I reckon, everyone's heard a comment or two about this place, since they have opened so many outlets in every major mall in town, so there should be no surprises here. I'm currently clearing my backlog of pictures - things I ate long long ago with friends, that I never got around to blogging about. I reckon, I better clear these before I entirely forget about the taste of the stuff.
For those die-hard babyback ribs fans, Tony Roma's here is a major dissapointment, as they have decided to not serve any pork. While their major best-selling item is off limits here, the restaurant is doing quite well, and I have read some believe it is better than Chillis. Personally, I don't think so as most dishes I have tried in Chillis have been good while Tony Roma's seem to score lower in the taste category with their items.
onion loaf - my fav stuff with ribs
One weekend, we had decided to dine with friends - it was a good choice especially since portions were so huge, that we could share among the 5 of us. An appetizer platter was ordered - fried onion loaf, buffalo wings and potato skins. While the potato skins is quite sparse in terms of toppings, it was pretty good stuff. I didn't quite like the buffalo wings though, hence I drenched them with blue cheese sauce to get rid of that icky taste it had. Fried onion loaf was not bad, nice and crispy.
chicken caesar salad - a little too creamy for me
Since Jess was on a diet, we added greens to our order - a Caesar salad laden with grilled chicken pieces. I thought the salad dressing was a bit too much - very creamy and overpowering. We also had one gripe about the salad - they mixed romaine lettuce with other types of lettuce!!! Aiks, everyone knows Caesar salad is all about romaine lettuce and no other imposter lettuce will do!
scampi pasta - really nothing fantastic
The pasta with its huge bowtie pasta, mixed with chopped tomatoes and shrimp, was frankly quite mediocre tasting, definitely not something I would re-order, if I dined here again.
sublime bountiful beef ribs - the only reason why one should visit Tony Roma's
While all our other orders were mediocre or nothing fantastic, Tony Roma's redeemed itself with their a platter of bountiful beef ribs, which we shared - each one had a rib! Simply sublime - smoky with fork-tender meat, that I could eat these all day!!! Definitely made my meal here, or else I'll write off this place (I was kinda dissapointed the first time I ate here also but the beef ribs saved their rep too).
we made it to dessert...but it was dissapointingly not chocolately enough
Since there was so many stomachs helping out to finish the food, we managed to squeeze in some dessert - a chocolate Avalanche. While the dessert looked rich and inviting, it was sadly lacking any chocolate taste. Give me chocolate brownie with ice cream at Chillis, anytime instead.
While there were quite a number of misses here, one hit that I won't mind returning for again and again, are those melt in the mouth beef ribs!
Lot LG 217
Mid Valley City
(Pork free. Restaurant is located at the area that connects Mid Valley Megamall to the Gardens.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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