Greek food is one of the most refined and most cherished cuisines in the world. Once you have tasted it, there is no going back and there are eateries in Singapore offering quality Greek food suitable for vegetarians. Fotia on Club Street is one such place, serving the freshest Greek food dished up by skilled chefs. It offers ample variety for vegetarians and also those seeking gluten-free options.
We stopped by for lunch and had a pleasant experience. The Greek restaurant exudes a vibe befitting a cosy mediterranean place. Along with chic indoor seating, they also have alfresco dining option. To make the experience even better, the owner was taking great pains in making sure everything was perfect. He went from table to table to check on every guest, bringing in a warm, personal touch that can enhance any dining experience. The vibrant interiors are welcoming, albeit a bit cramped.
The service was good as was the food. There is an exhaustive selection of Pita – Bread, Veggie Mezze, Salad and Homemade Dips for vegetarians. Do remember to book in advance as the good food pulls in crowds which could mean a long wait or being turned away. The one thing that I didn’t like was the lack of high chairs for kids; given the amount of attention the interiors seem to have got, it is indeed surprising.
Fotia now features on our list of 5 Best Greek Restaurants for Authentic Vegetarian & Vegan Greek Food.
We started our meal with the Koulouri Thessalonikis (Greek bread rings covered with sesame seeds, S$2.90) and the Aegean Eggplant Dip (Smoked eggplant, fresh herbs, roasted red pepper, garlic and olive oil, S$14.80). The bread rings are great for sharing although the dip was a bit pricey for the portion size. Other dips that seemed very tempting were the Tzatziki (S$13.80) and the Tirokafteri (S$14.80), though we could only try one and justify these for another time.
For mains, we ordered a Traditional Dish, Gemista (Stuffed capsicum with rice & fresh herbs served with baked cheese, S$12.80). It is perfect as a main for one person and is decently priced for the portion size. The Greek Salad (Tomato, cucumber, roasted pepper, olive paste, capers and feta cheese, S$19.80 & S$11.80 for half portion) we ordered is a must try. The tomatoes melt in the mouth and it is a dish packed with flavour. You can also try the Imam Baildi which is a Slow cooked eggplant with tomato sauce and garlic served with crumbled feta cheese and olive oil.
The meal was so promising, we were really looking forward to the dessert. It lived up to all the expectations. There was a fight between the Bougatsa (S$13.80) and the Kunefe (Crispy kataifi pastry filled with sift cheese soaked in syrup, S$16.80). Eventually, the Bougatsa won! It is like a lighter take on Baklava with a creamy semolina custard wrapped in golden brown crispy filo and finished with icing sugar and cinnamon powder.
A wonderful place designed to heighten the amazing food experience, Fotia is a place we definitely look forward to visiting again. And if you’re in the mood for more Greek delciousness, here are 5 Best Restaurants for Vegetarian and Vegan Greek Food in Singapore.
Fotia: 1 Club Street , Singapore 069400. P: +65 9455 1004 | Website
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