Thing I miss (eating) about Tallinn

Tallinn is THE perfect city for a student. Apartment prices are low, food is cheap and eating out is ridiculously affordable if you know where to go. Even though I’ve settled in Helsinki after living here for about 6 months, I long for some particular dishes from my favorite restaurants in Tallinn.

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The pizzas from Pulccinella in the old town. This hidden gem is in the middle of the tourist mayhem, yet you can go and eat a GREAT buffalo mozzarella pizza without getting annoyed by drunken Finns. I mean, LOOK AT THAT PIZZA! It is the best pizza I’ve eaten outside Italy and only for about 10€.

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Lendav Taldrik in the hip area of Telliskivi was one of my favorite places to go to eat a family styled meal with my friends. The restaurant offers Indian and Asian fusion dishes to an affordable price(5-10€), and the palak paneer is simply divine. The interior in the restaurant is interesting and industrial, but yet a place where you want to spend the evening and stuff your face with curry’s.

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CARPACCIO! WHY CAN’T YOU FIND carpaccio in any restaurant in Helsinki? One of my favorite was from Kolm Sibulat (great place) or a scaled down version for 7€ could be found at Hetk (which is no longer open). Simple, three good ingredients, slob it with evoo and yes, food haven.

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Last but definitely not least, Gotsu Koyuho’s Kitchens crispy, sticky, delicious, garlic and chili fried chicken. This is lethal, you WILL be addicted to this. And the kimchi. Sooo good! This gem is a short walk from the old town and only open on weekdays as it is more of a lunch restaurant, but it is always packed. They serve also bibimbap and other authentic Korean dishes. You will get the lunch of your life for 7€.

 

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Kaks Kokka

Last friday I went on a tripple dinner date to Kaks Kokka, which is situated in Rotermanni. The restaurant opened its doors maybe a year ago, but it was my first time there. 



The interior is very scandi clean and minimalistic, yet contemporary and cosy. The restaurant is a more relaxed version of Ö, which is a more fine dining place with the same owner (and actually next door). 

The service was nice, the food was good, big portions and not that expensive. Appertizers (which were huge) cost from 5-11€ and main courses cost from 9-16€. The wine selection was quite narrow, but very drinkable. 



Prawn (marinated in mango) salad. This would be nice for lunch, quite big as an appertizer. 



Elk tartar with tomato chutney and smoked egg yolk. Such a visually pleasing dish!



Home made cottage cheese salad. I don’t know why but I started craving herring with this dish?! Weird. 



Mussels in a delicious tomato and herb broth.



Atlantic cod, potatoes, fennel and beurre blanc.



Lamb with artichoke mash, oven roasted beets and port wine sauce. 

All in all, I liked Kaks Kokka and I will definitely visit again. It is a nice place to go on a date, take your parents out to dinner or to grab lunch. 

Kaks Kokka, Mere puiestee 6E

Gotsu Kyuho’s kitchen

Last week, I took a break from reading and met up with Annina for some catching up and lunch in Gotsu Kyuho’s kitchen, which is a Korean restaurant. Typical bloggers taking 50 pictures before eating, haha!

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You might remember that I’ve been there before last autumn ( read here). It’s a small and cosy place which is open from monday to friday. The place is more suitable for lunch than dinner, but I love the food! This time I ate crispy chili and garlic chicken which was reaally good.

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Gotsu Kyuho’s Kitchen, Pärnu mnt 62A

Kolm Sibulat

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Yesterday, me and my lovely dinner company ate a nice dinner at Kolm Sibulat ( Telliskivi 2). It was my first visit , and I was positively surprised even though everybody has been complimenting the place. The place itself is cosy, staff is friendly and the food was tasty. Definetly in my top 3!

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Some appertizers, goatscheese salad with beetroot and carpaccio, yum!

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We took all different main courses, I ate duck with noodles and plum sauce (delish)!

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And the desserts……oh my the passion fruit cheese cake, it was right to my taste! And the Bailey’s tiramisu was reaaally good!
So, next time when you are in Tallinn, book a table to Kolm Sibulat! x

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