Giovino @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
February 4, 2010
The latest entry to Changkat Bukit Bintang offers a vast variety of Mediterranean specialties, though the most fascinating options are the Greek recipes.
A lot of restaurants tend to stumble on opening night, but Giovino's staff members surprised us with stellar service and flawless food.
Pork tongue served cold. Tender and meaty enough to be mistaken for actual pork meat.
Saganaki Tiri (pan-fried cheese in breadcrumbs). Light and airy, but this still packed a tremendous wallop of flavour. The perfect starter for sharing.
Horiatiki, the traditional Greek salad comprising tomatoes, onions, capsicum, cucumber, kalamata olives, feta cheese and garden leaves. A robust, refreshing combo that made us feel like leaping around and singing any number of Abba songs from Mamma Mia!
Spanacopita (baked sauteed spinach in filo pastry). A fluffy, savoury treat that wasn't the least bit oily; certainly a tasty change from the typical spinach preparations.