Patricia Aleckzandra | FoodFindsAsia
Do you want to sing along with ABBA songs all night and day in Rhodes? Or visit ancient history in Athens? Do you dream of joining the 300 Spartan men? Or simply craves for the romantic view in Santorini? If you’ve been dying to try at least a bit of Greece, then we have a special place stored just for you.
In the busy streets of Philippines, one restaurant promised to provide high-quality food and good experience ten years ago. Now, Chef Robby Goco’s (also owner of Green Pastures), Cyma Greek Taverna continues to fulfill its promise of delivering sumptuous meals to your tables.
Cyma features the soul of Greek dishes while inviting its avid diners to feast into one of the world’s healthiest cuisine and indulge in over 3,500 years of Greek cultivation. Its menu offers great Greek food from classical dishes to Cyma originals. Don’t worry! As much as possible, Chef Robby’s original dishes still plays within the realm of Greek flavors (which chef calls as SPOOLs – Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Olive oil, Lemon – plus garlic).
Of course, FOODFINDSASIA team would not miss a chance to try their premiere dishes starting with their delectable 5 Dip Sampler (P695) served with their homemade Pita bread.
Enjoy your Pita with their dips starting with their Classic Tzatziki which is made from Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill and garlic. If you want a to taste something familiar, try their Pine Nut Melitzanosalata which is roasted eggplant, pine nuts and feta. Their Htipiti will surely give you a bit of a spice because of its roasted spice peppers on creamed feta and olive oil. To try something more Greek, taste their Taramosalata which is Greek caviar with lemon, dill, cucumber and olive oil. Lastly, their Kalamata hummus made from chickpeas, tahini, Kalamata olive, tapenade and olive oil will surely leave you wanting more.
If you want something a bit lighter, soak your teeth into caramelized pears, mixed greens, arugula, walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and grated Parmigiano Reggiano with Cyma’s summer herb vinaigrette. For P395, enjoy a solo serving of their Chopped Salad.
For meat lovers, turn your frown upside down because Cyma has something to offer you. Lavish to the juiciness of their meat platter. They call it Kreatika. Served with lemon, Greek chimichurri, tzatziki, parsley salad, and pita, go loco over their lamb keftedes (meatballs), Cyma’s pork chop, beef kalamaki sticks, and lamb shoulders.
And lastly, one must not miss this dish that would give you an exquisite food experience. We give you Chicken and Seafood Yiouvetsi (P780) – their Greek Paella made from crustacean stock, Greek sausage and orzo. But we have to advise you to enjoy and indulge to the sea food taste while it’s hot.
But the Cyma family cares not just about your food. It also wants to be part of golden memories you make with your loved ones by bringing people close to each other through healthy gatherings. Cyma also offers catering services and functions now. Just visit their site and see the contact details on it.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather the family, head over to the nearest Cyma restaurant and enjoy the best Greek food in the Pearl of the Orient Sea! Ten years of great food, Greek food… a decade of OPA-mazing CYMA!
PHOTOS By: Jerald Mercado