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Vietnamese Food?

Post by Niall Shaky » Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:03 pm

Does anybody know of any Vietnamese restaurants in Helsinki, or anywhere in Finland for that matter?

I was on holiday in Vietnam last year and thought the food was amazing :D

I've talked to a few Finns about this subject and they say there are some Vietnamese people running restaurants, however they are always advertised as "kiinalainen" restaurants- which is maybe more what Finns want.

Anybody have any hard info for a "pho" junky?



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Post by Hank W. » Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:21 pm

There is one in Tampere.

Nothing in Helsinki. Used to be one in the 1980's but it closed. Next best option there's a number of Thai places been popping up lately.
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Post by jvrijn » Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:15 pm

There is one in Oulu as well. Don't know any in Helsinki.


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Post by deojuvame » Sun Sep 21, 2003 9:00 pm

Try Eatz (next to Kinopalatsi).

It's not a 100 percent Vietnemese restaraunt, but it's the closest you may get to getting some pho in Helsinki...


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Post by Moo » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:23 pm

Unfortunately the best one of all closed in Tampere about half a year ago. :( It was a great place.

There is now a wagon-type restaurant in Tammelantori. It's OK but nothing like the other one was.

We do have several good Thai places: Thai Na Khon and its sister restaurant (don't know that one's name). Also one called Thai & Laos which has good Laotian food.


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Post by Alicia » Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:41 am

Vaasa has Saigon, and it has a big sister restaurant in Jakobstad.

I think the Vaasa one serves food just like in Cabramatta (Little Vietnam of Sydney). But I don't know if they are Vietnamese Vietnamese or Finnish Vietnamese. It doesn't serve salad with every meal and the rice is steamed properly (not Uncle Ben's).


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Post by Niall Shaky » Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:58 am

Oh man... I gotta go to Vaasa!

I really would make a weekend trip there just to have a couple of Vietnamese meals!

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Post by ikeleib » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:43 pm

We're considering a move to the Helsinki/Espoo area for a job opportunity. We're from Austin, Texas in the USA. The place is crawling with vietnamese places. There must be at least a dozen. We've become very attached to having a bowl of pho after a hard day. So much so, that it has become my wife's comfort food. Is it still the case that pho cannot be found in the Helsinki area?


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Post by boO_fi » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:06 pm

wow, what a nice topic...i'm sitting here eating my pho and red bean slushy drink... :lol:

it's so nice to be next to little saigon right now...nice bun mai, pho and fast food vietnamese restaurants! :shock:
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Post by Handsome » Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:25 am

Niall Shaky wrote:Oh man... I gotta go to Vaasa!

I really would make a weekend trip there just to have a couple of Vietnamese meals!

:D
That's probably your best bet, Niall. More so, Jackobstad. There are a lot of Vietnamese imigrants there.
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Post by Alicia » Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:33 am

I was at the Jakobstad festival on the weekend and every shop owned by Vietnamese was selling spring rolls. Forget hotdogs, pea soup or over-fried herring, spring rolls is the festival food of Jakobstad! They were 1 euro each, and worth every mouthful.

Went to the Vietnamese place in Vaasa not that long ago when my brother was visiting. It was a lunch buffet, maybe 7 euro. Of course you get salad and milk with it, but lemon grass and chilli is what does it for me. You pick your self and eat as much as you want. I rarely eat dinner when I go there. mmmmm. The only down side is the place is so popular you have to share tables or wait. They have a good little business going there.

On their evening menu they have pho and red bean etc loads of desserts. It is a real mom and pop place, their daughter does all the speaking and waitressing.


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Post by smeister » Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:08 pm

Hey, I was looking for a Viet restaurant too. I talked to the owner of a Chinese grocery store. He was vietnamese and he said there weren't any. I was kinda shocked since Helsinki is the big city. I had the idea of opening one up and serving Boba tea too! hahahah Pho, noodles and broth and meatballs or meat, would be a good food in Finland since it is hot and I could invent the hot boba tea too. Who knows...I am getting desperate for work.
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Re: Vietnamese Food?

Post by Samppa » Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:26 pm

Niall Shaky wrote:I was on holiday in Vietnam last year and thought the food was amazing :D
Enjoy eastern food, but NEVER ask about what-you've-just-eaten's ingredients. You really don't wanna know. Oil made of spider's leg-hair or octopus' tentacle could be the least disgusting :roll:
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Post by Juha H. » Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:28 pm

The one in Oulu mentioned above must be Restaurant Dong Hai, Rantakatu 5, 90100 Oulu.

An American relative of mine from Ithaca, NY, visited me a few weeks ago and the family visited a Nepalese restaurant in Helsinki, just because their adopted girls were from that country. It's quite unbelievable what one can find in Helsinki nowadays.


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Post by boO_fi » Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:56 am

Just to rub it in...

i've been eating vietnamese food for the past 2 days! Oh and hey, i wanted to open up a boba place in helsinki! :P I don't think it'd do well though....but mmm boy am i enjoying my almond milk tea boba right now HHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH MUAHGAHA
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