Authentic Chinese tea in downtown Helsinki.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Aikatalo on Mikonkatu is the quiet and unpretentious Natural Flavor Tea House. The ever smiling and serene Mr. Wong bids myself and 6D photographer Kai welcome to Helsinki’s first and only Chinese tea house and invites us to take our places at a low table carved out of wood. “Would you like to try some special Red Tea – China Golden Monkey?” It seems like a rhetorical question. Of course! As we watch Mr. Wong set out the tiny teapot and almost thimble sized tea cups he tells us his story.

Across the developed world, people are enjoying better food than the world has ever known. Regardless of where you live, how you live, and almost regardless of your income, you are able to access the recipes and ingredients for anything you could possibly imagine.

Some are inspired by Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver, some by friends or family, and some just love cooking entirely for what it is. Whatever the reason, we live in an age where dinner at a friend’s house may well feature a perfect pasta puttanesca, delicious Finnish pastries or a classic reindeer stew.

Street food is the name of the game towards the end of March in the Capital Region, with Streat Helsinki on offer 21–22 March.

Reaching out to food professionals, amateurs and foodies alike, the festival might just catch the eye of anyone interested in urban development, trends, start-ups, and service design.

A feast of flavour descends on Punavuori.

Somewhere in the upper echelons of Punavuori, high up on Annankatu there is an ambitious and delicious piece of history being remade. Tres Bones, a restaurant, bar and club founded by a trio of friends with a passion for kooky tunes, great fusion food and cocktails is quietly remaking history. Resting on the ashes of the famous clubbing landmark Lost and Found, Tres Bones is no hack job, but an ambitious undertaking with attention to detail that lets you know immediately that this is a restaurant that knows what its doing.

While companies may pay lip service to the concepts of open communication and transparency; the reality is often unrecognisable from the vision.

During the past year, half a dozen Finnish organisations have battled for headline space for all the wrong reasons. While allegations of actual fraud or embezzlement are rare in Finland, cases of dubious business ethics have become commonplace.