Mad for Garlic

Average: 4 (1 vote)

If there’s one word to describe Mad for Garlic it’d be “surprising”. We were surprised the place was relatively empty at lunch, and even more surprised by the interior. Murky colored walls with high ceilings and glowing, ancient-looking lanterns; the whole place looked like a vampire’s underground lair. Garlic in a vampire’s lair? Really? The service staff looked like they were a little scared of us (yeah we’re vampy that way) but were otherwise attentive and polite. So far, so good.

Our next surprise came when we read off an acrylic stand that Mad for Garlic is actually a Korean restaurant and the one we were in was the first that was outside of Korea. When our fresh shrimp and garlic sprouts pasta came, the shrimp still had its shell on it—the Italians would never allow that. On the bright side, the dish wasn’t overtly spicy and was full of flavor. We couldn’t leave without trying their seemingly popular garlic snowing pizza—topped with garlic slices in addition to more shrimp and diced pineapples—on a chewy thin crust. Delicious. Overall, not bad at all for an all garlic place.

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Venue Details
Address: Mad for Garlic, #01-16 The Foundry, 3B River Valley Rd., Singapore, 179021 Singapore
Phone: 6333-1507
Area: Clarke Quay
Cuisine: Italian
Price Range: $
Open since: June, 2012
Opening hours: Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-1am
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