Genuine Sushi at Wagocoro @ Helsinki

2012-10-22 12.43.14

Today we had sunshine and blue sky, finally, in Helsinki! On such a lovely day, I noticed a Japanese friend posted information about "Seriously delicious" sushi shop (take-away shop but they have two tables where you could also eat), Wagocoro, in the Facebook. I've got to go!!! I have been tasting sushi every place I travel in Europe and also in Helsinki where I live (actually, I was searching for sushi restaurant in Belgrade where I am going tomorrow when I saw the post ;-). And I always trust Japanese friend's recommendation for sushi restaurant. We know how it should be!

So, I got ready very quickly and left home for Töölö!

久しぶりに青空が広がって太陽が降り注いだ今日のヘルシンキ。午前中パソコンに向かっているとFacebookに友達が新しいすし屋の情報を載せているのに気づいた。日本人の友達が"まじでおいしい" っていうそのすし屋、Wagocoro。ほんとにおいしいに違いない。すぐにでも行ってみたい。明日からまた旅に出る私、今日行かなかったらしばらく行けない・・・と思ってるところにその友達からチャットが。話を聞いているともういてもたってもいられなくなった私。"やっぱり今から行ってくる~" と言い放ち、そそくさと支度をしてTöölöに向かう。

2012-10-22 11.53.50

場所はだいたい地図で確認して通りの名前も覚えていたが、正確な番地を覚えていなかった私。(ある意味、らしい (笑) でも道の反対側から遠目でここに違いないと日本人の感性が働く(笑 日本独特の感じってやっぱり日本人にはすぐ分かるもの・・・ 

The shop looked so Japanese and I immediately spotted it from the other side of the street though I didn't remember the exact address (typical me!). 

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The Japanese couple who are the owners and chefs welcomed me super warmly when I opened the door. Also they were smiling to me when I looked the shop through the windows before opening the door. Both of them have good experience as sushi chef in Japan. Husband is the sushi master (means, he has more than 10- year experience as sushi chef) and wife also has 7-year experience.I chatted a bit with them and both of them were so nice!


2012-10-22 12.44.29

今日私が選んだのは、本日のスペシャル(€9.5)。一番上に載せた写真でお気づきの方もいるかもしれないけど甘エビも入ってる!  そして"まじおいしい"という友達の言葉、その通り。まじおいしかった。特に気に入ったのはカリフォルニアロール。なにがよかったかというと一番外側に巻かれるようにちりばめられているとびっこ。このぷちぷち感が最高。とびっこの軍艦が出ると いくらじゃないんだ・・・ってなんだかがっかりする私だが、このカリフォルニアロールではとびっこがあってよかったと思うのだった(笑。そしてイカもとろける感じ。フィンランドでもこんなにおいしいイカが食べられるなんてびっくり!サーモンはとびきりおいしいけどそれ以外のネタは全然期待できないという私の先入観をくつがえす感じ(笑。

I ordered Today's special (€9.5) which included sweet shrimp, squid, salmon, California rolls. Looked exciting for good selection of fish and tasted excellent!!! My most favorite one was California rolls for the fish eggs sprinkled on the outer layer of rice. It went so well with the rest of the ingredients of the roll. Also squid was meltingly delicious. I hadn't expect any other good sushi fish/seafood than salmon in Finland but, WoW! They were outstanding!!!

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I also had toro-salmon which is fattier part of salmon which I saw in their Facebook page and looked extremely delicious! And it was super delicious. I am happy to tell you that Helsinki has now Genuine Japanese sushi shop!