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  • Опубліковано 2 бер 2024
  • What to eat in Finland. From Salmiakki to Salmon to tiny potatoes and more! There are so many great foods to try in Finland whether you are at the lakes by Tampere or in the capital Helsinki, you can get some good food in Finland.
    They love their mushrooms and you can't beat their cinnamon rolls either.
    Traditional Finnish Food
    Filmed in Turku, Finland
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  • @woltersworld
    @woltersworld Рік тому +14

    So many tasty treats!!!

    • @anderspaulsson
      @anderspaulsson Рік тому +2

      Nothing against Finland, it's my neighbour country and i love them, but us swedes do a lot of these foods way better. 😉

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +2

      Max is pretty good but hesburger still wins 😀

    • @anderspaulsson
      @anderspaulsson Рік тому +1

      @@WoltersWorldEats i agree 😃👍

    • @herrakaarme
      @herrakaarme Рік тому

      @@anderspaulsson It's best for both of us, Swedes and Finns, that there are subtle differences in the seemingly similar things we make. It means twice the amount of choices!

    • @punkkumies1283
      @punkkumies1283 Рік тому

      @@anderspaulsson noup.

  • @finnishyourplate
    @finnishyourplate Рік тому +252

    I like how excited you get over Finnish food. Even Finns don't get that excited about it!

    • @TheW89
      @TheW89 Рік тому +13

      Ah yes, the world known Finnish excitement. =P

    • @kekkoinen
      @kekkoinen Рік тому +15

      Well when you eat a food regularly, it becomes less exciting

    • @finnishyourplate
      @finnishyourplate Рік тому +7

      @@kekkoinen Haha true. But I also think we Finns notoriously undersell our food, thinking that nobody would be interested in it.

  • @jussim.konttinen4981
    @jussim.konttinen4981 Рік тому +328

    The Finnish army has had "pea soup and pancake" -Thursday since the 18th century. Raw chopped onion is served separately. Civilians can experience this dish at Amica restaurants 😆

    • @TommiJKeranen
      @TommiJKeranen Рік тому +15

      My school serves pea soup and pancake on Wednesdays…

    • @MitchBuchannon420
      @MitchBuchannon420 Рік тому +52

      Dont forget the mustard

    • @ratflail215
      @ratflail215 Рік тому +48

      @@TommiJKeranen Absolute blasphemy

    • @siivonenworkwear1539
      @siivonenworkwear1539 Рік тому +7

      Pea soup is from the swedish time

    • @jii-ro7083
      @jii-ro7083 Рік тому +12

      You can get pea soup and pancake in every lunch buffet on thursdays

  • @wfwr
    @wfwr Рік тому +72

    I love it how enthusiastic you are about Finland and the Finnish food! I seriously think that our food really is weird to foreigners. I mean, since I was a child, I loved the liver casserole WITH raisins. So yeah, we have weird and creepy, but so delicious food!

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +10

      I love this comment

    • @chryssalidbait8765
      @chryssalidbait8765 Рік тому +7

      Liver casserole is great. Definitely the best of the laatikko's at a christmas feast, except maybe for lanttulaatikko.
      But the raisins are a crime against humanity.

    • @wfwr
      @wfwr Рік тому +3

      @@chryssalidbait8765 Lanttulaatikko is heaven! And raisins are great! Though it´s really a battle :D I love raisins and my brother don´t. My poor parents had to be careful :D

    • @phvrodrigues
      @phvrodrigues Рік тому

      Finnish food is actually incredible if people stop being close minded and try to learn a bit of their origins.
      I am portuguese, we are hard snobs about out culinary and everyone here thinks our food is the best and all central, eastern and northern European cuisines are bad.
      When I went to Finland on long holidays I was told awful things about your food. Well I actually tried about everything that's in this video and loved every single one. I even ate some delicacies (some fish bread and dried reindeer meat that I didn't dislike either).
      Honestly, still to this day I remember this reindeer stew with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam I ate in Pyha (Lapland). It was honestly one of the best meals I had in my life and will always remember it.

    • @Easun36
      @Easun36 6 місяців тому +2

      Your food is fine and you are good people. I visited your country when I was 12 and most of my memories from it are very good ones. Respect and Love.

  • @askelaskeleelta
    @askelaskeleelta Рік тому +82

    When Alko began to sell Salmiakki-Koskenkorva in the 1990s, they had to pull it from market, because so many teenagers ended up in the hospital having drunk dangerous amounts of it. In a Finnish mouth, it tastes like child's candy, so you don't realize how strong it is.

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +18

      I remember that.

