For my first food-related post, I wanted to share with you my our all-time favorite restaurant:
CYMA Greek Taverna.
CYMA opened our taste buds to the wonder of Greek cuisine and we were hooked ever since.
We really did not know what to expect when we dared to try this restaurant a year ago. I remembered when we passed by ATC, we accidentally ran into this restaurant because of a concert of some band I don’t even recognize. We were just enticed by the humongous servings, flaming dishes and the shouting staff (literally!); they were shouting “OPA!” as they served the flaming dishes.
Enough of our (CYMA and I’s) love story; let’s move on to the main point— food.
Type: meat entrée/ main dish
Price: PHP 250
Serving: good for 1 person
Our favorite dish in CYMA is their gyro. They serve chicken, lamb and mixed meat gyro for about PHP 200-250 a serving. You can choose to have it with baked potatoes on the side. Gyro is actually just the Mediterranean version of Shawarma. Minced meat with veggies wrapped in pita bread and oozing with their wonderful sauce (I think the sauce is yogurt garlic with a touch of heaven..haha).
Price: PHP 250
Serving: good for sharing
Then, our favorite glyka (dessert) is their infamous flaming mangoes (literally, again!). What’s so amazing with this dessert aside from it being mango served hot on a sizzling plate with caramelized sauce, a splash of alcohol and a scoop of vanilla sundae; is that they actually set it aflame when they serve it to you and all the staff shout “OPA!”—talk about extravagant. The subtle sweetness and a bit of sourness from the hot mango is complemented by the not-so-sweet caramel sauce and the cold suave vanilla ice cream. A piece of heaven on Earth. You can get this at PHP 250. Definitely a MUST TRY!
These dishes above are our regulars but we have tried some other dishes that are also as delicious. I’ll post them on the 2nd installation of this restaurant review so it won’t be tooo lengthy.
Have you tried other Greek/Mediterranean restaurant? I’d love to hear your suggestions.. 🙂
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You can visit CYMA in their branches:
Alabang Town Center
Upper G/F Corte de las Palmas
Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Level 6, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
G/F Greenbelt 2, Ayala Mall, Makati City
(02) 986-4594 / 729-4837
Level 4, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
Level 2, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
Robinsons Place Ermita
2nd Level, Robinsons Place
Midtown Mall, Ermita, Manila
Ayala Mall Cebu
Garden Level, The Terraces
Ayala Mall, Cebu City
D’Mall Boracay, Aklan City
Reach them online: http://www.cymarestaurants.com
*I’m so sorry for the poor quality of the photos. I’m just usually using my phone so please bear with me.