My favourite food is turning out to be American. I’m not so into pasta but I seem to have a constant craving for burgers and ribs. That’s why I always look forward to a meal at an authentic American Casual Dining Restaurant.
I missed a lot of chains that went away like Chilli’s and Friday’s, but now they are back, with Chilli’s at Tanglin Mall and Sentosa, and Friday’s at The Heeren.
I still miss the old T.G.I FRiDAY’S which was located in it’s very own glass building with a big jumbled LOVE sign in front of it. It was next to Park Mall, an upmarket furniture place. I recall one celebration after work with friends, when I was in my sweet twenties, which seems like a lifetime ago. I was scared out of my wits by the FRiDAY’S gorilla when it bounded right up to me and tried to hug me. I am painfully shy, but it turned out to be quite fun because it was so memorable and made my companions laugh. The guy in that suit must have been like 6 feet tall, because that gorilla was really huge and seemed so real and intimidating! Definitely scary for little kids.
At the newly relaunched Friday’s at Heeren, the open air concept didn’t appeal to me. With the haze it would have felt like sitting in a place where people have been chain smoking. Well, it’s probably not that bad, but my throat feels scratchy right now, so I feel like exaggerating. Instead we chose the air-conditioned indoors area inside Heeren, which was a little squeezy. Actually it just felt that way because I keep comparing it to the old place at Park Mall, where space seemed more generous especially with glass walls and ceilings.
I was hoping for more Halloween decorations, but there were only the green cobwebs. There is a Halloween Contest on the 31st though and I hope someone goes and posts pictures on their blog. That should be fun.
I loved the pulled pork tacos which is making me drool again just thinking about it. The taco was really nice and soft and the pulled pork, bursting with flavour and delicious. The buffalo bites (deboned sourish chicken nuggets) were so good with the sour cream. I would definitely have those two items again and I would want to try their Jack Daniel’s Ribs as well.
I regret my choice of dessert (I tend to always need something sweet at the end of a meal), although I found it extremely cheap at S$3.90 for a choice of three out of five variations. I chose Oreo Choc Mint, Strawberry Parfait and Snickers Treat. It was just S$1.60 for one, but I was greedy. It didn’t appeal to me as I don’t really like overly sweet chocolate mousse (it was supposed to be custard). I just ate mostly the toppings which was snickers bars and oreos.
The people who served us were friendly especially a very cheerful Malay boy who served us.
This was the ‘damage’ as my uncle likes to put it – almost S$40 with taxes:
Boneless Bites -S$9.80
Pulled Pork Tacos – S$18.90
Dessert Mini x3 – S$3.90
#01-K5, 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren
Sunday – Thursday : 11am to 12mn
Friday – Saturday : 11am – 2am