The Frazzled Cook is located in a busy residential street, Luna Mencias, used by many people in San Juan as a short cut to get to Makati. It was a rainy Friday night, when Irene, Laure, Grace and me went to try the place out. I was careful in driving since I might miss the place and have to go around again. Good thing we got there early since there is only a few parking spaces available.
There were a hiccup when we got in, the waitstaff were forcing us to sit in a small table even when no one was in the restaurant.Anyway, we finally got a table beside their collection of lucky cat dolls and with a nice quirky wallpaper.
Home Made Iced Tea (P250/pitcher, P95/glass). I seldom order iced tea, since a lot of places uses powdered mixes to make them and those don’t taste so good. Irene insisted on ordering this and we were not disappointed, the drink was very refreshing you could definitely taste the tea.
Seafood Paella (P375/ serves 3). Not as big as I expected but it had a large size shrimp as well as assorted shellfish, maybe because this was the small size (hahaha). The rice was cooked really well and had a charred bottom that people liked, although I personally don’t. A squeeze of the lemon adds a nice citrus taste to the rice balancing out the earthy saffron.
Scampi Pizza (P320). I liked the large slices of fresh tomatoes which add a little sweetness to the pizza. The white cheese mixing in with regular cheese gives a different flavor you would expect from regular pizzas.
Wagyu Salpicao (P550). I was expecting the beef to have some toughness but it literally melted in my mouth. The garlic really served to flavor the beef cubes, too bad the next thing you know the bowl is empty. I’m still not sure whether I like the super soft Wagyu or the more flavorful Angus. Each has its own kind of draw to the palette.
Fish and Fries with Aioli Sauce (P275). Large sized piece of fish fillet, with a nice coating of breading, fried just right. A bite inside and you will know the fish is fresh. The meat was flaky soft and nicely seasoned that Lauren just ate away leaving us a little piece when she was full.
A nice dinner despite the initial hiccup. I’m really tempted to go back for the Wagyu Salpicao, problem is the price. Parking is also a problem if you arrive late since you’ll be forced to park in the street, not a good idea for me. Don’t let that stop you and go try out for yourselves the homey, eclectic ambiance and nice food at The Frazzled Cook.
The Frazzled Cook
#916 Luna Mencias St.,
Barangay Addition Hills
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