Originally Posted by globetrotter
S - I have had some of my favorite meals on cypress - a fantastic meal of various fried fish (and I hate fish) starting with very fresh little tiny sardines, then calamari and going up the food chain. fantastic. another meal of a lamb that had been cooked for hours in a metal barrel, incredible. and then, we had a dessert of little donut balls soaked in honey.
Ah, I know what you are talking about, marida - I don't know what those little fish are called in english. They are pretty good (and crunchy) as is the fried kalamari - ironically I usually don't like fish either
. The lamb you mentioned was probably kleftiko, one of the things you find with very slight variations all around Greece. Good stuff!
P.s.1 I would expect that you'd be able to find those little fish all around the area. Hmm.
P.s.2 funnily enough I think the best fried kalamari I have had was made by a conscript cook in the first camp I was stationed while in the army. Most of the army food was naturally, uhm, questionable (
) but he had the knack of making HUGE quantities of the stuff well!