Finding a quiet place from the buzzing streets of Metro Manila where you can just relax and dine? The Frazzled Cook in Tomas Morato is the perfect place for you!
Looking just outside the restaurant, you will notice what is waiting for you inside. The Frazzled Cook gives customers a glimpse of the dining experience in a seemingly quiet neighborhood in a street near Tomas Morato Avenue. At their doorway, you are welcomed by their round blue door that will remind of the Smurfs’ house or even Frodo’s door in the Lord of the Rings.
The curtains hanging in the doorway prepares you to be at home once you step inside. It was also a good thing they have enough parking space for around 4-6 cars on their front porch. There are small benches you can sit on outside if you would like to smoke or just get some fresh air.
The Frazzled Cook might ring a bell to those living in San Juan area. After all, this business is operating in the city for five years before it closed and transferred operations in Quezon City.
As you enter, you will notice the beautiful plates hanged and displayed along with different condiments you can get as you dine with them. You will notice their tables and chairs have different designs but still matches well anyway. Every corner of the place is definitely insta-worthy!
They have a large dining area perfect for large groups. The restaurant can handle as much as 90 people if you reserved the whole place. You can also reserve 3 function rooms and 2 curtained areas if you are planning to have a business meeting, bridal showers, and intimate events, or you just want some privacy.
One thing you can also observe is the number of people going in and out of the place! It’s certain that this restaurant never runs out of people. It is better to consider reservations so you won’t have a problem once you go there.
Delicious Food Options and Alamid Coffee
Even with their transfer, The Frazzled Cook retains their signature meals and adds some new recipes to their menu. We were served various dishes and drinks that captured the hearts of their previous customers in San Juan and are now getting the attention of customers in Quezon City.
The dishes were: Chicken Cordon Bleu (P395), deep fried chicken fillet stuffed with cheese and bacon, and it’s one of their newest dishes on their menu; Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs (P450) cooked for four hours and simmered with The Frazzled Cook’s signature style sauce; Scampi Pizza (P325) their herbed thin crust pizza topped with shrimp, squid and kesong puti.
You can also enjoy their Truffle Fries (P185) for an appetizer while you wait for the main course. Savor their Sizzling Squid (P495), marinated squid with cured mangoes drizzled with vinaigrette.
Dining inside The Frazzled Cook is a relaxing experience since the ambiance is homey. Plus, their staff is attentive too!
If you’re a first timer in this restaurant, on a tight budget, and you are not sure what to order yet, we strongly recommend their Sizzling Squid and Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs. Their Sizzling Squid alone made the whole travel worthwhile. You can even make it the ulam and you’re good to go! Their Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs is also a must-try, especially if you love tender and saucy ribs.
After a good time eating, try their various refreshments like Coffee Latte (P95) and a single pitcher of their Homemade Iced Tea (P225). If you are a coffee lover, you will certainly love their Alamid Coffee (P325). You know, that expensive coffee from the excretions of Meer Cats? They have it.
Drop by The Frazzled Cook and enjoy their great food and warm, homey ambiance at 78 Sct. Gandia near cor. Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
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