Wednesday, February 25, 2009

OUTBACK Steakhouse @ Millenia Walk

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil,
You'll come a-waltzing matilda with me.

There came a-waltzing time when the world was crumbling down and the people were hungry and poor. In the heart of town, a Tasmanian girl was in search of coins for exchange of a slice of bread. To her surprise, a kind man presented her with a piece of paper. It was a ticket. She read the words, told her other poor friend whom was also in search of fortune on the west side of town and together, they embarked on a journey to the great outback.

Along the way, they talked about their expectations of the outback. How exciting, how blessed, how they would stuff themselves silly with food. The friend sang with glee knowing that he will have a chance to eat cow meat.

Complimentary Bushman Bread – sweet and fluffy, it was really good!

Pan-seared Darling Point Crab Cakes (S$14.90) - Juicy, flaky crabcakes served with a mild remoulade sauce.

Grilled fish marsala (S$26.90) – 225 gms of dory fish served with a flavourful cream based spinach/mushroom marsala sauce and vegetables as side.

Outback Sirloin (S$27.90) - 8 ounce of seared, juicy, grain-fed center-cut.

The outback was a happy and friendly place. They were glad the children had fun and gave them another ticket, singing you'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

No, this was not near the billabong.

On the way back, the Tasmanian girl found something amusing. She counted her coins and bought herself a cup of paradise. It was very different from the outback and she seemed to enjoy it more.

Happy, they both went a-waltzing back to the harsh reality of recession.

OUTBACK Steakhouse
Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039596 (next to Conrad Hotel)
Tel: (+65) 8837 3242


Selba said...

Oh yummmmm... *drooling*

Xiu Long Bao said...

The food was mediocre but the story is great.

...The next day, the Tasmanian girl threw the ticket back at the kind man. She ain't going back to the billabong. Luckily the parfait saved her day.

gfad said...

I am really Cheena-ahsoh la. Not a single pix entices me.. :( Only the flower pix manage to attract my attention..

Are those ice particles on the chestnut swirls? Gives me the impression that it has been sitting in the freezer a mite too long. And thank goodness the calf next to it wasn't hairy.. :D

mimid3vils said...

I think Kl have Outback Steakhouse too, at BB park if not mistaken :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyoh so spoil fun 1...

jolly skipping back to recession...

poor thing..

550ml jar of faith said...

Crab cakes!!! Oh what I'd do for some crab cakes right now!! So unkind to my goutish inclination, but so very kind to my soul!

evan 이벤젤린 said...

omg the steak and bread looks really good!! say, the last pic of the mont blanc, was it from marvelous cream @ citylink? :D

thenomadGourmand said...

as usual, ur writing style jz makes reading so enjoyable.
on a diff note: Gimme gimme that crab cakes, bread n fish!

ling239 said...

spinach/mushroom marsala sauce sound exciting... wonder if they serve it over here ~

jason said...

I think we have Outback here too. The parfait looked so perfect..

sc said...

well, you got me humming that song while reading this..hmm, how come the food looks better here than msia's outback?

backStreetGluttons said...

thats a pretty colorful outback , no doubt rough but tough and gentle. Fantastic Tasmanian matey

Life for Beginners said...

Now I wanna get myself my very own Tasmanian Girl too! Anyone wanna apply? :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, haha, it's lunchtime and i'm drooling as well! ;)

xiu long bao, i thought u liked the crabcakes very much? the food's ok la. oh, thanks for the story!

huh, tasmanian girl really threw the tix back to the kind man ar? yoorrrr, the kind man wont give her tixs anymore leh, liddat! haha!

gfad, aiyoh, u not ahsoh lar. i think u are miss malaysian food, that's why. hey, when u come back, we go dai chow lar!

haha, i oso feel the same about the ice particles. it shouldnt be there. but overall, the dessert tasted ok though. and haha, the calf belongs to tasmanian girl la, that's y not hairy..haha!

mimi, yeah u are right! i think bangsar oso got one. but too many nice stuff around there, so i am easily distracted..hehehe...

joe, haha! what to do, reality bites. that's why it was good to escape even for a few hours and just makan. we want more coins! haha!

