Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story by The Lazy Garden but opinion and reaction to the food here is entirely up to the halalfoodhunt team.
City Square Mall is home to a dozen Halal restaurants you have probably been to at least once in your life such as Beyond Pancakes, Kopi & Tarts, Swensen’s and many more. Now, there’s a new gem added to the treasure trove of Halal eateries there and that’s The Lazy Garden. They’ve just received their Halal Certification from MUIS (The Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) and will be celebrating their one year anniversary very soon.
One thing that strikes you about the food here is the vast amount of dishes in a variety of cuisine. You won’t know what to choose first. Luckily for you, we’ve gone ahead to try them out and here’s our recommendations! Yes we chose the menu based on our stomachs and boy we’re really glad to have found them!
The restaurant is very family-friendly
Firstly, both the interior decoration and menu at The Lazy Garden are designed to serve large groups; suitable for gatherings among friends and family, or a large group of colleagues.
They even have a kids’ corner where children can immerse themselves in the numerous books laid out for them on the tables and shelves. For the more playful tots, there’s a slide alongside the countless board games and toys in that same space! Having said that, though it’s for the whole family, kids get special treatment and get to eat for free on weekdays, from 11am to 9pm*.
The Lazy Garden works hard in producing dishes and desserts that cater to a wider audience with discerning palettes. A menu that lists Dimsum, pasta, claypot dishes and pizza as their mainstays is not one to be taken for granted.
To add icing to the cake, The Lazy Garden offers a daily 1-for-1 promotion for mains! That means ordering two mains and only paying for one**. We tried two out of the 40 plus options available for the patrons’ choosing, plus a few mains and some dim sums!
The Main Dishes
Mentaiko Half Lobster Pasta ($29.90)
For the mains, we chose the pasta tossed in abundant amounts of Mentaiko sauce, mixed with shiitake mushrooms and topped with a single half-cooked egg yolk. The umami taste of the pasta makes it so addictive instead of being too overpowering. Of course, not forgetting the huge half lobster that has been grilled to a nice, smoky brown. The lobster flesh is soft and pulls easily from the shell. It complements the Mentaiko-infused pasta pretty well.
Australian Grain Fed Striploin Set ($28.90)
Meat lovers will love this dish at The Lazy Garden. This grilled striploin beef is accompanied by baked potatoes, coleslaw and a satisfying cup of mushroom sauce that can be drizzled over the striploin. The beef itself is easy to cut through with a knife and makes for a generally filling meal.
Weekday Lunch Promo for those working at Farrer Park
Unagi Claypot Rice ($18.90)
This claypot dish came to us steaming hot. It was so hot, the server had to use gloves to serve the dish to us! ‘Unagi’, which means eel in Japanese, is the major protein found in this baked rice dish. The eel and scrambled eggs are mixed together in a sweet onion sauce. Perfect to dive right into in cold weather. This dish is also perfect for kids to enjoy with its non-spicy, hearty flavour. This one made our belly very happy.
We tried out the Dimsum Charcoal Cream Bun (3pcs @$3.90), handmade Chicken Siew Mai (3pcs @$3.90) and the Chilli Crab Bun (3pcs @$4.90).
Served to us in containers mimicking that of the traditional bamboo baskets used to steam the Dimsum, we were most in awe by the Dimsum Charcoal Cream Bun which was filled with creamy salted egg (always a good thing). The salted egg filling gushed out like a stream of goodness when we bit into it. HIGHLY recommended!
Desserts at The Lazy Garden
This waffle is topped with an ice-cream flavour of your choice, peach slices and whipped cream. The peach slices were a sight to see on a freshly-baked waffle, and they complemented the ice cream well.
Strawberry Milkshake ($10.90)
Self-explanatory. Ice-cream AND milkshake can never go wrong! The presentation for this shake was adorable, what with actual strawberry fruits and marshmallows surrounding the dollop of strawberry ice-cream floating on top. Good for any end to a meal and generous enough for sharing between two people.
Come down to The Lazy Garden at City Square Mall and try the countless dishes they have on the menu. From appetisers to desserts, it is truly a place dedicated to serve a whole village of picky eaters.
*Kids Eat Free Promo applicable when spending a total of $30 or above per table.
Only for children aged six and below.
Limit of one free item per child.
**1-for-1 Promo applies with a minimum order of one drink.
Find The Lazy Garden on our Official Listings Website here!