Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wicked Kitchen, Maginhawa Street

My good friends and I have been trying out restaurants along Maginhawa Street in UP Teachers' Village the past two weeks. We took advantage of our lunch times and the fact that Maginhawa is nearby our office at the campus. One building near Camp Karingal houses several restaurants and we wanted to try out every restaurant even as we were regulars at the Katsu Cafe on the ground floor. Of course, it helps to know a number of good restaurants around so that we could have choices whenever we felt like eating out or when taking guests out to lunch or dinner nearby the campus. 

We were already curious about Wicked Kitchen every time we were in the area and having a meal at the Katsu Cafe. One friend saw it featured on a TV show and wanted to try it out and so we did a couple of days ago.

The interiors are cool with featured specials or specialties on the chalk board.

The items on the menu are quite limited compared to those in other restos but there are very interesting dishes here and certainly ones that customers will be coming back to enjoy over and over again. It also seems that they have a lot of beer battered items and dishes for dinner or a barkada's night out.

Wicked Kitchen's version of beef salpicao is quite good but the jury's out there regarding the serving size.

A friend ordered their bagoong rice that has pork and bagoong alamang with green mango salad on the side. Not in any photo is the beef steak (or bistek) Pinoy ordered by another friend.

Entrance is simple but I'm sure that the lamp in the photo will be of interest to many people.

Greed - we got this dessert free from a promo. The generous serving is quite sinful with the mallows hiding the rich melted chocolate underneath. The graham crackers do well to balance the sweetness from the chocolate and marshmallows. Parang bitin lang yung three pieces of grahams. Maybe they gave us three because there were 3 of us?

We all agreed the food was good and the service friendly and efficient. We'll probably be back to try out their other dishes soon. Wicked Kitchen is located at the 2nd Floor, 189 Maginhawa Street, UP Teachers' Village. The building is at the corner of Makadios Street (going to Camp Karingal).

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