Or watch this amazing CNA feature on Violet and her children & the business they love so much.
Also, listen to this week’s yummy episode for the best Greek food in Singapore!
This week, Violet recommends going Greek! Down the road from her own restaurant in Bukit Timah, is a lovely place that serves up authentic Greek cuisine in a lovely setting. The Mediterranean windows, country-style furniture, white-washed walls and blue hues everywhere calls to mind the Greek Isle featured in one of Violet’s favourite movies, Mama Mia!
Blu Kouzina was launched in Singapore in 2010 and the food is mainly inspired by food from the Eastern part of Greece, but the menu has touches from every part of the country. Whenever Violet dines there, she rarely strays from the first page of the menu. Only because the small plates and appetisers are the perfect dishes for sharing and in her opinion, sharing is more fun!
Violet recommends the fried cheese dish called Saganaki, which comes with a delectable fig sauce – salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy, it’s an absolute delight of tastes & textures.
Be sure to order the fresh grilled pita that’s sprinkled with organic salt and paprika, so you can soak up all the rich sauces and dips.
Also very delicious are the Keftedes, meatballs served with Tzatziki, which is a very refreshing yogurt and cucumber dip, much like Indian Raita.
Another must-try is the Taramosalata, a white cod roe dip that is very moreish – salty, creamy, smooth, zippy and gorgeous with the pita bread.
The next treat Violet recommends is the Dolmades , which are little rolls of vine leaves stuffed with rice. These give you a very real taste of Greece and each little bite shows you this is the real stuff!
A perfect sharing for two is the Spanakopita, which is a crispy parcel of feather-light filo pastry, encasing feta cheese, spinach & herbs.
There are, of course, tasty mains that will certainly fill you up, like shared platters of grilled meats and fish, which, Violet hears, are brought in fresh from the Greek seas.
However, Violet is very content to stick to the appetisers because you can order lots and share, enjoying little butes and morsels along the way.
At the end of your meal at Blu Kouzina, be sure to sweeten the experience with the Greek favourite, Baklava – made with crisp filo pastry baked with chopped walnuts and their homemade syrup. You simply cannot leave without finishing off with this sticky-sweet, crunchy dessert!
Apparently. the Greek owners have a family olive grove in Greece and bring in their own olive oil, for that extra authentic Greek dining experience! Indeed, Blu Kouzina is a breath of fresh air and an oasis in the hustle and bustle of Bukit Timah, so go check it out!
893 Bukit Timah Road
Open: Lunch Fri – Sun 12 – 2.30pm, Dinner Mon – Sun 6 – 10pm
Tel: 6875 0872
(Complimentary valet service available)
What else is Violet up to? You might want to sign up for the Singapore Food Festival’s Living Culinary Treasures Cooking Workshops , from 21 July – 2 August – details here.