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Top 10 dishes of Greece

Besides being a great tourist place, there is a lot to be offered by Greece in terms of delicious food. If you visit Greece, you must try these delicious dishes:-

  1. Taramasalata

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This scrumptious dish is a must have. The taramasalata has a blend of pink or white fish roe mixed with either potato or a base of bread. It is best served when topped with virgin olive oil or lemon squeeze.

Taramasalata Recipe

  1. Olives
Photo Courtesy: vegkitchen
Photo Courtesy: vegkitchen

Olive oil is being cultivated in Greece for a long time now. According to legend, Athena presented an olive tree to the city of Athens to win its favor. Greek meals normally accompany olives. Olive oil, which is an elixir of Greece is generously used in salads and cooking.

  1. Dolmades

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This dish is found in each household of Greece. The dish is eaten as a finger food. It is prepared with mincemeat and long-grain rice or a combination of dill, fennel, thyme, pine and oregano.

Dolmades Recipe

  1. Moussaka

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There are variations of this dish in Mediterranean as well as the Balkans but the best is the iconic Baked dish with layers of sautéed aubergine, minced meat fried pureed tomato, garlic, onion and spices like allspice and cinnamon, a small amount of potato. Finally, there is a fluffy topping of béchamel sauce and cheese.

Moussaka Recipe

  1. Grilled Meat

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Greeks have mastered the art of cooking spit-roasted and charcoal-grilled meats. Greece’s favorite fast food is still Souvlaki. Although, local free-range lamb is everyone’s favorite, kid goat is a favorite throughout.

  1. Fresh Fish

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Fish has been eaten by locals since the ancient times. Fish and calamari can be cooked with zero fuss. Fishes like maridha and barbounia are great when taken lightly fried.

  1. Courgette balls
photo courtesy: foodlovers
photo courtesy: foodlovers

These starters must be tried by everyone. They are sometimes in the form of patty and sometimes in the form of fried balls that are lightly fried.

Courgette balls recipe

  1. Octopus

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Octupus is great when grilled or marinated. It works great as an appetizer (meze). As a principal dish, you can make a stew of it with wine sauce. It can then be served with pasta.

Octopus Meze Recipe

  1. Feta & Cheese

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Greece is a great place to try different kinds of cheese. When you go behind the market, ask for feta kept in big barrels, which are delicious and creamy. You can also try a sample of graviera, which is a hard golden-white cheese.

Greek Saganaki Recipe

  1. Honey & baklava

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Most of greek sweets contain honey and olive oil. Baklava is a great start, with layers of filo, ground nuts and honey. You can also try galaktoboureko, which is a pastry filled with custard.

Galaktoboureko Recipe

10 Dishes For a Traveler

Most people like to travel. And one of the main attractions of traveling is food. Wherever you go around the world, there are always some dishes present there that you can try. These are the signature dishes of their respective countries. In this article, we have collected such dishes in one place. Hope you like them!

  1. Asado

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This is one of the most important meal of Argentina and is a representation of their culture. This tasty dish is best served with salad or rice.

Chicken Asado Recipe

  1. Jiaozi

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China has a rich culture of cuisines as it is divided into 34 provinces. Jiaozi is one of the most delicious dishes of China. They are traditional Chinese dumplings. The dumplings can be filled with veggies or mince.

Jiaozi Recipe

  1. Gallo Pinto

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This traditional Costa Rican dish is made of black beans and rice, small tortilla and scrambled eggs. If you are vegetarian and don’t eat eggs, you can add avocados and fried bananas.

Gallo Pinto Recipe

  1. Czech Goulash and Bread Dumplings

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Although this dish originated in Hungary, there is a different version of it in Czech Republic. The Hungarian goulash consists of vegetables and potatoes but the Czech goulash contains beef.

Czech Goulash With Bread Dumplings

  1. Escargot

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Escargots are a great recipe. If you haven’t tasted them till now, you may try them and find how good they are.

Escargot Recipe

  1. Dim Sum

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Dim Sum is a popular Cantonese cuisine. This cuisine is essentially found in southern China and Hong Kong. The dishes in this cuisine include vermicelli rolls, shrimp dumplings, spare ribs and barbecue pork buns.

Grilled Shrimp Dim Sum Recipe

  1. Masala Dosa

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Masala Dosa is a very popular South Indian dish. It’s a very thin pancake that is made of lentils and rice batter. It’s a gluten free dish that is veggie friendly. It’s a treat for your taste buds.

Masala Dosa Recipe

  1. Soto

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Soto is an Indonesian specialty that is found throughout the country. It is made up of delicious meat, noodle soup, veggie along with rice. The city varies from city to city ranging from “soto betawl” to “soto sokaraja of Jakarta and Purwokerto respectively.

Soto Ayam Recipe

  1. Pozole

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Pozole is a classic Mexican soup. It is also known as posole in the US. It contains hominy and either pork, chicken or a mix of both.

Pozole Recipe

  1. Tagine

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Tagine is a popular Moroccan dish. This vegetarian dish is cooked in a dome shaped clay pot. This Berger stew can be mixed with lamb or chicken.

Chicken Tagine Recipe

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