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Cuisine of Chios Island for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

If you want to get to know Greek cuisine in its original form, try to find taverns. They are usually far from touristic spots and visited by locals. Greeks love to get together in the evenings for a good dinner and many taverns on Chios have been standing in their places for decades, owned by the same family.
One of the most monumental buildings of the capital of Chios is the Castle of Chios. The castle was constructed in the medieval period with its first construction phase having started in the … Open
You can find horiatiki or village salad in every tavern. Locals never call it a Greek salad. It is usually made of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion and cheese. The salad is not always seasoned with oil, but you can find a bottle of olive oil on the table and add it to your dish. Don’t pass by tzatziki, a local yoghurt salad with cucumbers and garlic. It is usually used as a sauce to pita or mutton.
Souvlaki is a popular food on Chios. It was initially made of beef or pork, but now you can find souvlaki with chicken, seafood or vegetables. It can be found in psarotaverns. Moreover, you can try giro, souvlaki in a pita. However, there are different meat dishes on Chios. For example, paidakia is delicious grilled lambs or moussaka, a layered dish made with minced meat, egg-plants and potatoes with bechamel sauce. Pastitsio is baked pasta dish with ground meat and bechamel sauce. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Chios will definitely attract those who love walking. The small island is full of footpaths, linking local settlements with natural and historical attractions. You can go for a small walk to … Open
True gourmets should definitely try tefteli and dolma, made of grape leaves and stuffed with meat. Stewed meat stifado is a very delightful dish too. Be sure to try kokoretsi. It is Greek lamb delicacy. Loukanika is tasty local sausages. Local soups are also very delicious. Avgolemono is a classic soup of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice. Fasolada is a traditional Greek soup made with white beans. Kakavia is a traditional fish soup.
Fish dishes can be found in psarotaverns. You can find fish and seafood dishes here. Oysters, mussels, octopuses, squids are very popular on Chios. Moreover, you can buy a fish and ask to cook it in a tavern. Fish is stewed, fried and boiled here, so choose what you like most. Don’t miss the chance to taste local octopus.
Despite the fact that a significant part of the coast of Chios is occupied by inaccessible cliffs, the choice of available beaches here is just wonderful. Tourists who want to stay in the … Open
Eastern desserts are popular on the island. Vasilopita is a traditional dessert. It is a lemon cake with spicy herbs. Keik me giaourti is a honey cake with yoghurt. Galaktoboureko is a traditional Greek pie. Mandolato is an almond nougat. Coffee and juice are common soft drinks on the island. But tea is used only as a remedy for a cold. You should definitely taste local retsina, ouzo, grape rakia and metaxa cognac. In case you feel bad after a long night, try the patsas soup, it will restore your health.
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National cuisine of Greece

Among the hot dishes, musaka deserves a special attention. That’s a baked dish of ground beef (usually lamb or veal), eggplant, and tomato. On top, the dish is seasoned with Bechamel sauce. Sometimes, potatoes, zucchini or mushrooms are also added to the casserole. Traditional soup, avgolemono, is cooked on the basis of chicken broth; lamb or beef may be used too. A fine pasta and egg-lemon mixture, which gives the soup an acidic taste, are added later. The dish is served as a puree; in cold state, it can be used as a sauce for other hot dishes. Spartan chowder is one of the most specific dishes of Greek cuisine. It is cooked of pork legs and blood with an addition of lentils and vinegar. The history of the soup goes deep into the antiquity. This kind of food was intended for old people who refused meat in favor of the young. … Open
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Chios Island

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Chios Island (Greece) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Chios Island restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Chios Island, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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