Saturday, March 06, 2010

Cavalock and The Applebees Disaster

Saw that the new Applebees restaurant at Somerset had opened earlier in the week, and dropped in for lunch. I mean, it's one of those gotta-try-it-at-least-once kinda thing, since I never had it when I was in the U.S. years ago.


So how was it? Well, it's not somewhere I see myself going to anytime soon. The food was average at best but the price ... yikes! Don't wanna sound like a cheapskate but lunch for two with two mains, one starter and two drinks was a little over a hundred bucks. Yah, I know I had the ribeye (as usual) but still that sure didn't taste like an over $30 ribeye to me. It was ok, at least they had A1 sauce on hand.


Next time I'll just have a steak at Botak Jones around the corner then head to Applebees for drinks. Geez, for over $100 I could have had a real kick@$$ Japanese meal. Oh, and the starter arrived like 10 minutes after both mains were served. WTF?!?

Anyway, week has been kinda busy with work and stuff. Took a bunch of random pix and well, here you go. As usual, all pix with the iPhone.


It's strawberry season again in Japan. Saw this at Isetan last weekend and it kinda reminded me that this time last year, I was having a blast in Tokyo. Was really cold and my hands, fingers were all freezing, had to run into a 7-11 to buy a pair of oversized gloves.


My trusty Samsung vacuum cleaner, probably the only Korean product in my apartment. Yup, am not a big fan of Korean stuff or food but the vacuum cleaner has served me well for like, 5 years now. Yes, I probably jinxed it now :P . The plastic tube that collects the dust directly is the best part cos I can just clean that instead of changing the bag all the time.


I guess you could say this is my salaryman dinner for one. Not the best sushi but it's just across the road from the office and maybe once a fortnight if I'm working late, I'll pop in for dinner before heading home.


My old prata stall at the Waterloo Street food complex is back. But I forgot how much I spent on that breakfast and I can't update my little budget now. Anyway, another place to head to for good and cheap weekend breakfast.


Finally, this one ought to be interesting once it's done.....

10 comments:

ice said...

Oh my, must be really bad. Think this is the 1st time I hear you rant so badly about lousy food.

m said...

I nearly had applebees for dinner aroud 2+wks ago, but it was still closed (so ended up at wild honey). thankfully they weren't open yet or not i'd have another horror blogpost to share :P

Cavalock said...

ice: the food wasn't bad, just average and definitely not worth over $100. although the drinks menu looks tempting...

m: for the same price, i think u would hv had a more satisfiying meal at wild honey.

Lunch is Served! said...

How was the Heize demi glace sauce?

Cavalock said...

pauline: haven't tried it yet. FYI, its cheaper at mediya than at isetan, mediya $6.10, isetan $6.90. ;)

Lunch is Served! said...

Good grief! What a difference!

imp said...

AIYOH. i told myself that i won't even bother trying Applebees. I'm already not impressed at Bedrock Grill or Oriole across the road. I secretly put Applebees in the same category as TGIF and Chilli's. SIGH. What a waste of your food budget!

Cavalock said...

imp: oh, oriole not good too? ok, will stick to ootoya across the road when i'm in the neighborhood again. ;)

girl Japan said...

haha I used to like Applebee's but then I was young and in my early twenties... soooo my food or shall we say, my palette has CHANGED.

Cavalock said...

hi april! glad to see that yr palette has changed! <^;^>