By: Katie Roberts
Mykonos On The Bay
31 Ocean Way
#01-10 Quayside Isle
Two Greek chefs, recruited directly from the Mediterranean are behind the authentic menu at Sentosa’s one and only taverna, Mykonos On The Bay. Sadly, the economic woes of their home country means they’ve looked beyond their borders for secure employment, but this is Singapore’s gain, as Greek is a cuisine which deserves more attention.
It’s largely healthy, simply prepared and relies on fresh, quality ingredients. For starters the crispy kalamari ($18.50) and chunky homemade fries ($8.90) topped with Graviera cheese keep the children occupied, this being a family-focused strip of restaurants after all; while all of us enjoy the bougiourdi ($14.90), a parcel of baked feta cheese with tomato and spicy peppers, perfect on top of homemade pita bread ($4).
The kids declare the blue-and-white interior, plates and glasses an allegiance to the Greek flag, something they learnt recently at school, and then notice the colour of the Mediterranean Sea and white-washed houses in the large photographs indoors. There’s lots of alfresco seating too, which is popular to watch the passing parade of kids on scooters.
For mains there are fresh salads and traditional Greek dishes as well as hearty grill options to share. The homemade spicy lamb sausage ($37.50) with yoghurt and tomato sauce is impressive as is the whole sea bream ($43.50) served with a large warm potato and beetroot salad.
Traditional desserts pagoto giaoyrti ($7.90), a homemade Greek yoghurt ice cream with acacia honey and walnuts, and baklava ($15.90) are too good to pass up, especially when they’re as tasty as what you would get on Mykonos.
Must try dish: Pagoto giaoyrti, Greek yoghurt ice cream with acacia honey and walnuts