Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Take for instance food. It does not need to be always mega-hyper complicated to taste great.
This was just a moments thought and a few minutes of preparation. Fresh asparagus, mashed potatoes with a spot of cream and butter 🙂 and fresh veggies on the side. Cottage cheese to give some protein. A bit of work to get the potatoes peeled and a boiled, all in all from preparation to the plate in under 25 minutes. The taste, well excellent is the word I would use!
Ah, the Finnish forests in winter. When there is snow, there is also light, and beauty to my eyes.
As there is still recession or at least a period of very slow growth in the Finnish economy, it seems that the fine dining scene is suffering a bit. At the same time there seems to be a lot of new relatively affordable restaurants opened.
Which leads me to believe that people are more careful of their spending and this of course is great for the places where you can dine and drink and the bill will still be small enough to “digest” as well.
Which brings me to the restaurant called Nom which was opened a while back near Töölölahti and very near the railway station. A place to eat lunch in the day time and enjoy a bit of food and after work as well.
As Nom is located in a new building that opened to the customers in 2014 the restaurant space is open, beautiful and spotless. There is a view toward the Music house on the otherside and the railroad to the other.
The menu consists of street food style things so there is for example hamburgers and hot dogs which are of course served as you would in a restaurant. Most portions can be ordered in small and normal sizes. Tje prices very competitive.
I went to test the beetleroot-halloumi burger (no meat this time).
I ordered in the normal size but I would think the small would be great for the ladies.
The fillings aa well as the bread were very good and not too wet with mayonnaise. Top marks.
The dessert is a changing affair so you need to ask the waiters. On the day the choice was a pannacotta or rockyroad. For the sake of testing I had both and especially the pannacotta was really good.
All in all a very positive feeling and I will visit again.
To the Nom web page
Hmm.. a busy time of the year, that which should be the most peaceful. Christmas. Been working so much, and with a lot of pressure, so blogging has been a bit erratic at best. 🙂
A new year will hopefully bring good and positive things and hopefully it will be a bit calmer workwise as the year progresses.
Happy new year! Lets make 2015 a great year for everyone!
I dream of great trips for the coming year. My list includes Lapland, Iceland, Cuba. Maybe Cappadokia in Turkey as well. We shall see. Hopefully I will be a better person and a better photographer.