Sunday, 8 February 2009

Chili's Grill & Bar

Occasionally I crave for western/tex-mex food, but sometimes I had the craving when I had to dine solo. So, what do I do? Well....I'll drive to 1-Utama and head to TGIF or Chili's Grill & Bar and tapau food from there. Ha ha believe it or not sometimes I just parked my car, went up to Chili's, ordered my food and drove back!

Most of the time I'll tapau either buffalo wings and/or combo fajitas (beef+chicken - cajun style). Sometimes I'll go for grilled chicken salad or their burger. Tried their ribs before - don't like it. Their steak? Yeah tried that too and don't like it either.

Few days back, i was craving for off I went to 1-Utama. I ordered grilled chicken salad, triple play and combo cajun fajitas. A lot huh? Well I was greedy and of course I couldn't finish everything by myself. Well..I didn't waste the food, I just dumped the left over in my fridge and they lasted 3 days ha ha. Day 1 I had Chicken salad and a bit of triple play. Day 2 n 3 I stuffed on the rest of the food :-).

Anyway, I don't think I'll ever order triple play again - I love buffalo wings but the batter covered chicken was very oily and the egg rolls taste weird. Fajitas? I always love it but sometimes Chili's standard dipped a bit and the beef/chicken they served not that juicy (quite dry). Their grilled chicken salad was excellent.

Actually TGIF and Chili's are not the best places to go for western/tex-mex food, so why bother? well as I said sometimes I just feel like having food I mentioned earlier and these two outlets are the nearest to my place and they are quite tapau-friendly, just go to the bar, order and wait (sometimes I'll go some place else and return to collect the food later). If I wait at the bar, the waiter will serve coca cola for me on the house.

If I were to choose between the 2 eateries, I'll pick Chili's over TGIF. Chili's food is much better than TGIF.

Ohh..I should mention this, Chili's burger taste better if you leave it in the fridge a day or two before consuming it (of course I experienced this after I couldn't finish my food and stuffed them in the fridge). Sounds gross huh? Not really lah, normally I'll reheat the left over food in the oven before consuming them. How to throw away, expensive oii! My recent tapau food cost me RM85!

If I were to go with my friends to Chili's of course we always ordered bottomless drinks and nachos! I think that's the best thing about Chili's just sit down order the bottomless drinks and snacks and just chat away until someone says "Sorry guys got to go." :-)

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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju Bangsar

Tonight my bf needed to fix his glasses, so we went to BSC to our regular optician. After that we went to look at books at Times and decided to go to Sri Nirwana Maju for dinner. We used to frequent this place quite often but since BV1 & 2 started their business there we stopped going as finding parking place was not easy.

Anyway, since we were in the vicinity we decided to have our dinner there. The place was packed with diners! We wanted to sit outside (at the kaki lima) but all tables were fully seated
and the only table available was inside the shop (quite stuffy);

while ordering food, my bf noticed empty table outside the shop and quickly grabbed it!

The waiter then started piling up our leaves with rice, followed with side dishes (as shown in pictures) and we selected fish curry as our gravy. We also ordered additional dishes - fried tenggiri, chicken varuval and lamb dish.

Taste wise - we quite like this place but we wish they'll serve hot dishes (and hot steaming rice) instead of cold dishes and luke warm rice.

I couldn't finish my portion and my bf finished them for me.

We still prefer Kanna...

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Restoran Ayuthai Taman Melawati

Went to Mindef for a meeting today. After meeting, one of my colleagues (who drove) was required to accompany the consultants and client to visit site, for the rest of us we had to wait at the road side...HOT HOT.......

Anyway, after waited for them for quite a while the architect suggested that we should go for lunch. Hmm about time! I was reaaaaly HUNGRY!

We were not sure where we were heading so we just followed our site staffs' car and they brought us to Restoran Ayuthai Taman Melawati.

My colleague (from site) ordered the food for 15 of us...the first to arrive tomyam soup campur...tasted very good (maybe because I was hungry?), then came stir fried kailan (not that good kinda tough), next..kerabu suun (tasted weird...can taste some sort of artificial flavour...something like instant noodle flavour powder), next chicken cooked with some sort of sauce (ayam paprik?) ...don't like this one either...the flavour a bit too strong. Next ayam pandan (over fried) but the taste and texture quite different from other thai places. Tasted like the chicken meat was minced and mixed with spices, wrapped with pandan leaf and fried. Not bad, but I prefer the usual pandan chicken. Last dish delivered to our table - steamed fish (kerapu?)...don't fancy this dish either but I think some of my colleagues loved it.

Over all I think the tomyam is good but the rest...pretty bad.

Ohh I read the review by blogger below about pandan chicken that they had at this place quote "It was oh so good, that you just wanted to pop them in your mouth every chance you got. Even though I said pop in your mouth, it was still too big to do so in actuality. You could tell that the chicken was fully marinated and rested, before it was enveloped with pandan leaves and fried fragrant." Hmm did we go to the same restaurant? the pieces served to us....really tiny and the leaves and chicken pieces were charred pretty badly!

Restoran Ayuthai
15, Jalan Bandar 1, Taman Melawati, 53100 Hulu Klang, Selangor DE, Malaysia

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