Everytime I go to Resorts World Sentosa, Chili’s has become a default pit-stop for a meal after Universal Studios. Perhaps it is feel-good vibes that allow whole groups of friends to be merry over huge burgers, tortilla chips and milkshakes.
The Dallas originated chain has 4 branches in Singapore – Central Clarke Quay, Tanglin Mall, RWS and JCube, all selling Tex-Mex cuisine in huge portions that makes it suitable for families and friends to share. To keep things updated, they have just introduced a new menu available now through 26 November.
An appetising starter would be the Fried Quesadilla Bites ($11.00). Quick tip: Don’t spend too much time on taking photos of the snack. Just eat it while it is still hot and crisp. Battered and fried, I was not expecting the flour tortillas to be oozing with cheese, along with the bites of chunky southwest chicken. Deep fried food lovers would find it tough to stop at one.
These fried bites would go well with the Platinu Presidente Margarita ($16) made with Tres Generaciones Angejo Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liquer and Brandy, garnished with Fresh Lim Sour. If you are fond of the shaker (like my dining partner who wanted to bring a container home), you can buy it back for $14 so that you can make your own concoction at home.
There are a couple of new mains introduced from Chilis – the Parmesan Crusted Steak ($39.00), Bacon & Cheddar Steak ($39.00) and Parmesan Chicken ($24.00).
The steak crusted with parmesan and Monterey Jack cheese worked better for me, with the crisp top layer adding a textured scab and slight saltiness. Makes the steak a little more playful to eat, and go for the medium rare where it is suitably juicy.
Instead, the Southwest seasoned steak topped with bacon and melted cheddar cheese would cheer the younger group because it does feel like eating a pizza at parts. But I felt the accompaniment did not blend as well into the steak, like two separate parts compared to the former.
The Parmesan Chicken is a similar take, drizzled with chile butter and sprinkled with green onions. Chicken breast meat, if not prepared well, can turn out to be dry and tough. But this version manages to lock the moisture in, and turns out to be one of the table’s favourite – with its crumbly outer layer and tender inside.
All the Chili’s mains come with two sides, such as Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes. Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Sweet Potato, Smoked Potato, Homestyle Fries, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Rice and Black Beans.
My personal recommendations for the two are the Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes and sweet and juicy Corn. I must say I haven’t eaten Corn on the Cob for ages, and it is absolutely fun to eat off the stick.
Dessert is a decadent Banana Bread Pudding ($13) topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, chopped nuts and a caramel drizzle. For a limited time, diners will enjoy 20% off when they order any 2 new menu items.
Forget about the calories, or just get more to share your food.
The Central @ Clarke Quay, #01-18, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817 Tel: +65 62251687 (Clarke Quay MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11:00pm (Sun-Thurs), 11:30am – 12:00am (Fri-Sat)
Other Locations: Tanglin Mall, Resorts World Sentosa, J-Cube
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