Approaching the end of the year, the weather in Malaysia is hot and cold. Well, often cold as I’m sitting in the office with AC most of the time!
As I walked passed by in Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, I could see Christmas decorations in some of the shops. Oh, it’s almost that time of the year again!
The cold weather and festive season remind me of my one-day experience in Helsinki, Finland, back in 2017.
It was my first time in Finland and first-and-last experience trying reindeer meat at the famous Lappi Restaurant.
Sorry Santa, I ate your reindeer at Lappi, Finland, before Christmas and I hope back then you had enough reindeer to deliver the Christmas gifts 😛
Lappi Ravintola – The Best Restaurant for Reindeer Meat in Helsinki, Finland
I’m not a fan of red meat but after flying all the way to the Northern part of Europe, especially Finland, I knew that I had to try reindeer meat.
Lappi Ravintola or Lappi Restaurant is highly rated by travellers and locals for their special dish – the reindeer meat.
What I love about joining an overseas tour group is I have plenty of me-time to wander the city alone.
So, by the time we finished the short city orientation, I relied on my conventional, paper map to track the location of Lappi Restaurant. Thankfully, the locals were friendly to me whenever I asked for directions 🙂
So, here’s the photo of my 23 Euro reindeer dish:
Apparently, reindeer meat exudes quite a strong fragrance, something which I do not prefer for my meat dish.
Moreover, whenever I took a bite of the dish, it reminds me of eating Rudolph the cute, red nose reindeer… Aaaw, sorry Rudolph and Santa 🙁
The dish was absolutely out of my meal budget, but at least I’ve tried reindeer meat! (while imagining myself spending Christmas in Finland)
Christmas Mood & Beautiful Finnish Interior Design at Lappi Restaurant
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the rustic, hygge-inspired design of Lappi Restaurant, Finland!
I fell in love with the interior design and forced myself to wait until I finished my meal to start snapping photos.
Well, take a look at some of these photos and see if they could intrigue your Christmas imagination…
It was super cozy there, complete with wooden furniture and pillows. I could imagine myself sitting beside the window, holding a mug of chocolate milk + marshmallow and watching the snow falls on Christmas day.
Oh, I miss Finland!
I wish I could be there for Christmas and ride on a sleigh
pulled by Santa’s reindeer… maybe, one day 🙂
Phone: +358 964 5550
Address: Annankatu 22, 00100 Helsinki, Finland