Well a few weeks back, Cyma opened a branch in Robinson's Ermita. I kept nagging my mom to dine there because I wanted her to taste the Mahi-Mahi. Finally, after what felt like forever, we found ourselves in Greece--err,--Cyma, I mean :P
I practically ran when I saw the entrance to the restaurant. I was THAT excited! I felt like a kid in a candy store but my first disappointment came when after waiting for a few minutes, the waiters still haven't provided us with a menu. It's not like the place was packed in the first place! But it was a minor boo-boo so I let it pass.
After getting our orders, the disappointments started to pile up.
Appetizers. Our appetizers took FOREVER to arrive. Maybe it's because they cook it as soon you order it but when you're a customer and you see food arriving at other people's tables who arrived later than you, you start to get irrate.
|Stuffed Zucchini Flowers|
We were done to our last two zucchini flowers when the main dishes finally arrived! (Talk about waiting).
|Roasted cedar planked mahi-mahi|
I don't know if it's just the Cyma branch in Robinson's Ermita but I really don't want to think that Cyma has deteriorated. I've been gushing over it for so many years that it's disappointing to go back and not feel the "magic" anymore. I would love to go back to Cyma and have a better dining experience-- I want to relive the joy of eating really good food and remembering how it tasted even years after.