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Allison (3003)

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Journal of Allison (3003)

Monday February 09, 2004
06:37 PM

home again, home again

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Things you must try if you ever make it to Helsinki:
  • Salmiakki: An addictive licorice-like candy.
  • Lingonberry vodka
  • Hesburger's Ruis-ateria: A burger of rye bread, grilled pork, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo-tomato sauce.
  • Reindeer stew with mashed potatoes.
  • Pastries: Many varieties I've never seen before, all yummy.
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  • Is Salmiakki anything like that super-salty stuff they peddle in the Netherlands? Never could get a taste for it.

    • Semi-salty anise-flavored stuff with a licorice texture. Delicious!
    • Re:Salmiakki? (Score:3, Interesting)

      Yes, as the dutch claim to have invented it. It's like licking a licorice volcano. :) It comes in so many varieties that surely there is one that you could love.
      • Well, for that to happen, I'd probably have to develop a taste for licorice first and that's not likely to happen any time soon. I remember my boss in Amsterdam eating ankh-shaped licorice and offering me one. It was pretty horrifying and everyone laughed at the silly American as I spat it out -- not that I blame them.

        • Yeah, that's the usual reaction the expats around here have and they give me a hard time since I'm addicted and I often take several bags of the stuff with me when I travel. :) Oddly enough, I never liked American licorice, but my mother is German who always made terrific anise cookies for the holidays and she adores the stuff maybe it's genetic :)
  • I worry that after a few, I'd be asking for a dingleberry vodka!


  • Mmmmmmmm . . . reindeer!
  • I've eaten deer on a few occasions, and buffalo ... I need to try reindeer someday. I've never met a four-legged horn-or-antler-wielding red meat I didn't like. :-)