Dinnertime in Helsinki! We decided to be a little touristy and head to Zetor, right around the central train station. We heard it was quite a sight to see inside and the food was pretty good and that all tourists should go there. So off we went!
The menu is a little booklet, with 24 different languages. English for us, with a little chinese…
The place is interesting, there are tractors inside and you can sit around them. Lots of neat old stuff to explore.
Perinteinen pyttipannu – traditional Finnish Potato Hash. With Bacon and Sausage. It was quite interesting, but it seems like I can get this in a diner in New York…
Poronkäristys – Sauteed Reindeer on Mash with Ligonberries and Gherkins. Not bad, a little gamey. I wasn’t quite expecting it shaved like this, but expecting an actual piece of meat. It tasted pretty good. Not sure that i would go with it again though.
My colleague went with Karjalanpaisti – Karelian Stew. Beef, Pork and Lamb and Ligonberries. You take the boiled potatoes, smash them in a bowl and put the stew on top. Looked interesting.
Mustikkakukko – Bilberry Bake on the bottom with Vanilla Ice Cream. Not bad to end it off, though a bit flour-y.
I will say one thing about this place, the service staff is awesome. Friendly, helpful and definitely pointing you in the right direction.
Definitely worth a shot if you’re in town.