Tuesday, June 17

Tony Roma's Mid Valley

This is Nasrul, he sacrificed his whole 2 week holiday to stay in our KL apartment to care of the injured WuNan while everyone else went back to their respective hometowns & had a good rest.

This is the injured Wunan who jumped from the top of our 7 floor building.

Nas had plans for the holidays but he gave them all up.
He spent the holidays caring for Nesa's injured WuNan, his baby Sho'el & my beloved Shadow.
I did not bring Shadow with me because Nas wanted the siblings to stay together. If they are seperated for too long, they may return as strangers & become territorial.
His original plan was to take the 3 cats home with him to Seremban.
But WuNan's accident complicated the matter & he had to stay back in KL.

When I landed in KL from Kuching, I was hungry for some meat...
I also wanted to compensate Nas for the sacrifice he made...
So he picked me up from KL Sentral & we headed to Tony Roma's @ Mid Valley for dinner on me!



This is what Tony Roma's in Mid Valley Megamall looks like.
Unfortunately, we went on a Malaysian Father's Day so the restaurant was full.
Fortunately, there was a hot young waitress, Ain, at the front desk who was pleasing to look at & very professional with her work.
She was friendly even though she was under a lot of pressure.
She put us in a waiting list & promised to call us if there was a table.

After wondering around Mid Valley for more than half an hour...
we were starting to consider other options...
right then, my phone started to sizzle...
Ain called.
She had a table spread out for us.
Nas & I looked at each other...
the same thought ran through our heads...
Tony Roma's here we come!

That evening, I had my very first piña colada.
Yes, it was mentioned in the Sean Kingston song, Take You There.
It was a very refleshing & sweet mix of blended ice with rich coconut cream & pineapple pieces.
The original drink is an alcoholic drink composed of rum, pineapple juice & coconut cream in crushed ice but this one was just as welcome a treat on such a hot day!

We skipped entrées because (from previous experience of having just a sandwich at Tony Roma's @ Pavillion which has really huge) I expected a large serving in the mains.
I ordered a ribeye steak that night with great anticipation...
But it greatly dissapointed me...

I asked for a medium-rare steak because I wanted to taste a little blood & sink my teeth into juicy chewy meat.
But when my steak was served, it did not look very impressive...
It was a dry black piece of meat half the size of a man's palm...
The way it was presented did not make me feel like eating it...
First impression = bad

But I thought to myself:
Well... dont judge a book by its cover!
Give it a shot...
Let me cut it first...
Ok, it's a bit hard to cut...
Hey, it's black in the middle!
It's well done! I wanted medium rare!

Oh, well... Here goes nothing!
*chew* *chew*
Gosh.. it is so tough...
Gosh... i dont taste the meat...
too well-done... maybe overdone...
Sigh... I tasted better cheaper steak.

After I was done, the waiter came & asked if he could clear the table.
We consented but the way he did it was not dignifying.
As he proceeded to take the plates, he realised that he couldn't carry a plate in each of his hands, so he decided to stack our 2 plates...
Now stacking is fine, but stacking on the table infront of a customer is NOT!
Esp when you have to empty one plate onto another infront of him!
Gosh~~
That just ruined my experience!

However, I did get a good chat with Ain after dinner...
Just a chat... ntg more ok?!
She was nice to talk to... really nice...

Sorry Tony Roma's in Mid Valley Megamall...
I'm never coming back & I'm not going to recommend you to any of my friends...
In fact, I might even discourage people from trying you out!

But I haven't given up on Tony Roma's just yet...
The one at Pavillion gave me a very good impression...
Maybe it's time I paid a second visit & blog about it...

One thing's for sure...
I'm never having steak in Malaysia anymore...
Unless I prepare it myself!

koko' rates Tony Roma's @ Mid Valley:
0.5 out of 5

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