HEALTHY GREEK FOOD
Located at Soi 19 upstairs by Tony’s gym is a delightful little Greek café called Acropolis. We met the owner and he suggested we share many dishes which is always a delightful to experience a new place.
First thing you notice is proudly displayed on the window is the following:
– We use lave Rocks for our charcoal
– NO MSG
– NO Trans Fats
– NO Palm & Vegetable Oil
– NO Refined sugar
– NO Artificial Colors
– No Preservatives
Well that seems like a great way to start. While it is a Greek restaurant they also have a limited selection of Thai dishes. The first thing I always ask is about the feta cheese. It is the key ingredient in many dishes, and because it is quite expensive the first place to cut corners. They do not.
Since two of our guests are Thai ladies it was irresistible to go for the cheap thrill. So I asked for Papaya salad, which elicited a cheap squeal of approval from both of them.
So most had never tried a Greek Souvlaki. If y are unaware it is like a Kebab, AKA gyro (hero) but with unique Greek flavors and tzatziki sauce. We ordered Chicken, and it was approvingly shared three ways. Remember we always have Niels as our vegan guest.
WE ordered the Mixed grill as it very typical in Greek restaurants. A huge platter consisting of both pork and pork mince, chicken and sausage. Sides of pita bread and tomato as well. A lot of food. I was surprised both Thais liked the Greek spices.
We tried the Pastitsio which I lovingly call Greek lasagna. While not even a lasagna, it was delicious and quickly shared between three of us. My Thai girl said it was her #2 after of course the papaya salad.
One can never go to a Greek restaurant without having a Greek salad. The feta and olives make it dramatically superior to the boring salade verte in other European restaurants. Plenty of feta was supplied in the salad.
We had a side of tzatziki as we ate all the mixed grill one. Used it on many things.
For a vegan dish we ordered potatoes oven. Sounded so boring to me. Boy was I wrong. As with most vegan dishes it is about the spices and seasonings over the ingredients, and this was delicious.
Our vegan friend also decided to try a very famous egg dish called Strapatsada. Basically scrambled eggs with feta and tomato sauce. TRY it, you will hate your scrambled eggs after this.
At the end the Thai women BOTH were very complimentary on the papaya salad!