Cyma Greek Taverna took Manila diners by storm when it first opened in Boracay in 2005. Owned by Chef Robby Goco, Cyma is a progressive Greek restaurant using ingredients from Greece such as extra virgin olive oil, dried spices such as oregano and sumac while making use of the freshest meat, chicken, fish and vegetables available in the country. The ambiance at Cyma is unassuming yet evocative of the warmth and friendliness that Greeks and Filipinos share alike. Even their waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable about the strange names on the menu and will readily explain how the dishes are prepared.
When Chef Robby Goco first conceptualized Cyma, his primary goal was to serve Filipino (and expats, of course) diners with Greek dishes that closely adhere to authentic Mediterranean flavors and ways of cooking, without eliminating the synergy of the primary tastes—sweet, salty, bitter, and sour—that Filipinos are very much accustomed to.
For Appetite’s Restaurant Festival, Chef Robby came up with a special Greek sampler consisting of Kalamarakia (Calamari), Horiatiki salad, Moussaka and Chicken Souvlaki. For dessert, he offers a simple greek yogurt flavored with pistachios and nuts – a very typical dessert in Greece.
Cyma’s philosophy is one of perfect simplicity; only the freshest ingredients will do and they just to let the food speak for itself as the aromas, textures, and flavors unfold to give you a complete dining experience.
So if you’re up for a culinary adventure, come dine at Cyma and indulge in a world of fresh tastes, decadent Greek flavors and a gastronomic affair that you will always remember and want to experience again. OPA!