    • @ristopekkalainen1312
      @ristopekkalainen1312 Рік тому +4

      I make my own. Get whichever vodka you prefer and some of the hard double salt licorice coins. Pour out some vodka and let the candy soak for like three weeks. Strain out the bits and you are good to go.

  • @viiranen
    @viiranen Рік тому +110

    i dont think anybody in finland actually likes to stop by R-kioski (it's a brand name derived from the words "railway kiosk"). their stuff is twice as expensive as anything from regular stores and half as good. like ive see meat mince pies(?) from regular milk stores that are just plain better. but alas, R-kioski are fast to get in and out of and usually attached to railway terminals here, so i believe the dang chain will stay in business for a long while.

    • @robertsonspeedo
      @robertsonspeedo Рік тому +3

      the hot dogs are "great"

    • @askelaskeleelta
      @askelaskeleelta Рік тому

      Actually, R-kioski is derived from "Rautakirja" = "Iron Book", the name of the original company

    • @PanzerWalrus
      @PanzerWalrus Рік тому +5

      @@finnwarrior Don't forget smokes and coffee.

    • @JustAGuyWhoLikesStuff.
      @JustAGuyWhoLikesStuff. Рік тому

      R-Kioski have great deals. If you're buying for like a birthday party or something. But ironically. If you're buying one item for yourself "on the go" it's SO overpriced.

  • @Easun36
    @Easun36 6 місяців тому +6

    I visited Finland a long time ago, I was 12. I'm Italian and I tend to be a bit picky when it comes to food. I can tell you this: Finnish food is good, it's just fine. I never had to complain when I was there. Good people, even better food. Nothing but respect and affection for Finland and Finns.

  • @MaybeitsmeJulia
    @MaybeitsmeJulia Рік тому +26

    I can't tell you how tickled I am every time you speak so nicely about my home city :)

  • @ristopaasivirta9770
    @ristopaasivirta9770 Рік тому +31

    First time I've heard "makkaraperunat" being described as cut up french fries and hotdogs.
    Not far off tho, I approve 👍

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +1

      Not sure a better way to describe it. It was one of my favorite post bar snacks when I lived there (Mark)

    • @BobThePenguin-pl4em
      @BobThePenguin-pl4em Рік тому +1

      wdym hotdogs its fries and sausage i call is nakkiranskalaiset i buy them when im at linnanmäki (amusement park)

    • @oskioskioski
      @oskioskioski Рік тому +9

      @@BobThePenguin-pl4em "hot dog" can also refer to just the sausage or the "nakki". So calling makkaraperunat fries and hot dogs is accurate imo.

    • @ImForwardlook
      @ImForwardlook Рік тому

      @@oskioskioski It is like buying frozen hamburger patties in Sweden, they call them hamburgers but there is no bread, just the patties.

  • @svenheilborn1537
    @svenheilborn1537 Рік тому +48

    Congratulations for your national holiday on 6th December Finland from your friends in Germany

    • @moelester9134
      @moelester9134 Рік тому +2

      Thanks for giving us military stuff back in ww2

    • @unknown761
      @unknown761 Рік тому

      its not national holiday xD

  • @ellaimmonen2990
    @ellaimmonen2990 11 місяців тому +4

    Peeling your own potatoes is a thing you learn when you’re a child in Finland. It’s an essential skill

  • @aefinn
    @aefinn Рік тому +16

    Small correction: paprikamajoneesi is bell pepper mayo. So it doesn't have any heat in it.

  • @tinycrimester
    @tinycrimester Рік тому +4

    hesburger paprika mayonnaise mentioned! finland gang represent!

  • @punkkumies1283
    @punkkumies1283 Рік тому +25

    you have to try the finnish classics: creamy salmon soup, karelian pies with eggbutter, karelian stew and korvapuusti(cinnamon buns) rye bread with coldsmoked salmon and rieskabread with toppings:mushroom salad or smoked salmon.and meatpies with sausage and cucumber relish, lov it!

  • @Liir85
    @Liir85 Рік тому +58

    Don't stress too much about your finnish pronouncing. It sounds very understandable and we do appreciate when travellers are trying to learn. ☺️
    I'd like to hear, have you tried cabbage rolls (kaalikääryle)? They are one of my favorites, thi I'm not sure how traditional they are.

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +7

      I have. They were worth ordering again. I remember that

    • @emmamemma4162
      @emmamemma4162 Рік тому +3

      Cabbage rolls have been eaten in Finland and Sweden for quite a long time. Originally, we got the inspiration from Turkey. They are delicious!

    • @Liir85
      @Liir85 Рік тому +2

      @@emmamemma4162 I tought maybe they came from Russia, would've never tought they are from Turkey. Thanks for the info!

