Cyma: A Love Triangle

True to this blog’s title, the dinner me and my colleagues (last month!! :p) had at Cyma was a sneak peek into what I immediately thought are the restaurant’s three best dishes. It’s a love triangle really, deciding which is better of the three so I’ll leave it at that. :)

Cyma's ground floor. We were seated at the second floor, which was filled to the brim with large groups.
Cyma’s ground floor. We were seated at the second floor, which was filled to the brim with large groups.

I’ve always like the ambiance of Greek restaurants because they always look  like one big family dining room! Cyma didn’t fail in that department. :)

Roka Salata | Amazing salad!
Roka Salata | Amazing salad!

The Roka Salata was such a refreshing dish! The arugula and romaine lettuce were definitely fresh, while the candied walnuts gave texture to every forkful. :p The traditional Greek vinaigrette is new to my palate but I loved it. Even better was the generous amount of shaved parmesan (not grated!). :)

Hirine Brizola | Mouth-watering grilled porkchops! :)
Hirine Brizola | Mouth-watering grilled porkchops! :)

I was surprised when this dish called Hirine Brizola was served because of how thick it is–roughly 3/4 inch! This was superbly grilled. It was easy to cut through the meat and really tender to eat. You can choose to have it with a side of marouli salata, spanakorizo, rice-stuffed peppers, or like what we had–Greek roasted potatoes. :)

Chicken and Seafood Yiouvetsi | The Greek version of paella valenciana
Chicken and Seafood Yiouvetsi | The Greek version of paella valenciana

The Chicken and Seafood Yiouvetsi is a must if you’re dining at Cyma as a group. It’s super super delicious–and filling! Although I swore to avoid rice, I showed no sense of restraint scooping up three servings. There were more than enough seafood and chicken bits to share with the group (we were six!). This is definitely the most memorable dish on the table. :)

If you’re on the hunt for memorable Greek flavors in Manila, Cyma Greek Taverna is one of the restaurants that you should visit. :)

Cyma Greek Taverna
http://www.cymarestaurants.com/#!

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