Bakalaki Greek Taverna – Singapore
I’ve been wanting to visit Bakalaki Greek Taverna for ages and finally I managed to make my way there for lunch.
Good things have been said about their Greek food and I’m inclined to agree. I love meat anyway so all that red meat was simply heavenly.
To start off we shared a starter of Feta Saganaki – pan fried feta cheese slathered in honey and coated in sesame seed. Amazing. Fried cheese and honey? Child, that dish was calling my name.
We did order the Spanakopita- filo pastry with spinach, feta cheese and dill as well, but it didn’t turn out so well as the vegetables were incredibly bitter. However, after we gave them the feedback, the staff immediately took the dish back and comped us for it without question. Excellent customer service indeed. Thumbs up!
The bunch of us ordered a meat platter for four people, and it was teaming with lamb chops, chicken yiros, beef skewers, kebab skewers, meatballs, and beef sausage. The beef was done to a nice medium rare, but the meatballs in my opinion really stole the show.
The meatballs were soft, almost a mashed potato-like texture but with the aroma of fragrant minced beef, grilled to a crisp. Mmmm!
We had so much pita bread with dips as well so by the end of the meal we were stuffed. But, there’s always room for dessert!
Giaourti – Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts, Rizogalo – a rice pudding with cinnamon, baklava – filo pastry soaked in honey, stuffed with walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, and Loukoumades – doughnuts with honey and a side of chocolate sauce. Yes all that was ordered, despite us being stuffed.
We finished all of it! While rice pudding is one of my favourite Anglo desserts, the loukoumades stood out with its chewy and airy texture, thus making this dessert super easy to eat.
Baklava, of course is another Greek/Turkish staple – incredibly sweet and I would recommend this for sharing.