    • @Unyielding92
      @Unyielding92 Рік тому +3

      @@Liir85 They're also a ''traditional'' dish in Poland - we call them ''gołąbki'' (literally ''tiny pigeons'') :)

    • @chryssalidbait8765
      @chryssalidbait8765 Рік тому +1

      @@Liir85 Yeah, IIRC the story goes that after the Swedish king got his ass handed to him at Poltava, he hung out at the Ottoman empire for a while before returning home, and brought the recepie with him.

  • @ziczixg797
    @ziczixg797 Рік тому +15

    One great thing about living in Finland is if you are allergic to milk. Many of us are lactose intolerant, and that's why most places make their foods and drinks passively with lactose free milk. And if some of them don't, they usually have the option to if you request for it! I didn't appreciate this enough until I lived in the uk for 3 months. Eating or drinking anything outside was a struggle, and stomach pains were maaaaany 😂

    • @Ambander1
      @Ambander1 3 місяці тому

      Very few in Finland are lactose intolerant though. 80-90% are lactose tolerant.

  • @chaelipark
    @chaelipark Рік тому +34

    Thank you so much for this video!!! I'm 17 and my life's ambition is to go live in Finland - Can't wait to try all of them!!! Suuri kiitos sulle!!😄

    • @radiorakim
      @radiorakim Рік тому +3

      May i ask why? Im finnish and i wonder why would anybody want to move here😅

    • @chaelipark
      @chaelipark Рік тому +7

      @@radiorakim oh vau, I certainly need a couple of hours to explain😂 To make a long story short I just love the country so much, I even think about getting citizenship (even though it automatically disqualifies the citizenship from my original country) Hyvä Suomi🇫🇮
      I'm sorry if you got multiple notifications, something is stupid and my comment keeps getting deleted*

    • @lassipls
      @lassipls Рік тому +2

      @@chaelipark I wouldn't want to live anywhere else than here in Finland.

    • @chaelipark
      @chaelipark Рік тому

      @@lassipls No niin, sama mulle!!

    • @ristopaasivirta9770
      @ristopaasivirta9770 Рік тому +6

      @@chaelipark I hope you get to fulfill your dreams sooner than later.
      Tervetuloa!

  • @AA19803_
    @AA19803_ Рік тому +29

    Finland has been one of my favorite trips! Beautiful country and wonderful people! Amazing overall!

  • @nipaimmonen1244
    @nipaimmonen1244 Рік тому +3

    Absolutely stunned me... i had couple of my friends from Poland visiting. You'r video nailed 100% accuracy what all we tried and pretty much the order! Even with the sushi part....

    • @Unyielding92
      @Unyielding92 Рік тому

      Hei, terveisiä Puolasta! :D What a coincidence. My Finnish friend and her husband are going to visit us in exactly 2 weeks, and we hopefully will visit them around June next year. Just can't wait!
      Have you ever been to Poland?

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому

      Cool

  • @user-kw7qc9mx3y
    @user-kw7qc9mx3y Місяць тому +1

    My friend in Finland Love the Dutch DropShot and Dutch cigars

  • @lilbatz
    @lilbatz Рік тому +18

    My Finnish grandma made those "pies". She called them "coffee cakes". Dang it! Now I want some (weeps bitter tears)

    • @einar6229
      @einar6229 Рік тому +3

      They're not easy to master, but well worth the trial, keep your heritage alive.

    • @janus1958
      @janus1958 Рік тому +5

      Mom made them also. Along with cinnamon rolls. So many cinnamon rolls! There were always cinnamon rolls for coffee. They were such a staple around the house, that as a kid, they weren't special, and even still, as an adult, they are many things I'd choose before them. On occasion, she'd make leipäjuusto (Bread cheese). It wasn't often as it took a lot of milk ( and time) to make. (at least we had our own milk cow) When she did, it was a treat! At Christmas it was always cardamon bread and "Prune stars"

  • @christopherdieudonne6642
    @christopherdieudonne6642 Рік тому +2

    I love Finland. I've been there 3 times. It's a wonderful country. My favorite thing to eat are these little fried fish, I think they are called muuki or something like that. I eat them with the most amazing garlic mayonnaise. And I actually HATE mayonnaise but that Finnish one is absolutely delicious !

    • @ihanba
      @ihanba 7 місяців тому +3

      I believe you mean muikku (vendace in English).

    • @christopherdieudonne6642
      @christopherdieudonne6642 7 місяців тому

      @@ihanba yes yes ! That's it. Thanks :)

  • @oskioskioski
    @oskioskioski Рік тому +5

    I would only go to a R-Kioski if everything else is closed. You can get snacks, baked goods, and drinks and anything you'd want at the larger supermarkets like S-Market, Prisma, or K-Market.

