For some unknown reason (perhaps all the media coverage of Greece’s financial woes), D had a craving today for Greek food. It could also be that I told him I went to Char Char Yiros earlier in the week with my cake buddy.
We initially wanted to go to Little Greek Taverna, but failed to get a table. So, we wandered down the road to Char Char Yiros again (second time this week for me).
With meals starting from $10, Char Char Yiros makes for a reasonably affordable meal. I tried the lamb shanks with lemon potatoes earlier in the week and it was delicious. The lamb was tender and meat just fell off the bone. I found the lemon potatoes a bit too sour (‘lemony’) to my taste and didn’t end up finishing it.
This time, D and I both ordered ordered “lunch plates” ($15) which came with your choice of charcoal lamb or chicken plus greek salad, hand cut chips, grilled haloumi cheese, hot pita bread and yoghurt garlic sauce.
Both the lamb and chicken were well marinated and seasoned but perhaps a little dryer than what we were hoping for (though still better than what we ate in Greece). The greek salad was crisp and refreshing and the grilled haloumi cheese a wonderful additional to the meal. However, of all things on the plate the Pita stood out as it had a slightly buttery taste to it that just made it all the more morish.
We left with empty plates, full stomaches and satisfied with the meal.