My Friday Foodfest at Cyma & Parvati

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I decided to treat myself to Cyma Trinoma's Greek cuisine after surviving yet another week of juggling work and review classes.  I didn't eat much at school today leaving my tummy real roomy for good food.

Cyma's Spinach and Artichoke Foundue, 350php
- it's got sun-dried tomatoes and squares of feta cheese swimming in that pool of creamy cheese
- served with toasted bread and pita
I ordered Spinach and Artichoke Fondue to satisfy this week's craving for cheese, Steak Souvlaki to make my entire meal protein-rich (I'm on a low-carb, high-protein diet; I'm targeting to lose the extra pound before December), and Roka Salata to get the guilt out of gobbling up the unnecessary calories from the entire gastronomic experience.

Cyma's Steak Souvlaki, 430php with spinach rice, 130php
i skipped the pita bread and ate rice instead.  i'm vouching for this tandem as a perfect meal for guys, really .

i really liked this!  it blended perfectly with the meat.
[waitress said] it's japanese rice. topped with feta cheese (and i thought twas tofu!)
And yes, something to balance out the meal, a salad.  The best way to go low on carbs is to ingest unrefined carbs.  Veggies are unrefined carbs (or complex carbs) --- sugars that the body finds easier to break down (it's really a misnomer that they're called complex carbs) so that no one has to end up storing too much fat in the body!  Other unrefined carbs include whole wheat grains, fruits, beans and nuts.

Refined carbs (simple carbs, the bad sugar) include white rice, white bread, softdrinks, fruit juices, etc.

Cyma's Roka Salata, solo 330php

tossed greens, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and shredded parmesan cheese!

Other Cyma must-try's are: hirine brizola (grilled porkchops, these are more tender than the steak kabab that i ate), moussaka (oh, the calories! i just can't have this at this point of fatness) and their gyros (pronounced 'yeer-ohs').

I brought home a good lot of leftovers.  But it just doesn't stop there.

I headed to Parvati to meet up with the boyfie for dessert (sweet!).  Cyma has drool-worthy desserts (try skolatina), but Parvati has better ones, IMO.  I feasted on my favorite cream CHEESE brownies while the bf had triple decker CHEESEcake.  We were just so cheesey today... literally.

Parvati Bakeshop @ the Trinoma Mall, it's such a tiny coffee shop!

We're lucky to have the place to ourselves... weird, though. we usually find the place packed.

Parvati: small place, big fridges

Parvatis Cream Cheese brownies, raised their prices to 240php though :(

Parvati Triple Decker Cheesecake, 130php per slice. i will order a whole cake from their baker next month.

We went to watch RED afterwards.  It was a great movie for us stressed-out couple.  We both love John Malkovich and seeing him trying to be funny this time was a total laughtrip!  There was even one person who coughed so hard for minutes as a follow through to the hilarious screaming suicide bomber Malkovich scene.

the huge movie pop-out art for RED at the Trinoma cinemas
Overall, the 2-hour movie was nice.  No Inception-ish arguments at the end of the movie, no regrets for the 170php movie ticket... just our belly wanting to burst from the hilarity of the film.  I didn't think Bruce Willis looked like a retiree, though.  I would've wanted a funny Robert de Niro instead. :)

This is the first time I've blogged about my Friday, second time blogging real-time (first real-time post was about my cute flat shoes).  Perhaps I'm on a high from the good food, sweets, funny movie and the fact that it's been a date night.  I hope you had a fun Friday, too!

P.S. SALE Alert!  Drop by and score great finds from them this weekend!  Check out other fab deals at the Sale Alert Page.

Topshop and Topman Trinoma, up to 50% sale

Dorothy Perkins Trinoma Sale

Cyma Restaurant
4/F Trinoma Mall, G/F Greenbelt 2
also located at Shangri-la Mall, Eastwood Mall, and ATC
Provincially located at Ayala Center Cebu and D'Mall at Boracay

Parvati Bakeshop
G/F Trinoma Mall, below National Bookstore


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