A few days ago, I bought a less-than-satisfying hommus dip from the supermarket and have been craving dips every since! So, I took advantage of the strangely sunny and warm autumn day to visit Stalactites.
Mixed Dips & Pita Bread (ordered separately)
Clockwise from top left: hommus, tarama, melitzanosalata & tzatziki
In my list, the top 2 spot when to the hommus (chickpea & sesame dip) and the melitzanosalata (eggplant & garlic dip). The hommus was smooth, garlicky and had a hint of spiciness. However, I personally would have preferred it chunkier and thicker. And that's what I got from the eggplant dip! For those who don't want garlic breath or despise the taste of garlic, stay away.
As for the tzatziki (yoghurt, garlic & cucumber dip), it's the same one you'll find in your souvlaki. The flavour was subtle compared to the other dips which was a good break from all the garlic! The tarama (caviar & lemon dip) was good but it wasn't my favourite. It was slightly too salty for my liking and it was the only one not finished.
Lamb from the spit, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tzatziki wrapped up in a warm pita bread
Honestly, I haven't eaten enough souvlakis to tell a good one from bad one. But my brother has and he loved this. The lamb was well-seasoned, not overly salty and had nicely charred bits. The amount of lamb was generous and nicely balanced with crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes and refreshing tzatziki.
The earlier picture wasn't really fair because you can't see the massive amount of meat inside!
My dips craving was certainly satisfied and gone... for now. But I'll definitely be back to try their spanakopita and baklava in the future. And more dips, of course!
Melbourne, VIC 3000