Tuesday, November 29, 2005

TGIF

My poor neglected blog! It's been a terrible week but I'll squeeze in some time for a quick post of TGIF on a Wednesday night! It was actually for my birthday dinner (some months back) in between our hectic schedules. We got there about 8pm and as with every TGIF, it was pretty crowded, even on a weekday!

Their funky Hollywood style menu

They were having a promo - Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert for only RM39.90! Pretty good deal but we were both not hungry enough for this. I was, however, very attracted to a Cajun chicken dish on this menu but was told I couldn't order it as an ala-carte. Why is that so, Foodcrazee?! Is it because restaurants have a set number of dishes for their special set menus and allowing a guest to order it as an ala-carte would throw the balance out of place?

We had the Ultimate Mudslide (left) and another special drink on promo (I can't remember the name now!). The drink was an interesting and refreshing concoction of mint, lime and rum (I think!), tasting a little like a Margarita.

I had the Bruschetta Chicken Pasta which was quite nice. Sorry about the photo - forgot the flash! It had piquant slices of garlic mixed in the chopped tomato sauce and came drizzled with some balsamic vinegar, giving it a lovely tangy taste. They had pretty generous slices of chicken and the portion was so huge I couldn't finish it! It made good leftovers the next night for dinner too!

J had the Shrimp fettucine pasta which looked and tasted pretty good! It also had generous amounts of crunchy shrimp in a slightly spicy and creamy sauce. Delicious! Although TGIF's portions are really huge! A plate of pasta can easily feed two!

Sneaky J had actually told the restaurant it was my birthday so I got "embarrassed' by the crew in having to make a speech with a ketchup bottle while they sang their lively TGIF-style birthday song! It was an embarrassing episode indeed but the free ice-cream sundae they brought as a birthday gift made up for it! Hehe..I've noticed that restaurants here are pretty generous with free desserts when you tell them in advance that you're celebrating a birthday. It always makes the dinner a little more special! :)

Now, excuse me while I disappear back under the mountain of work!

6 comments:

fooDcrazEE said...

too think that Vietnam have a TGIF that sells Bah Kut Teh...*chuckle*

rokh said...

i love TGIF too, but would always choose Chilli's over it. Salmon is favourite there.

Sue said...

Really?! Foodcrazee?! I didn't know Bak Kut Teh was a Vietnamese invention!

Rokh - On the contrary, I'll always prefer TGIF! GOt a thing against Chilli's food! :p

midnite lily said...

that's the mojito.. rum & peppermint. =P man, i feel so jelak already!! >_<

fooDcrazEE said...

sue - its open by a SG...guy.

Sue said...

Mojito! Thanks, midnite lily! It was too many months back!

Foodcrazee - ah that explains the BKT!