Ambelokipi is also known as ‘Little Manila’ because there’s a strong Filipino community here that has grown since the 1980s. There’s a Filipino school, several churches and community centres. But the highlight is definitely the Asian food stores that stock a great variety of tropical fruit, vegetables and other ingredients. My go-to shop is Salamat, the main supplier for most Asian restaurants in Athens. In the summer, look out for halo-halo, a concoction of shaved ice, evaporated milk, coconut, beans, and fruit that’s a favourite among Filipinos.