09 July 2012
Few lucky OpenRicers were exclusively invited to the #25 OpenRice Tasty Union (ORTU) at Outback Steakhouse on 28 June 2012 and I am thrilled to be one of the few. We get to chill and make new friends with fellow food lovers from OpenRice. (ˆڡˆ)
Venue: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-114 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Contact: +65 6884 5967
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am - 10.30pm
- The Shop
The Australian themed steakhouse restaurant exudes a casual ambience and contemporary decor. The warm lighting, wooden furniture and bar setting goes perfectly with its casual, laid-back appeal.
Best known for its generous portions of just right steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers an assortment of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides.
Not only they serves a very good variety of food, the wooden bar offers cold beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, each drink crafted to perfection by their skilled bartender.
- The Food
The sweet maraschino cherries and tart limes mixed with grenadine and Sprite was sweet and tangy. The refreshing drink guaranteed to tickle the taste buds with its limey- sweet flavor. I simply love it!
The freshly baked honey wholemeal Boston bread was addictive! The thin chewy crusted bread was light and pillow-soft on the inside. Can't decide if I should have the fluffy and lightly sweetened bread on its own or slathered with their slightly salted homemade butter. I like that nice buttery fragrance!
Ahi Tuna Chopped Salad
Not only it is loaded with healthy veggies, the dressing adds quite a punch of flavor in the wasabi vinaigrette. Topped with crispy wonton strips and savory pan-seared sashimi-style tuna coasted with black pepper. So light and refreshing.
The stacked high hand-cut onion strings dusted with outback's own secret seasonings was decent. Its crisp on the outside but tender within, however felt the onion rings were a little over fried and the batter was lacking in flavor.
Alice Springs Chicken Quesadila
The soft and chewy thin grilled tortilla layered with zesty grilled chicken breast sauteed with mushrooms and bacon are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. The great flavor and texture is so good on its own that you can forget about the honey mustard sauce.
Have plenty of napkins and ice cold pint ready for this combination platter that contains three of Outback's best sellers worldwide - Kookaburra Wings, Aussie Cheese Fries and Crispy Fried Mushrooms.
The fettuccine was nicely cook. Shrimp, calamari and fish fillet was succulent. Definitely a good choice for non meat-lovers.
Ribs and Alice Springs Chicken
The rack of pork ribs was tender that it fall off the bone easily, wish it was juicier. Paired with grilled chicken breast topped with bacon, honey mustard sauce and sauteed mushrooms was tender but a tad salty.
Outback Special (11oz)
Outback's signature sirloin seasoned with bold spices was on the tough side for me. This could be the sirloin has a thicker cut compare to ribeye and it was prepared medium done. Personally I prefer my steak medium rare.
Ribeye was tender, juicer and more savory compare to the Sirloin even it was prepared medium done too. It was seasoned and seared with Outback's secret 17 seasoning blend and chargrilled over an open flame. No wonder it was more flavourful.
Dessert Sampler Trio
Sampler three of the most popular desserts, Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, Cheesecake and Banana Nut Cake.
My favourite was the chocolate brownie with ice cream, and whipped cream. Brownie was fudgy and moist, what can go wrong with ice cream and anything chocolate?
- My Opinion
The staff at this warm and welcoming restaurant are attentive and friendly. If you are looking for a place where you can unwind with your favourite drink round off with a flavorful dinner, you might want to give Outback Steakhouse a shot.
Thank you OpenRice for the invite and freebies
Cute Cheryl wants to keep the bread to herself
My fellow foodies friends busy snapping
Group shot before we start our dinner
Wan Ling, CelestialDelish, Alexis, Cheryl, Charles.
Just can't get enough of photo taking
The babes with dessert
Thank you guys for the company
Check out our experience at Outback Steakhouse!