Aleksandrikook aka Alexander cake.   Its history goes back to 1814 or 1818, depending on your sources, when Alexander I of Russia, the reigning czar, visited Helsinki, and was served this concoction on his birthday.  Two layers of shorcrust pastry, sandwiched with thick raspberry (or other) jam, and topped with simple icing.

Aleksandrikook aka Alexander cake. Its history goes back to 1814 or 1818, depending on your sources, when Alexander I of Russia, the reigning czar, visited Helsinki, and was served this concoction on his birthday. Two layers of shorcrust pastry, sandwiched with thick raspberry (or other) jam, and topped with simple icing.

Yrttiahvenet ja pekonikasvikset | K-Ruoka

Yrttiahvenet ja pekonikasvikset | K-Ruoka

Photo is Karelian stew or in Finnish "Karjalanpaisti".  It is a is a traditional meat stew and originates from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia).

Photo is Karelian stew or in Finnish "Karjalanpaisti". It is a is a traditional meat stew and originates from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia).

Leipäjuusto - cheese of special kind... only in Finland, served with cloudberry preserve.

Leipäjuusto - cheese of special kind... only in Finland, served with cloudberry preserve.

Makkara-vihannesvuoka | K-Ruoka

Makkara-vihannesvuoka | K-Ruoka

Nordic cuisine is innovative, simplistic and rustic, but Finnish food comes with a twist: an interesting combination of East and West. Helsinki is a great place for foodies, and the capital has no less than six Michelin stars that has been awarded to four restaurants (Chez Dominique, Demo, Carma and Postres). Here’s an introduction to the best Finnish food I had in Helsinki, Finland.

Nordic cuisine is innovative, simplistic and rustic, but Finnish food comes with a twist: an interesting combination of East and West. Helsinki is a great place for foodies, and the capital has no less than six Michelin stars that has been awarded to four restaurants (Chez Dominique, Demo, Carma and Postres). Here’s an introduction to the best Finnish food I had in Helsinki, Finland.

Baltic herring in mustard sauce

Baltic herring in mustard sauce

Kalakeitto (fish stew). | 42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

Kalakeitto (fish stew). | 42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

Check out this list of 20 TRADITIONAL FOOD OF FINLAND and let me know which one you'd love to try if you visit this beautiful country – or pin this to read later!

20 Different Traditional Finnish Food You Must Try in Finland

Check out this list of 20 TRADITIONAL FOOD OF FINLAND and let me know which one you'd love to try if you visit this beautiful country – or pin this to read later!

Helsinki, FINLAND: Restaurant Olo, Michelin star rated restaurant, one of the best in Helsinki at the moment

Helsinki, FINLAND: Restaurant Olo, Michelin star rated restaurant, one of the best in Helsinki at the moment

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