Loving the food in Corfu

 

Greece, Corfu, sea food, fish, food

Sea Food so yummi!

It is always difficult to go back to my normal routine at home after the holidays. I keep looking at pictures and videos with my husband of our great days in Corfu, and one of the many things we miss is the food. The first time I tried Greek food was in a restaurant in England long time ago and I liked it very much. So in Corfu I forgot about the diet, all I wanted was to experience the Greek gastronomy.

One of the things I loved was the variety of fresh products, like fruit, fresh sea food, the famous feta cheese and the olive oil. Most people have houses with massive gardens where they have olive trees and lemon trees. So it is common to see people selling their own products and put a sign at the front door.

Greece, Corfu, Sofrito, Beef, Food, gastronomy

Sofrito

If you are a sea food lover like me then Corfu island has so many good restaurants that offer sea food, especially in Paleokastritsa where my husband had this huge plate with deep fried sea food. The plate was big enough for two people, served with fresh lemon, and it had calamari, sea bass, king prawns, white bait, it was amazing!. My husband shared his plate with me and I also ordered something typical from the island. Our tour guide suggested something called ‘Sofrito’ and its a dish made of beef marinated in lots of garlic, white wine, condiments and herbs. It was served with white rice and I absolutely loved it. Something you see in the menus a lot is the Moussakas and lamb based casseroles. There is pasta dishes and pizzas for children, as well as ‘Gyros’ which is like a doner kebab, it is pita bread stuffed with pork, tzatziki sauce and chips. This is one of the children favourite.

My husband was obsessed with eating Baclava, which is a dessert made of honey soaked filo pastry with walnuts, well to be honest we all would eat Baclavas everyday, even at breakfast time. It was in Corfu where I discovered the Frappé, cold instant coffee mixed in a blender with sugar and milk. Something I enjoyed was the Iced Frappé, this is served with icecream and is absolutely good, the mixture of strong coffee and icecream is perfect. There are many café places in Kerkyra Town where you can try Frappé.

Frappe, Corfu, Food, Dessert, Coffee

Frappe in Paleokastritsa Town

Greeks are very good at baking cakes, and when passing near a bakery I would always be tempted to get desserts like lemon pie, custard pie, rice pudding and baclava.

Kumquat, Corfu, Greece, liqueur

Kumquat Oranges

Corfu has it’s own speciality liqueur called Kumquat which is made of mini Chinese oranges, brought from far away Asia and grown in Greek soil. Also there is a liqueur called Ouzo which is made with anise seeds. Kumquat and Ouzo are often served as aperitif at dinner time. We did a tour around Corfu and we visited a Kumquat shop where we tried a few liqueurs and decided it would be a nice gift for the family so we brought some bottles back home.

Greece, Corfu, Kumquat, Souvenirs

Kumquat from Corfu

I cant wait to go back to Greece and next time would be to explore another island. Thank you beautiful Greece!.

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