  • @realhawaii5o
    @realhawaii5o Рік тому +3

    Can't believe I got recommend this video while on the Tallinn-Helsinki ferry. Useful.

  • @carlerickson74
    @carlerickson74 7 місяців тому +1

    Years ago when I was in high school, my mom and I took a trip to Europe and visited relative north of Helsinki. I remember for dinner on evening, the dad came home with a bunch of orange , can’t remember the variety, fresh caviar! That and local cloudberry liquor was dinner that night! Man, I want to town on that! Lol One of the best meals ever as I remember!

  • @fredsundermann5799
    @fredsundermann5799 5 місяців тому

    I remember eatting Lihapirrakka at the train station in Helsinki - my favorite during my 2 weeks in Finland

  • @rafangirl1
    @rafangirl1 Місяць тому

    I loved the sausages and yogurt in Finland and holy crap, the korvapuusti...to die for. I also quite like salmiakki.

  • @ordelian7795
    @ordelian7795 Рік тому +2

    The "little potatoes" you describe are actually new season potatoes that are taken out of the ground when they're small and cook fast, you must cook them like you would with boiledeggs by dropping them into boiling water. You wont get any of them if you come here at winter or fall or early spring as they are a summertime treat. And yes the skin just comes off that easy, even when they're uncooked if its early summer you can use a bucket and a stick to tumble them and the skin comes right off.

  • @kontsakeisari
    @kontsakeisari Рік тому +1

    watching this today on 4th of October, national korvapuusti day!!! going to have coffee and a korvapuusti with a friend :) great video!!

  • @arielsmith9674
    @arielsmith9674 Рік тому

    I feel so in touch with Finland now, deeply enjoyed every second of this, thank you warmly!!!

  • @Luv2tickt
    @Luv2tickt Рік тому +10

    A good friend lived in Imatra for about a decade. He would always rave about just how outstanding Finnish coffee is! Problem is trying to get that here in the US is absurdly expensive.

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому

      I feel the same way. I buy Lavazza and use a Bialetti for my coffee in the states.

  • @Novittuakomatiian
    @Novittuakomatiian Рік тому +1

    Good video. And as a finnish this warms my heart to see how excited when explainin this :D❤️

  • @offthebeatenpathadventures1348

    You sold me on the mushrooms. It's such a great keto snack

  • @ivyfeng4673
    @ivyfeng4673 7 місяців тому

    Great !
    No tipping is such a good suggestion.

  • @raddelydackelydack
    @raddelydackelydack Рік тому

    as an finn im so excited that your excited about finnish foods💙🤍

  • @VDEP2727
    @VDEP2727 4 місяці тому

    Thank you for mentioning the cinnamon rolls. I’m here now and considering buying the stores out to send home. Never had anything like it before. Ever.

  • @jii-ro7083
    @jii-ro7083 Рік тому +4

    Reindeer is fantastic. Everyone should try it atleast once in their life. Its probably the best meat money can buy

  • @mtk27524
    @mtk27524 5 місяців тому

    Thank you!!!!

  • @einar6229
    @einar6229 Рік тому +39

    An interesting note on the tradition of these pies, the name Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian pie) can only given to those pies traditionally made in the Karelia region, if they are made elsewhere then they must be called 'Riisipiirakka' (rice pie) the topping is a mashed boiled egg/butter mix which is spread on the warmed pie, wonderful.

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +2

      I was wondering about that. Thank you!

    • @K-TheLetter
      @K-TheLetter Рік тому +11

      doesn’t everyone still call them “karjalanpiirakka”

    • @janiturunen4059
      @janiturunen4059 Рік тому +5

      Only karelian pies filled with rice are called "riisipiirakka", they can also have a potato filling which is called "perunapiirakka", but both are Karjalanpiirakka.

    • @einar6229
      @einar6229 Рік тому +2

      @@janiturunen4059 spot on and the best breakfast, i have cheese on perunapiirakka... Please don't judge me 😆

    • @einar6229
      @einar6229 Рік тому +2

      @@K-TheLetter they do indeed.

  • @justskip4595
    @justskip4595 Рік тому +13

    3:26 I used to be good at peeling potatoes. Then I went to army and because we had just few minutes to eat, I learned to eat potatoes with their skins on and I've been doing that ever since.
    I also ate boiled eggs with the shells on in the army but I haven't done that after the army. Gives an idea about the haste to eat though.

    • @CorporalCookie
      @CorporalCookie Рік тому

      Same here with the potatoes. We generally referred to eating as "refueling" because it was rare when you had time to do it in peace. Just inhale what's in front of you and be done with it.

