Berlin has a great amount of restaurants. I live now in Prenzlauer Berg and I have been in some restaurants already. But 2 weeks ago, I heard of Si An, a very traditional vietnamese restaurant at the Rykestrasse where mostly all dishes are vegetarian and glutenfree. I decided to go there with my old friends from Hamburg and was amazed by the incredible taste of their food.
When my friend Helena decided to visit me from Oslo, I knew we should go to this place. The outside terrace is beautifully decorated with asian lamps and one feel suddenly like on vacation.
I was so happy when the invitation came home. A big box full with fresh fruits, vegetables and loads of ham in different variations. The only thing it said was: You are invited to Tynset, Please let us know if you will stay overnight. The train leaves at 8am and let us know if you have any food allergies."
I answered right away that I will stay for the night and I cannot eat gluten.. The Day arrived and all bloggers were already on the right track, And we left to Tynset. I had never been that north before.
We had a welcome pack with food and drinks and coffee. We drove for hours until we got to Tynset.
Thank god the breakfast included glutenfree muffins made by KitchnQueen.
We we several Food Bloggers and we were very excited to see where we were going to. When we finally arrived at Nortura.
Nortura is the company that makes products like Gilde, Prior & Æra in Norway.
TynsetSpekemat med eller uten ben. Her på Tynset har vi spesialisert oss på begge deler.
We got a great lunch including their best products, all of them from 9 to 24 months aged hams. Delicious! And then we went to the ham factory facilities.
We learnt how to make Fenalår. I could say it is the "Pata Negra" from Norway. It is a lamb leg covered in salt and aged on salt for 6 months.
After that we went around the factory and saw all their products. The smell was amazing... Even after eating a full plate of charc, I wanted to bite once of those legs hanging around.
After learning all about ham and matured meat, we were driven to the lamb farm. We got to see sheep and met the shepherd. we were gonna stay at the farm for the night and awaiting us was a great a 4-course meal made with their products.
At the end of the evening, I asked the farmer if I could touch a baby lamb... and my dream to carry one was fulfilled.
We had some OMA wines and went to bed. It was so weird that the sun never really set. Next day we had breakfast and drove back to Oslo. By christmas my Fenalår will be ready and delivered. I hope it will make it all the way to Germany as I am living in Berlin now. I cant wait!
In June I went to Helsinki because since I was 5 years old, I wanted to see Finland. I remember my aunt's boyfriend, Jouko, would fly to Peru to visit her and he would tell me many stories about that far far away country.
On my birthday, I decided I needed to go somewhere I haven't been before. So the decision was made! I had to fly to Helsinki.
One of the most recommended places to go in Helsinki is Restaurant Ask. It is a small place located in the nice area of Kronohagen/Kruununhakawith and it has 26 seats. I was surprised to see how small it was, though it was beautifully decorated in a very minimalistic scandinavian style
Here you can find all the restaurants I visit and frequent. From Berlin to Helsinki and from Oslo to Lima.