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Very simple traditional Finnish dishes: Restaurant Sea Horse (30. July 2017)

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Restaurant Sea Horse was recommended in the ‘Where Chefs Eat’ which I regularly consult and I must admit that this time I felt a bit ‘failed’ for the first time. I mean, the Restaurant Sea Horse is definitely a place which serves traditional food, however, in my palate it isn’t at the level of where other restaurants mentioned in the ‘Where Chefs Eat’ are. The place already looks incredibly simple (which doesn’t have to be a bad thing) and more like a canteen than a restaurant. The waiter was friendly and brought us to a table (we hadn’t booked in advance) and I ordered the “herring plate” (EUR 12.50) as a starter. Admittedly, the prices are super fair for Finland. The herring plate itself was decent too – I mean, the dish was simple but it was tasty but there wasn’t too much herring on the herring plate but rather other things like cucumbers, onions, potatoes, and beet root. The beet root in this combination was actually exquisite.

Given, it was time ‘to go local’ anyway, I decided to have the “cabbage rolls – stuffed with ground meat, onion and rice with mashed potatoes” (EUR 19.90) which were definitely falling into the category of ‘local specialty’. The dish was very cabbage-y and while the meat in the cabbage wasn’t bad it definitely didn’t belong to the best things I’ve tried either.

Overall, the food was decent – especially considering the price for Finland – however, not what I’d really recommend you to go try. At least price-wise, it is absolutely acceptable – including beverages (i.e. 0,2l sparkling water, EUR 3.20).


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Sea Horse

Kapteeninkatu 11

00140 Helsinki (FI)

Tel.: +358 9 62 81 69

E-Mail: ravintola@seahorse.fi

Homepage: http://www.seahorse.fi

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 230.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Helsinki (FI), Restaurants

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