Thessaloniki Menu guide: Dolmades
They sound exotic but you’ve probably had these stuffed grape leaves in your Greek salad at many diners. Most people either adore them or they push them to the side along with the ubiquitous peperoncini.
A traditional dip made from mashed potatoes and garlic, served with pita or vegetables.
Pastitsio is often referred to as Greek lasagna; it’s a layered pasta dish with either beef or lamb in tomato sauce, and creamy béchamel.
Mousaka combines vegetables and meat with a cream sauce.
Grilled skewers of meat are on every Greek menu. Choose chicken, pork, lamb, or beef, and get them as a platter or as a sandwich.
Baked tomatoes, peppers or zucchini stuffed with herbed rice and served with baked potatoes
in a light tomato sauce
Meat roasted on a vertically turning spit and served with sauce (often tzatziki) and garnishes (tomato, onions) on pita bread; a popular fast food.
Yogurt, cucumber and garlic.
Desserts and sweets
Pastry consisting of custard, cheese, or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo.
is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
Similar to donuts, loukoumades are essentially fried balls of dough drenched in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Here are some of the most used words in greek menus:
Psomia – breads
Orektika – appetizers
Mezethes, mezedes – little plates with various appetizers, one of the well-known features of the Greek cuisine.
Salates – salads
Soupes – soups
Hortarika – usually leafy vegetables
Khorta – wild greens
Lahanika – the rest of the vegetables
Prota Piata – first courses
Kyria Piata – main courses
Kreatika – meat dishes
Poulerika – poultry dishes
Psaria – fish
Thalassina – seafood
Macaronia – Greek pasta
Epithorpia, epidorpia – desserts
Glyka – sweets
Pagota – ice cream
Frouta – fruit
Krasia – wines
Garides – shrimp
Kafes – coffee
Kalamaria – squid
Kalamata – Classic Greek olive
Souvlakia – Skewered lamb (sometimes made with chicken, too)
Tahini – Sesame paste
Spanakopita – spinach pie
Tsoureki – Easter bread
Pastitsio – lamb and pasta casserole
Thessaloniki Menu guide
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