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.

Paputsaki (eggplant stuffed with beef bolognaise and gratinated feta cheese). Absolute comfort food; the eggplant perfectly straddled the line between being firm and mushy.

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