Mad for Garlic Restaurant

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Recently, I swung by Mad for Garlic with the besties for dinner. I've always heard about this place, so I was pretty happy about checking it out. I went to the one at Clarke Quay, but there's another branch at Suntec as well.


Details

Area: 
Clarke Quay

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$$

Good For: 
Groups / Solos / Friends / Family 

Accessibility: 
Average 
(Takes about 10 - 12 minutes walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station)

Here's the ticker right outside their restaurant, showing the number of Garlic Snowing Pizzas served. The number is still increasing!


Some information about Mad for Garlic:
Mad for Garlic is Korea’s first garlic-themed Italian restaurant. The unique concept made its debut in 2001 through Mad for Garlic’s first restaurant in Apgujeong-dong, an affluent entertainment and residential district in southern Seoul. 
With its unique and innovative menu with garlic-specialized Italian cuisine and an excellent selection of wines, Mad for Garlic soon became one of Korea's most popular restaurant chains. Rather than having a central kitchen system, at Mad for Garlic, the entire cooking process starts with raw materials in the kitchen of each branch to bring fresh food to the table. 
In 2013, Mad for Garlic was voted by Korea Times and Korea Herald as the Best Performing Italian Restaurant concept in Korea.

It was a well-lit restaurant though its design bathed in black. I also like how the area is really wide and there is good space between tables, ample 'private' space, good enough to feel really comfortable. 

Lots of garlic strewn around, just to make a point.


Let's Eat!

Garlic Snowing Pizza ($22.50)
 Yes! I tried their signature pizza, a sweet type of pizza topped with shrimps, pineapple dice and cheese. Also, of course, not forgetting... the garlic flakes! Surprisingly, it was so garlicky but in an absolutely good way. I really enjoyed this dish!

A slice of goodness.


Lobster Cream Pasta ($23.50)
This is another signature dish from them, and you'll find no garlic slices here. Why? Because the garlic has been infused in the cream!


While this is yummy, but I don't find it very interesting as I didn't really taste too much garlic in the pasta. A tasty eat, no doubt.

Banana Chocolate Pizza ($12.90)
My friends were really hesitant to try this dessert. How does banana, chocolate, icecream and garlic sound to you?


I was glad I forced them to order it. It was really good and they turned out liking this dish too!


The chocolate was thinly spread on a nice crepe, sliced bananas and garlic filled the dessert. The ingredients went really well together and the crispy, thin crepe did not disappoint too!



Low-Down

The Best bit: Garlic snowing pizza, banana chocolate pizza (dessert) and comfortable seating.

Worst bit: Dishes are all detox machines. (Haha!)

Ratings: 7 / 10

Mad for Garlic Singapore 매드 포 갈릭
Location: Clarke Quay branch - Block 3B, River Valley Rd #01-16, The Foundry 179021
Operating Hours: Sun to Thu: 11:30am to 10:00pm / Fri & Sat: 11:30am to 11:00pm
Tel: (65) 6238 1930
Website: Link