It'd been a while since I patronised Outback Steakhouse, having an interior designed with the idea of Aboriginal art in mind, back in 2006. It was a blessing in disguise that I didn't get to sit inside, for the cooling breeze outside was really worth it that evening. Anyway, at the end of today's review, I'd like to introduce you to a new friend! :)
Seared Ahi Tuna (Half) S$11.90
Scrumptious pieces of bright-red tuna were served, lightly seared and rubbed with bold black pepper and other spices. Out of the two varieties of sauce given, I had a preference for the tangy and creamy ginger soy sauce over the wasabi (Japanese horseradish) vinaigrette which was good too, but somewhat thin.
Soup of the Day S$4.90
That day's selection was creamy tomato soup with basil which I found to be well-executed. Rich in tomato and bell pepper cubes, the heart-warming appetiser had an amazing sweet and sour balance. By the way, I'd like to note that the soup came after the main course dishes.
Black Pepper Steak S$27.90
I requested my beef chunks on the sizzling plate to be medium, but unfortunately, some of them turned out to be unpleasantly chewy. Some of them, however, still retained their juiciness. The black pepper sauce wasn't bold enough, and it was somewhat salty. The saving grace was the sweet and crunchy onion rings on the sizzling hotplate.
Grilled Salmon S$28.90
The grilled salmon, which was lightly seasoned, happened to be big enough. While the outside was slightly overcooked, the inside was still largely moist and succulent. The piece of lemon was juicy and zesty enough to make up for the dry outer layer of the fillet. The rice pilaf had a pleasant taste, but a bit too lumpy for my liking.
Banana Nut Cake S$9.90
Taste: 7/10Ambience: 8/10
Pika's advice: Should you happen to be around in the afternoon, they have affordable lunch dishes which are served with a bowl of soup and a glass of soda! I'm not sure if I'd be keen to go back to the restaurant; I suppose it'd take me several years again. As promised, I shall introduce Honeydew! Her face looks a bit like Melon's, no? :P
9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-99 Millenia Walk
(Daily: 11.30am - 10.30pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)