Formerly located along Luna Mencias Street, The Frazzled Cook has moved to Scout Gandia near Tomas Morato in Quezon City. This restaurant serves international cuisines in a quirky home-cook style and offers food which are familiar and fulfilling. We have attempted to visit this reopened branch before but got lost in the way as we followed Waze’s directions (ended up dining at Buenisimo nearby).
Last Saturday, we finally found the right place at their new address with the help of Google Maps. 🙂 We were second on the wait list and had to stay outside—not a big deal. Was the food worth the wait anyway? Absolutely.
Review of The Frazzled Cook (Tomas Morato, Quezon City)
The Frazzled Cook is usually packed and it’s a popular laid-back restaurant where you do not have to dress up to stop for a great meal. There’s a lot to admire once you step inside. Mismatched tables and chairs in all the function rooms look unique and different from one another. Convivial interior with a variety of eye-catching details and colorful accents make the ambiance both charming and interesting.
Knowledgeable staff aptly handled the flow of customers without being annoying. While waiting outside for a free table, we already ordered our food and surprisingly, the dishes were immediately served on the table before we even took our seats. Service was kind and very accommodating. The waitstaff was attentive, prompt, and friendly as well.
Some of us have “a little bit” of obsession with truffle, and we happen to belong to this group. The Frazzled Cook’s Truffle Pasta (PhP 325) was fantabulous. It was made with mixed pasta, sautéed portobello mushroom, and homemade white truffle sauce. The sauce was well-distributed and did not veer toward soupy or dry. The pasta was creamy and luxurious and not greasy. Truffle flavor was prominent indeed and the use of high quality mushroom was apparent.
The Tenderloin and Sausage Pizza (PhP 380) was not stringy with the amount of toppings (beef tenderloin salpicao, bell pepper, onions and kesong puti) which were incredibly indulgent. I saw clearly how my fiancé loved it very much. He finished 5/6 slices of the herbed crusted thin pizza! 😛 Yes, it was that good for him. Overall, I thought the pizza was nice but I would have appreciated it more if the pizza dough came out browner and crispier. I like biting into a crisp bottom crust.
Served with buttered vegetables and gravy, the Spicy Chicken Kebab (PhP 245) gave a delicious smoky and spicy flavor plus an attractive color. The chunks of chicken threaded on a skewer were moist and tender, and the flavor-packed marinade was everything there is to love.
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
With rewarding customer service and remarkably presented food, The Frazzled Cook in Tomas Morato area keeps the social atmosphere humming. Prices are not so cheap but have good value. Dishes have memorable tastes, ones that marry tradition with some modern touches and served with style and civility.