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n. pl. souv·la·ki·a (-kē-ə) also souv·la·kis
A Greek dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat roasted on skewers.

[Modern Greek souvláki, from diminutive of soúvla, skewer, from Medieval Greek, from Latin sūbula, sūbla, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]


(Cookery) a Greek dish of kebabs, esp made with lamb
[C20: from Modern Greek]
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Noun1.souvlakia - made of lamb
kabob, kebab, shish kebab - cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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My favourite food is of course souvlakia which I can't resist, I can identify the charcoal smell from far away
Savour a slower way of life: enjoy mezes (little dishes) anywhere and everywhere, the yogurt that's made in clay pots, grilled fish by the sea, souvlakia while you're out for a stroll.
Visitors should definitely indulge in a full meze meal whilst on holiday, which can feature as many as thirty small individual dishes for you to try, typically including olives, local breads and salads, as well as more decadent traditional dishes like octopus in red wine, grilled haloumi, smoked Cypriot ham, moussaka and souvlakia pork kebabs.
Traditional food is - fresh-caught fish, elies (olives), baklva (a nut-filled pastry), keftedhes (meatballs) and souvlakia (grilled kebabs).
Full dinners include either lamb, a souvlakia (pork kabob), chicken or pastichio (a casserole dish with layers of noodles, beef and bechamel cream topping).
But there is something about the sun and sea that makes me lap up stifado and souvlakia by the bucketload.
My souvlakia, a pork kebab, looked appetising and tasted fine, but the meat was not tender enough and I was glad of the accompanying Greek yoghurt to soften things up a bit.
Here and at several eateries throughout the village, the outrageously succulent Greek fare can be had in abundance --seafood (especially squid), rack of lamb, dolmades, souvlakia, and all the rest.
This story was under the headline, 'Tourists blamed for expensive souvlakia,' which was not entirely true because as the report said souvlakia prices had not sky rocketed yet.
The food available for purchase will include gyros - marinated lamb and beef - in pita bread with cucumber sauce; souvlakia - a Greek version of shish kebob - with grilled lamb and chicken; pastichio - Greek lasagna; and dolmas, also called dolmades - stuffed grape leaves.
However, Thoma said one of the Ntorzi brothers accused him of badmouthing his fiancee and following a telephone conversation, he agreed to meet with them in his father's souvlakia restaurant on Heroes Square the evening of the killings.