Happened to drop by Blu Kouzina for dinner with fellow food-blogger Xinli from the4moose (his post here) about a month back. Greek cuisine is rather uncommon in Singapore and this might possibly be the only restaurant that does it (based on a quick google search). That said, Greek cuisine is a subset of Mediterranean cuisine (which includes North African, South European and Middle Eastern cuisines) so it wouldn’t veer too far off from what our palates are used to, especially if you are comfortable with Mediterranean dips, grilled meats and seafood.
While the restaurant looks rather small from the outside, the seating capacity is actually quite large given that there is a second and third floor as well to accommodate patrons.
The staff are really friendly so don’t be surprised if one of them puts their arms around your shoulder halfway during the meal to ask you how’s everything going because this was what really happened to me. Initially, I thought that the guy was trying to pick me up or something (given that I was dining only with another guy and my sexuality might have be miscontrued, plus it was the day after Pinkdot SG) but later realized that this was something he did to other guests as well, leading me to think that this is probably the culture back in Greece where people are so much friendlier.
- Melitzanosalata ($13.80++) - Smoked eggplant mixed with herbs. I found it very flavourful with a very distinct smoky savoury taste.
- Tzatziki ($12.80++) – Yogurt mixed with cucumber, extra virgin olive oil and flavored with garlic.
- Fava ($11.80++) – Yellow lentils with fresh onion, oregano and extra virgin olive oil. The texture held a heavy semblance to beans.
Overall, what charmed me most was the ambience of the place. The staff were genuinely friendly and I felt like I had been transported to a cosy little European cottage, where I could truly enjoy an unhurried meal. There’s also the potential plus point of sipping on affordable wines over post-dinner chit chat.
893 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6875 0872