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Spanish in Greece in America – Greek Lady

on October 11, 2012

ImageSeptember 30, 2012
Greek Lady, Philadelphia PA
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cake
Spanish Omelette

I met up with a friend for Sunday brunch at Greek Lady. It was so crowded at noon, filled with students. It is definitely a favorite for many, and no doubt it would be. The prices are cheap, the food decently healthy, very tasty, and came in huge portions.

I had a coupon and so got a free dessert: the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cake. It was a seasonal special, and looked so tantalizing. It was layers of pumpkin spice cake with chocolate chips amidst pumpkin mousse, with frosting on the outside. The pumpkin flavor was very distinct and lovely, not too sweet but still sweet enough for a cake. The mousse was good, but I did not care much for the frosting. It was a bit on the oily side for me and also a bit too bland. It was not sugary enough and they could have used less butter. The cake was soft, but the edges were dry. That was probably due to it sitting there for some time, although it was a freshly cut slice. The chocolate chips kind of faded into the background, but the flavors were still great.Image

My brunch entrée was the Spanish Omelette, which had mushrooms, peppers, and onions. I asked for egg whites and it was delicious. Perhaps I would have cooked it with a little less oil, but the outside was slightly charred while the inside barely firm – a decent texture for an omelette. The mushrooms were especially soft and flavorful after being sautéed. It was served with white toast and home potatoes. The potatoes were firm but soft at the same time, although they could have used more spices.

My only complaint was that I had to wait half an hour for an omelette. Note to self not to come during Sunday brunch hours in the future, unless I am getting a gyro, which was prepared very quickly. Also, I think I will get fruits instead of potatoes next time to make it a bit lighter and more refreshing. 

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