Missing the ancient sites and sparkling blue waters of Greece? Sate it all with a Grecian feast that awaits you in this vibrant restaurant on Seng Poh Road.
If there’s one place we wished we could be right now, it’s gotta be Greece. Think postcard-perfect beaches spread out under taupe coloured cliffs frosted with white Cycladic houses and bougainvillaeas, juxtaposed with the bluest waters you’ve ever seen. Yes, please. That said, we’re done feeling sorry for ourselves. Sure, borders may not be opening for a while and we’re back into lockdown — but that doesn’t mean we can’t still treat our taste buds to the pleasures of travel whilst in the comfort of our homes. And that was when we discovered BAKALAKI Greek Taverna.
Nestled on the corner of Seng Poh Road, skirting the neighbourhoods of Tiong Bahru and Outram, BAKALAKI Greek Taverna is a dream Hellenic getaway for your belly. You’re here to indulge in the vast flavour palette of Greek food, and revel in the scents wafting out from their open kitchen. In its essence, BAKALAKI is everything about Greece that we know and loved condensed into yummy and nutritious dishes — served in a stylish yet welcoming dining hall.
So if you’re game to work up a healthy appetite, and a bad case of wanderlust, read on.
BAKALAKI Greek Taverna’s Authentic Greek Food In Singapore:
- To Athens: Horiatiki
- To Santorini: Tomatokeftedes
- To Mykonos: Beef Kalamaki Merida
- To Meteora: Dolmades
- To Hydra: Yiaourti With a Side of Greek Coffee
5 Dishes At BAKALAKI Greek Taverna That Are Reminiscent Of Greece
1. To Athens: Order The Horiatiki
Home to the Parthenon, Acropolis, Kerameikos and Ancient Agora, Athens is a hotbed of tradition and rich history in the form of ancient sites and museums. And so is BAKALAKI’s Horiatiki (20.90), a traditional-styled Greek salad that’s a must-try when you visit.
The sweet-savoury blend of tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese paired with the refreshing crunch of cucumbers, green peppers, onions are treats to behold — especially when doused in extra virgin olive oil and eaten alongside fresh bread served on the house.
Price: From S$20.90
2. To Santorini: Order The Tomatokeftedes
‘Beauty from ashes’ has never been more apt than when used to describe Santorini’s turquoise waters. This popular tourist destination was a product of one of the largest Plinian volcanic eruptions on earth that happened in 1613 BC. Where molten lava and chaos once was, now a sparkling sea resides — complete with beautiful villages and colourful cliffs.
This is why BAKALAKI’s Tomatokeftedes are a perfect representation of Santorini. Served with dill and greek yoghurt sauce, their tomato patties are nicely charred on the outside for crisp whilst retaining a flavourful and almost molten-like centre. We recommend this for both meat-eaters and non-meat eaters alike!
Price: From S$15.90
3. To Mykonos: Order The Beef Kalamaki Merida
If glitzy 24-hour parties are more your speed — Mykonos has probably already been on your list since circuit-breaker started. Whether you choose to spend your days sun-tanning at one of their exclusive beach clubs or get all glammed up for a night out in the town, indulgence is a key ingredient in your dream holiday.
In that case, look no further than BAKALAKI’s Beef Kalamaki Merida. Featuring two cuts of succulent grilled skewers served on a bed of fluffy pita bread, this dish is great for fuelling up if you’re planning to dance the night away.
Price: From S$25.90
4. To Meteora: Order The Dolmades
For those craving an adventure, don’t miss out on these strange rock formations in the Meteora region of Greece. Not only are they home to Byzantine monasteries, but these grand stone structures are also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Either way, if you’re gearing up for a climb up or a stroll around these pinnacles, BAKALAKI’s Dolmades are probably the perfect form of sustenance for you. Whilst reminiscent of Lembas Bread in Lord of the Rings, do not be fooled by the wrappings of these rice, dill and mint ‘cakes’ — the leaves used here are completely edible! All you need now is a healthy squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil to perfect the sushi-like appetizer.
Price: From S$16.90
5. To Hydra: Order The Yiaourti With a Side of Greek Coffee
No cars, no scooters — just the balls of your feet padding against the tiny cobbled streets. Well, that and a couple of donkey-pulled carts. That’s what you can expect at this delightful seaside town of Hydra. An icon of theirs is their harbour where many go to have a midday treat of dessert and a good cuppa joe.
In this instance, we had BAKALAKI’s Yiaourti (a simple yet sweet mishmash of Greek yogurt, honey and walnuts) plus a gorgeous nutty cup of Greek Coffee (S$4.90) poured out from a traditional coffee pot for extra pleasure.
Price: From S$12.90
Enjoy Food For The Gods At BAKALAKI Greek Taverna
Give yourself a treat with a dose of Greece, courtesy of BAKALAKI Greek Taverna when you treat your loved one to a meal here — or to go!
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