People have always been drawn to the mysteries and taboo ideas of witchcraft and old wive’s tales, particularly ones that involve the play in the laws of love and attraction.
It is no wonder then that Gayuma ni Maria invites intrigue for would-be diners, even if it moved from its old place in the Katipunan area to its new home in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.
Gayuma literally translates to “love potion” or “love spells and charms”. Items that are much sought after by hapless individuals whose confession of love is not reciprocated by their object of affection. This is probably why Gayuma ni Maria is quite popular to the curious and romantic in spirit.
With a lighted sign and flirty names of food that greet you on its entrance, it does seem like the right place to get that charm to lure your intended victim
One glance inside and the alluring feminine colors complimented by bewitching spells and sensual innuendos give away that this Gayuma is more to lure the elusive perfect man
This trip was with a foodie troop that had a reservation for the second floor. It can house a group of 20, all cozied up in throw pillows and low tables. Garments from old are stored in a rustic closet. It felt like each dress had a soul living in it, waiting to possess anyone foolish enough to try it on (In this trip, yes a few people did try it on. Let’s just say they were really taken over by seductive spirits )
It’s the food, however, that plays the star in this ordeal. Specifically, the captivating food names. Like for starters: You’re too Cheesy: cheesy sizzling plate with crushed native fish from the highlands complemented by crackers, and Lumpiang Barako: melted cheese stuffed in hot green pepper, wrapped and fried.
Sizzling cheese is good and creamy contrasted by the saltiness of the fish. As for the Lumpiang Barako, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. One bite has sent some heading to the bathroom all teary eyed deceived by its harmless appearance. But if this is the excitement you look for in your food, this is for you
And we’re just getting warmed up
Pastas like Mi Amore (PHP 225.00): a sensually meaty version of bolognese and N.B.S.B (No Boyfriend Since Birth) (PHP 215.00): Pesto-like cream pasta) are nice and light that could attract the ladies.
For men (or women with the taste for meat ), here are a few to check out:
Rock me, Baby! (PHP 265.00): Succulent pork ribs with vegetables and your choice of rice or mashed potato.
Three’s a Crowd (PHP 205.00): One long and meaty barbecue stick with different barbecue blends, complemented by rice and salsa.
Overall, the main course experience will leave anyone satisfied, but no gastronomic seduction is complete without desserts:
From bottom to top:
All Night Long: Coffee-mocha cake. No need for further description
Beats Sex Any Day: This is the chocolate dessert that made Gayuma famous back in their Katipunan days.We leave it up to you to decide as each person’s basis for sex may be different
The names of the dishes alone can keep you coming back, but the only way you will want to is if you get to seduce friends or a willing victim to share the indulgence. Either way, you will always come back yearning for more
Gayuma ni Maria is located at 123 V. Luna Extension (Maginhawa Street), Quezon City.
Open daily from 10 am to Midnight.
For reservations, call +632-441-4872 or +63921-681-8989.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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