Friday, September 21, 2012

Fem Sma Hus @ Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

The restaurant name which literally means "five small houses" has been in business since 1969, serving classic Swedish food with a French twist. 
The 5 basement houses are connected via exposed bricks passageways, with decors that reminiscent the 17th century.  
Assorted Herrings and Fish: Vendace bleak roe, herring, Baltic herring, marinated salmon, smoked salmon, mackerel and marinated elk (SEK 270). Each items were meticulously handcrafted, making it hard not to scoop everything up in one bite!
Two Kinds of Salmon (SEK 210) - They say good things come in pairs, and this is certainly the case at Fem Sma Hus. Each salmon were paired with compatible other half, be it the velvety smooth tartar or the shrimp with horseradish mix. 
Seared Halibut with Shrimps (SEK 310) - The seared halibut pale against its peers, as it was a tad overcooked and a little too plain. Shrimps, horseradish, melted butter and spinach were served alongside. 
Vegetable Tagliatelle (SEK 180) - The towering homemade tagliatelle were infused with hearty greens, accompanied by some rocket salad and walnuts. This may be a simple affair, but the flavors were rich and dense. 
Roast Lamb Rumps (SEK 320) - The succulent lamb rumps were perfectly cooked, drizzled with rosemary sauce and sided by some vegetables and a potato cake. 
Fillet of Reindeer with Port Wine Sauce (SEK 325) - The lingonberries were as red as rubies, while the reindeer fillets were as tender as midnight moon. Reindeer is a very popular meat amongst Scandinavians, especially during the winter months. Its flavors are best retained when served rare or medium rare.
Raspberry Soup with Lime Parfait (SEK 110) - The all natural raspberry was assertive, creamy and most importantly, not too sweet. 
Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie (SEK 125) - If you are not in the mood for soup, the restaurant also doubles as a good place to enjoy quality pies. To top it off, a scoop of maple syrup ice cream was added - helping to deliver another big smile on my face.


VERDICT: TOTALLY SMITTEN

Smitten Dishes:
Assorted herrings and marinated fish
Fillet of reindeer with port wine sauce
Raspberry soup with lime parfait
Rhubarb and Strawberry pie 

Address: Nygrand 10, 113 30 Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 108 775
Opening Hours: Open from 5pm everyday

17 comments:

  1. Hey I'm back, lured by your good food! I like everything except the lamb & reindeer meat. I'd a chance to try "Rudolph" when I won a contest to Finland last year with my Angry Birds Bento Box. The smell is a bit too strong for me, like lamb :<

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    1. This reindeer was crazy good. There was no smell and it was super tender.

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  2. wow the raspberry soup is really nice..
    over here all the raspberry is sour...

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    1. Yea... but I think they added a good amount of sugar in the respberry soup as well... hehehhe

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  3. wow. . . I really hope I get to try Sweden food someday! ;D

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  4. reindeer! now that's something i'd order if i saw it on a menu! :D i like the decor in your photograph too. very charming, with a lot of character :D

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    1. It's a pretty common dish there but I guess is something unusual in KL =)I'm gald that I gave it a try.

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  5. All the dishes look so delicious!!

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    1. Thanks Amy for dropping by. I really enjoyed the food here =)

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  6. what does reindeer taste like??? My mum ate it once and she didn't like it all!!! Maybe it wasn't prepared as beautifully as this! ;)

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    1. The texture is a bit like lamb. But if you cook it right ...it will melt in your mouth! It’s a pretty common dish in Netherlands, you gonna have loads of it when you go there =)

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  7. Reindeer meat? Hmmm not tasted that. Gonna be tough for me thinking of Rudolph:P

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    1. Hehhehe...... I get what you mean. I don't think i can eat dogs or cats as well.

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  8. Eat reindeer when winter? I thought they are rarely seen when winter as they need to help Santa to pull the cart? XD

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    1. Hahha... maybe is a good time to hunt for reindeer. maybe that;s why we don't get any present from Santa!

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  9. Swedish food reminds me of herrings, mustard and sour cream... :)

    I dont think I will be able to eat Reindeer... just because I love Rudolph, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzer and etc.... ;)

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