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Hamburg - A taste of (Germanic) Greek cuisine at Finkenau

klyeoh | Jun 20, 2012 02:11 PM

Cosy little restaurant, run by some very friendly folks. They spoke no English there though, but that's *not* a problem when we're hosted by a German colleague of Greek descent. Orders were made & taken in (what we were told later) German-accented Greek.

The meal started & ended with little glasses of ouzo.

Our starter was a huge platter consisting of Dolmadakia, Favakeftedes, Feta cheese, kalamata olives, and with Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Skordalia & Tzatziki dips. No pita breads here (disappointingly), but we were served bread buns.

Main courses we had included a tasty fried ox-liver dish, topped with lots of sweet onions; lamb cutlets served with creamed spinach and tomato-scented rice; and souvlaki with Tzatziki dip and pommes frites.

Somehow, I had this feeling that the food had been localized to suit German tastes - traditional Greek flavors: garlicky, lemony, herbal (thyme, oregano, dill) were all missing. The little plates of fresh (horiatiki) salads came not dressed in olive oil, but a creamy, vinegary Germanic mayonnaise. Very good nevertheless.

Address details
Restaurant Inos
Finkenau 1
22081 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 2206027

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