The FireLake experience

“Created by nature, inspired by fire”

Fire played a vital role to the Vikings, not only for survival purposes like meal preparation, but also in discussions, folklore, and even death. Viking funerals often involved cremation, whether the dead were buried in the ground or sent out into the open sea. At the heart of Stavanger, where the Vikings once roamed, FireLake Grill House returns to these roots by providing a unique grill experience that encourages amicable conversation and familial sharing.

“Connecting ancient Norwegian food culture to you”

You can tell that FireLake takes pride in its vision because the staff takes time to explain the restaurant concept to you—how everything, from the name to the menu items to the portions, revolves around the idea of fire uniting people. Here, you can really take time to enjoy your meal and your company.

Viking "Mjød" bread at FireLake Stavanger

Viking “Mjød” bread was traditionally made from water, spices and honey.

Hand-picked limousin sirloin and 12 hours brisket with smoked chili mayonnaise at FireLake Stavanger

Hand-picked limousin sirloin and 12-hour brisket with smoked chili mayonnaise

From the impeccable service to the delectable taste and presentation of food, FireLake provides an outstanding experience for locals and visitors to Stavanger alike. I highly recommend the 12-hour brisket with FireLake rub (pictured above).

If I ever visit Stavanger again, FireLake is definitely a stop I will make! 😉

Yaya’s Thai Beach Bungalow

Yaya's

The Yaya’s experience begins from the moment you walk in. You are immediately struck by the bamboo booths, plastic chairs, and colourful Christmas lights – a different world from the gray building exterior.

Pad Thai at Yaya's

The best thing about Yaya’s was definitely the atmosphere, complete with bird sounds and thunderstorm effects that transport you to a tropical rainforest. The food is above average; the Pad Thai was good but slightly too sweet and the Paneng curry was flavourful but not outstanding. The spicy level is adjusted to Norwegian standards but you can get extra chili on the side if you ask for a higher spicy level.

If you are looking to get away from the cold Oslo weather, come to Yaya’s and experience flavourful Thai food in the midst of bamboos and Christmas lights reminiscent of a beach restaurant in Thailand.

XOXO HONG PHUC