(Tofu Bao at Beijing 8)
We spent the weekend in Stockholm and managed to go to three different dumpling restaurants. They were all pretty great.
(vegetarian dumplings steamed and vegetarian dumplings fried / miso broth and noodles)
Beijing 8 is a chain of restaurants, super inexpensive but really good. I was really surprised how much I liked the tofu bao. I’m not usually a fan of tofu but it was great.
And the dumplings were good! I’d definitely go into a Beijing 8 again.
EAT was a real sit down, dinner time, restaurant. I’ll admit, I’m charmed by a places that gives me a cup of tea to start with while reading the menu.
Phong finally got his hands on noodles. They were in a curry sauce, a little spicy and really good.
I tried both of the vegetarian dumplings on the menu. The mushroom dumplings were AMAZING. The purple ones in the pictures are kimchi filled dumplings in a beet dough. I did not realize they were in a beet dough when I ordered them. The filling was good but I’m really not a fan of beets, it overpowered the whole thing which would have probably been great if I liked that flavor.
Holy Monkey! Located in the train station in Stockholm. We went here on our way in from the airport. We were so hungry! Cute little place and the food came out really quick. I was sitting next to Linn so I took a picture of her sushi too. The vegetarian dumplings were good and I really liked the plum sauce. I wasn’t a fan of the cold noodles underneath but both Phong and Linn liked them.
(Vegetarian burgers with fries and coleslaw. It was a bean patty and eggplant. It was so big that I had to open mine up and eat it one side at a time with coleslaw on top.)
We decided to go out to dinner on Thursday and wanted to try one of the restaurants in Kiruna we haven’t been to. SPiS is pretty new and we’d heard about it but not been. It was amazing! We went for dinner but they also serve lunch earlier in the day. They have a deli with meats and cheeses and bread as well as some other foodie goodies.
Bread while we wait. It was great! I would have loved this place if only for the bread. The darker one had fruit in it and the lighter one was some sort of sourdough.
I ordered the garlic bread (more bread, I know) with veggies for a starter. Really yummy.
Phong had the shiitake soup and this was pretty interesting because it was made with shiitake mushrooms grown in Kiruna. There’s a lady here who grows shiitakes underground and sells them to local restaurants.
It took a while and a bit of teamwork, but we did it! This meal was so good that we didn’t even get dessert. We will definitely be visiting SPiS again and I would recommend that you try it too if you ever find yourself in Kiruna.
Heart shaped rice! We went to a Thai restaurant on our first night in Piteå, we could actually see it from our hotel window so it was perfect.
It was called Thai Garden. As you can see, it was not very busy but it was late on a Monday night so I’m just happy they were open at all. Very nice restaurant. There were a few other Thai places in the area. I don’t know why but there seems to be an abundance of Thai restaurants up in the far north of Sweden. In Kiruna we have a handful of Thai places and no Chinese, Japanese or Indian restaurants. It’s pretty much just Thai food or pizza in the north. Which is to say, I have come to like Thai quite a bit.
I picked this particular Thai restaurant over the others this time because they had a particularly large vegetarian menu and that makes us pretty happy.
I actually remembered to snap some pictures before we ate everything. Usually I forget until about half way through the meal that I even thought about taking pictures. I get pretty focused when I’m given food.
I also tried a restaurant in town called Nobo. It was very cute, with coffee and pastries if you’re looking to fika and a nice lunch menu that comes with a salad/pasta bar.
I found and bought a pear flavored biskvi here! It was pretty exciting and yet, no picture. We ate it. The end.
I really liked the staff here and would happily come back the next time I find myself in Piteå.