Moussaka, a Greek dish similar to lasagna, is satisfying and delicious. Most versions are based on eggplant layering minced meat, béchamel, and tomato sauce. It makes for a surprisingly light dish that is creamy, refreshing, and filling. Greek cuisine is a Medditeranean-inspired cuisine based around olive oil, seafood, rabbit, lamb, nuts, honey, and yogurt. Though they use other ingredients as well, the use of the ones mentioned above differentiate this cuisine from others. Food of the area has always been reliant on what the environment has to offer, preparing it in a way that is simple and lets the ingredients speak through.

Where to try it: Mandolin Aegean Bistro. 4312 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137. (305) 576-6066