Deer Garden Signatures - Delicious Curry!
Everyone raves about Deer Garden's noodle soup combos, so one wouldn't think to order their curry. Surprisingly, Deer Garden makes amazing Malaysian style curry, that's on par with some Malaysian restaurants! Their curry is Malaysian style curry, which is super creamy and sweet! It's comparable to Mui Garden, but isn't as sweet.
Their beef brisket is delicious! The brisket is really tender and has the perfect ratio of lean to fatty pieces.
I also really like their rice haha. It's long grain rice that is on the drier side to ensure that the rice doesn't get soggy from the curry sauce, which I appreciate.
On another day I also tried their curry pork chop, which was equally as great! The pork chops were lightly battered and crunchy while the interior was moist and juicy.
On another day I also tried their Laska soup base w/ fish tofu and beef balls. I find their Laska to be a bit watered down. It's rather spicy, even with the coconut milk base. I found the coconut milk to be rather weak, I would have preferred it to be stronger. The beef balls were rather standard. The fish tofu was pretty tasty, it was chewy with a strong fish paste flavour.
The portion size is huge, and could have easily sufficed for two meals. I ended up consuming all of the soup and the meat, and taking home 3/4 of the noodles haha.
For every soup combo, you have to option to an additional two sides at $1.25 each! I ordered their fried fish fillet. This was really good! The fish itself was quite large. The fish was lightly battered, crunchy and fragrant. The interior was flakey, moist and juicy. I found the fish to be flavourful enough on its own, without adding hollandaise sauce. I think I'm going to order double of this next time hehe
All meals also come with a free hot drink! It's an additional $1 to ungrade to a cold one. They package the cold drinks in to-go cups so if you don't finish it you can take it with you! Choices include lemon tea, milk tea, almond milk tea, coffee milk tea, lemon water, and horlicks!
They serve the hot drinks in these cute canisters which keep the drinks hot for a long time, which is nice.
Overall, I'm really glad I decided to give Deer Garden another chance because I really enjoyed everything I had! For the price, the portion sizes are huge and the food is tasty! The only downside? The long lineups...haha