Russian Pelmenit – Пельмени

22.04.2008 at 20:06 | Posted in Show a Foreign Friend, Where to Eat | 3 Comments
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At Kustaankatu 7, just off Kallio’s famous Vaasankatu, is this small and cozy Embassy of Eastern Cuisine called Pelmenit.
The chef ran to the kitchen to put on a clean uniform for the photo and proudly displayed the speciality of the place. He told me the food in Pelmenit is a bit Russian, a bit Ukrainian, a bit Finnish and a bit Jewish. For 5-6€ you can get a plateful of pelmeni (dumplings) or a big bowl of thick, delicious borscht (Ukrainian style accoding to my knowledge). I also recommend the vegetarian bliny. Click here to find them on the map.



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  1. There are GREAT veg spots in Helsinki.
    Some listed here:

    • Great! I can’t wait to try them out. This page is a collaborative effort so if you care to write down your experiences from these places do send them to me (wojtekmejor at gmail) and I’ll post them on the blog! Cheers.

  2. […] and I soon found that many people have given Pelmenit good reviews (for example, see here, here, here and here – you may want to use Google translate for the latter two sites). Brigitte […]

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