Greeky Goodness at Greeka Kouzina

Did you hear about the Greek God Aldous?

He was the one who came into Greeka Kouzina and mercilessly feasted on all that meat.  Only a God with mighty superpowers can finish all those delicious food.  In all seriousness, the food at Greeka Kouzina is to die for.  I am not surprised how their two branches at San Juan and SM Aura are always full of customers.

I was able to have a quick chat with owner Kacy Chua and she told us that she decided on a Greek restaurant because it was more on the healthy side.  They also wanted to concentrate on the food which is why there aren't much drinks on the menu.

Kacy's partner Allan Chan was the one in charge of the kitchen while she was the one in charge outside the kitchen.  The SM Aura branch is fairly new as it opened a couple of months ago while the San Juan branch opened in December of 2012.  Kacy also told me that she wanted Greek food since there is not much competition (which is very true) compared to Japanese and Chinese restaurants.  I have to admit, that was smart thinking.  I guess that is what happens when you come from a Chinese school.

I noticed the staff were trained very well.  Almost all of the menu items were in Greek but the staff were able to explain what they meant and what was in each one of them.  The cozy looking interiors were also a big plus.

 Fig Roka Salata (P420)

First up, we had this amazing salad dish.  It had walnuts, sweet figs and sun dried tomatoes.  I thought at first it did not have any dressing but it was actually mixed already.  It was good for 3 to 4 people and it is indeed a healthy way to start things off.

 Kalamari Tiganito (P290)

Next up, it was salt and pepper fried squid with bright lemon olive oil Greek dressing.  You can tell it was made fresh during the first bite.  It was one of those delectable appetizers that your taste buds won't soon forget.

Paidakia (P595)

This was by far my favorite out of all that was presented to us.  Who does not like Lamb Chops? Exactly. I thought I was in heaven when I took a bite out of this.

 Krasates (P480)

I have never tasted a better version of pork chop as their version really nailed it for me.  Top it all off with blue cheese walnut and their signature gravy and you got a recipe for a winner.

 Beef Souvlaki (P430)

I loved the way the meat in the Souvlaki dish was char-grilled to perfection.  The meat cubes were a delight to munch on and I can't wait to try the other Souvlaki variations.

 Moussaka (P180)

I love eggplants so I ate a lot of this as it was layered with chessy bechamel along with beef tomato sauce.  It can easily be mistaken with eggplant lasagna but it is not which is good because it is a lot healthier than lasagna.

 Watercress Pasta (P180)

This creamy pasta is mixed with watercress and tomatoes which makes it richer than it already is.  Pasta lovers will surely love it and it really makes a good combination with the meat dishes.

 Baklava (P180)

We ended the dinner with a literally nutty dessert as this dish was layered with cashews, walnuts and pistachios.  On top of it is one scoop of Greek yoghurt that toned down any hint of sweetness.  It was a great way to end the meal instead of the usual sweet stuff.

I was actually joined by 3 goddesses: Joyousa (The Goddess of age defying mothers), Hannea (The Goddess of maintaining beauty despite eating lots of rice) and Rochhea (The Goddess of vegetarians who hate the smell of meat).  After the tummy filling dinner, I thought I already ruled Mount Olympus.  

Til we meet again, Greeka Kouzina

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Roch ayon kay ...

Haha your post is funny as well as it is very informative! Thanks for sharing your review at Greeka Kouzina. :)

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