    • @Gentlemanclub5
      @Gentlemanclub5 Рік тому

      Those army potatoes was something else ....... :D

    • @herrakaarme
      @herrakaarme Рік тому +5

      You ate the eggshell? That's hardcore. I have never seen anyone do that, not even in the army.

    • @justskip4595
      @justskip4595 Рік тому +2

      @@herrakaarme I was in the best physical condition in my life when going to army. I lost about 20kg of muscle mass in 6 months. I can not describe how hungry I was.
      I'm about 19cm and I was 90kg when I went to army and 70kg when I got out.
      I ate everything I could there. If there were any leftovers from the meal that I could get, I ate those. I ate leftover butter with a spoon too to give an idea and once I ate 11 bananas when we got a lot of bananas for breakfast in the forest.
      We got to eat once a day in the forest.

  • @xSkullAce
    @xSkullAce Рік тому

    0:10 I'm was in that place before. When I started my vocational school 8 weeks ago, Ammattikoulun Spesiasta (Which isn't not that far away from where Viking Line & Silja Line cruise ships are.) It's also nice to see someone who is reviewing our food for this city.

  • @jiipik
    @jiipik 9 місяців тому

    The workday (mon-fri) lunch concept is a good budget tip.

  • @richardsimms251
    @richardsimms251 Рік тому +1

    Another great video

  • @christopherpennington7054
    @christopherpennington7054 Рік тому

    I brought several bags of turkinpippuri back with me to America after my second trip to mainland Finland because I was straight up addicted and I knew I couldn't find anything similar back home. Thankfully I live here now so I can get it whenever I want 😁

  • @RyanHolcombeRyan2Gamer
    @RyanHolcombeRyan2Gamer Рік тому

    That salmon soup looks absolutely delicious looks so very good I have to go to Finland someday just for that salmon

  • @Easun36
    @Easun36 6 місяців тому

    I ate smoked reindeer when I was there. It was lovely.

  • @raddelydackelydack
    @raddelydackelydack Рік тому

    as an finn im so happy about this video💙🤍

  • @Gentlemanclub5
    @Gentlemanclub5 Рік тому +4

    "Karjalan paisti " is very good also !!

    • @janariviik2634
      @janariviik2634 Рік тому

      In most restaurants they just don't give a crap and it's dry as hell.
      Also, it's karjalanpaisti.

    • @janariviik2634
      @janariviik2634 Рік тому +1

      @@Gentlemanclub5 Jotenkin ajattelisin, että ulkomaalaisille suunnatussa suositteluvideossa lähtökohtana olisi ravintolatarjonta sen sijaan, että koitettaisiin päästä jonkun karjalaismummon kotiin syömään. Toisekseen, ehkä opit kuitenkin jotain.

    • @jattikuukunen
      @jattikuukunen Рік тому

      @@Gentlemanclub5 äidinkielenopettajaa*

  • @tuolind
    @tuolind Рік тому

    Love the energy!

  • @wivecaoskarsson6054
    @wivecaoskarsson6054 Рік тому

    Smoked herring and ryebread is wonderful

  • @samposyreeni
    @samposyreeni Рік тому +1

    You pretty much nailed it.
    I think one additional thing to watch out for here in Finland is how delicate the seasoning on food is. If you're not used to the style, it might at first seem a bit bland. In particular, for an American palate, the sugar and nowadays even the salt and fat contents tend to be *vastly* lower, and apart from black pepper, the emphasis is more on herbs than the traditionally big, internationally traded spices.
    However, what's lost in seasoning can be gained in the variety and high quality of the raw materials. Especially the latter is something we truly excel at. Just as an example, around here you could in principle eat even chicken or eggs raw with very little risk, and all of it's going to be fully free of hormones, antibiotics and the like. Not just the stuff sold as being organic/luomu, but the whole shebang.
    So really, in Finnish cuisine you'll probably get the best value from the subtlety of high quality ingredients, and not so much heavy handed, haute cousine means of preparation and the complexity of flavour that comes with them. Perhaps the best example in this vein is the new potato crop we're so enamoured to, year on end: the spuds are just ridiculously delicious with just a dab of butter and a pinch of dillweed and salt. Absolutely no peeling required.

  • @wowjef
    @wowjef Рік тому

    Great. Thanks so much. I used to live in Helsinki and you bring back the nostalgia for me. I love the fish soup and the pea soup and of course the cinnamon buns. Question: how many cups of coffee did you have before doing the video? lol

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +1

      No coffee. Just cinnamon buns 😀

    • @wowjef
      @wowjef Рік тому

      @@WoltersWorldEats You love Finland as much as me. Good!

