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A typical Finnish Supper

My first experience with Finnish cuisine was a really late diner. I was catching up with a friend from my MSC and he asked me to go with him to move his boat from one marina to another one at the opposite side of the city. When we arrived to the other marina it was basically midnight, good thing that there are late restaurants in Helsinki and when I say late they keep their kitchen open until around 3am. 


The restaurant we went was a traditional one as per my request. Manala in the heart of the city between the National Museum, the Parliament, and the Rock Church (Temppeliaukio). I went for hard core local cuisine, Salmon soup and Reindeer. 


The place

The Lohikeitto (salmon soup) I immediately felt in love with it, amazing flavour the creamy based soup with the salmon is a perfect match. As a main Poronkäristys (Manala sautéed reindeer) quite good, the meat a little bit dry but with the mash and the lingonberries you have a nice combination. 



A perfect start for a week in Helsinki, even though the place wasn’t my first option but glad that the circumstances took me in that direction. 

Salmon reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Implant” 

Kramer: Come on Jerry! 
Jerry: Oh, how can you be so sure? 
Kramer: Jerry, are you blind? He's a writer. He said his name was Sal Bass. Bass, Jerry! Instead of salmon, he went with bass! He just substituted one fish for another! 
Jerry: Look, you idiot, first of all, it's Salman, not salmon! 
Kramer: Jerry, Jerry, you're missing the big picture!

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