A Greek Invasion...Finally!
Not only is Greek cuisine typically packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients, but it was also historically a forerunner of Western cuisine, so why then is Hong Kong – arguably Asia’s most European-influenced and cosmopolitan city – so sadly lacking in Greek dining options? Well, thankfully this gastro travesty has finally been rectified by Souvla, from who else but Creative Concepts, the same group to boldly bring Peruvian cooking to the collective table with (now beloved) Chicha
Souvla’s fitout is unabashedly modern with delightful hints of the Hellenic like honeycomb detailing on the walls, cool marble tabletops and Aegean blue leather banquettes, while the menu features caricatures of Greek iconography (the Minotaur touting an iphone, for example). The food too is classic Greek given a contemporary lift, like pita bread stuffed with goat, pan-fried saganaki cheese, onions and a parsley-aioli; grilled seabass with a lemon-dill sauce and a Cypriot salad side of herb-coated grains, pomegranate, yoghurt and honey-charred lettuce; and what Greek feast would be complete without a few sticky-sweet baklavas?
Souvla’s cocktails are equally inventive with new twists on age-old mixes like mojito (Son of a Gun) and pisco sours (Souvla Sour), while the wine list is geographically diverse and generously-priced. Opa!