Teatern at Ringen Top Chefs in a Shopping Mall Food Court

Teatern at Ringen is a unique shopping mall food court in Stockholm. The mall Ringen is located far south in the district of Södermalm, and the new food court Teatern is designed like an old amphitheater. The restaurants are gathered in a circle in the middle and the customers can sit in tiered seatings surrounding them. This was one of the top spots I wanted to try on my latest visit to the Swedish capital, which resulted in a Foodie Guide to Stockholm.

The reason it's called a theater
The reason it’s called a theater

Ringen is just a regular shopping center, but there’s nothing ordinary about their new food court. Nine of Swedens top chefs have opened a stall each in Teatern. Magnus Nilsson of two Michelin starred restaurant Fäviken has launched a second location of his almost equally famous hot dog stand Korvkiosk. Adam & Albin makes Japanese noodle soup from their new Ramen shop. The incredibly talented Daniel Roos has opened his very own pastry shop and bakery, just to name a few.

Nook Market

Teatern at Ringen is also home to Nook Market, which became my main destination on our visit. I had seen pictures of their incredibly looking steam buns. Instagram is a great source of inspiration for me. You should follow me on Instagram @andershusa if you want to be the first to see all the great food I discover during my travels. I follow a lot of foodies from different parts of the world, and through their knowledge, I can cherry pick the best spots and in turn share my stories with you.

Pork buns! Steam buns with pork belly, hoisin and pickled cucumbers at Nook Market
Pork buns! Steam buns with pork belly, hoisin and pickled cucumbers at Nook Market

My first feeling when I entered Teatern at Ringen was actually the frustration of not being able to try everything that day. With so many chefs offering their unique dishes you have to choose. Unless you’re a local living here, of course. Nook Market was a given for me mainly due to the delectable looking deep-fried steam buns with löjrom. I had never tried that before. The pork belly buns and deep-fried Snickers bao look amazing as well. I only wish I had room to test the Bánh mì.

Deepfried steambun with "löjrom" from Nook Market
Deepfried steambun with “löjrom” from Nook Market
Deep-fried steam bun with chocolate cream, dulce de leche, toasted salty peanuts and chili
Deep-fried steam bun with chocolate cream, dulce de leche, toasted salty peanuts and chili

Since my this trip to Stockholm back in May the deep-fried steam bun has even made it’s way to Oslo, where both Hitchhiker and Urban Eatery experiments with the Asian bread. Urban Eatery has the same version as Nook Market with löjrom, while Hitchhiker made a variety for World Tapas Day where the top bun was deep-fried and the bottom part was left steamed and soft.

Snickers bao! Quite the indulgence
Snickers bao! Quite the indulgence

Korvkiosk by Magnus Nilsson

Korvkiosk was next on my list, but at this point, we were only tempted by their ice cream and rose hip soup for dessert. The original Korvkiosk is located in the small town of Åre in northern Sweden. We stopped there on our way home from Fäviken last time and had a «Kioskvältare» sausage and a soft serve topped with freeze-dried blueberries. The soft serve is made with milk from happy cows and has a mild flavor and creamy consistency. I was amazed by the blueberry topping as well as well as the blackcurrant one we got this time, because they both had an intense flavor and pleasant crispiness.

Korvkiosk from Fäviken's Magnus Nilsson
Korvkiosk from Fäviken’s Magnus Nilsson
Garnish for the soft serve
Garnish for the soft serve

My Swedish friend Charlotte told med that rosehip soup was a traditional dish they got when she was a kid, and that’s why she had to order it. We’re clearly missing out in Norway, because the only thing we did with rosehips was to open them up and shove them down other people’s neck to cause itching and irritation. I tasted the soup and it was good, but I’ll get almond croquant sauce over that any day, though.

Soft serve to the left and rosehip soup with biscuits and ice cream to the right
Soft serve to the left and rosehip soup with biscuits and ice cream to the right
Soft serve ice cream with caramel sauce and freeze-dried blackcurrant
Soft serve ice cream with caramel sauce and freeze-dried blackcurrant

Teatern at Ringen

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