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Finland foods/gourmet you must try

Famous food top 5

  1. Lohikeitto: Creamy salmon soup is a common dish in Finland and other Nordic countries. It consists of salmon fillets, boiled potatoes, carrots and leeks. The dish is served hot, and typically seasoned with fresh dill, allspice, salt and black pepper.
  2. Poronkäristys(Sautéed reindeer): is perhaps the best known traditional meal from Sápmi in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia and Sakha. Usually steak or the back of the reindeer is used. It is sliced thinly (usually while the meat is still frozen so that it is easier to cut through), fried in fat (traditionally in reindeer fat, but butter and oil are more common nowadays), and spiced with black pepper and salt. Finally, some water, cream, or beer is added, and it is cooked until tender. The dish is served with mashed potatoes and lingonberry preserves or, more traditionally, with raw lingonberries mashed with sugar. In Finland, the meat is often served with pickled cucumber,[1] which is not as common in Sweden.
  3. Makkara(sausage): Makkara is a grilled sausage eaten in Finland. Makkara means “sausage” in Finnish. The Finnish way of eating it is to cook the sausage on branches by roasting it vigorously over an open fire.
  4. Karjalanpiirakka or Karelian pies/pasty: Karelian pasties, Karelian pies or Karelian pirogs are traditional Finnish pasties or pirogs originating from the region of Karelia. They are eaten throughout Finland as well as in adjacent areas such as Estonia and Russian Karelia.
  5. Voileipä: Open sandwich.

Famous Sweets

Korvapuustit: Cinnamon Roll

Famous Drinks

  • Kahvi Kahvi=kaffe,
  • Lonkero: In Finland, lonkero, also called Finnish long drink, refers to a ready mixed drink made from gin and, most commonly, grapefruit soda, although other long drink flavours include cranberry and lime. In Finland, lonkero is available in stores and restaurants, where it can be on draught, bottle or can.

Finland food trivia

  • “It’s tasty” in Finnish: “Hyvää
  • Salmiakki: A traditional shape for salty liquorice pastilles is a black diamond-shaped lozenge. In Finnish, it is known as salmiakki.
  • “Leipäjuusto(Bread cheese): known in the United States as Finnish squeaky cheese, is a Finnish fresh cheese traditionally made from cow’s beestings, rich milk from a cow that has recently calved. Reindeer or even goat milk can also be used. Commercially available versions are typically made from cow’s milk. The cheese originally comes from Southern Ostrobothnia, Northern Finland, and Kainuu.

Other Finland famous foods

  1. Ruisleipa: Rye bread is a type of bread made with various proportions of flour from rye grain. It can be light or dark in color, depending on the type of flour used and the addition of coloring agents, and is typically denser than bread made from wheat flour.
  2. Kalakukko: Kalakukko is a traditional Finnish dish from the region of Savonia made from fish baked inside a loaf of bread. Kalakukko is especially popular in Kuopio, capital city of the Northern Savonia region. Kuopio is home to many kalakukko bakeries. The city also hosts an annual kalakukko baking contest.
  3. Muikku (fried vendance): This small freshwater fish is abundant in Finland. With it being so common, Finns have many ways of serving this delicious white fish. One of the favorite cooking methods is breading the fish and frying it in butter. These crispy little fish are a flavorful treat and since the bones are so small the entire fish can be eaten without worry.
  4. Graavilohi (cured salmon): Finns love their salmon, and Finland is home to some of the freshest fishing sites. Graavilohi is a Nordic dish made from raw salmon which has been cured in salt, sugar and dill. The thinly sliced Finnish cuisine is often served as an appetizer alongside a dill or mustard sauce on bread or with boiled potatoes.
  5. Mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie): Blueberry pie is a pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is readily made because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit. It usually has a top and bottom crust. The top crust can be circular, but the pie can also have a crumble crust or no top crust.