A mixed bag of western food

You will find a huge variety of western style food at Lenas, a spin off of Ministry of Food. Their enormous menus consist of a permutation of meat, pasta, pizza, rice and baked rice. We ordered the Supremo pizza which was pretty decent but everything else was just meh. I guess it is quite difficult for grilled meat to go wrong with cheese, but it isn’t easy to make it incredible either.

The pasta comes with 5 choices of sauce which I unfortunately cannot remember. The smoked duck spaghetti with spicy aglio olio sauce which was indeed spicy, was pretty good to me but scorned by my two friends because it was super oily. I didn’t try the grilled chicken with pilaf rice but my friend ordered it two nights in a row.

As for the desserts, we order the chocolate fondue because it was only $12.90. We would enjoy it even better if they gave more strawberries! The hot plate brownie with fried banana and hot fudge was a highly anticipated dish that fell flat. The brownie was too cake like and the fried banana tasted weird. We even dunked the brownie into the chocolate fondue just to finish up the dessert. lol

NEX Mall #02-01/02/03

PS: I hope this post doesn’t sound too hasty. I’ve quite a few things going on at the moment but I hope to share more soon! 🙂


Garlic Connoisseurs at Mad For Garlic

Mad for Garlic is an Italian restaurant from Korea that looks like the set of a horror flick – dim lighting, chandeliers made of wine glass and strings of garlic at every nook and cranny. Known for its menu of garlic infused cuisine, they serve garlic in every possible way. It was a fun place to eat; I imagined that we were on a mission to ward off Dracula with our garlic breathe in my overly imaginative mind.

Caesar Salad and Dracula Killer

We had two starters. The humongous Caesar Salad ($11.90) was our safe choice while the Dracula Killer ($9.90) was a let’s-try-this-it-looks-interesting dish. Thankfully, the olive oil, melted cheese and fried garlic complemented the bread well in both texture and taste!

From top left in clockwise: Suicide Rice, Garlicholic Rice, Red Devil and Garlic Snowing Pizza

Suicide Rice was the most spicy fried rice (rated 3 chilli) in the menu. Topped with fried garlic and diced octopus and squid, it is a dish that we, chilli fanatics, got a kick off. The Garlicholic Rice may look similar but it was packed with a different kind of spiciness. It had more capsicum spice that worked well with the shrimp and asparagus. I have to say they were pretty fun to eat because they taste quite different from the typical chinese style fried rice.

I didn’t have a bite of my friend’s Red Devil (rated 3 chillis too), but I think he was happy with the generous serving of fresh shrimp, clam and seafood of his spicy pasta. Last but certainly not the least is their famous Garlic Snowing Pizza that we polished off really quickly. The sweet garlic with shrimp and pineapple was excellent though it feels more like a dessert instead of an entrĂ©e due to its sweet taste.

All in all, we had a fun time at Mad For Garlic. The unique dishes live up to their cute names and we won’t mind going back again. By the way, there’s 1-for-1 entrĂ©e if you sign up as a member on their website.

3 Temasek Boulevard #01-039, Suntec City Mall. Singapore 038983