20 (Fri) June 2014
at Cyma Greek Taverna
-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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