Well a meze dish is called Mezedes in Greek.
Instead of ordering one main dish, you order - Mezedes.
This means that you should expect small plates of a combination of different Cypriot traditional dishes (mostly).
If you order Mezedes, DON'T ORDER anything else, because in some cases there are more than 12 -15 different plates.
It can be chaloumi, which is the Cypriot cheese, -not feta-
tzatziki - yoghurt garlic, and cucumber, and mint
choumous - coming out of chickpea plant
tachini - (sesame paste)....but they make it as a dip and it is wonderful!
you eat this with pitta -arabic bread
small pieces of meat cooked in red wine and coriander
boiled potatoes with celery and onion (great salad)
small snails - really tiny little snails boiled in water with salt and vinegar (especially if you are drinking ouzo -on the rocks-
nice omellete with gourgette or zucchini
sheftalia - grilled meat ball with cinamon, parsley, and onions. Very popular. Not to be missed. - A Cypriot speciality.
kalamari, small fried fish, fried or grilled liver,
and probably I might have forgotter one or two others.
But all these are enough really, and those who like eating A LOT prefer these Mezedes.
Sometimes these mezedes are SO many that by the end I have a stomach ache.
The above are my pieces of advice to anyone who wants to order Mezedes.
By the way, it would be a nice opportunity, that anyone who really had such a treat, write down if he liked Mezedes of not, his comments and impressions.
I believe it is time these boards over here with all this information from Cyprus and any other countries become more active.
We need to hear of experiences people have or had.
What do you think Louise? I just don't like idle columns, and people just reading them. I want participation.
I am here to offer any help needed.http://www.travelpod.com/members/greekcypriot
(more than 250 photos from Athens)
My LATEST BLOGS: Marmari, Vasa, and CYPRUS, the Unique Destination for Business and Holidays!!!
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine