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Good food, so-so service at Greek taverna

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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.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Why ‘Lechon’ Sounds Greek to Me


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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.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Leek pie and feta cheese in filo pastry, chicken with cream and honey sauce, pork souvlaki–authentic Greek dishes by a Manila-based Greek chef


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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.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Fig ‘roka’ salad, ‘arni lemonato,’ ‘paidakia,’ baklava–one more Greek resto on the block

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You must not fall into the tourist trap of Greek food, Greece’s restaurant critic Albert Arouh has advised. He calls moussaka, Greek salad and souvlaki “cliché” dishes for tourists. He also warns that hummus isn’t even Greek; ubiquitous tourist traps serve it as the quintessential Greek food only because Cypriots often run Greek restaurants abroad where they serve this Middle Eastern delicacy.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

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