Bubble Tea •
01 Jul 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
My friend and I were searching for a suitable restaurant to satisfy our korean bbq cravings. In the end we picked Blue Garden and was told I am not required to make reservation since just two of us on a Sat night.
It was about a bus stop away from Outram Park Mrt and we found our way led by the LED sign said 'Korean BBQ'.
We were showed to a table near the back entrance (can view a carpark outside). There are two sections, cooked and bbq raw foods / kimchi and salads. Actually compared to Soju Bang 2d1n, the variety is much lesser but overall quality is matchable. Ventilation at 6pm was bearable, the stove feels hot in my face but is a very good stove that doesn't scald my hand during cooking.
We took some cooked foods first. Some of the tasty foods include cooked pork belly, seafood pancake, chicken wings, kimchi fried rice, sauteed baby potatoes, abalone porridge (smooth, savoury, light), ginseng chicken soup. I believed the insufficient chefs (looked like just 2 male chefs) means they can't catch up resupplying finished foods. So it became a contest whenever the newly cooked chicken wings arrive at the buffet area. Salts are available for personal tastebuds beside ginseng chicken soup and abalone porridge.
At rhe raw foods section, we saw some kimchi and an apple veg salad. My friend and I liked this apple salad alot. But we couldnt have more helpings because it never got refilled. Raw meats incouded alot of pork, beef bellies. Pork collar meat, beef ribs, and some minced chicken bulgogi. The taste was great and controllable because some meats have no marinate. There is a salt container on our table to help ourselves. It is useful because at Soju bang I would get sick of tasting the same marinates on meat, so it be better to vary the marinate amount.
As time went by, by 7pm it was full house. And the 2 waitresses on duty could not cope with bringing away dirty dishes. I also decided to try a Korean canned juice drink. But it was a small can for $2.50 and i noticed most diners order $2 coke or sprite as they are cheaper, more worth double the volume.
Only a few tables near the front entrance were sat by Koreans.
Overall I would say the food quality is good, except for its lesser varieties and unable to replenish foods. But air ventilation got worse when I left the restaurant, need to get out for fresh air. They opened their glass doors and switched on fans. The smell lingered to the Link Hotel lobby.
Each pax paid $31 for dinner after taxes.