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You Know You’re In A Cypriot Home When One Of These Foods Is On The Table!

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The Cypriot cuisine is a varied one. Especially so because of the influence of a host of cultures that have passed through our island.

But these foods. Well, they are what we like to think quintessentially Cypriot.
And they’re uniquely amazing!
1. Karaolous

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Translation: Snails.  we hold my hands up and admit; we love these little nuggets of delicious goodness! Eat them by the pot.  So good!

2. Limpa


Translation: The testicles of an animal. Male that is. Obviously.  They are cooked in a variety of ways.  In Cyprus most often grilled or on the charcoals. And supposedly very tasty.

3. Kefalaki

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Translation:  A head of a sheep or a goat.  Oven-roasted.  Once you get past the glazed eyes and gaping mouth of that head, this meal is really quite heartily satisfying.  Cypriot soul food. Yep. Cypriot soul food.

4. Zalatina

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How can this dish be described? It’s pork immersed in lemon and vinegar jelly.  A congealed jar of meaty, well, deliciousness according to a lot of people.

5. Moungra

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Fermented cauliflower.  To be specific, the cauliflower is preserved by fermenting it in sour bread dough.  Flavoured with mustard seeds.  Because that makes all the difference apparently.

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