Let’s Eat: Gayuma ni Maria (Quezon City, PH)
Mischievous, inimitable, comfy – 3 words to describe this restaurant.
Located at the tipmost part of Maginhawa Street in Quezon City is a quirky named restaurant called Gayuma ni Maria. It has become widespread for its outlandish interior. (The word “gayuma” means “love potion”). The menu is as eccentric as the restaurant’s theme. Every dish is named/related to love, commitment, desire and passion.
Here is a quick guide to their menu: (Photos uploaded here are those food that we have tried. I guess I have to go bac and try their desserts).
Attraction – Appetizer
Tuliro – A nacho cheese dish with savory and yummy chicken/ pork flakes mixed in with …185.00
Forces – a fusion of “gayumatized” cheese, pesto and tomato spread served with garlic toast 105.00
Undress Me – Romaine heart salad with fruits with a choice of citrus vinaigrette, Balsamic vinaigrette, mignonette vinaigrette 185.00
Courtship – Soup
Peek-a-Boo – Healthy, comforting yummy soup of creamy squash and just like your intentions: pure and authentic 125.00
Between the Sheets – Sandwich
Lumpiang Excited – Blushing pink lumpia wrapper encases a flavorful ubod filling with a sweet garlic sauce 120.00
Commitment – Main Dish
Oh, Baby! – An affair so tender and sweet beef sirloin steak. 275.00
French Kissing – Ox tongue in a creamy mushroom sauce 265.00
Nilasing ni Eba si Adan – Pork belly slow roasted by herbs, apple and caramel brandy on the side with mashed potato. 275.00
Rock Me, Baby – Baby, you rock my world with this rack of BBQ pork ribs served with house-secret macaroni salad 265.00
Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back – Deep fried fish covered in chocolate and drizzled with home-made mango ketchup atop a hay of fries 255.00
Chinoy in Seventh Heaven – Fried with a hint of Chinese spices seared with chinoy rice and taro fries 225.00
Please be Careful with My Heart – Half a chicken seared then slowl roasted in a concoction of garlic, lemon and herbs olive oil and garlic that’s perfect for the breast that needs a … 215.00
Come Fly with Me – Buffalo chicken wings with spiced sour cream dip 195.00
Plain Rice – 40.00
Garlic Rice – 50.00
Aligue Rice – 65.00
Mashed Potatoes – 55.00
Sweet Potato Fries – 50.00
Sautéed Vegetables – 50.00
Dirty Rice – 65.00
No Boyfriend Since Birth – Shellfish with this perfect blend of pesto and cheese, who needs boys? Garlic pan de sal toasts. 225.00
Mi Amore – Perfect union of meaty Italian tomato sauce and spaghetti235.00
One Night in Paris – Cabernet Sauvignon beef stew on top of fetuccini noodles … 265.00
Seduction – Beverage
Mango Margarita – 99.00/389.00
Baha sa Pag-Ibig – 99.00/389.00
Bayani Brew – 60.00
Softdrinks in Can – 50.00
Brewed Coffee – 75.00
Hot Tea – 65.00
Tsokolate – 75.00
Fruitshake – 85.00
Bottled Water – 35.00
Temptation – Desserts
Beats Sex Anyday – Need we say more? Super moist chocolate cake. Just tell our servers if in fact it beats sex any day? 115.00
Twisted Pavlova – Named after the famous ballerina Pavlova who was known to be as light as a feather. Award Winning recipe merengue based cake will surely. 125.00
True Love – Double chocolate cake. Formerly known as broken promises because of popular demand we changed the name to True Love because they say they Gayuma-tized 115.00
This is the menu’s items and prices, as of May 31, 2015, may be subjected to change without notice. Service charge may apply.
123 V. Luna Extension (Maginhawa st.) Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +63921-6818989; +632) 441-4872.
Operating Hours: Open from 10 am -11 pm on Monday to Saturday and 10 am-10 pm on Sundays.