Monday, 23 July 2012

Amazing salmon and fresh products at Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

The Gamla Saluhallen is the first covered market area of Finland. It was built in 1889 and looks a bit run down from the outside. We nearly missed this interesting building. We saw a cruise ship of Siversea in the port and from that pier we could take a better picture. It started raining and we looked for shelter in this covered market hall. This was a nice surprise. Most shops had a classy wooden stand and all products seemed to be of high quality. We were impressed with the seafood. Salmon was available in all kinds of sizes and preparations, marinated, with herbs, with pepper, smoked… All merchants were offering fresh products and at some stands you could have a sample while enjoying a drink. We found it funny that they also had Deer Kebab, something we had never seen before.

De Gamla Saluhallen is de eerste overdekte marktplaats in Finland. Deze werd gebouwd in 1889 en ziet er nu een beetje vervallen uit aan de buitenzijde. We hadden dit gebouw bijna links laten liggen en niet bezocht. We zagen een cruise schip van Silversea in de haven en van op deze pier konden we een betere foto trekken. Het begon te regenen en we gingen schuilen in de markthal. Het was een mooie verrassing. De houten standjes hadden een stijlvolle uitstraling en alle producten leken van uitstekende kwaliteit. We waren onder de indruk van de zeevruchten. Overal was er zalm beschikbaar in alle vormen en bereidingen, gemarineerd, met kruiden, met peper, gerookt… Alle handelaren leken verse producten aan te bieden en aan sommige kraampjes kon je proeven bij een drankje. Het was grappig dat ze ook Rendierkebab verkochten, iets wat we nog nooit gezien hadden.. 
 
Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

Gamla Saluhallen, Helsinki

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16 comments:

  1. hmmm, many delicious things to eat!

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  2. What a great food hall market, I would have wanted to try so much.

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  3. Zovéél delicatessen in één logje, Filip ! Om te watertanden... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  4. Hmmmmmm wat een heerlijkheden Filip.
    Jullie hebben vast lekker gegeten ,)
    :)

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  5. What a great market - I love fish and would be in seventh heaven with that on my doorstep

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  6. I love this place! every time am in Helsinki I stop there-it was first recommended by my Finish friends as a good place to buy quality salmon:-))

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  7. the vegetables look good. i'm not a big fish eater. :)

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  8. Seeing the word Reindeer makes me a bit sad, (I don't really care for the taste of it) Americans never mark it as Reindeer but it is at any rate! This market is so pleasing to my eyes! I'd find lots of tasty things to bring home from here! Except, you guessed it no Reindeer! :)

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  9. I love to walk around in the market too ^^ looking at fresh things that they sell... the cheese look tempting to me and oh yes the fresh salmon!

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  10. wow the salmon looks so fresh..
    very nice...

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  11. Beautiful images of a bustling market.

    I'm a little absent because of my Masters research to arrive at the final stage.

    Best wishes and greetings.

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  12. Wow! What great markets, Filip & Kristel! I love salmon.
    To answer your question... TLC is an acronym for Tender Loving Care.

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  13. Again.. your fotos makes me very happy, the Gamla Saluhallen looks very nice in your fotos. Yes, we have a lots of salmons in different types. And either I don't know what the Reindeer Kebar really is..:D
    Greetings, orvokki from Helsinki.

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  14. Haaaaaaaa oui tout à fait cela aurait été dommage de le rater ce marché couvert!!!!! bisoussssssssss à vous

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  15. Het aanbod in deze markthal is geweldig. Ik ben er voor jaren ook geweest.
    Kennis met het eten van rendiervlees heb ik niet in Finland maar toen in Zweden gemaakt. Het is ook heel lekker. Filip jouw foto's zijn allemaal prachtig. Groetjes Dietmut

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  16. This place reminds me of the stores inside Quincy Market in Boston. The deer kebab looks big enough for several people to eat.

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