It was my father’s 59th birthday on 15th September 2009, so my sisters and I decided to take a break from Chinese food (again!) and went for western (again!)..
This time we’ve chosen Tony Roma’s, because I’ve heard many good reviews and recommendations, and of course I’ve never tried it before..Neither does my father..
Wanted to try others like Bondi Bar, Frontera, or maybe Delicious, but it’s better not to be risky for such dinner..
So off we went to Cineleisure’s Tony Roma’s at about 7.30pm..Traffic was quite considerably smooth, normal during the month of Ramadhan..
*Tallen, my dad, and me*
My dad doesn’t look like the olden times 59 year-old person where a lot of them would be either hunchbacked or look rather really old..
I bet most of the modern days people look like this nowadays..Talk about modern lifestyle..My sister’s boyfriend Tallen joined us for the dinner..
*My sisters, Shan (L) and Min (R)*
Tallen is the boyfriend of my youngest sister Shan..Enough of scrutinizing the menu and here goes the real deal..
Not knowing what to order and what’s best in Tony Roma’s, we ordered the followings..
*My medium rare Ribeye Steak*
Medium rare Ribeye Steak, it’s juicy and very tender, of course..To be honest, this is my first time trying a medium rare one..
Usually I would have ordered medium well..So, I can’t really compare or comment about this medium rare..
I’m not use to chew on something this raw and bloody..It tasted pretty good, nonetheless..Think I might stick back to my medium well for easier chewing wtf..
More yummylicious photos and kudos to their good service..
*Tallen’s medium rare New York Strip*
New York Strip, the meat is quite succulent and I actually prefer this over my Ribeye, that’s when I compare the medium rare part and also its chewyness..
Taste wise, they are both good on their own rights..
*My sister’s Marinated Boneless Beast of Chicken*
The Marinated Boneless Breast of Chicken is grilled tender chicken with special seasoning and served with rice cooked with garlic or so..
Albeit the rough chicken breast meat, it tasted pretty good, but nothing to shout about..
*My sister’s Fish & Chips*
The fish fillet is rather good, considering Fish & Chips is never in my selection in western restaurants..
On a side note, I’ve actually looked through the Tony Roma’s menu in Asia Pacific outlets but none of them have Fish & Chips in their menu..
My father ordered a medium rare Tennessee Barrel Steak (beef)..The waitress was very considerate that she asked my dad to slice open the middle part to check whether it’s fine for him..
Despite my dad said it was okay, she thinks that it might be too raw for my dad..Then she proceeded to take back the plate of Tennessee Barrel Steak and make a medium well instead..
It was quite random and it was very considerate of her..I don’t know if this is the usual practice of Tony Roma’s but I have to give credit to her service, though I never managed to get her name..
I hope it’s not because I was holding a DSLR and snapping away on the foods that made them behaved that way..
Due to that, I’ve forgotten to snap a pic of the New York Strip and I didn’t really taste it as well..But if based on my dad’s palate, it’s pretty good as well..
And in all I’m very satisfied with the top notch service but the food is nothing much to shout about, and it’s a tad bit expensive..
There’s a Wagyu Steak on the menu and it’s a Tony Roma’s (TR) recommended selection, costs RM99..I know Wagyu meat is like the top notch beef but RM99 is a bit over the edge..
*L>R – Min, Shan, dad, and yours truly*
Before we left we took a family photo..If you were wondering, my mom has passed away in 2006..We’ve lived through the hard times, pretty well..
Happy birthday dad..Hope you had a good time..