(From left to right)
Mahi-Mahi Souvlaki: Skewered mahi-mahi cubes, tomatoes, peppers, and onions served with homemade pita bread, garlic yogurt and side salad
Cyma Lemonade: Cyma’s signature lemonade with lemon slices
Yemista: Rice, pine nuts, and sultanas stuffed in a green bell pepper served alongside a braised potato
(Taken at Cyma Greek Taverna, Eastwood Mall)
15 thoughts on “283 – On A Greek Summer Meal”
Whaaat is that Yemista?! Grabe that bell pepper looks sooo good! It is actually my first time hearing about this dish. I love bell peppers! 🫑
It’s rice, raisins, and pine nuts cooked and seasoned together — and then stuffed in a bell pepper and baked. 😀 Tapos may kasamang vegetable stock and braised potato; pang-vegan talaga!
What a feast!
That’s the beauty of our weather: forever summer! so we can enjoy these sort of meals anytime at all!
Is the rice in the stuffed pepper very spiced?
Indeed! 😀 It did have some spices, but not as intense as what we Southeast Asians are used to. Perfect for younger diners!
Understood! It’s more of a side-dish, then. The lemonade looks very refreshing too!
It definitely was! Incidentally, I wanted to order either cauliflower rice or quinoa – but sadly, both were out of stock. 😦
There’s a resto down my office that’s owned by them – Souv. I miss it badly
Ah yes, that one! I’ve seen it multiple times, but I haven’t visited. From the stuff I read, it’s a pared-down version of Cyma?
They dont have some of my fave dishes from Cyma. Before covid it’s always hard to get seats during lunchtime there
Indeed! And most restaurants at The Podium (where Souv is) tend to fill up during lunch hours. Even the Corner Market food hall there becomes a game of musical chairs from 12:00 pm onwards!
From my experience, the best time to dine at any restaurant in The Podium is around 1:00 to 2:00 pm, when the lunch crowds have dissipated.
We do not have Greek restaurants here, can’t remember seeing one anywhere else in the country either. I did get to sample some Greek sweets and desserts when I was in Auckland, New Zealand many years back..
Well, the nearest analogues would be Turkish or Mediterranean restaurants – albeit the latter leans toward a more Arabic flavor palate. I did look up some Greek restaurants — and apparently, KL and JB are host to some.
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