Anybody who’s spent more than a couple of days in Singapore will know that this nation is crazy about food. But it’s not just Singapore’s fascination for pan-Asian cuisine that’s making it such a foodie hotspot, as the country has also proven itself to be pretty adept at cooking up some delicacies from further afield.
Seeing that the Lion City has a plethora of Italian restaurants, it only seems fair to see how Singapore handles Greek food. Whether it’s a delicious moussaka or a quick souvlaki, Greek food excels through fresh ingredients and plenty of flavour, so here’s how to get a taste of Greece in the heart of Singapore!
Alati is probably the most famous Greek food outlet in Singapore. This restaurant on Amoy Street has a motto that promises ‘divine Greek cuisine’. And with star chef Leong Khai Git at the helm, it provides a great showcase for famous treats like minced beef moussaka, dorper lamb cutlets, and the divine baklava dessert!
Another Greek restaurant that’s careful to use the chic white-and-blue aesthetics of Greece, is Blu Kouzina on Dempsey Road. This offers a limited seafood menu, but with the xtapodi shara and sardeles shara showing how squid and octopus can be made into mouthwatering treats with the bare minimum of ingredients. it shows how Greek food is a simple alternative to other more fussy cuisines.
Quick Greek food options
However, it should also be said that dining in a Greek style is often a fairly lengthy affair. So if you’re in a rush and are looking to get your Greek food fix, then heading down to the amazing Souvlaki Gyromania in Boat Quay where you can find how Greeks have their own take on fast food. Although if you want to takeaway top quality food from the best Greek restaurants in Singapore, it’s worth remembering that Deliveroo now cover this delicious cuisine too.
And finally, we couldn’t resist including a quick mention of the lovely Aryaa restaurant on Beach Road. This has earned the commendation of many food bloggers thanks to its innovative take on favourites like the traditional meze platter. Although it focuses on many other foods as well as Greek, it manages to combine Greek and North Indian cuisine in a way that traces the steps of Alexander the Great and shows us how multicultural dining experience has some pretty historical roots!