For this episode of HelsinkiEats the pod heads to the familiar Farang for a perfect supper of Thai comfort food in fine dining format. Farang has been around forever, but still moves the taste buds just as vividly with the classic dishes.
I was joined by Antti Akonniemi (of Kisko labs fame) in Farang. He was no stranger to this place either, as he reported having had a meal there pretty steadily once per year.
Antti is a professional comedian, podcast host and an overall fun person to be with so, needless to say, making this episode was entertaining and fun.
Farang, the restaurant is ranked at 38th position of the Top 50 list, which to me, feels like just about right. Farang is solid, great food and it serves something unique that is easily a craving after a few bites.. But then again, it is not very surprising after all these years.
We went with the classics - splitting the sweet and delicious pork cuisine and soft shell crabs. These two are cornerstones of my great memories in Farang and are not to be ignored. Farang surely serves many other great dishes too, but these are the best. The best.
This is an awesome venue for anyone who has not had proper Thai food obviously, but it is also the perfect vibe for a friends’ night out or milestone dinner with a larger family.
You’ll also hear a quick comment from the restaurant manager in the podcast episode.
This is a blog/pod about eating in the very finest of Finnish restaurants located in Helsinki. You can follow the journey also via instagram at @helsinkieats2020