  • @ButterFly-zh8ho
    @ButterFly-zh8ho 10 місяців тому

    In Finland there are all kinds of soups, salmon soup is the version of fish soup with salmon, there are starchy soups like pea soup, but also other velvety soups with pasta, fruit soups, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, rosehip...... vegetable soups such as spinach soup.
    Rye bread exists in many forms and I love it, but it's not the only one, there is "Rieska", the traditional Sami bread, made with flour or potatoes, it's ideal for toast or sandwiches, it's a bit like a thicker corn tortilla, you can open it like a naan.

  • @intergalacticspacecanoe4659
    @intergalacticspacecanoe4659 Рік тому +5

    hint: if you want to check out salmiakki, the ones that look like regular liquorice you already know, they´re are the most nuanced ones. the ones that look like hard candy or seem to come with any form of powder on it - be it sugar or something else, those are the "wtf happened to my face? IT MELTS!" kind.

  • @marjoriejohnson6535
    @marjoriejohnson6535 Рік тому

    First time I have seen EATS...about TIME!.!...

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +1

      We have quite a few! Hlad you're seeing them now 😉

  • @renatamuehleisen4244
    @renatamuehleisen4244 4 місяці тому

    I am German living in Canada! Salmon, salmon and more salmon, yes siree bob! Ryebread and mushrooms, bring it on! Greetings to 🇫🇮 the country I want to be, it's the country for me❤.

  • @mikkorenvall428
    @mikkorenvall428 Рік тому

    It's Salmon or trout in the restautants mostly because it's easy to get from fish farms/fisheries, but most common is pike or bass if you meet a fisherman... or maybe herring or whitefish.

  • @anderspaulsson
    @anderspaulsson Рік тому +5

    🤤Mushrooms 🤤Licorice 🤤

  • @jonhinson5701
    @jonhinson5701 11 місяців тому

    Enjoy your cinnamon roll! I love the cinnamon rolls in Finland and Sweden.

  • @MatskuGaming
    @MatskuGaming Рік тому

    Im from Finland,
    And i like very much salmiakki

  • @moseswilliams615
    @moseswilliams615 5 місяців тому

    The food alone is making me want to visit Finland lol

  • @thede807
    @thede807 Рік тому

    im a fin and tbh not all of the food is the best theres lot of really good ones too but karjalan piirakat are prob everyones favorite and a personal favorite of mine

  • @ilepartanen4789
    @ilepartanen4789 Рік тому

    Nice one! I hope You enjoy Your stay!

  • @SailorYuki
    @SailorYuki Рік тому +4

    I had luch at a restaurant in Finland, I asked them about foods that doesn't contain any of the things I'm allergic too. They responded with making me a special meal off the menu. It was really good. I don't get that in Sweden. If I'd ever move to Finland, it's only for the food.

  • @ainohautamaki2648
    @ainohautamaki2648 18 днів тому

    Karjalanpiirakka, "Karelian pie" = Exactly what you described, from rye dough.
    Riisipiirakka, "rice pie" = Same thing but does not have as high percentage of rye in the dough, so it was decided that it can't be called with the same name.
    Try a "real" Karjalanpiirakka first, and if you feel like it's too bitter (shouldn't be, especially with boiled egg & butter mix), try a "riisipiirakka" instead, as they are milder. Especially kids might like those more.

  • @EmilyGloeggler7984
    @EmilyGloeggler7984 10 місяців тому

    Reindeer is the bomb!

  • @RyanHolcombeRyan2Gamer
    @RyanHolcombeRyan2Gamer Рік тому

    Just because you don't like black licorice doesn't mean other people don't I love it but I'm actually more excited about that fish meals you were showing me those look delicious

  • @laatikkokisu4542
    @laatikkokisu4542 Рік тому

    I LOVE salmiakki❤😊

  • @luffegasen7711
    @luffegasen7711 Рік тому +16

    Aaaand now I NEED to go back to Finland ...
    Last time the wife and I went to Helsinki (April, 2014), we tried different restaurants within the same chain. One was Sami, one was Finnish (From the good, old days when EVERYBODY was a lumberjack and was felling trees all day long! Had a ground beef made from bear! Nice one! ^^), and one had Russian cuisine. Really cool experience! :)
    And BTW ... I don't know if it's still in effect, but in Finland (at least it was in 2014!), those who make the food (Ranging food-plants to mom'n'pop cafés and fast food-joints) are not allowed to salt said food. There will be salt on tables at the restaurants, but chefs doesn't salt the food for you! A bit odd, when you get you fries at Mcd and no salt! ^^

    • @justskip4595
      @justskip4595 Рік тому +17

      There is salt in those foods but not much. We have real problems with heart and vascular diseases (many many of my relatives have died to those) and controlling the amount of salt you eat, helps with that.
      But as you observed, you are given the option to add more salt.

