Zeus Street Greek is a recurrent choice for me. Meals are super yum, quick to get, with affordable prices and very well sized portions!
I often get a pita for take away, or my favourite: Spartan Box (what a meal!!!). But they are also a gorgeous place to have your meal in, service is always amazing and I simply love the young-ish and modern atmosphere.
Another thing I love about this place is that you can easily find them in different cities around Australia! Can’t count how many times I was saved by them while traveling. 😀
As I said, I often go there but for this blog purpose I decided to register only one of our meals. This is usually what we have:
To share: Dips – Tzatziki, Beetroot Hummus, and Smoky Eggplant with pita bread.
Mine: Spartan box with chicken, seasonal salad, smoky eggplant, and pilaf rice.
There is a huge variety of pitas, dips, and sides. But for me, the best meal is always the Spartan Box. You can create your own and I love this kind of stuff. Pick a type of meat, 2 different sides, and a dressing. Simply perfect.
Zeus Street Greek
Various locations, photos from 19/21 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW 2230 More information: www.zeusstreetgreek.com.au
We decided to go to The Greek Islands Taverna in Sutherland to have a beautiful lunch and celebrate my new job (yes this blog is a hobby and I have a full-time job!). The idea was to eat A LOT and this place didn’t disappoint us at all.
I might say that the choice was perfect! We had exactly what we were craving for: lots of good food, right price, and that super full and happy feeling after a nice meal! 🙂
We got the Set Menu 1 with the Meat Platter for two. Their menu says minimum for 4 people but the water said they would be happy to do it for us. Let the feast begins!
Taramosalata dip – made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and grated onions.
Pan-fried halloumi cheese, spanakopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (pastry filled with cheese).
Meat platter – Souvlaki, lamb cutlets, pork chops, quails, loukanika (greek sausages), and hot chips./li>
Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and cream.
Bourekakia – home-made pastries filled with semolina custard, pan-fried, and drizzled with syrup and cinnamon, served with ice cream and cream.
I said we were prepared to eat… A LOT! 🤣
Every single bite was spot-on. Portions are extremely generous, and if you are a meat lover like us, man that meat plater will be like a dream to you.
No, we couldn’t finish it all, there was a time we had to start prioritizing what to eat, so the hot chips were left behind (sorry for them). I don’t know you, but when I go to this kind of place I always prioritize things that are either harder to make, and let’s be honest, hot chips you can get anywhere!
The only side note I would like to leave is regarding one of the desserts, the Bourekakia. This was my choice (Hubby got the cheesecake), but it wasn’t my type of dessert. Found it kinda blend, so Hubby generously switched desserts with me. 🙂
Hubby and I were craving some good Mexican Food for a while, so we thought would be a perfect day to try a place we heard about: Chimmi Changa’s Burrito Bar, located in Hurstville.
The house’s menu is not so big, but they serve all Mexican classics, such as burritos, nachos, and tortillas. I haven’t ordered, but they seemed to have very nice drinks too.
That day I wanted a comfy meal, whereas Hubby decided to go trash and order a caloric bomb:
Mine: Chipotle Chicken Burrito in a bowl – served with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato salsa, house guacamole, and sour cream.
Hubby: Pulled beef nachos – topped with beans, tomato salsa, cheese, sour cream, and house guacamole.
I really liked my burrito bowl, the only downside was the bowl’s size. As the bowl was a bit small, and each ingredient was layered inside, it was hard for me to mix things and have a bit of everything on each bite. At the end, I had a full layer of rice and nothing else to mix together. So I would suggest a different size or shape for that bowl.
Flavour wise, no complains, each item in my bowl was superb!
Turning to Hubby’s nachos, weel the picture shows for itself, right? Super cheesy and creamy nachos, just yum!
Chimmi Changa’s Burrito Bar
48-50 Connells Point Rd, South Hurstville NSW 2221
It’s no news that Lebanese food has a special spot in my heart. I love food that I can play with the ingredients to make amazing combinations, tweaking things for a different flavor every bite.
Another day, Hubby and I had some errands in Neutral Bay around lunchtime. THE perfect excuse to try a new place and Falafel Zaman was the chosen one for that day (great choice by the way).
The good thing about Lebanese food is that you can share everything. So this is what we did:
To share: Mixed Grill Plate – skewers (1 kafta, 1 lamb, 1 chicken), fattoush salad, chips, 1 kibbeh, 2 falafels, hommus, garlic sauce, and 2 pieces of Lebanese bread.
Hubby: Lamb Grilled Wrap – Grilled premium lamb fillets wrapped in Lebanese bread with hommus, onion/parsley, sumac, and pickles.
We’ve found their food super yummy and service was great. However, it was pricey for the amount of food, especially for the mixed plate. Perhaps I’m not used to the prices in that area, but I feel portions could be more generous.
Aside from that, I loved their falafel, not oily, crunchy on the outside and super moist on the inside.