You’ll FILO special after having these!
If we’re talking about pastries, I’ve always been drawn to croissants and flaky pies. Something about the crisp, flaky crust just gets to me. And the filling? An absolute bonus!
The thing with pies though, is that the dough can be tedious to make. Patiently kneading and kneading, and kneading… I simply don’t have the patience for that! That’s why I salute all the bakers, the pie-makers, the cooks and just about everyone who can bring this marvelous creation called pie… to life.
One such example is Filo Taverna. This shop uses filo dough (a not-as-fatty counterpart to puff pastry) to makes premium Greek pies—delicious triangle-shaped goodies so generously filled with cheeses, herbs, and veggies and encased in a crisp, flaky crust that’s so airy and light.
And let’s not forget the baklava, too! Yum.
Pistachio Baklava (₱849 for a 9″ x 6.5″ tray)
A deliciously flaky square filled with crushed pistachios. Contrary to most heavily-sweetened baklavas —the kind literally dripping in syrup—this version is just right. Not too sweet, but with a distinct earthy and buttery taste from the nuts.
What’s more, it even has cinnamon and orange peel on top, making it extra fragrant when you heat it up in the oven!
Tiropita (Feta Cheese)
A classic cheesy pie filled with creamy Feta cheese, herbs, and eggs. It’s tangy and a touch lemony in taste, crumbly in texture, and overall mellow.
A flavorful pie made up of potatoes, garlic, Feta, and mushrooms. It has a lot going on with its blend of garlicky and lightly salted notes, paired with the softness of the potatoes and the gentle chew from the mushrooms—finished off with the creaminess of cheese. An absolute favorite!
A pie filled with spinach, dill, and Feta. This one is very earthy—you really get a taste of earthy, almost grassy spinach. It’s slightly bitter and could use more cheese for that creamy and crumbly contrast.
A beefy pie with beef, eggplant, Feta, potato, and bechamel. Sadly, since I don’t eat beef, I could not try this.
How to Order
If it’s your first time to try their premium Greek pies, you can get their sampler box, which consists of 8 assorted savory pies and 1 small dessert. The price are as follows, depending on which dessert you choose:
- 8 Assorted Pies + Walnut Baklava: ₱899
- 8 Assorted Pies + Almond Baklava: ₱899
- 8 Assorted Pies + Pistachio Baklava: ₱1,099
- 8 Assorted Pies + 3-nut Baklava: ₱949
- 8 Assorted Pies + Galatopita: ₱849
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