First, we went crazy. Then, we started seeing red. And now, we go Mad for Garlic! This restaurant has opened up branches in Singapore and South Korea, and now we Filipinos can savor their garlic-infused gastronomic delights.
It didn’t take us long to find out where Mad for Garlic was located, since it’s on the same building as IHOP. We didn’t have to wake up early to try their meals either.
The interior looks very sophisticated and elegant. They have a really, really impressive wine rack. I think that’s one of the reasons why we were so intimidated to dine here (at first).
Menu: Starter (Garlic bread tower, Soute de cozze, White mussels), Salad (Tutto mushroom salad) Pasta (Garlicpeno pasta, Triple garlic pasta, Zuppa di mare pasta), Steak (Garlic foryou steak, Garlic hug steak, Steak with jalapeno garlic rice), Pizza (Old ham & sausage pizza, Garlic and sweet potato pizza, Gorgonzola pizza), Rice & risotto (Garlicholic rice, Garlic sizzling rice), Wine dishes, Desserts, and Drinks (Signature ‘ades, Beverages, Fruit shakes, Beers, Coffee).
For our starter we had their Dracula Killer (hehe!), slices of soft and buttery garlic bread served with piping-hot pieces of garlic.
Some extra pieces of their garlic bread.
Then we had their Creamy Chicken Popcorn Pasta, with chilies, garlic (of course) mushroom, chicken pieces, and herbs. The Korean soy-sauce based cream sauce was absolutely superb. It was sweet, but not to the point of being cloying.
We also ordered their Garlic Snowing Pizza. Definitely one of the best (not to mention, one of the thinnest… I mean, this pizza is practically made out of paper!) pizzas I’ve tried. The crispy garlic flakes, the shrimp, the cheese, and the juicy pineapple chunks all create a perfect balance of flavor.
I seriously would’ve tried their garlic gelato and Dancing salsa rice dish if I wasn’t so full.
Garlic has a lot of health benefits, so not only is Mad for Garlic’s food delicious and filling; it also does your body good, giving you protection against colds or other forms of sickness. ^^ This is the perfect place to go to if you like your dates classy—But for obvious reasons, you may need to bring some breath mints or menthol candy along with you, hehe. It would be great if the restaurant staff can provide their customers with breath mints as well. ^^;
On another note, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I made this blog! At first I was very hesitant with wanting to open up a WordPress account and share my food travels with the internet, but now I realize that I really do enjoy updating this blog since it combines two of my favorite hobbies—Writing and taking photographs. As of this entry, my blog has accumulated 1000+ views from different countries. I know a thousand views isn’t much compared to other food bloggers, but I’m still very grateful! Thank you all so much! ^^
Mad for Garlic is located at the W Global Center, 30th St cor 9th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Tel nos: (02) 808-9517. Official website: http://www.madforgarlic.com.ph/.