October 12, 2008

Opa!

I've always maintained that Metro Manila is a foodie's heaven. One can easily eat out everyday in a different restaurant for an entire year, and I'm not counting branches of the same restaurant or the many holes-in-the-wall found throughout the metro. Cyma is a Greek restaurant that first opened its doors in Boracay Island, which has some of the Philippines' most famous and popular beaches. It now has three branches in Metro Manila: at Shangri-la Mall in Mandaluyong, Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, and Greenbelt 2 in Makati City. Executive Chef Robby Goco supposedly traveled all over Greece and the Mediterranean sampling and studying the dishes of the region for Cyma. I don't know how authentic the flavors are, but I have to say that I haven't eaten anything in Cyma that didn't taste great. Some dishes I like better than others, of course, but it's more a matter of personal preference than anything about the food itself. I'm a cheese fiend and would also rather have fish and seafood, so I'm not a good judge of meat dishes. I was with a self-confessed carnivore when we had this Paidakia: char-grilled lamb ribs. Cyma's servings are large—even the solo size—so we shared this, after an appetizer of Saganaki: flaming cheese. The lamb was served with Patates Fournou: potatoes marinated in lemon, garlic, oregano and extra-virgin olive oil, roasted, then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Paidakia and Patates Fournou at Cyma

17 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Hilda, you've made "Louis" hungry AGAIN!

Keep in mind that une vache has several stomachs to fill before posting such tempting photos...

Webradio said...

Hello Hilda !
I understand very well your explain...
I prefer fish too !
Nice photo : hmmm !

Have q good day !

mirage2g said...

It certainly looks yummy! I am amzaed how Manila as well as the whole archipelago turned to be a culinary delight! If I were there, I'd love to dine with fellow bloggers in any foodplace you'll recommend! =) Happy Sunday!

Laurie said...

Greek food... YUM! This photo makes me really hungry, Hilda. I'd sure love to go out to dinner at one of Manila's many great restaurants!

Jules said...

You have the best tasting blog in the world Hilda - whenever i come here you tempt my taste buds!!! YUMMY!!!!

JM said...

Mmmmmm... I love greek cuisine! The lamb looks delicious! :-)

Tanya said...

Oh yummy. Greek food is amazing! "Louis" cracks me up! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

Layrayski said...

yum! My stomach is living vicariously through your photo blogs hilda he he he

Marcel said...

I'm just about to go eat breakfast, but if it was later in the day I'd see if I could find this for dinner. It sure looks good.

Joy said...

I'm sure this looks tempting to people who like meat :D I'm a pescotarian, which is not really very Greek. However, I do love the stuffed vine leaves. Not a huge fan of Greek food, but do like some of the Mediterranean dishes.

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marley said...

Greek food is delicious, its one of the reasons why we holiday on a the Greek Islands! What you've described sounds very authentic, not sure about the parmesan though. Greeks normally have feta cheese. Anyway, it looks tasty. Your photo is making me long for my next trip!

Boise Diva said...

That looks fabulous! We don't have many Greek options - we used to, but they disappeared.

Knoxville Girl said...

That looks really good, if there's any left, send it my way.

Kumpulan Terbuang said...

foodie's heaven. it's sound great! dan that food look radicalicious... (he,,2x)

magiceye said...

heavenly indeed!

valeria said...

mmmh, looks delicious. Especially the marinated potatoes. Good tip. I'll try. Thank you!

USelaine said...

Man, everything sounds and looks heavenly! I am definitely a lamb eater, and I want to try that marinade sometime.