Posted by: backpackersescapades | July 31, 2009

OPA!: Greek Cuisine at Cyma

It was another pig-out night and Joms and I decided to try Greek Cuisine at Cyma in Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

The restaurant is located at the topmost floor of the mall along with the other restaurants there. We learned this restaurant when we were hanging out at Starbucks and their loud shouting made us curious on what food they serve there.

We went there and we waited for a while to be seated inside. There are only a few customers at that time but there are already a lot of reserved tables for other customers.

The place is small and they also have some seats extended just outside the restaurant. The tables have wines with it if ever the customer feels like drinking one while they eat. The menu was given to us and it was really really big. They have a lot of dishes ranging from appetizers up to dessert. Most of the food in the menu is Greek names and we have to see the descriptions to see what that food is.

We decided to have Cyma Cesar, Chicken Gyro and Pork Tenderloin Kebab.

Cyma Ceasar

Cyma Ceasar

The Cyma Cesar Solo was served first. The serving was good enough for the both of us even though the menu said it was for solo. It is a Caesar salad with lots of lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, croutons and some dressing. It was topped with Parmesan cheese. It also comes with a slice of lemon that you could squeeze for additional flavor. The lettuce and tomatoes were fresh and it has a juicy crunch in it in every bite. Together with the dressing, it tasted good. I don’t usually eat olives but it also tasted good with the dressing and the lettuce. The croutons was there to break the taste of the dressing. It was really good after a bite of the lettuce and dressing. The Parmesan cheese add a little bit of saltiness in it. Overall, we both liked the salad and it was nice to start off the meal with it.

Chicken Gyro

Chicken Gyro

Our food arrived next. The Chicken Gyro was served with fried potatoes and a spicy dip. The Gyro was like a really large shawarma. It has tomatoes, onions and some herbs together with the grilled chicken all wrapped in a pita bread together with the dressing in it. It also has a slice of lemon on the side. It was quite challenging to eat since you don’t want the food get spilled all over you. The chicken blends well with the tomatoes and onions as well as the dressing. It gives a smokey flavor that makes it really really good. The dish was really filling since the pita bread is heavy in the stomach. In the end, I gave up and placed the dish on my plate and eat all the contents from there. I am not really good at eating those type of foods since I eat messy. Overall, I enjoyed it since it has a rich flavor and it was really good.

Pork Tenderloin Kebab

Pork Tenderloin Kebab

Joms’ dish is the Pork Tenderloin Kebab. It was skewered pork and vegetables with pita bread on the side together with a slice of lemon. It has a sour cream dip which I really liked. I get to taste the kebab and it was really good. It has the smokey flavor in the meat that comes from the grilling. It was really nice dish and it was also filling just like the Gyro.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to order something that would make the waiters shout “OPA!”, however, we had seen other tables being served with a loud “OPA!”.

At first, I wasn’t used to it that my heart jumped as they shout but as people started coming there and more people ordering the flaming foods, I got used to them shouting “OPA!”. It got to the point that I was enjoying it and waiting for their next shout.

The food was really really filling and we couldn’t finish everything up. Greek cuisine was a combination of meat, vegetables and the pita bread. The food was really really good and it is nice that we get to taste other countrie’s food. Eventhough it was a bit pricy eating there, we still enjoyed it. Maybe we’ll eat there again with the rest of the AA so that they could have a taste of Greek food and also get startled with the loud “OPA!”.


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