Yearly, over 16 million tourists visit Greece while U.S.A. only has about 10 million. Greece is the home of many exotic beaches, historical ruins like The Acropolis, Parthenon, and The Temple of Poseidon, and the rich culture and values its locals have to offer. But what keeps more tourists coming back every year is the distinct taste of the Greek cuisine which other 5 star restaurants across the globe fail to replicate. If you enjoy exploring different food types, you should also read this post on 5 reasons food lovers visit London.
There are no absolute answer if where moussaka did originate. Some said it was from the Mediterranean, others claimed it was a dish in the form of a salad in the Middle East. Nonetheless, Greek inspired moussaka is the most well known variety from the rest. It is made from meat, potatoes, and eggplant. The moussaka resembles the appearance of lasagna but tastes a lot better. This dish is made up of three layers which consist of eggplant, vine ripened tomatoes, garlic, onions, herbs, and spices then topped with egg custard or béchamel sauce.
Feta cheese, fresh cucumber, tomatoes, olives, pepper, and a touch of salt are the basic components of this deli. Some other restaurants however mixed a different twist in the famous Greek salad by adding lemon juice, parsley, or capers. The Greek salad is a lightly seasoned dish that will surely keep your taste buds craving for more.
Strapatsada or Strapatso
This Grecian dish is popular for its tasteful taste and economical ingredients. It can be eaten as a light snack or lunch. Once the olive oil is heated on the pan, chopped tomatoes and beaten eggs will be slowly sautéed until the mixture is thick. It can be served hot or cold with herbs and feta cheese.
The loukoumades are dumplings of the Greeks. These are made from dough that are shaped like balls and deep fried until it turns golden brown in the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside. Once cooked, the fried dough are smothered with icing sugar or drizzled with honey and served with yogurt on the side. Loukoumades are famous street foods which can also be bought on restaurants and sweet shops.
This is a heart friendly dish which is also known as the national food of the Greeks. It is made up of healthy ingredients like olive oil, carrots, celery, onions, parsley, bay leaf, plum tomatoes, and other selection of vegetables. It is served with Greek’s famous crusty bread which is a perfect dish during winter.
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