*Must Try* A Perfect Blend of Asian Cuisines – Gaijin Restaurant
Gaijin Story Background
Gaijin story goes years back when Tomi Björck and Matti Wikberg began exploring China, Korea, and Japan and got hooked on the cuisines. Blending all these experiences with their contemporary Asian cooking skills, the unique flavor profile of Gaijin was born.
Gaijin is an endless quest where courageous chefs explore new combinations, ingredients, and seasonal tastes. The outcome is superlative food in a socially relaxed atmosphere with friendly professional service.
*Gaijin has been officially recognized as Michelin One Star Restaurant during the year of 2014 and still maintain its remarkable standard up to date.
Tataki Beef Salad
Our meal in Gaijin starts off with a plate of Marble Beef Tataki & Yuzu Wasabi €26.00 consists of – marbled beef tataki, yuzu, and wasabi dressing, takuwan pickle, kombu marinated daikon, soy mayonnaise, and wasabi creme.
Overall taste mildly sweet, sour and spicy, have a texture much similar to raw salmon, feels refreshing while beef fats spread evenly with various spices during the “chew-chew” session. 🙂
*Not dare to have raw beef? You can also pick “Salmon Tataki Poke Gaijin Style” in the menu, which serves almost the same flavor and aftertaste.
Barbeque Pork Ribs
Right up next is the famous Gaijin baby Back Pork Ribs €26.00 featuring – pork ribs, soy mirin caramel, togarashi, and red dragon dressing.
The perfectly charcoal pork ribs have a soft and tender texture while tastes like caramelized sugar coated with sweet and spicy sauce (similar like Chinese pork ribs king), we finished a dozen of them within a small cup of tea time!
*Gaijin best grill’s also included; leek skewers with yuzu, beef skewers with goma (sesame dressing), tiger prawn with wasabi and marbled beef with jalapeno pepper.
Superior King Crab
The spotlight of the day (which we looking forward the most) are none other than The Gaijin Roasted King Crab & Jalapeno Black Pepper Butter €32.00 – fresh king crab, jalapeno and black pepper butter, miso pickled mushroom, and yuzu creme.
As expected, the taste was heavenly good where you are able to savor the fragrance of the king crab. Just with a little twist in spices, it managed to enhance the overall flavor into the next level. Apart from that, you are hassle free from opening the stubborn crab shells, what else more you could have asked for? 😉
*Gaijin best main dish also includes; roasted miso salmon, roasted whitefish with XO sauce, master stock chicken and kimchi, crispy chicken katsu and many more.
Fusion Kimchi Bossam
We used to eat Korean Kimchi Bossam with pork belly or shoulder, but in Gaijin, they actually serve Wagyu Beef Brisket with Kimchi Bossam €34.00, now how awesome was that?
This premium set comes with grilled wagyu beef brisket, Japanese pickles, kimchi, sesame dressing, chili dressing, and salad leaves. Ways to eat it was relatively simple, just toss everything you like in the center of the fresh leaves and walla! 😉
*Feel lazy to wrap things up? If that’s the case then, you can also consider to enjoy it in a Cantonese way, just pick any ingredient at one time, feed yourself then repeat the steps!
Location and Contact Details of Gaijin Restaurant
Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki, Finland.
Contact: +358 10 322 9386
Open Hours: 05.00 pm – 12.00 am (Mon-Sun)