You can’t get more indulgent than pouring Nutella over fried dough. Well I wouldn’t mind adding fresh strawberries or crushed almonds into the mix. Regardless, everyone around the world loves fried dough. North Americans call it doughnuts, South Africans call it vetkoek, Greeks call it loukoumades. But not everyone pours Nutella over it. My friend Georgia took me to Parga, a small coastal town in Northwestern Greece. We spiraled down the mountain to the beach and swam into the chilling fresh sea. After the dip we shared some beers on the deck of her favorite bar that overlooked Parga’s harbour. She decided before we hit the road we should get Nutella loukoumades for the ride home to Ioannina. “Yes!” I exclaimed. We giggled as the storekeeper drizzled the chocolate over the bitesize doughnuts. We skipped through the narrow streets with our road trip snack in hand. The elderly lady with the fruit stand told us her grapes were just as sweet but we shyly replied that we spent our last euro pennies on our Nutella treat. Who would have thought that hot oil, dough and chocolate could make grown-up girls skip and squeal. It’s official, I’ll never say no to Nutella or to Nutella with loukoumades. Maybe next time I’ll throw some grapes in the mix.
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I like the photos :-).
Parga, Greece is a paradise for eating out! Your meal experience in Parga, Greek traditional way of eating, the combination of what you eat and where you eat it, cannot be repeated, exported or duplicated. It is just something you can only find, taste and enjoy in Greece, like the blue of the Mediterranean Sea