Tuesday, July 7, 2009

First visit to Tony Roma's

I have heard of Tony Roma's for ages now but didn't get a chance to try it out when I was in Penang. Therefore, after I moved to KL, one of the first places that I told Saucer I wanted to go was Tony Roma's. And sure enough, we paid this restaurant a visit within my first month here. :) Lucky for us, the restaurant is located pretty nearby in Sunway Pyramid, just about 10 minutes drive away. We were served by this friendly waiter called Raja, who's overly enthusiastic and funny!

I didn't order the drinks from the menu, but asked for warm water as usual. You'd be happy to know that the warm water was free of charge. :)

Warm water

We took some time browsing through their menu, paying attention to the ribs section as those are apparently their specialty. Too bad they don't have pork ribs here though, because I'm a big fan of those! Look at Saucer taking his own sweet time to browse the menu.

Saucer browsing menu

Shortly after placing our orders, we were surprised by a complimentary serving of piping hot bread and butter to our table! I thought that was a really sweet touch because I was already starving at that time. The butter was not very salty and it had traces of herbs and garlic in it. So when you place a big chunk of it inside the hot bread, it will melt nicely. :)

Complimentary bread and butter

Some more camwhoring while waiting for food. :)

witch and Saucer

Saucer ordered the Rib combo dinners, where you could choose some other dishes to go with 2 ribs (instead of the original 4 ribs). That way, you get to try out more dishes in one order. We chose the Sirloin steak to go with the pair of ribs. The ribs were pretty flavourful and delicious, but rather small in size. Besides, the bones were so huge and meat was limited that eating one rib didn't seem to have any impact to the stomach. *LOL* As for the sirloin steak, it was pretty disappointing for us because it was a little hard. Even though it was medium rare, the cooked part was still pretty tough, and the middle part was bloody. *shivers* Definitely not what I would order again.

One thing I should mention though, is that whenever you order ribs, you're given 4 different bottles of sauces, specifically for ribs only. Our waiter Raja, described all the different sauces in a very funny way and even drew a smiley on our plate using the sauces. He was so jovial that one couldn't help but smile when he's talking. :)

Ribs and sirloin steak

I didn't know what to order and settled for one of their signature dishes, the Roma burger! It was a burger with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles. Of course, I opted to remove the onions and pickles. Smelly stuffs those things. :P

Roma burger

The beef patty was reasonably thick and there were TWO slices of cheese on the patty, literally melting off each other. Yum! The portion of this burger was definitely pretty huge and would be enough for 2 persons as a light meal.

Roma burger cross section

Finally, it was time to end our meal on a sweet note! :) I am always open for desserts, so much so that many new-found friends have already discovered that I have a sweet tooth. *LOL* We ordered the Chocolate Brownie Sundae: warm tender chewy fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and crushed Oreo® cookies. Are you salivating yet? The combination of warm brownie and cold ice-cream never fail to tantalize me. The brownie was soft and didn't crumble easily, which was perfect. The vanilla ice-cream was not overly sweet, hence combining it with the chocolate brownie was the perfect balance.

Ice-cream + brownie dessert

Can't have enough...!

My vist to Tony Roma's was overall pleasant, probably with the good service of the waiter too. The food was above average, except for the sirloin steak. However, it would have been better if the ribs were or meatier or larger cuts.

At the end of the meal, we were given this receipt that would give us RM10 off our next visit if we went to their website to do a simple survey. Once you complete the survey, you're given a unique code, which you're supposed to write on the receipt. So this receipt will work as a RM10 voucher for your next visit! Isn't that great? The best part is, this RM10 voucher can be used in conjunction with other discounts as well, such as the 10% discount offered by Direct Access Credit Card. That means 10% discount + RM10 off! What a good deal, I'll say. :)

Tony Roma's
LL 1.43, Lower Level One,
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Eshan
Phone: 603-74921188
Fax: 603-74929188


Hai Seong said...

finally, a blog update. Drooling....let's go there again tonight !

J2Kfm said...

CIMB credit card also got 10%, aside from their Direct Access one.

and i requested for the sauces to go with my burger as well, to furnish the dry patty with some moisture. ;)

kirana said...

ooo mei yee u gi dating hehe

after this buleh belanja i pulak..dah dapat discount tu :)

Irenelim said...

Wahaha, go patoh at Tony Roma's :) Treat me la, I haven't been there, I wanna try their warm water and the huge burger. :)

foongpc said...

I want that choc brownie sundae!! I don't mind not eating anything in Tony Roma - I just want that choc brownie sundae! : )

Big Boys Oven said...

wow I just adore those ribs! :)
By the way can you drop me an emai so that I can get in touch with you at bigboysoven@gmail.com

David said...

Hi Witch

Did you try the kickin Shrimp Cocktail? That is a worthy appetizer i'd never missed. Darn GOOD !!

Shell (貝殼) said...

I've not get a chance to try Tony roma's yet.
The dessert looks nice, especially the warm chocolate brownie^^

iamthewitch said...

Hai Seong: Yes! I second that! :)

J2Kfm: You're right, CIMB card also has the same discount. But I always thought CIMB = Direct Access. :)

kirana: Hehe, boleh boleh. I bagi u RM10 discount tu. :P

Irenelim: Haha... Aiya, I asked you many times wanna go eat Japanese buffet together or not, you also don't want. :P

foongpc: Someone's got a sweet tooth! Just like me! :P

Big Boys Oven: Yup, ribs are nice, if only they're bigger. :)

David: Oh I didn't try that before, but I saw some tables ordering that. Is it the same as TGIF Shrimp martini also?

Shell: You should try it out one day. Not that expensive. :) The dessert is good enough to be shared! ;)

prettybeautiful said...

been to tony ramas twice, but don't know why i am not tempted to go back there again.

p/s: nice meeting u! :D