You must be wondering, “What kind of a name is that for a restaurant?“
For one, Boyfriend thought that The Garden Slug was a vegetarian restaurant when we spotted it off Jalan Kurau the recent Saturday. Yes, it was his birthday, so I decided to bring him to a place where good food (or so the reviews say) resided. And apparently we even got lost looking for the place, which was tucked neatly under a subtle-looking building called Bright Centre. Once again, what kind of a name is that for a building?
We were spoilt for choice, especially Boyfriend, who had picked out a beer to complement his order for the evening. I stuck with the waistline-friendly iced tea.
I like the fact that the sugar for my iced tea came separately in a no-nonsense teacup.
After reading close to 90 odd reviews, I’ve made a mental note of the dishes I wanted to put to the stringent test with my tastebuds that day. One of them was their Ugly Salmon Cakes (s$14.9).
Yes, I’ve never eaten anything which crumbles and falls off my fork everytime I try to put it into my mouth. But they didn’t disappoint; the salmon flakes were tasty went well with the mash that held the small patties together in a, urm, ugly kind of way. Just a little sidenote: the patties came off as a little too salty for my liking, and Boyfriend agreed. Plus he liked it better with a little hot sauce.
No birthday’s complete without birthday candles, so I did a prior request for the Garden Slug’s Apple Streusel with Gelato (S$9.5), complete with a candle for my Birthday Boy to blow out.
Ambience: 3.7/5 (can get rowdy during the weekends)
The Garden Slug, 55 Lor L Telok Kurau #01-59/61 S(425500)
Contact: 63460504, email@example.com