Let’s go Greek this month with our Monthly Mystery Munchies event in collaboration with Gen, Author of Eat, Play Clove. Gen has chosen Greek as the theme, which really, when it comes to making Greek food, this is Greek to me. Pun intended.
Nope. Never tried making Greek cuisine before. We usually do delivery order for that when we have an urge for it. True to this challenge, there’s always a first time for everything and when I started looking for recipes, almost every single recipe I came across had the words “Phyllo” and “Feta” in it.
I absolutely love, love, love phyllo. That crispy, crunchy texture after you pop your dish made with phyllo into the oven, can be oh-so-good. I wouldn’t mind picking on just the crispy phyllo! My only problem was, phyllo can be pretty hard to find in Bangkok. When found, like Feta cheese, they are usually pretty expensive.
You know the good thing about having this challenge though? We get to indulge every once in a while on ingredients that are considered exotic (i.e. anything imported) in Bangkok. That, and on a monthly basis, we’ve got some awesome new food to try that would not normally be in our repertoire – something Silver Bullet would not mind at all.
I’ve been hazarding a guess that Gen would likely come-up with something phyllo… Until then, here’s my take on Gen’s Greek Challenge: A Kreatopita creation – zesty feta-cheese, meat pie and using a variety of spiced ingredients, all stuffed into sheets and sheets of phyllos!
Obviously, this would not be complete if I don’t give it the Grubbs’n Critters’ twist that I would always do. This time, I did that by combining a few variation of recipes I found and ensuring that this Kreatopita will be bursting with flavours.
From layering the phyllo to filling the meat in, and topping it up with feta and making the waves to finish it up…there was soooo much satisfaction working on a dish like this. Also, this dish is FLAKY. And we love it!
Zesty feta-cheese, meat pie and using a variety of spiced ingredients stuffed in sheets of phyllo!
Adapted from LemonandOlives, Greekfood, Metro.co.uk with Genevieve Taylor
Grubbs n Critters https://grubbsncritters.com/
This has been another great challenge; every month now, I’m going out of my comfort zone and away from the things I know.It’s been amazing! Thanks, Gen for such a great theme! Till next month.
Monthly Mystery Munchies features every first Friday of the month in collaboration with Gen, Author of Eat, Play, Clove. Next month will be my turn to suggest a theme and I have a few weeks to come up with something. Until then! 🙂