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    Dishes to try out in Finland

    Finnish food is simple, comforting, and delicious. Fish and meat – primarily pork, beef, and reindeer – are staples in traditional Finnish cuisine. The country is also known for its fresh-picked mushrooms and berries, such as bilberries and lingonberries, used in cooking and baking. Here are 5 Finnish dishes you’ve got to try while in Finland:

    1. Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies)

    Karjalanpiirakka are a very popular pastry in Finland originally from the region of Karelia. The rye crust is traditionally filled with rice porridge and topped with egg butter. It is eaten in Finland for breakfast, as a snack, and even served at weddings.

    2. Ruisleipa (rye bread)

    Rye bread may be nothing new to you, but Finland’s version is genuine 100% rye bread made from unique Finnish yeasts to give it a dark, dense character. This bread is one of Finland’s staple foods and a part of Finns’ cultural identity for thousands of years.

    3. Leipajuusto (bread cheese)

    It is known as Finnish squeaky cheese in the US, Leipajuusto is a fresh cheese traditionally made from cow’s beestings – rich milk from a cow that has recently calved. It’s often served alongside coffee or with cloudberry jam.

    4. Kalakukko (fish pie)

    Kalakukko originates from the Finnish region of Savonia. It is traditionally prepared with rye flour, seasoned with salt, and filled with fish, pork and bacon.

    5. Korvapuusti (cinnamon buns)

    Translating to “Slapped Ears” in English, Korvapuusti is a Finnish cinnamon roll and type of “Pulla,” a Finnish sweet bread traditionally served with coffee. Delicious, fluffy dough is made into milk using fresh yeast and lots of ground cardamon. Discover more mouth-watering Finnish dishes here.

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