Food has always played an important role in Greek history, and has been influenced by its Arabic and Persian roots. It was often symbolic of the people’s status, but one common denominator they always shared and continue to use in abundance in Modern Greek cuisine is olive oil. This Mediterranean cuisine is also rich in fish; lean meats especially lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork; vegetables; and herbs such as oregano; and grain.
What to order?
Saganaki: Often eaten as a starter, the dish is pan-fried cheese served in a frying pan. The type of cheese use often varies and can include haloumi or feta cheese.
Moussaka: A baked casserole dish made up of layered eggplant and meat before topped with béchamel sauce.
Spanakopita: A savoury filo pastry often stuffed with fillings including spinach, feta cheese, onions, or egg.
Gyro: Form of a fast food of roasted spit meat topped with tzatziki, tomato, onion and wrapped in a pita bread.
Loukoumades: Fried doughnut balls drenched in honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Where to eat?
238 Castlereagh Street
44 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney
187-189 Lyons Street
283 Marrickville Road
309-313 Forest Road
The Rotisserie House
16 Blenheim Road
North Ryde, Sydney