Both in the capital of Chios and in the provinces, one can sit at the quiet, picturesque coffee shops and drink the famous "soumada" which is made of almonds, the local sweet "masticha" and the liquor of the same name. A more exciting alternative are the busy cafes such as "Remezzo" and "Hellenikon", as well as those on the seaside. The island's tavernas and restaurants serve mainly fresh fish and seafood, cooked in traditional ways, like fried smelt with onions and "swimming sardines". The ouzo places of Chios, like "Iakovos's Ouzeri" at the fish-pier and the tavernas "Morias" and "Messeonas" in Mesta, offer local ouzo and "souma", a strong drink made of figs, together with tasty titbits and local "hortokeftedes" and pies. "Hotzas's Taverna" in Chios has probably served the most delicious food on Chios since 1822. It is a traditionally decorated place which looks like a Turkish shop. One should eat fresh shrimp and fish and finish with yogurt with syrup at the "Taverna of Kyra-Despina". A walk to lovely Pirgi should be combined with lunch at the village's only taverna which is famous for its delicious onion stew. Those who don't like seafood should go to "Perivoli" in Kambos, with the pretty garden and the delicious cuisine, "Byzantio", "Freskada" and "Mouragio" in Chios. There are also restaurants which serve international cuisine such us the well known Chinese restaurant "Golden Odyssey".