Location: 2nd Floor 189 Maginhawa Street, corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Wicked Kitchen Menu
Official Website: Wicked Kitchen
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I am pretty sure the first thing that comes into your mind with the word “wicked” is something that’s associated with witches, witchcraft, wicca or witchery, taking a cue from the Harry Potter epic franchise’ infamous original soundtrack for the Prisoner of Azkaban, “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. On other hand it’s also British slang for “excellent”. But marrying the words “Wicked” and “Kitchen”and putting it up as a restaurant connotes a different idea to me ~ a restaurant serving meals and dishes that one would willingly go to hell’s inferno and back ~ and live to tell the tale.
Does Wicked Kitchen live up to that vibe it emits? Our folks head on to this cozy, blackened spot to find out.
There are no seats downstairs in this 2 floor restaurant, so you will have to go upstairs using its spiral staircase to get a seat. A terrace is available for smokers as well. Wicked Kitchen is a joint for those who want to unwind after work with a couple of drinks.
On the second floor, it’s a bit cramped in my opinion. And similar to my experience at Burger Company, the place needs ventilation. I note that the waitress offered a table near the AC unit, so that’s good for us.
It was my first time to eat in this restaurant, and my friends know I often check-in to places using Fousquare. Voila! They have a Special. I get a free Gluttony dessert since it’s my first time checking in this restaurant. This place is already giving me a good impression. I like restaurants that take advantage of the power of mobile apps actually.
Wicked Kitchen’s menu is actually leaning towards the British lore. And every weekday, you can choose among their daily specials and get a free mini Gluttony dessert. I noted that they have an interesting name for desserts, named after the Seven Deadly Sins which is creative in my opinion.
During our visit, it’s too bad that they didn’t have the Ex’s Lasagna, which is supposedly their ultimate bestseller and the best Lasagna in the area. What’s ironic is that every Tuesday, their specials include the Ex Lasagna ~ so I can’t experience the Lasagna on a Tuesday. They also didn’t have the Mushroom pie or the Beef and Beer Pie which I am interested to try.
For starters, my friends ordered soup. Broccoli and Cheese Chowder fresh from Wicked Kitchen ~ It’s about to be served in our table.
I can fully taste the Broccoli in this chowder. It’s too bad the weather was hot or else it would have been perfect for a gloomy weather.
We also had their popular Chicken Skin. I know there is nothing British about this, but more of a Filipino delicacy. But I thought I’d make an exception in this post. They serve hot sauce as a dip.
It’s so crunchy and too sinful for every bite!
My friend ordered Bangers and Mash, where you can have the option to choose among their available sausages: Schublig, Beer Sausage, Hungarian and Garlic. This one’s a Schublig. (Trivia: The term “Bangers” was used during World War II, where it easily explodes if not cooked carefully. Bang!)
Schublig Bangers and Mash
Pardon me, I dislike sausages, hotdogs and the like. It’s never been my favorite, so I opted for Fish and Chips instead ~ beer battered fish fillets served with frites. I didn’t taste the beer used, and more of the batter. On the other hand it was delicious but got tired of the taste throughout the meal. Too bad, I think it would have gotten a 5 out of 5 for me if it had more beer-ness into it. On the other hand, kudos to the large serving. Glad I shared this with my friend.
Beer Battered Fish and Chips
Check out the succulent meat. My friend commented that we didn’t use the lemon. It’s probably because it doesn’t need to be drizzled.
We also ordered the Seafood Agli OIio. I like that the pasta absorbed the parmesan cheese and olive oil. I am a huge fan of pasta cooked in olive oil. The shrimps weren’t that fresh though.
Seafood Aglio Olio
(There are a couple of dishes that we still ordered such as Sisig Rice, Binagoongan Baboy and Chicken Teriyaki, but I want to retain the British aspect of this restaurant for you to understand wicked.)
One of Wicked Kitchen’s best selling burgers is the Wicked Burger, also served with fries. They drizzled the burger patty with teriyaki sauce which is kind of weird for me. With all the Teriyaki sauce, we can hardly see the juicy meat. Perhaps when you order this, you can request for them to serve it bare.
We were going to get a Gluttony To-Share dessert really, so we ordered one. It was first on our list of things to order.
Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony
For a giant cookie, it costs P300. There’s even a larger Gluttony, that costs P700. It’s not cheap though. It tastes a bit like Chilis’ Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie, if you’d tried it. But it really is sinful, probably the epitome of the Seven Deadly Sins!
The vanilla ice cream on top drizzled with chocolate and caramel syrup is being absorbed by the cookie.
Nearly finished. See how the chocolate chip cookie tidbits are swimming already? In my opinion, this is the best part of the dessert. Delicious!
The smaller Gluttony dessert I got from my check-in on Foursquare app has fewer chocolate chips inside. On a brighter note, I am guessing that they bake this cookie only when you order it, because the minute we walked in the restaurant and we mentioned “Gluttony”, they were already preparing the Gluttony dessert.
I’d like to return to this restaurant once they have the Ex Lasagna. But to answer the question I asked earlier? We’ve gone through the poor ventilation (almost hell) and lived to tell the tale. Cheers!
Wicked Kitchen Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.6 / 5)|