A trip to the actual Mykonos by the Aegean Sea will be on the to-visit dream list, though in the meantime, the new Greek restaurant Mykonos on the Bay at Sentosa Cove may provide a substitute for the wanderlust.
The fact that Mykonos is on Sentosa Cove already makes you feel you are on a holiday of sorts, though this recent visit I realised the number of visitors there has indeed multiplied.
Mykonos, other than Blu Kouzina at Bukit Timah, is one of the few Greek Taverna-style restaurants in Singapore serving known Mediterranean cuisine.
The open-kitchen restaurant with bar counter is immediately charming, decorated in the classic Greek colours of white and navy blue, with an ample number of young enthusiastic wait staff dressed in simple white tees.
To confirm my suspicion that the table I am seating at is not just another white furniture from IKEA, yes, every single piece of fixture and artefact is imported from Greece (other than the glasses).
The dishes served are said to be what “a Greek granny would serve you at home” – wholesome and hearty, including Mousaka (Eggplant Casserole with braised beef sauce and béchamel topping), Gemista (Oven-baked Baldo rice and Greek herbs stuffed with Roma tomatoes with yogurt mint sauce, $22.90), and Melitzanes Imam (Whole Baby Eggplants with caramelized onions stuffing, spiced with cinnamon, and soft baked feta, $22.90).
As a starter, the Dip Platter with eggplant, fava, taramosalata spreads accompanied by freshly baked pita ($27.00) makes a suitable choice to go with drinks and unending chats.
Greek cuisine is still quite foreign to me. While I may not immediately fancy every dish served on the table, most were enjoyably appetising and would made great sharing plates.
The Gioyvetsi Garida, ($30.50) a Greek short-pasta (Risone) with Mediterranean red prawns, cherry-tomatoes and saffron, while on a pricey side for its portion, was an encapsulation of seafood flavours, every spoonful like you are eating a myriad of seafood.
It will not be right entering a Mediterranean restaurant without ordering seafood, therefore do try the grilled and marinated octopus ($21.90) – with a bite-able un-rubbery texture, simply seasoned yet delectable.
Accordingly, the octopus is sourced from Europe as because those in the region are too tough and elastic-tasting because “they don’t swim hard enough”.
I sat at Mykonos from late afternoon till night, both contrasting vibes. The day time presents a lazy relaxing mood gazing at the yacht harbour, while the night is all about laughing with a fun group of friends who all seem badly needing a holiday.
Mykonos On The Bay
#01-10 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Tel: +65 6334 3818
Opening Hours: 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Mon, Wed-Fri), 12:00-2:00pm (Fri), 11:00pm – 11:00pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Tues
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