I've always thought that Wicked resto me and Edge we used to pass by along Mother Ignacia Ave. was a snobby place. It had that vibe: it was right across the ABS-CBN building where execs work. So it had to be pricey too.
That was four years ago. Apprently, Wicked Kitchen is still very much in business up till now, and they've even branched out to Maginhawa St., where Job and Jada and me went to have lunch sometime last March. Yes, delayed post.
Turns out it's not a snobby place at all. The waiters are friendly, the interiors have that classic red-black-and-white minimalist theme going for it, the food is good, and most importantly you don't feel ripped off. The food's not gourmet, but their rice bowl meals are sumptuous enough.
|You can never go wrong with red, black, and white.|
Between the three of us, we had Kimchi Rice (mine), Spicy Mongolian Rice (Jada's), and Crunchy Bagoong Rice (Job's). We haven't yet reached that level of intimacy where we can freely swap bowls, so we just took a small bite from our bowls to sample each other's meal of choice.
As is always the case with me, the grass is greener on the other side, and I had secretly wanted Job's bagoong rice:
|Crunchy Bagoong with Rice|
Desserts in Wicked Kitchen are named after the seven deadly sins. (Just to remind you, I guess, of the untoward consequences you'll incur soon after eating these immoral desserts. That bad, evil sugar is to blame!)
Anyway, we had Wrath, which is mango crepe served with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with Nutella that's supposedly chili-infused.
It was good, but this Wrath dessert didn't exactly taste spicy enough for me (I have high tolerance for chilis). It didn't taste like what I imagine wrath would taste like. For one, it didn't inspire extreme anger in me (Maybe my imagination just failed me). It's just a properly prepared dessert—sweet, chewy, and agreeable, nothing in the realm of David Fincher's film.
So in the absence of that supposed kick of chili, Job and Jada took the liberty of adding a dash of, well, chili sauce to our mango crepe and ice cream. And that made all the difference.
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|The very optimistic toilet at Wicked Kitchen.|
Wicked Kitchen is on the 2nd Floor of Maginhawa Building,
189 Maginhawa Street, Teacher's Village, QC.