Sunset in Helsinki - Finland - photo by Giuseppe Milo under CC BY 2.0
Sunset in Helsinki - Finland - photo by Giuseppe Milo under CC BY 2.0

FINLAND: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON NO RESERVATIONS

When Anthony Bourdain visited Finland on his show No Reservations Season 8 Episode 6 (originally aired May 14, 2012), he was reminded of the Northern Lights. And he mentioned some indirect Northern Lights Tips for Rovaniemi. This time, however, Anthony was with a mission: to explore the culinary destinations of Finland. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on Anthony Bourdain Finland – some must-dry dishes even if you’re traveling Finland on a budget.

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DISH – Reindeer Meat

WHAT IS IT?

Reindeer meat is a staple in Finnish tradition. Reindeer meat is usually smoked, braised or roasted. Reindeer sausage is also popular in Finland.

WHERE IS IT?

Lappi Ravintola
Annankatu 22
Helsinki, Finland

NOTES – Anthony Bourdain Finland

Lappi serves a charcuterie board of salmon tartar, air-dried reindeer meat, cheese, reindeer carpaccio and white fish roe.

DISH – Romani Soup

WHAT IS IT?

Romani soup (aka “gypsy stew”) is made of whatever ingredients are available, usually potatoes, carrots, onions and pork shoulder.

WHERE IS IT?

Cafe & Pub Päämaja
Kauppatie 6
Tuusula, Finland

NOTES – Anthony Bourdain Finland

Päämaja celebrates the gypsy culture of Finland through food and music. Aside from gypsy dishes, Päämaja also has cured pony meat.

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DISH – Lihapiirakka

WHAT IS IT?

Lihapiirakka are savory meat pies from Finland. They are a popular everyday dish that is often sold in supermarkets and fast food stalls.

WHERE IS IT?

Jaskan Grilli
Dagmarinkatu 2
Helsinki, Finland

NOTES – Anthony Bourdain Finland

Jaskan Grilli is a popular place for meat pies, sausage and fries. Its meat pies are typically filled with meat, mustard and ketchup, topped with garlic, pineapple, mayonnaise, and cheese. Customers can select the ingredients that go into the meat pie.