Comfort + Good eats at the Frazzled Cook



On the busy lane of Tomas Morato lies Scout Gandia, a familiar route for me when I try to get to places I have to go. Since I have to go to events and my departure spot always ends up in Quezon City I have to be familiar with my turf. So I’ve seen The Frazzled Cook time to time but I’ve never been inside, I’ve seen it also as a familiar shooting spot for telerseryes and movies. I love the front door, its a big round door – reminds me of Lord of the rings. Its like a hint of New Zealand and Santorini vibe for me. (The place is just along Scout Gandia across PKDF)

I would like to apologize, If I don’t get to provide much needed photos. When the bloggers had a sit down with the owners, I was like able to like catch up with them a bit late because I came from duty and a lot of shenanigans happened but I was able to try and eat what they have to offer. I ended up not able to picture how it looks before being chowed down.  So maybe my honest words would be enough to make this review. And I lost all my files in my memory card too :(( Relieved I was able to save some photos.

Interior wise, very cozy and a mixture of different elements brought up together and it looks well put. They have function rooms to accommodate as well. Many decors from around the globe, that’s why frazzled cook is all about international cuisines made for the Filipino Palette. There are a lot from their menu to choose from and they have also a good selection of wines which I noticed. Nice to pair a glass of wine with their meat entrees. The menu is affordable to the Pinoy Foodie and you can bring friends and family to bond over with good food. -Not noisy and not crowded. On weekends they are open from 11 AM TO 1 AM and on weekdays 11 AM To 11 PM.

Paella Negra
Pancake Ala Mode

Bestseller is their Paella Negra, it is topped with your favorite seafood and veggies- full of flavor in one dish. I tried their kebabs kinda tweaked it to somehow savor yet a little sweet (as I could remember – very Pinoy) and Salad served with lots of lettuce (which I notice which pinoys love to emphasize when it comes to their salad and a subtle dressing to be drenched with). I wasn’t able to try their pizza, but the bloogers said it really tasted good that’s why I ended up not able to try it because I came late and all was gone so It must be really that good. Well they also have a variety of desserts, they let us try the Pancake Ala Mode topped with pinoy vanilla ice cream- who says you can’t have breakfast for dessert. I still look forward to going back and bring my friends (I am all about food and endless chika).

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Get LULU-fied: Lulu Nail Spa and Massage



Lulu came from the Greek word meaning, “Clean”. You may wonder how the place got its name? (Maybe all the while you thought the owner name is “Lulu”)


Lulu Nail Spa and Massage is located at Victoria Avenue, New Manila. Victoria Avenue – is the road across St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City, between Max’s restaurant and 7/11 E. Rodriguez. Just go straight ahead, it is beside Metropole laundry shop. Opening hours from 12NN to 9PM and they are close on Mondays. The place is very convenient for me because I live around E.Rodriguez Quezon City (So I am calling all my E.rod friends to come and drop by the place).

You’ll be greeted by the friendly staff and they attend to your inquiries as well. Jeanne (blogger friend) and I really appreciated to  that they stayed  a bit  longer even their working hours were over but they still continued to finish the services we selected. We arrived around 8pm that’s why.



The first thing, I really liked and noticed is their lazy boy couches, which is a plus for me.  The ambiance is relaxing – dim lighting and yes, coming from what LULU means, it was clean. The place kinda brings this Japanese or Asian vibe because of the lamps , the design on the walls and some of their displays as well.

(c) Jeanne Khe
(c) Jeanne Khe




I tried their Manicure PHP 180 : with polish  and Pedicure PHP 250 with polish (filed, buffed and round shape).They have a wide selection of nail polishes of different colors and they have known nail polish brands such as Chanel, YSL, Dior, Orly, Opi, Seche Vite  – I think there is an additional charge for the branded ones. A Package of both mani and pedi cost PHP 400. I really liked how the nail specialist did my nails both on my hands and feet- gentle and neatly done.


The Footspa PHP 350, was very relaxing and the ingredients used such as Scrub, Musk, Butter, Cleanser and Oil smelled SOOO good. After applying everything they wrapped my lower leg with plastic wrap and waited on it for a few minutes so everything could be absorbed. Then after came with a relaxing massage (always preferred mine – SOFT PRESSURE)

Hand Paraffin (c) Jeanne Khe
Hand Paraffin (c) Jeanne Khe

The Hand Paraffin therapy PHP 300, the thing that I could comment on, is that the pre-temp of the wax was really hot at first – I had previous hand paraffin therapy sessions before with other spas but I wasn’t able to tolerate it that time. They staff were so kind, they offered to fan it while the wax was being poured on my left hand. When it came to the other hand, the temperature of the wax was just right – hot in a good way that I wanted it. Paraffin therapy is not recommended with those with very sensitive and very thin/fragile skin. The reason why I go for paraffin therapy is that is prevents and lessen “pasma” (sweating of hands) and it moisturizes my hands as well. I mostly do it on my hands. After the wax gets hard, they wrapped my hands with plastic wrap and placed on mittens (like a baby) then wait on it for a few minutes.


Lulu also offers massages. The second floor is primarily for body massages and they have 3 divisions upstairs.






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