Local Food and Karelian kitchen

Welcome to the world of local flavors


Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking.
Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes from the western part of the country, while the dishes from the eastern part,
for example Karelia, have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

We use whole meal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).
Milk and its derivatives like buttermilk are commonly used as food, drink or in various recipes.
Various turnips and potatoes are common in traditional cooking.

              Welcome to the Dining Table!

Whit us you will enjoy golden butter on rye bread, crisp on the outside and soft from the inside, fish, pies in many forms, and long stewed root vegetables. 
Welcome to find the lovely flavours and friendliness. We are proud of everything we to offer with local and pure flavours.
We serve lovely food garnished with local culture and Karelian hospitality. 



Experience the genuine Karelian way of life on a tour of four destinations full of joy and Karelia hospitality.
Gettin to know into Karelian traditions, flavors, and nature on this immersive tour for groups.


Flavours and aromas of four provinces of Finland


The Karelian Pasty Workshop

Karelian pasties or pies are to Finnish food tradition what pizzas are to Italian. Authentic thin-crust, hand-made Karelian pies can be found all over...

Traditional baking workshop in Kainuu


Guesthouse to Guesthouse Karelia à la carte Sauna Tour

From Guesthouse to Guest House sauna adventure with Karelia delicacies and cuisine workshops.

Karelian evening in Guesthouse

A delicious dinner at the Guesthouse with music

A unique culinary and culture in Eastern Finland

Highlights and most interesting places to visit.

Cardamom and cinnamon bun workshop at the guesthouse


Island journey to Kynsisaari-island

Beautiful Pielinen. The trip is suitable for the whole family

Openfire lunch and pancakes in the hut

A delicious openfire lunch and for dessert pancakes in the hut

Experience Valamo Menu at Bomba Karelian House!

Karelian culture is strongly linked to Orthodox religion.
The Orthodox religion and Karelian culture can also be seen in the buildings at Bomba.
The tastes of Valamo Monastery can be experienced through Valamo menu at Bomba restaurant;
where the delicious menu is combined with Valamo Monastery's berry wines.

Karelian delicacies

Learn to make Karelian Delicacy  - Rye Bread, Karelian Pie, Blackcurrant Leaf Juice and traditional Finnish Cinnamon Roll. 
Learn how to make a Karelian delicacy - rye bread, Karelian pie, blackcurrant leaf juice and a traditional Finnish cinnamon roll.
Here you can find the recipes. Have fun and happy baking day!


Karelia à la carte
This cookbook was created in the kitchen of Pihlajapuu Inn.

Price: 20 €