Dinner started out with some creamy soup, which we requested since our visiting Danes don't like tomatoes. Tasted fine except it seems the salt was not incorporated into the soup properly. The creaminess was excellent, though.
The avocado milkshake was good and smooth. Can't really mess that up. Baby R sucked this up.
The rice porridge with fish and chicken was smooth and very good, but they could have cut up the chicken into smaller pieces.
My brother told me that his green tea with boba was very delicious. Cream and sugar were provided.
The seafood chow fun was bland and was pretty greasy.
The sizzling seafood udon was again greasy and bland, and the noodles a little doughy tasting.
The Baked Sole Fillet in Spinach Sauce was nice and creamy, except the sauce wasn't really a sauce. It was more like a bed of chopped spinach added to the bottom of the dish.
The meat dishes really surprised me. The deep fried spicy pork was delicious, a tad salty but perfectly tasty and fried. It wasn't really spicy at all though, since the kids could even eat them.
The combination grilled meat plate was also very good. The chicken, pork, and beef were very tender, and although the lamb was just a tad tough, all the meats were delicious.
We also had a curry dish that was kind of strange. It had a thick consistency to it, and I felt as if the whole dish didn't meld together. And it needed some lemon or spice or something to add some life to it.
I think Garden Cafe had its hit and misses. But as I've said before, I normally don't come to these Hong Kong style cafes like this one or Boston Kitchen or Maxim Cafe for the food. It's more to socialize or simply because it's open late.
Garden Cafe is located at 228 W. Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, CA (626) 289-1833