    • @kookoo9235
      @kookoo9235 Рік тому

      Well if you've only been to Helsinki then you haven't really been in Finland, just the crap infested gateway that has very little to do with actual Finland.

    • @Apollyon.King.of.the.Locusts
      @Apollyon.King.of.the.Locusts Рік тому

      Of course, salt is added to food in all normal restaurants in Finland. Once upon a time there was however the so called "North-Carelia Project" in years 1972-1997 which was a campaign to decrease the use of salt and saturated fats in our food industry, restaurants and households and also, to decrease smoking cigarettes. In the eighties there was also added the goals of adding awareness of low-sugar and low-fat diets, of increasing consumption of vegetarian foods and adding more physical exercise and decreasing stress and obesity in people's lives. Much of this is still very much a living tradition in Finland, which is of course commercialized to great extent nowadays. Therefore, it's hip to have less salt in your fries and no sugar in your Coke.

  • @enjoycookingwithpratima
    @enjoycookingwithpratima 8 місяців тому

    Very nice 💐

  • @inkak.2010
    @inkak.2010 10 місяців тому

    Thank you for bunmping up Hesburger, if you love mayo-filled burgers, Hesburger is your choise! Also, I think their burgermeat tastes better than Finnish McD.

  • @4x4adventure_pl
    @4x4adventure_pl 5 місяців тому

    Finland is on my travel wishlist. Any recommendations for must-visit places?

  • @Gentlemanclub5
    @Gentlemanclub5 Рік тому +2

    Reindeer is very good with mashed potatoes

  • @KoichiFirst8092
    @KoichiFirst8092 Рік тому

    I am familiar to all of these foods, although I dislike liquorice. For a really long time, Swedish Haparanda, with Finnish Tornio right across the border, was my home.

  • @eliasplays
    @eliasplays Рік тому

    im from harjavalta, finland and now i live in pori, finland

  • @NiiloPaasivirta
    @NiiloPaasivirta 3 місяці тому

    Turkish Peper candy is a pure Finnish invention. The name comes from old Finnish name of chilies, which was "Pepper from Turkey" - "Turkinpippuri". For some reason, the name of the candy is in Swedish. It is the other official language in Finland but it is still a bit odd.

  • @yaowsers77
    @yaowsers77 Рік тому +1

    Liam's got some dance moves!

  • @ninaforss4450
    @ninaforss4450 Рік тому

    Salmiakki ice cream is really good

  • @emppu1012
    @emppu1012 Рік тому

    Oh yeah, Hesburger is the best. I do also like BK once in a while and Subway is my go-to, but when it comes to burgers Hesburger is the best (Also, R-kioski is pretty expensive, you'll get almost all of the same stuff by much cheaper if you just go to any K- or S-market)

  • @whosTage
    @whosTage Рік тому

    Liquorice or Salmiakki ice cream is the best you have to try it if you haven’t already

  • @hupuman5193
    @hupuman5193 Рік тому +1

    Soup is not a starter here in finland its a full meal with bread because the finnish climate is cold and soup is the best at getting you warm and is very cheap and efficient food.

  • @fintekele
    @fintekele Рік тому +1

    In locations that serve lunch buffet, one can save money by going with "keittolounas" (lit. soup lunch), which includes breads, sallads and soup, but no other warm foods - a cup of coffee is usually included in every form of lunch in finland. Gas stations on main highways and other locations where lot of blue collar people eat usually have this 2-tier buffet, where one can have either full lunch "lounas" (lit. lunch) which is everything at the table + coffee, or you can opt for the cheaper "keittolounas" (soup lunch). Soup lunch is in locations I usually visit between 7-10 euros and full lunch 10-14 euros, which is roughly the same in dollars on today's rate. Lunchtime depends on location, but usually between 11-14 every location that serves lunch buffet does so. Some have it available even untill 18 hundred hours. And you can always take a look and see what's available on lunch buffet locations, to see if it looks good and then decide if you'd prefer to order something from á la carte menu instead. (Many locations do this too while they're serving the buffet lunch, but not all.)

  • @hannusan81
    @hannusan81 Рік тому

    I live in finland!

  • @Tommuli_Haudankaivaja
    @Tommuli_Haudankaivaja Рік тому +2

    I love nothing more than people praising Hesburger.

  • @Ounouh
    @Ounouh Рік тому

    I'd like to correct that Karjalanpiirakka (rice pie) you try to describe doesn't have rice pudding as filling but rice pourage. The crust is (or should be) made out of rye and the whole thing is salty instead of sweet (that pudding would imply).

