Monday, April 22, 2013

Krazy Garlik

To take advantage of the perks offered to members of the Bistro Club, I headed to Krazy Garlik Greenbelt 5.

My companion and I were both first timers at the restaurant and so had no expectations save for the obvious, which is garlic.

At first bite, my companion noted that the free appetizer Garlik and Anchovy Affection, a flavorful combination of roasted garlic cloves, peppers and anchovies on crostini bread, was good. I thought it was too salty. I ate just one, she had two and relented that while it was good, it should be eaten a few at a time. She took the rest of the dish home.

Garlik and Anchovy Affection
She ordered soup of the day too which came hot in a small bowl. While rich and creamy, we both felt that it was overpriced at PHP140.

The same could be said about the garlic rice priced at PHP65. Maybe we expected more from a garlic themed restaurant but other restaurants do garlic rice much better.

She likewise ordered Fried Calamari, deep fried calamari rings served with homemade salsa. We both found it ordinary. Store bought chili sauce actually tastes better than the homemade salsa.

Fried Calamari
We also shared Pork Chop, 1 pc at PHP295, thick and juicy grilled pork chop served with mashed potato and buttered french beans in creamy mushroom sauce. Of the dishes we had, this was what I appreciated the most but again it was nothing extraordinary. The meat was tender and juicy but that's how it should be. I think though that the dish offers good value for money as it is a complete meal, a combination of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber.

Pork Chop, 1 piece
For drinks, we had Coke Zero in can (PHP85) and Fresh Ripe Mango Shake (PHP160).

Service wise, the staff were very attentive. At least three people checked up on our meal.

We agreed that Krazy Garlik is pricey considering that there was nothing extraordinary about the food that we tried. Our bill came out to PHP930 and that's even after discount (20% from Bistro Club) plus the appetizer was free. We both feel the place doesn't deserve a return visit. We're not crazy for Krazy Garlik.

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