Chimara (Kye – Ma – Ra) from the word ‘chimera’ which means ‘an impossible dream’ because their mission is to defy the odds to provide delicious food that cares for your well-being.
Liked this salad because of the balance of sweet and savory flavors! ‘Pepper Maple Chicken’ Php220 Wrap/Php210 Salad (maple-marinated grilled chicken, slices of apple, cucumber, carrots, raisins and sunflower seeds on a bed of lettuce served with pepper maple vinaigrette)
Tasted and liked this ‘Faux Beef Salpicao‘ Php170 Panini/Php180 Rice/Php180 Pasta (specially-marinated faux beef sautéed in garlic aioli sauce topped with garlic; you can have it in a panini, with rice or pasta).
I asked if they use the latest form of soy protein which is better in texture and taste before I took a bite. Indeed they use it and the taste, texture and flavor is so much better. Its so flavorful and ‘meat-like’ to the bite that you’d forget its ‘faux beef.’ I highly recommend it if you are trying to eat healthier, for starting your kids have a healthier palette, after workout for gym buffs and for students who need protein, this is packed with it minus the heavy tummy feel.
An Asian favorite made healthier! ‘Soy Ginger Chicken‘ Php180 Panini/Php190 Rice/Php190 Pasta (soy ginger marinated chicken breast topped with snow peas, peanuts and carrots; you can have it with panini, rice or pasta)
I can have this every day! The balance of soy and ginger is just right, not soy-salty and no overwhelming ginger bite. the snow peas provides that crunchy texture plus their signature tofu chips in lieu of bread as a welcome change.
‘Creme de Cacao‘ Php 95 a healthier alternative when craving for something sweet. Had it to-go because I want it paired with coffee. Chimara has no coffee or tea on their menu but they said they are exploring the possibilities of having organic coffee and tea.
They do have Juice Infusions Php180 Lean/Php150 Large which are very popular with the student crowd in the area because of its ‘feel good’ effect:
‘I Am Calm’ (for tranquility) – consists of apple, carrot and ginger
‘I Am Wise’ (for clarity) – consists of mango, apple and tomato
‘I Am Strong’ (for immunity) – consists apple, beetroot and carrot
‘I Am Super’ (for vitality)- consists of romaine lettuce and apple
So if you are starting or trying to eat healthy, need to de-stress, detox, a gym buff, wanting to start to diverse your kid’s palette or an adventurous foodie looking for a new haunt, try Chimara at UP Town Center. Chimara indeed is the feel good restaurant choice with great tastes, vegetarian delights and fresh healthy flavors that you will surely love.
Please visit them and take note that the food above is available at Chimara Feel Good Kitchen at the Ground Level of UP Town Center. They have a different menu at their other branches. You may call at (0949) 993 9208 and look them up on Facebook at fb.com/chimara.kitchen