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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gayuma ni Maria

Gayuma ni Maria

     We've been wanting to try Gayuma ni Maria's famous dishes which people have raved about on the net. Finally, we reached the place by riding a jeep from SM North to QC Hall then to Kalayaan cor. V. Luna and a tricycle ride to the resto. :)

 Gayuma's facade

     Gayuma is unlike other restos. It had a simple signage, they offered a menu for the day and had several artworks adorning the walls.

 Gayuma-tized :)


Service Area

     The interiors were not at all extravagant.  The lights were dim and so offered the visitors an intimate and relaxing dining experience.

Spells ^_^

     The walls had spells and lists of aphrodisiacs stuck on them! It was fun reading some of them! They added to the enchanting feel of the resto. :)

Naughty Nook

     Gayuma had a "Naughty Nook" on the first floor where you can buy gifts for him and her, biscuits, dream catchers and some naughty stuff -- we don't want to get into details. Haha! :D While, on the second floor, they sell raincoats and robe which are all unique in their designs. 

 For Him and Her

 At the Naughty Nook


     You can choose to eat at the main floor, outside or at the second floor. The tables and chairs were mismatched, which added to the uniqueness of the place.

Mismatched chairs

     The main floor has just the right space, not too small nor big. It was nice that they had booths, too, separated by thin white cloths.

Seats outside

     Outside, there are more seats and offered an al fresco-like dining. This is a good place to dine for groups. :)

At the second floor :p

     While at the second floor, you can eat like the Japanese or Koreans -- sitting on the floor! =)


     They offered various dishes with such fun and unique names, all pertaining to LOVE.

The Gayuma Love Story

  • Attraction - teaser to whet the appetite
  • Courtship - the beginnings of something gastronomically great
  • Fling - Savory, quickie treats
  • Commitment - Real deal dishes to devour (poultry, beef, seafood, pasta)
  • Temptation - with a cup of coffee, hot choco or tea, these to die for mouth - watering desserts make for a heavenly finish


My Kind of Mushy

     My Kind of Mushy [145php]. Fresh wild mushroom soup -- GAYUMATIZED. This soup was ok for the first few spoonfuls but it got too strong for our taste buds -- too much pepper hehe!


     H.H.W.W.P.S.S.P. (Holding Hands While Walking Pa-Sway Sway Pa) [175php]. Crisp fried peppery chicken tenders. We liked this dish, it just had the right amount of spice and had a kick to it.

Once you go black, you never go back

     Once you go black, you never go back [225php]. Cocoa-crusted cream dory with chocolate sauce - you'll never want to eat fish any other way. This was our first time to eat fish with chocolate! It was good but the chocolate overpowered the simple taste of the cream dory. We enjoyed it nonetheless. =)

 Broken Promises

     Broken Promises [75php]. The ultimate and original chocolate crinkle cake. This dessert would've been yummier if it were colder but again, who couldn't love chocolate?!

 Beats Sex Any Day

     Beats Sex Any Day [75php]. You be the judge. Rich chocolate cake mercilessly topped with butterscotch, cream and chocolate bits (some say it should be renamed best with SEX!). 'Twas super chocolatey! You could say that we've reached our chocolate quota for the week with these two desserts. Haha! :)


Hearts all around

     We're glad to have joined the bandwagon. We can now rave about Gayuma ni Maria! =) We had a great experience! As usual, there were not many others when we came there and so we had the place to ourselves. (almost!) We were satisfied with what we ate -- even had some leftovers hihi! All in all, we had a great time! =D

the ORIGINAL bewitchingly gastronomic restaurant gayuma.
123 V. Luna Extension (Maginhawa st.) Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Philippines
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm


  1. wow, i was sold upon seeing beats sex at any day!

  2. The interiors looks so artsy! The menu's got quirky dish names too... love it! Hope to swing by someday :)

  3. @ chyng: you'd love it even more once you've tried it! =)

  4. @Pinay Travel Junkie: you'll love the quirky named dishes! especially the desserts! swing by soon :)

  5. coolness! nice find girl! kaka miss tuloy ang QC! =)

  6. Haha ayos to ah! Have also been hearing about this resto, mabisita nga minsan (naintriga ako dun sa mga naughty stuff haha)

  7. @thepinaysolobackpacker: there are more one-of-a-kind restos in Sikatuna Village! sana ma-try din namin :)

    @christian: kami din hehe! it's not everyday you see the stuff they have at the naughty nook ;) tell us what you think after going there c: