5.254 Lamb Keftedes

Cycle 5 – Item 254

16 (Tue) September 2014

Lamb Keftedes


at Cyma Greek Taverna

(Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with EK

The food at Cyma Greek Taverna had previously been described on GMTD as “absolute perfection,” prepared by a “masterful executive chef.”

Pacific Baby Scallops (1.0): notice that the bread is no longer grilled.
Cedar Plank Salmon (1.0): the most telling example of the fall from grace (see for comparison 5.045 Spinach & Artichoke Fondue).

Probably due to a change in ownership – altering the menu, purchasing inferior ingredients, replacing the kitchen staff with rank amateurs – the food has become crap.  I’d suspected as much on a visit last month, when the change in menu had presaged the bad things to come, immediately realized by the lousy food on the table.  Benefit of the doubt, I reserved a definitive conclusion for when I could return and compare with tried and true dishes.  Tonight’s meal served as that confirmation.



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