5.166 Pikilia


20 (Fri) June 2014



at Cyma Greek Taverna

(Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with K-staff and visitors

Pikilia is a Greek dish.  Mixed platter of appetizers and/or dips.  The term literally means “assortment.”

At Cyma Greek Taverna, the Pikilia is about as perfect as a seafood dish can get.  Consists of shrimp, squid, octopus, and portobello mushrooms – this evening, they were out of mushrooms, my favorite of the quartet, and substituted with an additional serving of squid; with cucumbers and tomatoes and cabbage & corn slaw and onion & paprika slaw, plus grilled pitas for wraps.  The best thing about this restaurant is the kitchen’s flawless technique, evident in the grilled items – perhaps the most difficult cooking method of all, particularly for seafood, a fine line between raw and rubber – everything cooked to succulent juicy perfection, perfect char flavor.  One of the best dishes that I’ve experienced in the entire country.

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