Mad for Garlic is Korea’s first garlic-themed Italian restaurant. Their main ingredient used is Garlic and hence the name. With its unique & innovative menu with garlic-specialized Italian cuisine, it really differentiates from the traditional italian cuisine. Something interesting I must admit especially if you are a huge fan of garlic. Non-garlic fans fret not, Mad for Garlic’s creative preparation method of removing the garlic’s pungent smell and unique way of cooking Italian cuisine with a Korean twist have won both the garlic and non-garlic lovers.
Their menu caters for starter, pizza, pasta, steak and dessert.
The restaurant interior is also furnished with garlics garland.
Crab & Lobster Cream Pasta – crab meat, lobster meat and garlic cream sauce. It’s like carbonara and not too creamy. Portion a bit small though but good enough for one consumption.
Arrabbiata – garlic, bacon, red chili pepper, tomato sauce and grana padano. From the look, it seems spicy but looks are deceiving. Tastily done. However, it would be perfect if it goes with fettuccine instead.
Dracula Killer – sliced baguette served with garlic, anchovy and shredded grana padano. Similar to having escargo dip. The garlic just works well with the sliced baguette. The baguette also tastes delicious even eating on its own.
Meatatarian Pizza – guess no elaborate introduction just from the pizza name. Comes with sweet white sauce, bockwurst sausage, ham, mushrooms, onion and black pepper. Pretty unique with the sweet sauce taste on the pizza. Tastefully done.
Garlic Sizzling Rice – fried rice with pickled garlic, bacon, onions, green and red bell peppers, flying fish roe, served on a sizzling pan. This is one dish which you need to order. The rice is literally dancing on the sizzling pan when served, coupled with the strong garlic aroma that whet one’s appetite.
Garlic Steak (Rib-eye, 220g) – Mad for Garlic best-selling rib-eye steak served on sizzling plate. Try ordering the medium-rare garlic steak and experience the steak tenderness coupled with the garlic chips for the garlicky feeling.
Having done with the mains, time for some desserts. There are 3 types of cheesecakes on the menu, plain cheesecake, red velvet cheesecake & white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Seems common but when I saw the cheesecake factory logo printed beside it, it leaves me with no choice but to have a go at it.
Cake lovers would know what I mean.
The white chocolate raspberry cheesecake was simply beyond description with the first bite. I am now looking forward to go back and try the other 2 cheesecakes anytime soon.
American Express Platinum Card holders, you may be pleased to know that there is currently an ongoing promotion* when dining in Mad for Garlic.
- 50% discount when dining with 1 other guest
- 35% discount when dining with 2 other guests
- 25% discount when dining with 3 other guests
- 20% discount when dining with 4 to 19 guests
- 15% discount when dining alone
* Promotion is subjected to the terms and conditions under Love at Dining privileges as at 22 Apr 2017.