Greek

Pastichio 2

Pastichio

Pastitsio is a type of Greek pasta dish prepared with a mix of lamb nad or beef then spiced with cloves and cinnamon cooked in tomatoes and red wine. Pastitsio may look like a lasagne but don’t be fooled by its looks, it’s totally different to its Italian counterpart, this...

Cafe Ephesus (Rotorua, New Zealand) 1

Cafe Ephesus (Rotorua, New Zealand)

I have been to Rotorua many times already but never came across this place called Eat Street until recently. If Auckland has Ponsonby then Rotorua have this, basically a street where you find quality restaurants, cafés and bars like our restaurant for today. Before I tell you about our restaurant...

Briam 1

Briam

Briám (some call it Briami) is traditional Greek dish of oven baked/roasted mixed vegetables made with potatoes, aubergine, zucchini and tomatoes in olive oil seasoned with aromatic herbs. If the French have the Ratatouille, the Italians have the Caponata, the Spanish have the Pisto then the Greeks have this, the...

Taverne Sokrates (Vienna, Austria) 9

Taverne Sokrates (Vienna, Austria)

Before you start reading this article I would love to announce that Ang Sarap is nominated at Bloggys 2015, the Philippines’ premiere blog awarding event. Who does not want to win the blog of the year? So if you want Ang Sarap to win this voting is now open, just...

Vegetable Moussaka 2

Vegetable Moussaka

Moussaka is a popular casserole in the Mediterranean and is usually made out of layered vegetables, meat and sauce baked until tender. There are also versions where a béchamel like cheese topping is added giving a richer and creamier flavour. Moussaka is a popular casserole in the Mediterranean and is usually...

Rice Pilaf 1

Rice Pilaf

The mother of almost all rice dishes, Rice Pilaf! Briyani, Asian Fried Rice, Italian Risotto, Jambalaya, Chelow and Spanish Paella are all the descendants of the Rice Pilaf. The mother of almost all rice dishes, Pilaf! Briyani, Asian Fried Rice, Italian Risotto, Jambalaya, Chelow and Spanish Paella are all the descendants...

Greek Salad 1

Greek Salad

Greek Salad or Horiatiki as the name suggests is a popular salad in Greek cuisine. Usually this salad is made out of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese Greek salad or Horiatiki as the name suggests is a popular salad in Greek cuisine. Usually this salad is made out of tomatoes,...

Beef Gyros 1

Beef Gyros

Beef Gyros is a Greek dish made out of roasted beef cooked on a vertical spit wrapped in a flat bread together with vegetables, spices and different types of sauces. Gyros is a Greek dish made out of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit wrapped in a flat bread...

Baklava 1

Baklava

Baklava is a very rich sweet pastry made out of layers nuts and filo pastry sweetened with sugar syrup and/or honey. Its main characteristic is crunchy, nutty and very sweet (one of the sweetest desserts I tried). Baklava is a very rich sweet pastry made out of layers nuts and...