MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Delicious Greek Traditional Foods to Try in Greece – Greece is one of the countries in Europe that is often visited by foreign tourists for vacation.

Besides being famous for its mythology, it turns out that Greece also has some tasty traditional foods which you must try when you’re there.

What are those tasty Greek traditional foods? Here they are:

Moussaka

The first Greek traditional food on our list is Moussaka. The shape of Moussaka is quite similar to Lasagna.

While Lasagna has pasta, sauce, and cheese as its composition, Moussaka has its own uniqueness compared to Lasagna.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Moussaka is a baked pasta composed with eggplant, minced beef, and potato slices at the bottom. This food is also added with tomato sauce and cheese as the topping. It’s unique and exotic!

Greek Salad

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Greek salad is a famous salad in Greek cuisine. It’s made with large pieces of tomatoes, carrot slices, cucumber slices, and others. What makes it different from other salad? Greek salad is mixed with olive oil, and the main topping is Feta or Parsley cheese.

Imagine how fresh this salad could be!

Feta Cheese

While you were reading about the Greek Salad, you might be wondering what is Feta cheese? Feta cheese is a Greek traditional cheese made with sheep’s milk.

It tastes so salty because it was soaked in a salt solution for hours. In addition, Feta cheese has a hard texture and white or light-yellow color. Its taste is unquestionable.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

It tastes so salty because it was soaked in a salt solution for hours. In addition, Feta cheese has a hard texture and white or light-yellow color. Its taste is unquestionable.

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Feta cheese contains rich protein and calcium. It’s usually used for an ingredient to other Greek traditional foods such as Greek salad. This cheese has been made in Greece since around the 8th to 6th century BC.

Spanakopita

Spanakopita is made with pan-fried spinach along with eggs and spices. After the sautéing process, it’s wrapped with Phyllo pastry.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Spanakopita is served with Feta cheese and a sauce made with a blend of lemon, onion, chili, and peppers. Do you want to know about the taste? Please try it yourself in Greece and tell me how it tastes!

Pita Bread

Pita Bread could be categorized as a staple food in Greece. It is made with flour which hasn’t given yeast yet. You will feel very full after eating this bread because of its composition.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

In addition, the taste of pita bread is very bland. Therefore, Pita bread is usually eaten with various foods or other dishes, such as Souvlaki and Tzaziki.

Souvlaki

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Souvlaki is another delicious Greek traditional food. This food is very easy to find because it is sold in many shops, restaurants, and could be found in almost all roads in Greece.

This food has a shape like a Satay. There are some main ingredients to make Souvlaki, which are:

  1. Chicken
  2. Goat
  3. Beef
  4. Shrimp

Souvlaki is usually served within french fries, mushrooms, and cheese on a single plate. It also could be placed as sandwich fillings and it’s wrapped in Pita bread and added with french fries.

Tzaziki

Tzaziki is a Greek salad which has white color and shaped like a thick cream sauce. It is made with Greek yogurt blended with pieces of onion, oregano, cucumber, and olive oil.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

This food is usually eaten with Pita bread by putting it on the bread. Tzaziki makes Pita bread has a fresher taste. The uniqueness of Tzaziki makes it one of the must-try traditional food in Greece.

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Grilled Seafood in Greece

Probably, Grilled seafood is the most familiar Greek traditional food to our ears. However, this dish is different from other grilled seafood because it has its own uniqueness.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Grilled seafood in Greece is made with fish and other fresh meat from the sea, which were burned and smeared with olive oil & lime juice.

The taste is so fresh in your mouth. This Greek traditional grilled seafood will be the most delicious seafood you have ever eaten.

Kourabiedes

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

This traditional Greek food does have a unique name, Kourabiedes. It’s made with a blend of flour, butter, and baked almonds. Kourabiedes is served simply with sugar sprinkled on it.

It’s sweet and tasty. For those of you don’t have diabetes, you must eat this sweet food!

Amygdalota

Anyone who loves sweet foods such as Kourabiedes will also like Amygdalota. This food is also known as Pasteli and it has been popular in some regions in Greece.

MUST EAT! 10 Tasty Greek Traditional Foods

Amygdalota is made with a blend of white almond flour, sugar, and rose water. This food has a white color like snow and it’s generally served at a wedding or baptism ceremony.

That’s all I got! the 10 most delicious Greek traditional foods you must try when you’re in Greece.

If you know other Greek traditional foods which are tastier than my list above, please tell me by commenting below!

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