Kynsilaukka restaurant in Helsinki

We happened to find a nice restaurant in Helsinki – Kynsilaukka. We stumbled upon it during lunch time, but I believe that if lunch food was very good, then a la carte should good as well.

Kynsilaukka is translated from Finnish as “garlic” . Hence the whole culinary idea of the restaurant – to add garlic in all the dishes (including coffee). However, I need to admit that they do it in such a subtle way that no traces of garlic can be found neither in the aroma of dish, nor in the breath of those eating it.

The best thing is jars with marinated garlic, mix of garlic with parsley and garlic butter which is being brought to your table as soon as you eat it. You can not imagine how marvelous this butter goes with warm bread…

The restaurant is located in a very interesting setting – in the corner of Uudenmaankatu, filled with small designer shops, and Fredrikinkatu, right across the street from Helsinki mosque. Sitting at the table at Kynsilaukka, you stare at muslim crescent… :)

I had potato soup, trout with potatoes and apple tart for my lunch. Everything was perfect and cost 13 euro. Next time I’m in Helsinki, I will surely to visit Kynsilaukka once again…

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