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5 Authentic Greek Dishes You Need To Try

Five authentic Greek dishes you need to try

Given that the country’s name is synonymous with an idiom about misunderstandings, it’s no surprise that Greek cuisine is, well, Greek to most eaters. We’ve enlisted the help of Opa’s head chef Timothy Newton to give us the lowdown on must-try Greek dishes…

01 Lobster orzo

This dish has a Peloponnese origin from the south of Greece. It’s made with tomato sauce, orzo and butter. At Opa, we make ours with Canadian lobster and a seaweed butter – and it’s exceptionally tasty. Price: Dhs150

02 Kleftiko (slow-cooked lamb)

Originating from the mountains of Greece, kleftiko is a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with feta mash and mint jus. The best way to prepare it is to make sure the lamb is cooked and shredded, before being rolled into a log. That way every bite is the same. Price: Dhs120

03 Spicy red pepper dip

Typically, this dish from the Northwestern region of Greece is made with feta cheese and roasted red peppers. In our kitchen, we add a little North African chilli paste, which adds a nice little kick. Price: Dhs35

04 Greek Salad

A classic Greek dish, with vine tomatoes, cucumbers, red pepp


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