Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Grilled Octopus @ Philoxenia

In keeping with the National Greek Parade theme, here is a photo of a grilled octopus dish from Philoxenia, a Greek restaurant in Astoria, where my friend and I went for dinner last Saturday night. My friend wanted to go to Philoxenia because she read a review of the restaurant in the New York Times and I, on the other hand, was more than willing to tag along because I used to live in Astoria and I love Greek food.

So have you ever had grilled octopus or grilled calamari?

20 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Sure am glad you had enough to share with us -:) Very tasty. But I'm still hungry .....

Belinda said...

I don't like octopus, but Ming, that photo is enough to convert me - it looks absolutely delicious!

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I've been out of the loop for a while now, but hope to get back on track very very soon - I've missed visiting you each day :o(

Will be sure to post some wedding pics for you too.

Hope you're wonderfully well :o)
xx

teahouse said...

Mm, that looks divine.

My favorite Greek place in Astoria is Elias Corner!

b13 said...

That looks scrumptious! I have had octopus sushi, and calamari is the best! Jellyfish is great too!

Ever have stuffed squid? It has a mixture of breading with the legs chopped up stuffed into the body and it is baked in a tomato sauce.

oldmanlincoln said...

I kind of echo, Chuck. I also remember dried Squid in Japan and in those days, dry things didn't work in my stomach.

Still, the photograph is wonderful.

Their mommas swooned looking at the pictures. and stuffed crisp $10,000.00 bills into my shorts and hung the keys to a new Smart car on my ear. Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Jilly said...

Fabulous photo, Ming. I'm hungry just looking at it. I love both octopus and calamari. Not had either grilled tho. Here we normally get them marinaded and cold or in a sauce. For instance at Le Balico they serve a really good octopus salad. It's lunchtime here. I need to eat.....

Peter said...

Of course - and often! Just love it!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful photo.
but the food a little too exotic for me!

thwany said...

yum

monoblog said...

Grilled octopus is a typical smoky, tender and flavorful appetizer. You might also try that at Turkish Kitchen restaurant in 386 Third Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, Manhattan.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Looks good, I hope it tases just as delicious as you say.
I've been to Greece and had my fill of moussaka, spanakopita and baklava.. but I don't think I have ever sampled grilled octopus.

Paz said...

I'd like to try it. Looks good.

Paz

missy said...

EWWW! octopus freaks me out!
Thanks for the comment, after watching all of sex and the city we have decided the fella is acutally a STEVE. I know I'm clearly a Carrie (hehe!) but he is a perfect steve and thats fine by me!
Hope you are well, missy xx

alice said...

I love it! I know many good recipes around calamari which are one of the most famous animals caught in Morbihan Gulf. Do you want I e-mail them to you ;-), I know how much you like cooking!

tigerfish said...

I think I've had grilled calamari (if that is sotong) before - grilled the indonesian way. It was really really good!

Is that all in the plate ? :O

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Reminds me of Greece. Opa!

citygirl15 said...

Looks yummy, but a little oily.

TCho said...

mmmm. I love grilled octopus. octopus though is one thing that I cannot cook well at home. mine always comes out way too rubbery.

annulla said...

But ... but ... how was the place? Did it live up to the review?

BTW, yes, I enjoy grilled octopus whenever I can get my tentacles on it.

Blather From Brooklyn

• Eliane • said...

Hmmm, miam!! That looks delicious! I like the Astoria's Greek restaurants. I love how they cook fish - so very simple and delicious.