スキップしてメイン コンテンツに移動

Introduction to Finnish Food Adventure

Food. I love food. I love eating. Who doesn't, unless you are dead.


Hello everyone, I'm a Japanese living in Finland, and I love food. On this blog, I review Finnish food.

I would like to tell you a bit about my background, to give you perspective on my taste buds, and my eligibility of criticizing food.

I grew up in Japan.

That's all I have to say.

PS:

But if I have to add to that, Japan is a country with delicious food, and rich food culture.

PPS:

Japan historically had wide variety of natural ingredients, and a long history of offering delicacies (and other gifts) to the people of ruling classes, combined with the tradition of (sometimes inhumanely) hard apprenticeship in mastering skills (please refer to a documentary about a sushi master Jiro Ono), Japan became a country with high standards for tastes.

In the old days you could have tasted those master class food making skills only if you are among the privileged few. But as the time went by and the old social classes dissolved into the everyone-is-equal (more or less) modern society, food mastery knowledge became widely available for the masses. And as the capitalism erodes the society, delicious food made by well knowledgeable, highly trained chefs became available for anyone, for a fraction of the price.

More recently, Japanese food culture has adopted delicacies of around the globe. Which of course can upset people from a country of similarly highly prided food culture, when they found out about how Japan ruined their traditional historical piece of food art into its so-called "Japanese version", such as the Japanese curry. But at the same time, such inter-racial food marriages has added international depth into modern Japanese food culture and its resulted tastes (which is probably a healthy thing, to widen its food-gene-pool, instead of food-endogamy).

Also Japan invented that TV show Iron Chef, Japan found the concept of umami (which has lead to the invention of MSG, Monosodium glutamate, for better or worse), traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese "Washoku" is listed on the UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (which I consider as a silly self-pride boosting marketing stunt done by Japan), and according to Favy, Japan is "the country with the most Michelin-star awarded cities".

PPPS:

You might be less convinced about how sophisticated my taste buds are and that I am born eligible to be a food critic now. But oh well, I hope you enjoy my Food Adventures in Finland.

Thank you,

コメント

このブログの人気の投稿

Hesburger Vegetarian Burgers: Juusto-Veke and Veke-Burger

I and my wife ordered Hesburger's Juusto-Veke-ateria and Veke-ateria. Juusto-Veke-hamuprilainen / Cheese-Vege-burger Inside of a Juusto-Veke burger, you'll find a vegetable-made-patty, onion? , a sheet of cheddar cheese, and pickled cucumbers, with vege-mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard. The patty is made of pea and wheat. It lacks texture in my opinion. This vege-patty is not my favourite among vegetable substitute meat products I have tried. I felt that the taste itself is helped by the ketchup. My wife said the onion is being a positive element regarding the taste. If you order just the Juusto-Veke burger, it only cost 1 EUR. My wife was impressed by its price, especially compared to McDonald's 1 EUR burger. At the moment, meal-set is only 4 EUR. It comes with French fries and 0.25 l drink. Veke-hampurilainen / Vege-burger This one has a breaded soybean-made-patty, a slice of tomato, a slice of onion, a lettuce leaf, with vege-mayonnaise.

Taco Bell Meal for 2 Crunchwrap (Don't Order Soft Taco)

I ordered this Meal for 2 Crunchwrap set from Taco Bell. Via Wolt.  If you haven't used the Finnish food delivery service Wolt before, you can get 3 Wolt tokens (free standard delivery x 3) from my code : THXPALM (If you use the code and make an order I will earn the Wolt token as well)  Soft Taco was bad. There is no taste, dry texture. A worthless part of otherwise a good deal. It makes you think that the tortilla you have made many years ago that everyone at the party disliked (including yourself) were better than this underwhelming waste of ingredients and money.  It even looks sad when peeking inside.  Crunchwrap Supreme was good. Tasty and the complicated texture was good. I also liked that the shape of this thing was covered completely, unlike the Soft Taco. The hexagonal wrap makes it the process of eating easier than, for example, a burger.  Cinnamon Twist was interesting. Slightly oily popped rice (?) made into a twist, suga

Riisikebab and I

I eat “riisikebab” (or “kebab riisillä”, kebab with rice) very often. I have a stomach problem and I should be following the FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono- saccharides And Polyols) diet, otherwise my stomach goes crazy. But riisikebab, is almost always a safe choice. No gluten, no onion, no beans, no broccoli, no cabbage, no jalapeno, no garlic, no coconut, no blueberries (although I’m in Finland!), and the list goes on. But riisikebab, is almost always a safe option. There is rice, kebab meat slices (which is made of… beef I guess, in Finland at least*), and a salad consisting of lettuce, and often tomato slices, and onion slices with one or two jalapenos, with some sauce on the kebab and on the salad. I do have to remove the onions and jalapenos, but otherwise it’s mostly safe for me. A riisikebab meal is often affordable, from 8 to 12 euros, but mostly just below 10 euros. And, if you order it as a take out meal, and often I would become full eating two-third of it, so the