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Traditional Greek Food You Should Definitely Try Once

Food is an integral part of our life and we can’t live without it. A lot of people are a big foodie and love to try new food and even travel to places for food. If you love travelling to places in search of good food then you should go to Greece once.

They love to eat and feed others as well and I feel this is a place where you will never feel hungry and will never be empty stomach. People in Greece usually take meals five times a day. People from there are a big foodie and eat a lot.

Greek food consists of local ingredients such as Mediterranean vegetables, olive oil, juices, lemon juice and others. All the ingredients are fresh and adds good flavor to the food. If you are going to the Mediterranean then do visit Greece food and you will have to eat five times a day and you will always have delicious dishes. So, let’s begin with the traditional Greece foods

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Kleftiko

Lamb is a speciality in Greece and I have not found anything better than this cuisine all over Greece. This dish is cooked in an earth oven, which is a small pit in the ground which mainly traps heat and smoke. 

It is one of the traditional Greek foods marinated in garlic and lemon juice and cooked with other important ingredients.

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Gyro

If you want to taste the traditional cuisines of Greece then Gyro can be the best thing for you. You can find this dish in entire Greece. The cost of pita gyro and gyro is 2-3 euro and 5-8 euro for a plate.

Pita gyro consists of pork, fries, tomatoes and cucumber and all the things are being packed in pita bread and they roll it and serve on the plate with salad and cream.

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Moussaka

There are several types of Moussaka but the main dish consists of mainly sautéed eggplant, tomato, ground lamb, a layer of potatoes and a fluffy toppings. However, in the new version of recipe chefs use ground beef without potatoes.

Moussaka is the traditional Greek food and it is also the national food over there and I recommend the people and visitors to try this cuisine once if they are planning to visit the enchanting place. Do not worry if you are a vegetarian as it can also be made with veggies.

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Feta Cheese

Baked Feta Cheese is also a traditional Greek food and also one of my favourite dishes in Greece. People of the country eat a lot of feta cheese but normally they don’t bake it instead put it in a salad.

The dish is very common and you can find it in almost all the restaurants. 

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Stifado

It is also a one of the traditional Greece foods which is made up of meat-stew with onions, tomato, wine or vinegar along with lot of other different ingredients. The main ingredients that people use in this cuisine are cinnamon and tomato.

This dish is mainly cooked on stove but can also be made in oven. This recipe is a new version discovered by several chefs whereas, the old recipe did not have tomatoes as it did not arrived to Europe until that time.

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Lobster pasta

If you ever go to Greece and you are big fan of lobster pasta then Skyros is the perfect restaurant for you to visit as you will get the amazing and mouth watering pasta here. The dish is quite good and the people love the dish.

Since people eat this lot but if you want to get a perfect taste, you can go to this restaurant.  Lobster pasta is one of the foods that you must try if you are travelling there.

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Kritharaki

It is another type of pasta in Greece and it looks like long grain rice. It is normally served in tomato sauce or with chicken or nuts and peas.

Kritharaki is also a traditional Greece food and the authenticity can be seen by the smell of the dish. It is made with mainly chicken, Lamb or beef.

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Tzatziki

This dish is made up from the Greece yogurt, cucumber and garlic. Tzatziki is one of the tastiest dishes in Greece. If you ever went to Greece do try this cuisine once.

There are a lot of chances that you might like this dish and will end up packing some for home as it is quite popular among people of Greece. You can find the dish around the world but the best ones is in Greece.

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Saganaki

Saganaki is a name of small dishes which are being fried in pan. There are several dishes in this but the most common and famous are Cheese Saganaki or Shrimp Saganaki. They both are tasty Greek appetizer. 

So, these are some of the traditional Greece foods that you must try if you visit there and for more food related updates stay tuned!

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