The night before, my friend lured me into a tarot session. In between cards of skeletons and burning towers and gold coins, I was told that there is more than one zodiac sign to a person. The result of planetary rulership in astrology, they said. I'm sure we are quite aware of our Sun sign, but how much do we really know about our Moon sign, which I was told, reflects our personality rather than individuality. My friend further explained that individuality is what one wants to portray while personality equates to one's true characteristics. And it's only natural that the Sun and Moon signs differ from one another.
At one time, there were 4 of us at Giovino but the fact was, we were in company of another 4 presences, only visible to the gifted ones. M. Night Shyamalan should make a movie out of this. Evil spirits they were not, for the loud sounds of the drum and cymbals from the lion dance that took place across the road didn't drive them away. As I was informed, they are the real us, trapped in a physical being. Sun and Moon!
I had my inner drawn that night. Pretty awesome. Thanks to the gifted one whose 10 minutes ball pen creation looked like a Francesco Clemente on charcoal.
Greek Ntolmades (rolled vine leaf with rice). An appetising mild taste of chlorophyll only works on certain dishes and this is one of them. Though good, lacked a sourish touch.
Spanacopita (baked sauteed spinach in filo pastry). Flavourful filling of chopped spinach but the filo could have been crispier.
Kreatopia (baked minced meat in filo pastry). Again, the meat was well-seasoned and could have been eaten with almost anything. The pastry was rather moist than dry.
Greek Moussaka (baked layers of eggplant, lamb bolognaise, potatoes and béchamel). A brilliant dish that included a surprise ingredient of potato slices. Layers of distinctive flavours, from slightly sweet eggplants to sourish bolognaise, make this dish a winner.
Greek Bifteki (300 grammes of beef patties sealed with Emmenthal and bacon). Deception at its best - a steak-like slab (complete with criss-cross grill marks) that wasn't really a steak but had beef. Saltiness was elevated when combined with cheese and bacon. It also had a good flaky texture, similar to crab cakes.
More drinks before nasi campur and maggi goreng.
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