“Love is merely a madness . . .” Perhaps if Shakespeare were alive today writing his world-famous love story over lunch or dinner at Krazy Garlik while busily tapping on his laptop, he would have kept Romeo and Juliet alive and well, happily together in the end. Methinks, he must have been skipping meals then so he was cranky and just wanted to end the story right away. I mean, why would any writer want his readers to be depressed, unless he was in a bad mood too. That’s what happens when you write on an empty stomach . . . a romantic tragedy.
A satisfying, sumptuous meal especially one with lots of garlic may just be the trick to keep you from being negative. Garlic is the elixir of life, dishes without garlic is plain boring to me. Luckily, I had the good fortune of trying Krazy Garlic’s new dishes. Though the name of the restaurant is Krazy Garlic, overall, the dishes are for general palates so everyone can enjoy. For garlic lovers like me, you have the option to add more garlic to your dishes as they serve roasted garlic in small platters. And I do go strong with garlic. “Such is my love, to thee I so belong, That for thy right myself will bear all wrong”. But that’s just me, a crazy garlic-lover.
How do I love Krazy Garlic, let me count the ways . . .
One, Creamy Garlik Hummus. This creamy appetizer will liven up your taste buds without bloating you up. This dish is a combination of chickpeas and sesame paste served with a soft tortilla and freshly baked sourdough bread.
Two, three, four, great tasting garlicky salads to choose from. The Asian Chicken salad with the soft tortilla chips and grilled chicken, the Kickin’ Krazy salad with romaine lettuce mixed with homemade wasabi topped with chicken fillet, and the Roasted Tomato salad with mesclun greens, roasted tomatoes, dried figs, feta cheese, and cashew nuts tossed in homemade garlic vinaigrette dressing topped with black olives and croutons. Whoever said that salad is boring must have their heads checked or simply visit Krazy Garlic for their tasty greens.
Five, six, seven, eight, Meat Lovers Delight section. The BBQ riblets a mouthwatering plate of grilled riblets served with special barbeque sauce and garlic marble potatoes. The Garlik Oxtail and Chorizo Paella cooked to perfection in a medley of red bell peppers, black olives, and roasted garlic. The Hot Pot Pie with Puff Pastry is a hearty and creamy chicken hot pot with chorizo, white onion, and roasted bell pepper covered with golden puff pastry.
Nine, the new addition in the Finest From The Sea section. Crispy Fried Fish is deep fried to crispy brown fish sautéed with black bean sauce served with garlic mango salsa.
Ten and eleven, new pasta dishes. The Seafood spaghetti with shrimp and mussels tossed in roasted bell peppers, and the Creamy Chorizo and Sausage for hearty pasta meals.
Twelve, Krazy Garlik’s Seoul rice. It’s simple Korean-style spicy fried rice with beef strips, bean sprouts, sesame seeds and Nori---basically everything you will look for in fried rice.
Thirteen and fourteen, desserts. The Krazy Mess is a luscious combination of layered frozen raspberry, Nata de Coco, homemade meringue, whipped cream, and strawberry ice cream. The Affogato Trifle is a bittersweet blend of coffee jelly, meringue, whipped cream, and vanilla topped with a hot espresso shot.
“What made me love thee? let that persuade thee. there's something extraordinary in thee. I cannot: but I love thee; none but thee; and thou deservest it.”