Took a trip to Outback
Truth be told, I’ve always admired Outback Steakhouse for its massive size along Libis. I pass by the area almost everyday and have consistently asked myself when my next visit would be – the last time I went was during my high school graduation. Fortunately enough, after a morning appointment in Makati dad and I decided to drop by the restaurant for lunch on the way back.
Aussie Chicken Cobb Salad (P499) 1 out of 5 on the DO scale
Salads are immaculate to me, given the fact that they rely solely on the freshness of its ingredients. Sadly, I don’t think Outback’s salad was quite up to par as the carrots and tomatoes were a tad stale. I did enjoy the buttery croutons though and I liked how the bacon bits gave a hint of saltiness – but really, the lack of great tasting vegetables was disappointing.
Baby Back Ribs (half rack/P669) 4 out of 5 on the DO scale
It’s the usual fall-off-the-bone kind of meat that you’d expect from any steakhouse, but one of the things I’d commend about this dish is how it isn’t smothered by its sauce – you still get to taste the succulent meat even with the tangy barbecue sauce. The fries are fried in just the right amount of time but I only wish the presentation looked more appealing. It’s a little sad seeing only two colors on a white plate.
Creme Brûlée (P199) 3.5 out of 5 on the DO scale
I prefer my creme brûlée blow torched a bit more so the rating’s a little biased, but I would have to commend Outback for making this dessert fresh from scratch each day. Like what I said earlier, the top is only lightly blow-torched, and gives a delicate crust that acts as a shield for the creamy vanilla custard inside.
Libis, Glorietta 4, ATC