The best way to experience a culture is through food. The Greeks are a warm and welcoming people, and traditional Greek food is a direct reflection of that. Here are the top three dishes you can’t leave Greece without trying. And not to worry, if you’re not travelling to Greece anytime soon, Mythos will bring Greece to you with their fresh, delicious, and authentic Greek cooking.
Pastitsio is a hearty, homely meal which can be likened to the Greek version of lasagna. It is packed with traditional Greek herbs and distinctly Greek flavours. Comfort food at its best, Pastitsio is made for wintery nights, and every Greek family has a mom or yiayia (grandmother) who makes the best one! Layers of macaroni, beef mince, and cheese, topped with béchamel sauce, and baked in the oven – along with traditional Greek moussaka – it is a firm favourite in most Greek households.
A yiro or gyro is a Greek dish made from meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. It can be compared to a meat kebab or shawarma and is wrapped in pita bread. At Mythos, it is served with tzatziki, tomato, red onion, and a side of fresh-cut chips. Choose between mouth-watering meat or vegetarian options such as beef, chicken, halloumi, or falafel. If you can’t choose, why not order “The Three Greeks” which consists of three mini yiros (beef, chicken, and halloumi).
Ekmek Kataifi is a traditional Greek dessert that consists of three delicious layers and is the perfect after-dinner indulgence for any time of year. If you haven’t tried this yet, treat yourself to one at your nearest Mythos – layered kataifi pastry with walnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, and topped with fresh homemade custard and whipped cream. Pair this pudding with their traditional Greek coffee – a strong, traditional brew with grounds at the bottom of the cup.
Experience the gorgeous flavours of Greece with authentic Greek cuisine at Mythos. Authentic is not a term they use lightly – their Head Chef brings with her a wealth of family recipes, so you know you are eating traditional Greek cuisine filled with the flavours of Greece every time you dine at one of their twelve exquisite restaurants, nationwide. Locate your nearest Mythos to experience our top three traditional Greek food must-trys, or order a few of their mezes from their traditional Greek menu and share and a little of everything. This is the Greek way.
Mythos has sensational weekly rituals such as Meze Monday, Trio Tuesday, and Seafood Sunday, which offer excellent value for money, and there’s something on the menu for everyone! Whether you love meat, veggies, or seafood, you’ll find a delicious platter or Greek meze dish just for you.
They also have a gorgeous R85 lunch special on offer. Choose from ½ baby chicken and chips, chicken skara and chips, hake and chips, chicken or beef yiro and chips, 200g rump and chips, or 7 medium prawns and chips. You can also swop chips for a Greek salad for an additional R10.
Book a table today and let us know in the comments below which traditional Greek food is your favourite. We’d love to hear from you.