Mouthful of Sunshine

Satisfaction in every bite

Vanilla and Veggies – Greek Lady

on October 21, 2012

ImageOctober 15, 2012
Greek Lady, Philadelphia PA
Crème Brulée

Baked Veggies
Roasted Peppers

I felt like some cooked vegetables for an early dinner after grocery shopping so I stopped by Greek Lady. There was barely anyone else in the restaurant at the time but they messed up my order and it took almost half an hour for something that is supposed to take three minutes. There were so many servers standing around that it was just unacceptable. The food, however, was good.Image

I had a coupon for a free dessert and so I got to try their Crème Brulée. It was absolutely divine, besides the fact that it was cold and so the top layer was not the crunchy, torched sugar it was supposed to be. The vanilla custard was light and creamy, and also quite sweet. The graham cracker-like cookie crust on the bottom was not as sweet but was great texture-wise. The top layer was at least sweet. What I loved most was the tart mango sauce they drizzled on the plate, providing the perfect flavor pairing with the vanilla custard.

My Baked Veggies was just what I needed. The large pieces of zucchini, yellow squash, potatoes, eggplant, carrots, and red peppers were covered in the tomato-based soupy sauce they were baked in. I loved everything except the potatoes, especially the zucchini, squash, and eggplant. They are some of my favorite vegetables of all time and as long as they are fully cooked, I will eat it any way. Even the potatoes were decent and flavorful, slightly mushy but still firm. Next time, I am going to get two plates of these. They were just so flavorful and yet not too oily.Image

I was disappointed with the side of Roasted Peppers. They were nicely roasted and soft, and I do not mind the burnt taste either. After all, they are supposed to be roasted. However, they were clearly roasted in some sort of vinegar and had quite an acidic taste to them, making it somewhat unpleasant when coupled with the burnt flavor.

The Spanakorizo was simple but good. It was just steamed spinach mixed with rice and slightly seasoned. The portion was large for just over $3. The spinach was wilted and the rice with a light flavor and not very soggy. It was a simple dish but a comforting one.Image

For their prices and portions, Greek Lady is great. The food is also very decent when it comes to flavors. However, they really need to step up their service quality. Waiting for an omelette for half an hour on a busy Sunday morning is already a pain but messing up an order with five servers standing there, idol, is just unacceptable.

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