Cypriot cuisine is a combination of traditional Greek, Turkish and Arabic cuisine, so it is not surprising that this is a country with extremely rich local cuisine.
Local cuisine in Cyprus is really rich
In Cyprus, on weekends, families and friends go out to eat at someone’s house or choose a traditional cafe or at a restaurant. You will be amazed at the variety of dishes on their banquet table.
Cypriot people have quite special eating styles, instead of choosing a few large dishes to fill their stomachs, they prefer to choose small dishes with different flavors. That helps you enjoy a variety of local dishes at one meal.
One of the most selected dining styles in Cyprus is a meal that includes most Cypriot specialties such as halloumi cheese, village salad, lamb, beef, souvlaki, pastry sauces. Delicious noodles, …, served with wine or beer.
Some traditional dishes in Cyprus
• Salad Salad: A typical Cypriot appetizer and side dishes including feta cheese, cabbage, lettuce, celery olive oil, cucumber, tomatoes, pepper, olives and oregano
• Halloumi: Cheese made from sheep’s milk or cow’s milk tastes great when fried. You can only find this cheese in Cyprus
• Kleftiko: Lamb meat cooked slowly on bone
• Souvla: Pork, chicken or lamb grilled on the spit, especially popular in family picnics, birthdays and special occasions. It is also considered the work of a Viking man to take care of spitting
• Sheftalia: Grilled sausages made with ground meat
• Stifado: Greek-style beef stew cooked with tomato sauce and onions
• Keftedes: Greek fried meatballs
• Dolmades: Stuffed grape leaves with rice and sometimes meat
• Pitta bread: The most typical type of bread on the island is round, hollow balls, perfect for filling different types of meat and vegetables.
• Tahini: Sauce made from regular sesame with lemon and garlic
• Tzatziki: Yogurt is prepared with cucumber and mint
• Taramosalata: A pink sauce made of cod fish with lemon, mashed potatoes, onions and oil
• Olive: Usually marinated with garlic, coriander, lemon and thyme
Local cuisine in Cyprus is one of the factors that makes Cyprus one of Europe’s leading living nations.