Saturday, May 8, 2010

Going Greek-oh at Cyma!

Together with the  boyfriend, I braved the afternoon weekend crowd of Makati for some Greek food at Cyma.

We arrived at Cyma pretty early because we've been told that the waiting line was a nightmare if you have no reservations. We got a table alright, but while ordering, we were informed that our food choices were not yet ready for serving until an hour or two. Since I had my mind set on what I wanted to eat, stubborn me told the waiter to reserve a table for us for when we come back later. Greek food, or any good food for that matter, is always, always worth the wait, in my opinion (and this is why I'm fat!).

For starters, we had Saganaki in the Cyma Original variant, which was a delightful combination of Mozarella, Parmesan and Evoo melted to cheesy perfection. Served with a hearty "Opa!" by Cyma's amiable waiters, the chewy, gooey goodness of this appetizer is a must try for all cheese lovers like myself.

Saganaki or Flaming Cheese (Php 200)

As we always do, we ordered two main entrees that we can share. For the love of lamb, we tried Lamb gyro, which was basically marinated lamb wrapped in warm pita bread and topped with tomatoes, red onions and tzatziki sauce. Although the meat was not as tender as I wanted it to be, I still liked the flavorful marinade and the mildly sour, garlicky taste of the tzatziki sauce.

 Lamb Gyro (Php 220)

We also wanted to try Greece's national dish so we ordered Moussaka, which was layered seasoned ground pork and beef under roasted Japanese eggplant, topped with Greek Bechamel sauce. The dish was light on the tongue, but suprisingly filling; rich and creamy, but not unpleasantly so.

Moussaka (Php 250)

For dessert, we had Skolatina, Cyma's molten chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. The warm, moist cake and the cold vanilla ice cream danced inside my mouth like little blessings from heaven. I seriously think that the world would be a happier and more peaceful place if the government gave everyone free Skolatina rations everyday, lolz.

Skolatina (Php 295)

For reasonably priced Greek food, visit Cyma in Greenbelt 2, EDSA Shangri-La, Trinoma or Eastwood City.

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