Greek taste odyssey of epic por­tions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - With Belinda Cipri­ano

THERE was a time where you would have to travel to the east coast to en­joy a taste of the Agean.

The op­tions to dine Greek in Perth were as sparse as Aphrodite’s at­tire and av­er­age at best.

How­ever, the ad­di­tions of Brika and now Zeus Street Greek have me singing praises from Mt Olym­pus and thank­ing ev­ery Greek God in the uni­verse for their ar­rival.

Smart, sim­ple yet so de­li­cious, Zeus Street Greek, a family-owned group of fresh­ca­sual eater­ies, opened its first WA ven­ture in Mt Law­ley last month.

I vis­ited last week to see what the fuss was about, but did not have to look long with the place al­most full and a line out the door.

Surely, the pun­ters could not be wrong or maybe the place was buzzing be­cause it was still so new. Re­gard­less, I took my place in the queue and checked out the menu.

De­cid­ing on two “clas­sic pi­tas”, I or­dered the Un­cle Tz­immy lamb ($13.50), Un­cle Tz­immy pork ($11.50), feta and oregano chips – yia yia’s recipe of course ($9.50) – and Louk­oumades ($8) for dessert.

Zeus, the “King of the Gods”, or in this case the “king of Greek cui­sine”, is bring­ing mod­ern Greek street food to the plate and they are do­ing it well.

I don’t know who “Un­cle Tz­immy” is, but his pork and lamb pita clas­sics were on point.

Slow cooked meat nes­tled on a fluffy pita with onion, tz­taziki, tomato and pa­prika chips is hap­pi­ness on a plate.

Teamed with golden chips and topped with feta and oregano, it is as per­fect a pair­ing as Paris and He­len.

Dessert – Louk­oumades (beau­ti­ful Greek dough­nuts driz­zled in honey, cin­na­mon and wal­nuts) was sweet, light and should be shared but is the best way to fin­ish off the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Zeus you Greek God, you’ve an­swered all my prayers.

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