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому

      Thanks. I was going for more of an explanation of texture

  • @Trollppi
    @Trollppi Рік тому

    have you visited the Valamo monastery in Heinävesi? it would be nice to see a video from there

  • @kirsimatikainen6527
    @kirsimatikainen6527 Рік тому +2

    Potatoes are very healthy vegetables!

  • @jussiraatikainen1921
    @jussiraatikainen1921 Рік тому

    Hi, or moi’! I think you or somebody forgot to mention and serve some ’maksalaatikko’.. especially Saarioinen’s. Also Karjala’s stew with potatoes.. good video anyways, I like it! Come again, tervetuloa!

  • @paulcunningham2859
    @paulcunningham2859 Рік тому +1

    I would love to visit the land of my ancestors

  • @marcosesteban4392
    @marcosesteban4392 Рік тому

    You left out pulla. It's delicious!

  • @1Anime4you
    @1Anime4you Рік тому +2

    There are obviously plenty of differences, but overall, Finnish and Swedish cuisine are very similar. The fact that Finns have lingonberries and brown gravy with their meatballs says it all. I cannot think of anything more quintessentially Swedish. It is obviously not a coincidence as Finland was part of Sweden for 600-700 years, but still, it is quite surprising how similar the food is.
    If any Finn reads this, I would like to know if Finnish food is also heavy on salt. When foreigners come to Sweden they sometimes mention how salty the food is. Considering that the food conservation method that led to Swedes developing such a love of salt was also employed in Finland, I would imagine that that is the case. It would certainly explain why salmiakki* is so popular in both countries.

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому +1

      I never really noticed the food being "salty" per se, but now that I think about it I never felt obligated to put salt on anything. Not sure if that means anything though.

  • @qBeYcarpet
    @qBeYcarpet Рік тому +1

    The only strong alcohol I don't hate the taste of is Salmiakki Koskenkorva :D The Salmiakki just perfectly hides the bad taste of vodka. Actually agree on most of the foods mentioned though I find the cuisine here in FInland pretty bland often times.

  • @henrik2414
    @henrik2414 Рік тому +1

    Do a video about finnish sauna please

  • @Ezz0Clan
    @Ezz0Clan Рік тому +1

    I'm just a sucker to watching other peoples perceptions of our country and you've been representing the Finnish "galore" if you will very well. Torilla tavataan 👍

  • @Garvinen_Finland
    @Garvinen_Finland Рік тому

    Suomalainen ruoka on parasta ruokaa mitä on olemassa karjalanpiirakat on hyviä ja ruisleipäkin on kalakukko ja SALMIAKKI😋 JUMALAUTA

  • @biancahotca3244
    @biancahotca3244 Рік тому

    I'm from Eastern Europe and I see a lot of similar foods we share throughout Europe, mainly Eastern Europe, if you've ever been to Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czechia, Rusia, Ucraina. Would love to visit the Nordic Countries one day. Why did you live in Finlanda?

    • @WoltersWorldEats
      @WoltersWorldEats  Рік тому

      I was an exchange student in high school there. It was a fun time. Thank you for watchibg!

    • @biancahotca3244
      @biancahotca3244 Рік тому

      @@WoltersWorldEats Interesting. I had an exchange student from Finland in one of my classes in High School.

  • @VampiraVonGhoulscout
    @VampiraVonGhoulscout Рік тому +2

    Tragically, I seem to be intolerant to ruisleipä. Also, weirdly, I like salmiakki flavoured things like the ice cream and the koso, but not actual salmiakki.

  • @eugene_volen
    @eugene_volen Рік тому

    I am a simple man, when I see Turku in UA-camrs' videos I always push a like btn

  • @Bunny-ch2ul
    @Bunny-ch2ul Місяць тому +1

    Here's the thing about Nordic food: If you only order what's recognizable to you as an American, you're going to be disappointed. The Nordic countries aren't like going to Italy where you can get better versions of things you get at Olive Garden. There's not a lot of beef, pork, or chicken on the menu. If you make a point of trying things that are totally new to you, you're probably going to be happy. If you just order salmon the whole time because that's what's familiar to you, you're going to be bored.
    The Nordics are foodie paradise because there are tons of things you really don't see anywhere else, and the quality tends to be great. Order boar sausage. Order a moose burger. Order the toast with an assortment of foraged mushrooms you've never heard of before. Order the unusual looking bread. Have caviar with every meal. Have the local alcohols. Go to both the super traditional restaurants and the avant garde ones. You'll love it. If you just order salmon soup and cinnamon buns from mid-tier restaurants, yeah, it's going to be boring.

  • @saastohaaste
    @saastohaaste Рік тому

    Combine black liquorice ice cream with some white chocolate. Yummy!!