June 2, 2010 Off

Kanella (Philadelphia)

By in 11: Philadelphia, Favorite Food Entries


The authentic Greek Cypriot kitchen Kanella was one of my most favorites the last time I was there. I went back to try their popular breakfast. The space looks lovely in bright day light.


The place filled up immediately, reservation is a MUST. Greek Coffee.


Malohwa: Pan Fried Savory Puff Pastry from Yemen, boiled egg, spicy Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt. The Puff pastry is savory + sweet actually, crispy on the surface and sticky in texture. It reminded me of the Glutinous rice dumpling (hamm sui gok) from dim sum. It’s a good compliment to the very spicy tomato salad (cool it down with yogurt). Very good.


Shaksouka: Two Eggs Poached in a Cumin Scented Tomato and Pepper Stew, with Grilled Bread. The stew is very delicious, simple yet complex tasting. Very satisfying.


Galatoboureko: filo pastry filled with semolina custard. I got this last time and couldn’t resist but ordered it again. Still love it, still love soft chewy texture with crispy corners.

Later when I went back for dinner, a waiter told me that the chef didn’t like people taking photos of his food.

Kanella (215) 922-1773
1001 Spruce Street. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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