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Offline rogernrose

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Hot food
« on: May 07, 2016, 09:59:33 PM »
I've just returned from a week's R & R at my friends hotel.
The last meal I had there was "Mezi" a selection of allsorts of Greek dishes, it was Ok but would have been much better if served HOT,
why is it that dishes are served luke warm? Roast potatoes do NOT improve as they cool, by the time you went back for another helping it was stone cold.
Why does this happen so often?

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Re: Hot food
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 09:14:00 AM »
Remember that many Greeks will tell you that hot food is not good for you or, come to that, very cold food. Remember when it was impossible to buy an ice cream out of season?

Having said that, hot food on cold plates is one of my major gripes when eating out along with unnecessary 'greenery' on hot food. I really don't want soggy lettuce under my fillet steak!

I am frequently accused of eating too fast by Trisa. I have lost count of how many times I have had to tell her that I am trying to eat my food whilst it still has a semblance of warmth in it!
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 10:49:16 AM »
one view is that food has more taste served warm than either very hot or very cold.

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Re: Hot food
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 11:51:47 PM »
I completely agree with that view, Jan.
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 08:30:41 AM »
Sorry to disagree but hot food should be hot not tepid. I want to eat my rare steak hot - not luke warm verging on cold. Chips and roast potatoes should be hot not just warm. I want my last mouthful as hot as the first.

There I was thinking that all you women knew something about food! ;)
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 11:14:12 AM »
Most hot meals in Greece are served lukewarm. Dishes are cooked in the morning and reheated for the evening customers. This is not done for economic reasons, it's a cultural thing. Greeks believe tepid food is better for the digestion and more agreeable in a hot climate - and who is to say they are not right. Some visitors find this difficult to stomach, used as they are to meals served up piping hot to combat the cold.

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Re: Hot food
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 05:54:24 PM »
It was always lukewarm in the local Malaysian restaurants but the large hotels served food American/UK style piping hot.
Personally I hate having to blow on food before I eat it.
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 07:43:30 PM »
It was always lukewarm in the local Malaysian restaurants but the large hotels served food American/UK style piping hot.
Personally I hate having to blow on food before I eat it.
If it is too hot, you can wait. If it is too cold, you aren't going to warm it up. Sorry, but hot food should be served hot.
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 02:31:28 PM »
While on the topic of food ,,,I'm all meated out once again!
On Monday night I had the most delicious double eggs and chips ,,cooked to perfection!
It's not that I don't like meat.  I get bored trying to eat the amount I'm dished up and so lose all interest in my meal !

There is nothing worse than eating lukewarm food that's supposed to be hot,,,
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2016, 08:50:52 PM »
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get a really good steak anywhere in North Corfu in a taverna/restaurant?  Are there any "proper" steakhouses?  Is there such a thing as a ribeye steak anywhere in Corfu?  We both love Greek food, and always choose it when eating out, but it would be wonderful to have a good steak once in a while.  And so much the better if it were hot!  ;)  (Tepid ribeye doesn't appeal).

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Re: Hot food
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2016, 10:34:57 PM »
for steak wait until you are near Corfu Town then go to Bekios in Mandouki....open evenings only

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Re: Hot food
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2016, 08:55:22 AM »
Both Taverna Nikolas in Agni and Tavernaki Traditional Taverna in Kassiopi both do an excellent fillet steak, or so Bob reliably informs me!
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Re: Hot food
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2016, 11:17:57 PM »
for steak wait until you are near Corfu Town then go to Bekios in Mandouki....open evenings only

....Or their liver! Famous all over the island!
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