5.254 Lamb Keftedes

-Cycle 5, Item 254-
16 (Tue) September 2014

Lamb Keftedes


at Cyma Greek Taverna

-Ermita, Manila-

with EK Kim

Cyma Greek Taverna, where the food had previously been described on the blog as "absolute perfection," prepared by a "masterful executive chef" (see generally 5.045 Spinach & Artichoke Fondue), is now complete crap.  Probably a change in management/ownership, which has not only altered the menu but also apparently contracted to purchase inferior ingredients and replaced the kitchen staff with rank amateurs.  I'd suspected as much on a visit last month (see generally 5.226 Calamares Caesar), when the change in menu had presaged the bad things to come, immediately realized by the crappy 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.  

Pacific Baby Scallops (1.0)--notice how the bread isn't grilled.

Watercress Pasta (1.0)--similar in appearance, but nothing like before in flavor.

 Cedar Plank Salmon (1.0)--the most telling example, please compare with the photo in the above-referenced post; nice trail of fat.

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