As beautiful as the country of Greece is, the food that it offers is even more delectable. The finger-licking good delicacies are not only extravagant in presentation but also in their taste. The Greek food is a contemporary explosion of flavours with a crazy blend of fresh ingredients, olive oil, wine, meat , grain, cheese, herbs etc. This Mediterraneancuisine is influenced by Persian and Turkish cuisine and its flavours change with the season and cultures across the geography. The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in most of the dishes. Apart from olive oil, the food here features many extrinsic flavours as well, so take a look at these amazing Greek foods that are a must try.
Typical to Crete, one of the largest islands in Greece, this is a type of salad consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk. It is soaked in olive oil and is topped with herbs, diced tomatoes and a good amount of feta cheese.
It is soaked in olive oil and is topped with herbs, diced tomatoes
These exotic stuffed grape leaves are a Greek delicacy. Typically stuffed with rice and spices, you can either have it as a stand-alone dish or side it along with the ubiquitous pepperoncini. After the stuffing, they are simmered in broth and it is definitely a healthy appetiser choice that you need to try in your next Greek meal.
These exotic stuffed grape leaves are a Greek delicacy
Greek cuisine is famous around the world for its wide range of dips and sauces. Taramasalata is one dip you have to get your hands on. This fish roe dip is a creamy blend of pink fish roe with virgin olive oil and lemon. Along with the fish, the dish is served with either potato or bread and a delectable plate of it can be enjoyed along with a glass of ouzo.
Greek cuisine is famous around the world for its wide range of dips and sauces
No one does it better than the Greeks. Yes, we’re talking about a Moussaka. Perfect for Sunday dinners or weekday gatherings, this layer based dish consists of sautéed aubergine, minced meat, fried pureed tomato, onion, garlic and spices like cinnamon and allspice, a bit of potato, and then a final fluffy topping of cheese and béchamel sauce.
You can enjoy this perfect casserole dish with a drink of your choice.
Perfect for Sunday dinners or weekday gatherings
You can find grilled meat in almost all the menus across the country. Charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted Souvlaki is one of the most loved fast foods in the country. Wrapped in pita breads with tomato, onion and herbs, you can choose the meat of your choice and you’re good to go.
Charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted Souvlaki is one of the most loved fast foods
Greece is famous all over the globe for its wide variety of cheese that it offers. This age old Greek dish is basically a brined curd white cheese made from sheep’s milk. With a slightly grainy texture, the people are so accustomed to its taste that they include it in many of their dishes like Greek salads, pies or with other meat based dishes.
Greece is famous all over the globe for its wide variety of cheese that it offers
The culinary traditions of Greece have gained a special place in the hearts of food lovers around the world. Almost all the countries have authentic Greek restaurants that serve delectable Greek dishes. Let us know in comment section below if we missed out your favourite one and which one you liked the most.