550ml jar of faith, goutish inclination or not, crabs got iodine. so, it's good for thyroid prevention. so, it's very kind to the body as well..haha! yay, let's indulge! ;)

evan 이벤젤린, YES, you da queen of desserts! ;) haha! yeah, i din even know the existence of this place until tasmanian girl dragged me in. it looked good from the picture but when we bought one, it looked like normal ice cream cup. u like marvelous cream? ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

thenomadGourmand, thanks so much for the compliment! i enjoyed writing it as well! ;) next time u come over to singapore, call me la! we go crabbing/fishing/breading! ;)

ling239, i think the menu is almost similar. do give it a try and let us whether u like it or not, ok? ;) cos tasmanian girl didnt like it. i suka! ;)

jason, yupe, outback is in kl as well. the parfait looked even better in the menu they shown us. i wish they have dine-in as well cos i think the presentation will be better. ;)

sc, waltzing matilda? cool! i've not tried the one in malaysia yet but yeah, i was impressed with the portions here. hmmm, perhaps i shd check out the outback at bv and do a comparison..but bv got so many eateries...argghh, decisions! lol!

backstreetgluttons, oh, tough and gentle. that's a very cool description of the outback. and yeah, pretty colourful, that's for sure, with huge portions to boost as well. tasmanian matey fantastic? ok ok, i must go tell her! ;)

kenny, yorrrr, cannot liddat one. u already got one very cool snow white. cannot campur fairytales one. haha! hey, hv u met this tasmanian girl? hmmmm, maybe it's time u all gather gather and we go makan makan. ;)

thenomadGourmand said...

LOL! Sg trip maybe sooner than u think!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

i confused leh. you liked the food or not? i like ur pics, of course.

Faye fly said...

i like tat flower pic ! warm n pretty

ck lam said...

Besides hearing a good story from you, I also came to know of the 'remoulade' sauce.
Would be nice to taste this sauce on my next seafood meal.

ladyironchef said...

nice write-up! aye, pass by outback many many times, but didn't go in. I did took a peep inside during the last time i went to millenia walk, the atmosphere looks quite cosy!

fatboybakes said...

is it the same flers as outback here? the one here is veryyyy the mediocre... but you made yours sound so delectable.

babe_kl said...

the two in KL is really nothing to show about but yr pics made it looked so yummy :p

CUMI & CIKI said...

hairy.. have u started exercising..ahem ?!

Nic (KHKL) said...

thenomadGourmand, cool! it'll be great if you come during the sales period too! ;)

lyrical lemongrass, hits and misses lor. the crabcakes and marsala fish were good. the best part, however, is the bread! sweet, soft and warm, woah, good stuff! and thanks so much for the compliment, dear! ;)

faye, oh, that was part of the cny decoration. i thought it looked interesting, so took a few shots.

ck lam, glad u enjoyed the story! yeah, the remoulade sauce went well with the crabcakes. ohhhh, do let us know what you think of the remoulade sauce, ya! ;)

ladyironchef, yeah, actually, there are many restaurants in millenia walk. the ambiance here is more relaxed and makes a good dinner venue on weekends.

fatboybakes, i think i saw one at BV. never tried the ones in kl but this one is not too bad. the roti was really good. it's called a bushman loaf, if i recall correctly. i've not tried their premium steak though. ok lar, i'm more of a rendang guy. haha!

babe_kl, ok lar, looks like i'll hafta give the kl ones a miss. what i miss most is hokkien mee from kl. that's for sure! ;)

cumi & ciki, hahahahaha! yes, yes. but stopped last week cos was busy at work (which means no food as well, so the equation's balanced now..haha!). will hit the treadmill again this week, definitely.

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