|Baked Fish with Rice and Cheese|
|Chinese Waffle Cake (Sweet)|
|Interior of the restaurant|
|Is that fish on top?|
|The front (waiting area)|
|is that a boot for the milk ice tea bob? Das boot?|
|Yep, those are fishes.. Thats awesome|
So, was in Irvine a week ago and wanted to grab something to eat before we visited my brother's new place. Luckily theres a big plaza of restaurants to choose from thats close by his new place. So as we arrived at the plaza, my folks were contemplating, suggesting, throwing out ideas of where to eat. We drove and drove and finally came across Tasty Garden. Well, of course it was me who had pointed it out that there's "whoa, there's a tasty garden." Mom looked up and was happy to see it and immediately told my dad, "tasty garden... lets eat there!" From the front of it, it doesn't look much. When you enter inside, it still looks a bit different from the other Tasty Garden's I have visited.
As we sat down, I had noticed the decor here. It was really upbeat and different. As I looked at the center of the restaurant I noticed something different about the ceiling. There were fishes hanging from the ceiling and it displayed a bright display. Those were amazing!! Lights that were fish from glass. That's pretty epic. Something you do not see everyday. The bathrooms here are definitely top-notch and it does seems that it gets attended to. That's one of the things I definitely like about a restaurant is when they keep it clean.
Now, on to the menu. They have a Chinese menu and Western Menu. So for those who are tired of eating Chinese food all the time, there is an option to eat American food. Or as they call it "western food." Since we wanted a light meal, we ordered baked fish with mushrooms on rice and cheese, Pork on rice baked in Portuguese style. For drinks, my folks ordered hot water and I ordered Ice Milk Tea with Boba. When my drink came, it came in a form of a boot! WTH? That is strange, indeed. But, definitely cool!!! Oh, btw for those who have never come here before, it's definitely a treat. Free refills on drinks. Just don't get too carried away. I don't think they do free refills on sodas though. Just Chinese drinks. The dishes came in, and the presentation of it was good. It could be better if the dish was shaped as a fish which I have had at ABC Cafe. But the taste of the food was perfect. To top it all of, they even gave us a Chinese waffle cake that's famous in Hong Kong.
Would I come back here? Well, since my brother lives in the area... for sure. And it would have to be when we make a visit to Irvine. Irvine is about 60 miles away from us.
If you like the address, I left it here. There are Tasty Garden locations in Arcadia, Monterey Park and Alhambra which is about 25 miles. I hope you enjoyed this review! More to come!!
15315 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA