It's my first ORTU and I'm at Dallas Restaurant & Bar! It's no coincidence that both the restaurant and I are named "Dallas" because it's a really awesome name! And it's not all just names; this restaurant serves up some really good food too.
About 12 different dishes were served up, and I will explain why this 8 are my favourite.
The first dish to be served up is the lamb sliders. These miniature burgers looks rather simple to prepare, with just a minced lamb patty, some sauce and a few pieces of vege, but they taste quite ok
Next up is Breaded Mushroom. There are many restaurants that serve sides similar to this, but none done as well as this restaurant. The mushroom is breaded together with cheese and fried, then served with a little mayonnaise on top. It's so good that the little boy across the table finished 3!
Salt & Pepper Calamari
Served together with the Breaded Mushroom is Salt & Pepper Calamari. It's quite ordinary, but I thing I noted is that it's fried quite well and not oily. But I'm not sure how the salt & pepper came about..
Alabama Pork Ribs
Next is Alabama Pork Ribs. I'm not familiar with Alabama cuisine, but it sure taste kind of Indian style to me. The meat slides clean off the bone and the meat is marinated such that every inch is full of flavour.
Chicken Tikka with Coriander Mint Sauce
The last platter to be served up is the Chicken Tikka with Coriander Mint Sauce. Months back, I had a meal in a luxurious Indian restaurant and was served Chicken Tikka as well, and to my delight, Dallas restaurant managed to re-create that taste! The meat is well marinated and flavour is just right. Definitely one of my favourites.
Avocado Chicken Parmigiana
Moving on to the first main course with a full stomach, is Avocado Chicken Parmigiana. Forget the fancy name, it's basically chicken cutlet baked with tomato pasta sauce and a thick layer of cheese. It's the first time I've taste something like this, and I'm hooked! And to add on, the portion is really huge. In my opinion, this is the best value for money dish in terms of both price and taste. However, I didn't manage to taste any avocado inside, and honestly, I won't even know until I've seen the name of the dish, nonetheless, it's still a fantastic dish.
Beef & Chicken Fajitas
2nd last up is Beef & Chicken Fajitas. The fun part is where you can prepare your own popiah (for singapore style) or taco (mexican style). I'm not sure if I supposed to do this but I added a little of every sauce, and it does taste kind of weird. Something new and worth trying, but I probably won't come back for this one.
Fiery & Berri Pork Ribs
The last dish is kind of shocked me a little, both name and portion. The portion is quite huge because the restaurant kindly served us a full rack, and having the name "fiery" sends chills down my spine. Half of the rack is supposed to be sweet, and the other half, spicy. But both halves are equally sweet, and not spicy at all, in terms of my low chili tolerance level. Like the Alabama Pork Ribs, it is well seasoned and the meat slides clean off the rib. The only difference is probably the Fiery & Berri Pork Ribs is sweeter, and has the BBQ sauce flavour to it.
Overall, I like the ambiance of the restaurant with nice comfy cushions and excellent service. I've enjoyed most of the food served during the ORTU because it's mostly meat, and meat is my best friend. I recommend this restaurant for celebrating special occasions, and I will be back for the food again!
Date of Visit: Jul 28, 2012 Other Ratings: