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There are many new restaurants popping up all over Australia offering modern twists on classic Greek dishes. There really is something to satisfy everyone’s unique tastes with Asian influences to adding local ingredients to some of the most popular Greek dishes. Let’s take a look at some great dishes inspired by Greek food!
Greek Fusion:There is no other way to describe it besides calling it what it is — Greek fusion. That is what you will find at Sydney’s latest Greek restaurant, 1821 located at 122 Pitt Strett. The dishes you will find at 1821 range from ouzo-cured salmon with skordalia, toasted almonds, mulberry and pomegranate dressing, and caramel baklava ice-cream.
The more adventurous foodies will love the innovative take on a Chinese restaurant classic, san shoy bow, done Greek-style with iceberg lettuce cups filled with roasted tomato, vegetable rice and a yogurt-lemon dressing.
Greek food with an Asian twist:
Ever thought of trying a gyros with an Asian twist? Well, if you head over to Stav’s at 8 Water Street, Sans Souci, you will be treated to gyros served with duck, shallot, chilli and plum sauce, along with the kataifi prawn san choy bow salad with ginger dressing and sushi rice!
Even their walls are decorated with Greek graffiti!
Greek-inspired breakfast and lunch:
Check out the traditional Greek cafe-eatery in Melbourne’s west called Olive Oil & Butter at 196 Somerville Road for some of the most creative fusion of Hellenic tradition with Melbourne-inspired dishes.
Everything from the salted caramel tiganites (Greek pancakes), to a vegan spinach and olive pita are sure to please!