How do you pronounce Lavraki?

Indigenous to the shores of Greece, lavraki pronounced (Lah – VRAH – kee), a Mediterranean sea bass is considered to be one of the most popular fishes and a signature main dish at many seaside Greek tavernas.

How to say saganaki?


  1. (General American) IPA: /ˌsɑɡəˈnɑki/, /ˌsæɡəˈnɑki/
  2. (Received Pronunciation) IPA: /ˌsæɡəˈnɑːki/

How to pronounce stifado?


How do you pronounce Greek food?

How to Pronounce Greek Food & Drinks: Gyro, Retsina & More

  1. 12 Pronunciations of Common Greek Food & Drinks.
  2. Spanakopita (Savory Spinach Pie): Spah-nah-KOH-pee-tah.
  3. Tiropita (Savory Cheese Pie): Tee-ROH-pee-tah.
  4. Gyro (Sandwich): YEER-oh.
  5. Krasi (Wine): Krah-SEE.
  6. Kafe me Yala (Coffee with milk): Kah-FEH meh-GHAH-lah.

Is the G silent in gyros?

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word gyro is pronounced “yee-roh.” It rhymes with hero. So the “g” is completely silent.

How do you say gyros?

“Yee-ro” would apply to a single sandwich, as in, “I want a gyro,” while “yee-ros” would be the correct pronunciation if you were to say, “I love gyros,” Greek experts said.

Why is Quay pronounced key?

Re: Is “Quay” pronounced “KEY” and Not “Quay”? It’s from the French “Quai” – hence the pronunciation.

How do you say tzatziki?

Let’s just get this out of the way (if you’re wondering how to pronounce tzatziki you are not alone)—tzatziki is pronounced tsah-see-key. Think of that first syllable “tsah” as the same as the sound you make when you say the second syllable of “pizza”. Phew.

How do you say gyro?

That gyro has two main pronunciations: /YEE-roh/ and /ZHIHR-oh/. The sandwich gyro was borrowed into English from Modern Greek in the 1970s and English speakers have given it an approximation of the Greek pronunciation. The earlier gyro has been fully phonetically anglicized.

What is kleftiko?

O ne of the undisputed classics of Greek cuisine, kleftiko is a special-occasion dish which showcases Hellenic cooking at its simple best. It demands no fancy ingredients or tricky techniques, just good raw materials … and a good deal of patience.

How do you make kleftiko taste better?

Adding less liquid, as Stein and Hayden recommend, gently steams the meat, so it’s moist, but still retains its distinctive flavour – rely on its own juices, as Buxton does, and you get a great-tasting kleftiko that’s just a touch dry.

What is kleftiko and is it the best summer dish?

Like many of the best summer dishes, kleftiko is happy to do its own thing while you get on with more important stuff – such as sunbathing and drinking ouzo. Rick Stein’s kleftico. Photograph: Felicity Cloake/The Guardian Most recipes I try call for leg.

Is kleftiko an ‘Achilles heel’?

Rick Stein uses a whole one, while Sebastian’s Taverna in Corfu and Eli K Giannopoulos of the website My Greek Dish plump for pieces. The testing panel, however, is largely with Georgina Hayden, author of Stirring Slowly, who describes kleftiko as her “achilles heel”… but calls for shoulder, as does Tonia Buxton’s recipe.