This is a preview of the content in our Greek Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

giofkas

γιοφκάς

Pasta ribbons of Pontian origin, made from sheep's milk, eggs, and semolina, this pasta was traditionally made in late summer like trachanas, these noodles were a way of preserving milk and eggs for the winter.

They are also known as γιοφκάδες (giofkades) and γιουφκάδες (gioufkades) in Thrace, Central and Eastern Macedonia, and χυλοπίτα (xylopita) on Lesvos and other islands. Mushrooms are a favourite topping.

Aegean Islands

Macedonia

Pasta, grains and rice

Thrace

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by amaltheia