Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tony Roma's, Midvalley

Well, this is a backlog post which I felt like posting since a letdown after knowing that Tony Roma's is not among the tenant list of the new Aeon Klebang mall. Instead, they got a Cruisers Steak House which I felt is a far cry from some of the big names available in the Klang Valley. I guess probably most also felt uncertain about Ipoh market as the purchasing and spending habits of average Ipohian is far from promising. Look at many of the failed attempts. Rather than lamenting on how Ipoh did not seem to grow much after decades, lets look into what Klang Valley have to offer...

Tony Roma's is a pork-free restaurant but I doubt there is Halal certification due to they serve alcoholic beverages. I noticed there are some open minded Muslims who don't mind dining in. So basically I'm gonna review their weekday lunch set here. Before we go on, here is a picture of their complimentary bread and butter.

This is the Soup of the Day which comes with the set lunch. The mushroom soup is creamy and satisfying. This is how it should be, the portion need not be to big, but the soup must pack a punch upon the first spoonful. The same can be said for the Vegetable Soup. Another savoury soup with loads of onions and some bits of beef, tummy warming indeed and complements the warm bread.

This is the BBQ Quarter Chicken served with 2 sides. By default its the fries and coleslaw but apparently the waiter allows to switch it to other side available for the day. The chicken was deliciously  tender and juicy. The sweetish BBQ sauce glazed on it provided the smokiness aroma. The baked potato was served with sour cream, shaved cheese and bacon bits. Initially I changed the fries to try something else, mashed potatoes or baked beans but I think the waiter missed out on my request on the sides. This set was at RM16.90 if I remembered correctly. Very affordable set lunch for Klang Valley standard...

This is the the Fish and Fries which comes in its default selection of side dishes which are the well, you guessed it, Fries and a refreshing  coleslaw. The batter was neither too thick and the fish was well cooked within. I was not too sure about the fish fillet used but I am quite sure it is not Dory. The fries are the thick cut with some skin still intact, a strong evidence these are definitely not your generic shoestrings found in fast food chains.

The myriad of sauces to go with your meals - besides the Heinz tomato and chill sauce, they have 4 in-house sauce: Honey, Original, Hot and BBQ.

Can decide which to go along with? Try a bit of everything. The honey and spicy one are my personal favourites, proably the original and BBQ one is quite similar to one another and coincidentally the roasted chicken was flavoured already in such a way. The dining experience was memorable indeed and the service was very attentive. This is my second time here, the first time dining alone and trying their signature Roma's ribs, which has tender fall-off-the-bone texture. And there will definitely be a third time :)

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