Traditional Estonian cuisine is rooted in potatoes, vegetables, rye bread, pork, fish, cabbage soup and dairy products. More recently Estonia has been strongly influenced by foreign cuisine, and you will find a wide selection of international restaurants in Tallinn, including many fantastic Russian restaurants. If you want authentic Estonian cuisine, here are some of the most famous dishes you can try.
Marineeritud angerjas – marinated eel, served cold
Keel hernestega – tongue, served cold
Sült – boiled pork in jelly made from broth; served with mustard, horseradish and vinegar
Verivorst – blood sausage with grain.
Mulgikapsas – a sauerkraut stew with pork, served with boiled potatoes
Silgusoust – Estonian sprats (small oily fish) with bacon and sour cream
Karask – grain bread – Estonia is known for its dark grain bread
Kama – a thick dessert beverage made with sour milk and a mix of barley, rye, oat and pea flour
Kissell – a thick, fruity cream dessert with juice and sweetened quark (similar to cottage cheese)
Kali (kvass) – a lightly carbonated sweet-tasting non-alcoholic beer