Tallinn. Searching for pork

Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you probably know by now that I am a NON-vegetarian and a NON-vegan person. I am a meat lover. I’ve always loved meat and I always will. You can take away chocolate, candies and other sweet delights from me, no problem, I can easily survive without them. But ribs, steak, serrano ham etc. – never!

Over the years I have tried different types of mammal meat: beef, pork, lamb, rabbit, reindeer, bear, kangaroo, horse, wild boar and even beaver. I am always ready to try something new, but most of the time I prefer to eat pork. And that’s what I craved when I got to Tallinn this month. Oh yes, I was in a very porky mood. So, when I went out to eat, I was looking for one thing and one thing only (beside beer, of course). Pork. Any kind of pork. Roasted or grilled, juicy or crispy. And luckily for me it wasn’t hard to find.

I found my first beer snack in a place called Brewery Olleklubi. It’s located in the heart of Old town. I think it is something between a pub and restaurant. Cozy and quiet. Its’ a perfect place to chill out, have a beer and enjoy conversation with the friends. And as you might have guessed, they are making their own beer.

First thing that got my attention when I went through their menu was a porky appetizer – pig’s ears to be exact. I have never eaten them before, so I was curious, excited and eager to give it a try.

I took a sip of refreshing cold beer, then red a mini prayer (which consists of only two words – Hakuna Matata) and had a bite… It was a bit chewy and crispy at the same time. I liked it! I liked it a lot! And now it’s my absolute favorite beer snack!

Brewery Olleklubi, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Brewery Olleklubi, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Another place where I found my beloved pork on the menu was the first Estonian pub (est. 1993) – Hell Hunt; located in the Old town as well. It’s cozy and funky, I would even say that it has an authentic vibe.

They have great beer selection. So, if you are a beer lover just like me and if you are looking for a place to have a beer or two… or more in the Old Tallinn, where you can also have a tasty food, then I’d suggest checking it out.

I ordered their own Hell Hunt beer and the first course – pig’s tongue:

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

For main I took juicy pork ribs:

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Can I just say – yummy! Pork ribs – is one of the few dishes I will never get bored of, even if I’ll be eating it every day for the rest of my life. Ribs are my comfort food. Love them!

And for “desert” I had… pork chips! Yet another great snack for the beer.

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Hell Hunt Pub, Old town, Tallinn, Estonia

Last but not least – tavern Kochi Aidad. It’s situated near the terminal D:

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

I do like this restaurant! Super cozy, great atmosphere, great service, great beer selection, great food and reasonable prices.

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

I mean, what else do you need, right? Oh, and have I mentioned that they also brew their own beer?

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

I took a crispy smoked pork cheek with mustard sauce:

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

And potato chips… of some sort:

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

Tavern Kochi Aidad, Tallinn, Estonia

It’s not my first time in this restaurant and definitely not last. I really do enjoy coming here. If you like medieval style restaurants, good beer and simple but delicious food, then Kochi Aidad is the place for you.

Hope you enjoyed it!

TWVera

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