The Frazzled Cook was one of the hidden restaurants in Mandaluyong that I had visited years past. It was hiding in plain sight along one of the small streets leading to Shaw but you would hardly notice it unless you saw the sign. They’ve recently moved to a more accessible space in Sct. Gandia, near the Tomas Morato restaurant strip. Parking is aplenty and you can even park along the street if their spaces are filled up. The signage is very prominent in bright yellow with their whimsical mascot emblazoned on it so you won’t miss it.
Aside from their brand of comfort food, The Frazzled Cook has been known for their quirky decor and it’s no different here. Look at their door that looks hobbit inspired.
Mismatched chairs, interesting knick knacks makes the old converted house a charming and interesting space.
Their trademark wall of Maneki-neko has been given a more prominent wall inside their function room. Each golden cat beckoning luck to flow in.
Start your meal at the Frazzled Cook with the Sizzling Squid (P495). It’s a bit on the sweet side so if you dislike sweet savory dishes, best to avoid this one. I, on the other hand love it, the squid pieces are marinated in mangoes that give it a does of sweetness before it’s cooked in their secret sauce. I’d dump a bowl of rice into the skillet and mix it all in and just eat happily. Hands down my favorite dish.
Wagyu Salpicao (P595). Cubed pieces of wagyu beef cooked with sliced garlic and mushrooms. The beef pieces are tender and tasty with a texture reminiscent of the wagyu skewers at Kikufuji.
We tried two pizzas, the Salmon Pizza (P380) and the Pizza Caprese (P295). Both pies had generous toppings and good balanced flavors but the letdown was the thick crust that reminded me of the toaster pizzas of yore.
Truffle Pasta (P295). Portobello mushroom and truffle cream sauce with crushed pieces of bacon on top. Irene favorite dish that day, creamy and comforting.
Paella Negra (P375/3 people, P635/ 5 people). Loaded with toppings and the rice was well coated with squid ink. I felt it was a bit dry maybe because it stood too long being a model for our food photos. I love the pieces of sausage to balance the seafood.
Grilled BBQ Short Ribs (P465), served with a side of mashed potatoes. Fork tender beef ribs with a nice charring from the grilling and a smoky sweet bbq sauce to finish.
Charming ambiance and comforting dishes makes The Frazzled Cook a new restaurant to try in the Tomas Morato restaurant area. Don’t forget to order the sizzling squid and truffle pasta.
The Frazzled Cook78 Gandia Street cor. Tomas Morato
Quezon City, Philippines Contact No.: (632) 374-6879 Operating Hours: Sun-Thur – 11am-11pm Fri-Sat – 11am-1am
Facebook Page: The Frazzled Cook
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