Category: Greek

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Pastichio

Pastitsio may look like a lasagne but don’t be fooled by its looks, it’s totally different to its Italian counterpart, this Greek pasta uses a different pasta and usually uses lamb as it primary meat ingredient spiced with cloves and cinnamon cooked in tomatoes and red wine. Lasagne it may...

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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...

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Briam

If the French have the Ratatouille, the Italians have the Caponata, the Spanish have the Pisto then the Greeks have this, the 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...

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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...

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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. This dish is one of the most popular Greek food and it...

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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 of the Rice Pilaf. I guess most of us don’t know that but that’s a fact and not only that some other grain type dishes which are rendered...

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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, and olives dressed with olive oil then seasoned with salt and oregano. A staple dish in Greece where it is commonly served with...

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Beef Gyros

Gyros is a Greek dish made out of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit wrapped in a flat bread together with vegetables, spices and different types of sauces. This dish is Greeks own version of fast food as it can be seen almost anywhere in Greece like hamburgers in...

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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). The first time I had this was when one of our Jordanian office...

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Watermelon and Haloumi Salad

One of the best cheeses you will ever taste is Haloumi specially when freshly fried or grilled, the mozzarella like texture of inside and semi crispy outer layer combined with its salty taste is something to drool for. Just on its own is already a treat but for this instance...