Restaurants have been popping out everywhere in Jumeirah Lake Towers. The place has become a haven for foodies to explore and dine out with its extensive options to choose from. A recent addition to the area is Labbys The Hellenic House which serves authentic Greek cuisines at an affordable rate.
This clean and chic restaurant is conveniently located in Cluster J right above the parking area. When we arrived at the place, we were stunned with its minimalist interior design.
They have an amazing view outside. This is probably one of the best spot to enjoy the winter breeze. Plus, you get to see all those skyscrapers while enjoying your food. Indeed, it is a perfect place for a romantic date.
The Hungry Feet was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of tasting some authentic Greek dishes that is somewhat new and exciting to try sample.
As usual, we started off our order with some authentic Greek Coffee [AED 12]. It was served similar to how Turkish coffee are being prepared. Well, maybe it's a thing that both countries share since they are typically just neighbors.
All of us would agree that the coffee was too sweet. It may garner different review since some prefer their coffee to be sweet. For my liking, I find it just on the average.
For some starters, We ordered the following dishes:
Traditional Greek Salad [AED 38] - A mix of tomato, cucumber, green and red capsicum, red onions and olives. Drizzled with olive oil, oregano, and topped with a big and thick slice of Feta Cheese.
I liked the taste of this salad. It had the right amount of olive oil to not make it taste bland plus the feta cheese gave the dish some surprise. Too bad we weren't able to finish this maybe because of it's very huge feta cheese.
We also ordered an all time greek favorite dish called the Tzatziki [AED 25]. An authentic greek yogurt mixed with cucumber, garlic and some extra virgin olive oil. This one is served with slices of fresh bread in a basket.
A very good appetizer to order. The Tzatziki had the right amount of taste that you would die for. I love the garlicky after taste that comes with it. Even the fresh bread was appetizing by itself but dipping it into the Tzatziki made it extraordinary.
While we were enjoying munching the starter dishes, the mains were served very fast yet freshly baked from the kitchen.
Here were our choices for the main dishes:
Mousaka [AED 56] - this one is a greek staple dish and comes highly recommended by them. It is combined with layers of minced beef, eggplant, potato, and topped off with a generous amount of bechamel sauce. It is served with a cup of parmesan cheese for your liking.
When I first tried this, I actually find the taste a bit weird but not in a bad way. After a while, I began to like the dish. It had a cheesy after taste that matches well with the minced beef and potato. I find this is an excellent dish to try explore and discover.
Another staple dish that we couldn't miss was their Pita wrapped sandwiches called gyros. On my previous blog post, I had tried Gyros from Go Gyroz and trying their Gyros would be somewhat nostalgic.
They offer a lot of different gyro which made it hard for us to pick that is why We decided to have three of their best selling wraps and we let them decide which one is the best.
When orders arrived they presented us the following:
Chicken Gyros [AED 23] - Generously stuffed with chicken, tomato, potatoes, red onions, parsley, and tzatziki sauce.
Homemade beef patty [AED 26] - Generously stuffed beef patty with tomato, red onions, parsley, and tzatziki sauce.
Kebab [AED 28] - Generously stuffed with kebab (which is a mixture of beef and lamb), tomato, potatoes, onions, parsley and tzatziki sauce
All of these were stuffed with french fries which I find unique and exciting to take a bite into. The pita bread used was also different. It was a very thick bread and baked fresh which we all liked.
If I were to rank them, I would no doubt choose Chicken Gyros as my favorite. The chicken was juicy and packed with that meaty flavor. The tzatziki sauce helped made it taste a lot better. Though, I couldn't quite decide which to put on the 2nd or 3rd place because taste and presentation-wise both were the same. It's just the type of meat used that differentiates the two but nevertheless both tasted equally good.
My only problem with this dish is that I find it a bit dry for my liking.
The star of our main orders was undoubtedly the Lamb Chops [AED 88]. It is served with four huge lamb chops that are seasoned with salt and pepper and are grilled to perfection. You can opt to serve it with some fries or rice. I ended up choosing fries which was a very good decision by the way.
This dish had the components i need for a satisfying lunch. I actually liked this dish very much. The meat was tender and juicy. I would want to eat rice with it but the fries were already enough to make me full.
And last but not the least we just couldn't leave without trying some famous Greek desserts. That is why we asked for some Sokolatopita [AED 38]. A moist chocolate cake served with slices of glazed strawberry and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I love this dessert very much. I would highly recommend this to everyone. The chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream was very rich. The pair was an absolute winner.
We ended up very happy with what we had and we will surely remember to try out and explore more Greek cuisines.
We are very thankful to Labbys for the authentic greek dishes that satisfied our tummies. The Hungry Feet invites everyone try this place out. They serve their dishes fresh and naturally healthy. You get real value for your money and some nice amazing setting to spend your time with either your friends or love ones.
How did you find Labbys The Hellenic House? Do you recommend any Greek dishes that is worth the try? :D
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