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Great Greek food in Yokohama!

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Great Greek food in Yokohama!

Ernie | Mar 9, 2007 09:31 AM

Was in Yokohama recently and tried a little Greek place called Parthenon not far from the Motomachi area. I went with a Greek friend who is very picky about the cuisine but had been there before and thought the place was great. We ordered arni youvetsi (lamb with orzo), fried eggplant appetizer, moussaka, and a side of tzatziki.

The tzatziki was wonderfully garlicky and cool at the same time and I loved the fried eggplant. The Japanese have a way with frying eggplant perfectly and this was no exception. Thinly sliced, crisp, blonde, and very clean tasting -- we quickly devoured the entire plate. I am on a mission now to figure out a way to fry up eggplant so perfectly now!

The lamb youvetsi and moussaka were very comforting and authentic tasting, perfect on a cold night in Yokohama. The moussaka reminded me a lot of my friend's family recipe, hearty and well seasoned. Service was sweet and efficient and that night the friendly owner had a chef friend there from Greece having dinner at the next table. I loved hearing Greek spoken with a Japanese accent! :)

Parthenon Greek Restaurant
http://www.parthenon.sakura.ne.jp

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