There is a huge swathe of land, stretching from the central Mediterranean all the way up to the Afghan border, whose inhabitants, if one goes by restaurant menus, eat minor variations of the same staples: roast meat, often lamb; hummus; roasted meat on skewers; meatballs; and spit-roasted meat, which the West knows as kebab.
By Vangie Baga-Reyes
Gregory Galanakis says he couldn’t find real, freshly made, Greek-style yogurt for the past 30 years that he’s been doing business in the Philippines, which he considers his home next to his motherland Greece.
By Restos at a glance
We visited a Greek restaurant at SM Aura Premier more than a month ago. It was not perfect but OK—the food was delicious and the service average. On another visit more than a week ago, lunch was still good, but staff service was really bad.
MenuBy Margaux Salcedo
IS it possible that the Greeks invented the lechon? Apparently the spit-roasted pig goes as far back as the Trojan War! That would be around the 13th or 12th century BC, if we are to believe the Ancient Greeks.
Kitchen RescueBy Reggie Aspiras
When Chef Anthony Kouroutsavouris and his partner Emily Reyes moved to the Philippines, they had one goal in mind: to let Filipino taste buds travel to Greece without having to leave home. Together, they established El Greco Filipino to showcase authentic Greek ingredients and, through chef Anthony’s skills, promote authentic Greek cuisine.