Blu Kouzina, a favourite destination for authentic Greek cuisine in Singapore for the past few years, has moved from Bt Timah to a new location on Dempsey Hill (next to Portico Prime).
Such a wonderful space, I almost felt like I wasn’t in Singapore anymore.
It was a leisure Sunday brunch when I visited – the entrance graced with two Mycaenian Lions, black-and-white tiled flooring, surrounded by decorative Meander patterns.
The indoors was like a huge living room, filled with groups of families and friends sharing plates of Tzatziki, Bifteki Stin Sxara, Baklava, dipping breads into the signature olive oil.
Lighting was yellowish and warm, and thus had welcoming aura. Contrastingly …
Walked to the back and took a deep breath. THIS WAS IT.
A Mediterranean meets garden setting, the sunrays shining in, and green grass in a distance. Many expats around dressed in their weekend casuals. Santorini was near again.
I quickly took many photos of the interior. Perhaps it was the colours blue and white, I imagined having a future place like this. Relaxing, open, stress-free.
Best to come with family or a couple of friends, to share plates of Kalamaki Souvlaki ($15.80) – beef kalamaki served with fresh onion, sliced tomatoes and inhouse bread; Greek Grilled Fish ($45.80 for 400g sea bream) and Jumbo Prawns ($17.80, $32.80, $48.80).
The group of us won’t claim that we were experts in Greek cuisine (as none of us have been there – a trip soon?), and thus cannot feedback on absolute authenticity.
Some of the dishes ordered tasted both unfamiliar yet pleasing.
The Melitzanosalata ($15.80) which literally means ‘eggplant salad’, was a classic delectable eggplant dip mixed with herbs. Smooth with slight smokiness, excellent to pair with grilled pita bread.
This bowl was placed in front of me the whole time, perhaps also because I am really starting to like salads.
The Greek Salad Horiatiki ($21.80) was a bowl of refreshness, featuring sweet-tasting tomatoes, creamy feta cheese and such delicious olives, all topped with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.
Do not leave without trying some grills, such as the Kalamaki Souvlaki ($15.80) which was a beef kebab served with fresh onions, sliced tomato, and lemon.
The show-stopper was the Xtapodi Shara ($29.80) which was marked “fresh fish from Greece” on the menu.
This octopus must had a good swim and then time in the pan, because the grilled tentacle had a differentiating texture that had a light crust outside the tender meat with a chewy bite, yet not rough or rubbery. Not much additional seasoning needed, to savour taste of the Mediterranean.
Lovely space. Blu Kouzina with its family-style Greek offerings can take you on a short retreat away from work, right on to vacation mode.
Blk 10 #01-21, 10 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247700
Tel: +65 6875 0872
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm (Fri – Sun), Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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