Friday, February 17, 2012

TGI Friday's with my coursemate

It was a rainy Saturday evening, but I'm very happy to see my course mates brace through the rain and jam of course. Our reunion dinner this year was held after the 15 days of CNY, so there was no need  to have a Chinese full course set dinner. That's why we had it in a Western cuisine environment. Considering PJ area to be the midpoint, TGI Friday was a good option as it brings back nostalgic and fond memories of birthdays celebrated here during final years (during first years, it was just fast food chain or mamaks, second year is always held in Wong Kuok for the complimentary giant milk tea)

Lets take a short review on the food, after all this is supposed to be a food blog. Girl from Kuantan ordered steak.... forgot this was the Tennessee Steak or Sirloin Steak. What I remembered was it didn't come cheap, around RM60. A bottle of Strongbow was ordered to satiate her carnivorous appetite. QA Executives DO NOT earn much, but that doesn't mean we do not know how to pamper ourselves. Well, she has been promoted to Senior Executive recently, so congrats sis! (When is my turn? FML!)

Similarly, if you are not staying in KL, why not go all out and order according to your heart's desire. I went for the promotional Best Beef Ribs with a choice of 3 new sauces which i went for Mustard Herb BBQ Sauce. 7 slabs of beef ribs were arranged casually alongside crispy fries, onion rings and apple coleslaw... As described in the menu, they are indeed fall-off-the-bone tender, fire grilled and glazed to perfection. This gargantuan portion cost me RM56.90, a worthy price to pay, best if the portion is shared. I find the version here is better than Tony Roma's cause its juicier and tender.

Chargrilled North Atlantic Salmon Fillet served with seasoned vegetables and cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.

This should be the Chicken and Shrimp Diablo. Tender, seasoned chicken and shrimp sautéed in olive oil, then blended in a fiery tomato Diablo sauce. Served on linguine pasta with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese.

Local KL-ites had the Chicken Ceasar Salad. Tired of eating posh food everyday... or just low on budget perhaps? Hehehehe....

Double Stack Chicken Quasidallas. Chargrilled chicken, Colby and Jack cheeses and caramelized onions and peppers double stacked in flour tortillas. Served with herb rice, fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. (I copied the description from the TGIF website as I did not try my friends' food). But honestly, this is quite a big portion... especially the amount of carbohydrate.

Cedar Seared Salmon Pasta. It's something like a  typical Cabonara. Just the slight difference that  fettuccine is doused with a  blend of creamy Alfredo white sauce.

Key West Whitefish.... Errr, whats a white fish? Hehehe.... For the health freaks =p
 Great time of updating each other on hows life. Some of us haven't been meeting each other since convocation!!! Its our 3rd reunion... I missed the last two gatherings, so it has been nearly 3 years since we saw each other. There were 17 of us, a number to be proud of. Kudos to those who traveled from far... Kuantan, Johor Bahru and yours truly from Ipoh who made this gathering a success. And for those who are in KL but still play the anti-social game (or some who only hang out with their high class strata of friends only) and need me as the organizer to beg you and keep reminding you to meet up, you suck! Seriously, YOU SUCK BIG TIME since university days from being an outcast voluntarily. Cause 17 of us had a great time sharing our joyous moments in our career and love life! Some have registered their marriage and planning on their wedding dinner soon, some got their first house, some promoted at work, some finally had their first girlfriend and also someone who is getting married to a Taiwanese and migrating there!

A group photo before we parted off. Can't wait for our next gathering. I think no need wait till next CNY... cause there will be a lot of "summonses" issued out this year. Hehehe.... No second round for us that night but there is second round for me... Read on. Stay tune for the next blog posting. =)

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