Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chili's: My Boston Dream

It may be years years ago that i stayed in Boston but the memories still visit every now and then. Acclimatizing to the food there was so facile. I became an American grub freak within days, hooked to all that Uno's, Chili's, Panera Bread, Dunkin' Donuts... yada yada junks. Could eat them routinely without feeling an inch of guilt.

That explains why im such a bread freak now haha. Not born to be but nurtured to be one.

So imagine my joy to hear about Chili's reappearance in Singapore! Of course slightly dismayed that Spageddies had to go (there's always Paragon), but Chili's is one dearly missed joint i'm pouncing to eat at.

From my recollections i don't suppose the menu deviated much. Chili's food is chiefly North American, with plenty of Tex-Mex & Canadian accents. Like in the States service is a highly regarded factor. I'm always pleased with their chirpy, genuinely passionate staffs and this extends to our side. Only difference was the cosy lodgy ambience at Boston which i failed to find here.

I decided to keep things light for the night. The Guiltless Chicken Pita ($14.90) is nothing over the skies but a neat collation of some of my favourite foods. I totally dig grilled meats with those charred indentations, the clearer the better.(*thinks of those droolicious charred charsiew ends...) This one starred Fajita-marinated chicken (grill lines assured), pico de gallo and shredded lettuce wrapped within a soft pita. On the side a personal pot of blackbeans stew filler. Now all i need is a good dollop of creamy guacamole and the picture would be complete.

For the hungrys & hungrier, there is always Chilli's Big Mouth Burger series to depend on. Shamefully intimidated by their prized Southern Smokehouse Bacon BMB, the BBQ Ranch Burger ($18.90) became a predicated alternative. Applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, shredded lettue, tomato, pickle and fries. Surely sufficient for the hungrys.

Skipping desserts at an American haunt is not my behaviour. We partook in what seemed to be their signature choice, being actively highlighted on all their advertising scores. The huge Molten Chocolate Cake ($16.90)- warm not-so-warm chocolate cake with non-molten chocolate fudge filling, topped with rich vanilla ice cream under a crunchy chocolate shell. Mysteriously felt like a pud out of Betty Crocker's stir-and-bake instant mix. Utterly disappointing.

Nooope, even a poor dessert didn't kill my fluttering mood. I couldn't say more about the awesome feeling i have when in Chili's. Felt like i was teleported back to the junkfood paradise and the number of caucasian diners is a living proof of it. This feeling is simply indampenable.

Chili's Restaurant
163 Tanglin Road
#02-23 Tanglin Mall
6733 3317

1 comment:

  1. great post, i was wondering about their price ranges. hahahahaha pocket feeling a bit tight nowadays :D



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