Slowly but surely, we are seeing more authentic Greek food available in Singapore, with the front-runners being Blu Kouzina at Dempsey, Alati at Amoy Street, Mykonos on the Bay at Quayside Isle and Place to R.E.A.D at Prinsep Street.
ERGON Greek Deli and Café has recently opened at Suntec City, housing a modern café and retail space offering quite a selection of Greek products including coffee and wine.
The name “ERGON” is derived from a Greek word that means work and vocation. The brand offers Greek and Mediterranean products, available at more than 300 outlets in Greece and some parts of Europe.
This is their first outpost out of Europe.
To be honest, this wasn’t my first choice for a dinner venue, partially due to unfamiliarity with Greek cuisine. However, it turned out to be a respectable meal.
Food wise, they specialise in “meze” – using Greek recipes to create bite-sized servings of food meant to be shared by everyone around the table.
You can expect a selection of Toasts ($14 – $24), Cheese or Charcuterie Boards ($16, $31), Salads ($17 – $20), Brunch Items ($20 – $22), Pancakes ($16) and Homemade Pies ($9).
I had an “Apaki” smoked pork with feta cheese cream and caramelised onions on sourdough toast ($15). Found out Apaki is a type of smoked lean pork marinated with spices, herbs and olive oil.
Having the combination brought me momentary to the Mediterranean. It was a plate of hearty flavours and varied textures – refreshing greens, tangy soft cheese, and salty pieces of pork tasting like firmer blocks of bacon.
Organic eggs, organic milk and artisanal cheese are used for the cooking, with sourdough bread baked freshly daily by Nick Vina Bakers.
Their Scrambled Eggs ($21 with bacon, $23 with salmon) won’t taste like the conventional ones you have at the cafes here.
These were not as creamy, but enhanced with sparks of zest and fragrant olive oil.
It is not often you can find Katalfi ($8), Baklava ($8), Saragli ($5) and Revani ($8) in Singapore, though expectedly you would find them on the sweeter side.
Coffee is roasted in Athens Roastery and delivered fresh over to Singapore. I shall provide ample warning that is can be strong, full-bodied.
I wished there was a wider selection of hot food though. Otherwise, lovely, chill-out vibes.
Suntec City Mall (Convention Center Entrance), 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-365
Tel: +65 8657 7814
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sat – Sun)