We took a look at the top 5 most popular Cypriot dishes. If you want to venture off from the staple of moussaka (as much as we love it) then take some inspiration from the list below. If you are on the hunt for a foodie tick list for your trip to Cyprus then look no further!
List of the best Cypriot food
A meze board is a great way to indulge in a whole range of different Cypriot foods in one sitting. Choose between a fish or meat version and sit back as your table becomes bursting with small plates. You will have everything from salads and halloumi to keftedes (meatballs) and pork kebabs. Don’t fill yourself up on olives before my best dishes arrive!
Kebab’s don’t need an introduction. However, unlike a kebab you may pick up at 3am on the streets of the UK, you will be treated to a tasty skewer of meat and Mediterranean vegetables. Take your pick and see it be cooked in front of you on an open grill.
A dish reserved for special occasions, kleftiko is a must-have for meat eaters. This slow cooked lamb dish is so tender it will fall of your fork but you will quickly want to put it back on again! A great dish to share with friends or family with a bottle of red wine.
A delicious snack to have on the go or put a couple on your plate to part of your main meal. Souvlaki is a skewer of meat and vegetables that is well seasoned and grilled. Leave your cutlery in the draw and eat this with your hands. If you are having souvlaki as a sit-down meal then a side of fried potatoes and grilled pita will send you straight in to nap mode afterwards!
Stifado is very much a winter warmer. This hearty beef stew will warm you up on even the coldest of nights. Filled with tender meat and vegetables, stifado sits proudly in the middle of the table for all to share. Serve this dish with roasted potatoes or crusty bread and you’ll be able to capture even more of the cinnamon, nutmeg and rosemary infused red wine sauce.
Need a drink to wash your dinner down with? Try a glass of Zivania! This alcoholic (45%) drink is colourless smells like raisins but don’t be fooled, it will put you under the table if you let it!
Stin iyia mas!