Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mad for garlic

Location:No 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-300/301, Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 | It is not easy to find as it is located at the dark corner. You can try to locate Ding Tai Fung and it is just opposite.

Operating hours:
Sun - Thur: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Fri - Sat: 11.30am - 11:00pm
Mad for garlic originated from Korea and it was voted by Korea Times & Korea Herald as the Best Performing Italian Restaurant concept in Korea 2013. There are 2 branches in Singapore: one in Suntec and another in Clarke Quay. I never heard of it until my friends suggested to dine here.

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It is really beautiful designed, modern yet comfortable and cozy for customers.

Garlicpeno pasta: $18.8
It is slightly spicy with just sliced garlic. It tastes good but just quite of expensive for a plain pasta.

Garlicholic Rice: $17.90
It is cooked with garlic pickles, shrimp and anchovies. I felt the taste is kind of plain as I expected it to have a strong garlic taste.

BBQ Chicken Ranch Pizza: $21.4
Spicy grilled chicken pizza with cheese, chicken and hot bbq sauce. The portion is quite big sufficient for 2 to 3 people. When I saw this, it reminds me of garden salad -.- Luckily, it tastes delicious. Wish that it is more spicy though.

Garlic Snowing Pizza: $22.5
Sweet Garlic Pizza topped with shrimp & pineapple dice. The waitress bought this pizza with the shredder and make the pizza start snowing with cheese!! It looks similar to hawaiian pizza except the ham is replaced with shrimp and it snows! It tastes great with the thin crust. It deserves to be the best pizza in this restaurant. Strongly recommend this over :)

Overall, it is really a good dining experience and they have good service. The waiter kept on helping us to refill our water without the need to request. The ambience is also comfortable and cozy. Great place to dine with friends.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The wicked garlic

Location:10 Andson Road #01-37 international plaza Singapore 079903 | It is around 5 minutes walk away from Tanjong Pagar mrt station.
Operating hours:
Monday - Friday: 1130am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Closed on Sunday & PH

It was quite of unpleasant dinning experience though the food are nice and affordable. It is really quite a small store with limited seating and there is no proper queue system. The staff told us to place orders first while they will reserve the next table for us. However, they totally forgot it and allocated the next table to the customers who came lately. We had to wait another 15 minutes and clear our own table instead. This is really ridiculous.

The menu was all in Italian words. The whole restaurant was quite of noisy when I was placing order and the staff made a mistake in order. Furthermore, it is a common practice for the staff to repeat the order after the customer has placed their order but he did not. When the staff served the "wrong" order, he refused to change even though my friend had not touch the dish. He said there is no other customer ordering that dish so my friend has to settled for that. I have worked in F&B for a few years and dined outside for many years but this is the first time I encountered such ridiculous thing. Luckily, the foods are quite nice and affordable.

Insalata Cesare ($4.7): Crispy bacon not really that crispy but I just love bacon. The crouton are quite crunchy, the vegetables are fresh and goes well with home-made Caesar sauce. It has a slightly sweet taste which is just nice for me.

Apple Pie ($5.7): It remind me of Macdonald yummy apple pie so I decided to give it a try. I expected it to have a strong sweet apple taste but it is just a normal coffee with slight apple taste. Kind of disappointing.

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara ($8.7): The portion is just nice for one person. The sauce is the most essence of the dish. If it is too creamy, it will make people feel sick and unable to finish the whole portion. This has the right texture and yummy bacon. My friends ordered Ling Nero Di Seppia ($8.7) is squid ink pasta which is nice but always leave the person with black lips and teeth... Another friend who had the wrong order "Penne Al Griglia Pollo ($10.7)" which consists of grilled chicken tossed with Penne in Pesto Cream sauce. It does not look appealing and taste quite normal.

Overall, it is quite a nice place if you want to have affordable and nice Italian cuisine but do not expect much from the service.