Itís a rare restaurant on Crete that does
not serve spaghetti. Most places will serve at least three different kinds of
spaghetti dishes: Neapolitan, Bolognese and carbonara. Sometimes you will come
across seafood spaghetti (also referred to as fishermanís spaghetti) which is
great, but much more expensive.
Spaghetti Neapolitan is often the cheapest main course on the menu. It is
spaghetti in homemade tomato sauce (similar to the Italian ragu)
Spaghetti Bolognese is no different to that found elsewhere in the world, with
minced meat in a tomato sauce.
Spaghetti Carbonara come with a rich white sauce created from egg, cheese and
ham. For many itís the tastiest but also the most unhealthy of the options.
Seafood Spaghetti comes with a variety of seafood: prawns, mussels, shrimps and
other small shellfish. Quality varies from tavern to tavern and can be anything
from a bad meal through to the greatest meal of your holiday. If you are in
Plakias, try a fish taverna called Tasomanolis Ė they make the best fishermanís
spaghetti that Iíve ever had in Crete.