Mad for Garlic in Uijeongbu
I traveled north to Uijeongbu this cold Friday morning to meet some “northern” friends and celebrate a birthday. Mad for Garlic is an Italian chain restaurant that opened in 2001 and has over 35 branches in the country. The one we went to is located on the 9th floor of Shinsegae, just a few steps from Uijeongbu station on line 1.
On my way to Uijeongbu, I checked the menu on Mad for Garlic’s webpage and I saw that they’re having a members-only promotion from November 28 to December 4th. Luckily, even if we just registered after ordering the restaurant honored the promo and we were able to get the discount.
We ordered four items from the menu, including the two items included in the promo ~
Winter garden steak retails for 42,800 but is discounted to 15,000 won. The steak was cooked medium rare and it was tender and not too salty. I enjoyed the “garden” ~ especially the purple radish.
The 140 Meatball Pizza retails at 23,800 but we were only charged 10,000 won for it. It’s a thin crust pizza with very little cheese, meatballs and a “salad” on top with slices of sweet potato. If you like the traditional cheesy and saucy pizza then this may not be for you. Good thing that my companions are never afraid to try something different.
This super garlicky and creamy Garlic Carbonara has loads of bacon strips ~ and is very filling! Priced at 19,800 won.
Mad for Garlic Cobb salad is 16,800 won and has a light tangy dressing. The waitress mixed the salad on our table so every bit is coated with the sherry wine vinegar dressing.
Our total? Only 61,100 won for all four items and we were full!
We couldn’t order wine since we had to go to work afterwards. No desserts either, but we had coffee at Starbucks. The steak was delicious and it is a great deal for just 15,000 won during the promo.
You still have two days for “Mad for Garlic” membership promo this week. Being a member entitles one to a 10% discount every time, rewards and specials. The best part is membership is free. Just visit their website to register. No IDs required, just a valid phone number.
Remember that the promotion runs until December 2nd at all branches. Discount is automatically given upon payment.