I’ve been wanting to try Greeka Kouzina for a while now. I’ve read about it in numerous blogs and it’s very near my house. I did try to go there at 6:30 one Saturday night but it was full with a number of people still waiting for a table.
Just before I left for Hong Kong last December I had lunch there with my 2 BFFs for our Christmas celebration. Lunch is a good time to try Greeka Kouzina even without making a reservation.
This restaurant used to be where Power Mac was and it’s in the same building as 50 Feasts Photography School.
Our unanimous favorite dish was the haloumi salad. There were 4 generous slices of pan fried haloumi cheese served arugula. The cheese wasn’t the gooey kind rather it was salty and had a firm bite to it. Eating the cheese reminded me of the brown bits of cheese stuck on the pan when you make grilled cheese sandwich. With a squeeze of lemon this salad was delicious and very satisfying. Unfortunately the rest of our meal wasn’t as good.
haloumi salad P380
I really wanted to try their famous roasted lamb but 3 friends already warned me against it including Rochelle who already tried it. All their comments were the same – it was too fatty and not that tender. I still wanted to order a lamb dish so I went with the lamb cutlets.
Paidakia – lamb cutlets P560
When the dish first came out it was bloody and too rare so we had to have it cooked some more. There was more fat and ligaments than meat. Needless to say I wasn’t happy with this dish. It was a far, far, far cry from the all meat lamb ribs which I loved from My Kitchen.
They only had 3 dessert choices so we ordered all since we all love sweets. It’s obvious only on me though. sheesh. Rochelle and DB can’t stop ooohing and aaahing over the thick, rich Greek yogurt bathed in honey and topped with chopped pistachios. Initially I thought there was too much honey in the bowl but it was just right.
Greeka yogurt P170
It didn’t fascinate me as much because it’s exactly what I eat for breakfast everyday sans the honey and nuts. I buy the same thick and delicious Greek yogurt from Rizal Farms.
When I asked for coffee the server asked me, “mild or strong?” Naturally I went with strong. When I took a sip I almost spit it out. It tasted like dish water and it didn’t smell or taste anything like coffee. It was soooooo weak any instant coffee would taste better. I asked what brand they used and they brought out the coffee. It was Craft brand, a local roaster that I’ve been wanting to try. I still want to go to Craft’s store in Broadway to try their coffee. Maybe the servers didn’t put enough ground coffee or they didn’t brew it correctly. I want to give their coffee beans another chance.
Obviously by review you can tell I wasn’t enamored with my meal at Greeka Kouzina. Maybe we ordered the wrong food? I may just give it another chance one of these days. What do you suggest I order?
Greeka Kouzina menu
285 Units 4 & 5 P. Guevarra St. , 1500 San Juan, Philippines
telephone: 624-5974, 0917-6292818