We’ve been to Cyma countless times already but this is the first I’ve blogged about them. Me, Irene and her sister had lunch during our friday get together at Cyma Shangrila Mall. My sister in law (SIL) ordered Leonides pasta and Cyma Chopped salad. Me and Irene ordered Saganaki original, Kalamarakia and Paidakia.
Saganaki flaming cheese is my daughter’s favorite, she gets a kick out of the m saying “OPA” when they light the dish up. The cheese was a little disappointing this time since the bottom was not toasted enough, the cheese was still good though.
Kalamarakia, fried crispy baby squid served with Tzatziki (yogurt dip) and lemon. This dish is one of my favorites here, the crispy breading dipped into the yogurt dip makes a wonderful contrast on the taste buds. Irene even enjoy this dish despite not being a fan of breaded things.
We also tried the Cyma chopped salad, they did not have Arugula that day to the disappointment of my SIL. The dressing was still refreshing and the greens were fresh and crunchy.
Irene share with me her Paidakia, grilled lamb ribs and rice stuffed pepper with potatoes. The lamb was wonderfully grilled, always good at this branch. We’ve had some overcooked ones in Trinoma.The rice stuffed peppers are my favorite side dish in Cyma, Imagine one giant bell pepper stuffed with tomato stewed and nuts.
My SIL asked me to try some of her Leonides pasta, roasted eggplants, zuchini and tomatoes in linguini with feta and pine nuts. This dish is not on the regular menu, it was just written on the chalkboard. Our server, Panda (that’s his name) even gave us some more pine nuts. I liked the vegetables very much but I think they put a little too much olive oil in it. After a few bites you could see the oil on your plate. I know olive oil is good but too much is still not ok.
We were too full to have any dessert and had a lot of leftovers to eat another day.
Unit 638, Level 6 Shangri-la Mall
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
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