Round the World, Travel

And Not A Plate Broken

December 5, 2010

One of the questions I get a lot from everyone is about the food on the trip. Many of the places are not known for a specific cuisine. There’s Australian beef (and yes, the shrimp on the barbie). Hong Kong would be Chinese, but you really think of the mainland for that. Israel has middle eastern food like falafel, but that’s not specific to the country. The only culinary place with a specific food type would be Thailand. And Thai green curry will forever be a favorite of mine now. So while there have been good meals, there hasn’t been much country-specific culinary experience. Until Greece. I forget how much I love Greek food. You can’t help but trip over a Mexican restaurant every ten feet in LA. But unfortunately, there is not an abundance of Greek restaurants. So I sought out specifically some traditional Greek cuisine from souvlaki to taramosolata to Greek lamb chops. Let’s just say I got some strange looks as I took photos of some of the dishes (but some places were too dark).  Enjoy!

Greek breakfast at the Rocabella

Local beer

Lamb chops

Amstel Not Light – never saw it before

Greek salad

Custard pastry

Greeks love their frappés

Grilled squid

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  • Reply Gregg December 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I love the pics of the food. The greek salad and the grilled squid look especially good, but don't let your cardiologist see the amount of feta on that plate. And who knew they made regular old Amstel? Thanks for culinary adventure and for providing a visual taste of Europe. Maybe one day I'll get there. Oh yeah, I owe you a Cheesesteak at Jim's on South when you get back to Philly.
    Gregg Clark

  • Reply Michael December 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Wait, I thought feta cheese was supposed to be healthier than most cheeses. Oh well. Hopefully all the vegetables under it balanced it out. Yeah, I never knew there was just Amstel. I'll look forward to that cheesesteak. It's been awhile since I've had Jim's.

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