What to eat in restaurant
Here are some things that are favorite in restaurants on Thasos, and we recommend you try them.
When it comes to homemade dishes, then of course you should try the Greek mousaka. It is very tasty and made of blue eggplant.
Stifado is originally a rabbit dish, but it is usually served with veal in restaurants. It is a dish that is prepared in a ceramic bowl and cooked with very small onions.
Pastitsio is similar to lasagne. It is pasta with minced meat.
Kleftiko is a very delicious meal. It is with lamb and vegetables in a ceramic pot. The best one is made in a restaurant Piatsa Mihalis in Potos. We recommend that you try it in that restaurant. Another good place for kleftiko is in the Mesogios restaurant in Limenas.
In Poseidon restaurant, you should definitely try chicken fillet a la creme with mushrooms.
In Theologos, at the Kleoniki restaurant (Iatrou-at Kostas with mustache) try lamb from the spit, but it is also good at the George restaurant in Potos because it is grilled and prepared on smoke rather than an electric grill. This restaurant serves lamb only in the evening.
When it comes to salads or appetizers you should try:
Bouyiourdi is mix of cheeses and tomato, warmed up in a clay pot. It's prepared differently from place to place and the best one for me is in the pizzeria Irene in Potos.
Tirokroketes are something like fried cheddar cheese balls, and halloumi is a special type of cheese that is grilled.
I recommend fish eggs salad for those who like stronger flavors. It’s called tarama or taramosalata.
Octopus is usually ordered as an appetizer and can be prepared in several ways. The softest is when is prepared in wine (krasato) while on the barbecue can be stiff especially if it's fresh.
Of course, make sure you try tzatziki. It is a salad that mainly consists of sour crème, pickles, dill, garlic...
As well as the following seafood:
- seafood risotto - the best one is in tavern Limani in Limenaria (in the port at the end of promenade)
- Shells in tomato sauce - the best ones in tavern Armeno in Skala Maries
- Shrimps in any way (grilled, cooked, fried or in sauce)
and from smaller fishes barbounia.
- Whole nuts in pine honey (can be bought in all shops)
- Trigono (the most famous sweet of Thessaloniki and Northern Greece. It is triangularly shaped pastry, reminds of baklava and is filled with white cream)
- Baklava with pistachios
- Souffle with ice-cream
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