;

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Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Helsinki (Finland) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Helsinki restaurants, as well as our recommendations for a gourmet. Popular places in Helsinki, where you can taste delicious courses, and also spend your time with your friends in a good atmosphere.