To start, I hope you’re not reading this hungry because what you’re about to learn about traditional Finnish food is going to astound you.
Let’s face the facts first, Finland food has had a bad rep for being blunt amongst tourists and that’s because they don’t know where to go and they often go to overpriced tourist traps that are located around the touristic areas of the cities.
I can’t blame them, I’ve been a tourist in a lot of places I’ve visited and it is unavoidable especially with lack of research. This is the main reason why I compiled this list so that I can justify traditionalFinnish food to anyone who wants to visit Finland.
I’ve been living in Finland for over decade now and I went to cooking school here and had the opportunity to learn about what is the real traditional Finnish food, therefore, I can attest to the fact that it is not as bad as what people claim it to be.
True traditional foods in Finland goes according to the season: winter, spring, summer, and autumn and as a chef who trained mostly in Nordic kitchens specializing in Finnish cuisine, I’m telling you now – do some research of what is in season and choose your dishes according to that.
If you do visit Helsinki, there are numerous restaurants in that city known for specific Finnish dishes which you can try and I’m telling you now, you won’t be disappointed!
Now, what is Finnish food, really?