Raring for a Steak with Outback Steakhouse


I don't know about you but I love my steak. I don't usually claim to love something, so when I realized my passion for eating deliciously juicy steaks, I knew that I had finally found my one true mission in life; to find and devour the perfect steak. I came close a few times when I was in Melbourne, grilling my own steaks. But the opinion of my slab of goodness was probably tinged with bias, because c'mon, I'm a good cook.

Still, looking for the perfect steak isn't as easy as it seems. For one, everyone seems to have a different opinion of what a good steak tastes like. So I headed to my good friend Google and typed in "perfect steaks". A picture of a steak I made popped up, as per usual, but then below it, I saw a very familiar name; Outback Steakhouse.

I knew about Outback Steakhouse from when my dad used to bring the entire family there, when I was freaking 8 years old. That's almost a decade ago. It's safe to say that I've forgotten the taste of how an Outback steak tastes like. I mean, I don't even remember what I ate yesterday, more so 10 years ago.

So when I got the invitation to go visit the newly opened Outback Steakhouse in Nu Sentral, I naturally accepted it with all the vigor of a man passionate about his steaks.

If you don't know anything about the Outback, well, neither do I, so we're pretty much in the same desert here. But from what I know, the Outback is where cowboys roam free, herding their cattle from dangers like monster spiders, footlong snakes and 50 other ways of killing you. The heat, the bandits, everything seems to want to kill you.

I can assure you that unlike its namesake, Outback Steakhouse doesn't have that same feel. Stepping into its vast interior is akin to stepping into an open desert, minus the heat and animals ready to kill you.

Pictured: Nothing trying to kill you.

In fact, in Outback Steakhouse, you're the one who's ready to do some killing; by voraciously tearing into the succulent steaks. The smell of sizzling steak from the tables of hungry diners wafts into your nostrils, making you feel hungrier than you ever felt.

There's also a bar, because of course there is. Outback be raising the bar on steakhouses yo.

A kid walks up to a bar...

If the stuffy indoors aren't the thing for you, or maybe you just want to enjoy some of KL's muggy hot night weather, why not sit outside? There's a delightful view of Jalan Tun Sambathan and the constant traffic jams that happen on that stretch of road. Believe me, nothing says romantic more than traffic jams.

But of course, the interior designing of a restaurant is second to the food. You can have the most amazing place but serve terrible food, and that for a restaurant, is bad news. Thankfully, this wasn't the case, and I'm not saying this because I was starving or anything. The food at Outback Steakhouse is legit.

Let's start with the appetizers. These may not look like much but I assure you that these crispy fried mushrooms are one of the best openers to a meal. Biting into the fried mushrooms brings out a taste of juicy mushrooms, while still maintaining the crispy texture. I mean, even Super Mario would gobble these mushrooms up in a jiffy, and that plumber destroys mushrooms on a whim.

Crispy fried mushrooms which will make your mouth water. 

But what is a steakhouse without its steaks? This is an age old question, and part of my quest to discover the perfect steak. I started off the night with the Outback Special, which is basically a sirloin seasoned with their special blend of spices. Look at the thickness of that thing.

I know why they call it the Outback Special, it's something out of this world. 

Depending on how you like your steaks, I would recommend something a bit towards medium well, because the cooks at Outback Steakhouse tend to sear their steaks to a point where the red meat turns a bit pinkish. But if you're into eating the steak straight off the cow, who am I to judge right?

Beef ribs are also something else you should probably try out. The Outback Steakhouse serves a very tender and deliciously succulent BBQ beef ribs, which comes with fries.

BBQ Beef Ribs are so nice, I'm not even ribbing you. 

And the portion, oh my. The portion is enough to knock a growing boy like me down. A full rack will probably feed you for a week (I kid, but it might be true if you're a small eater). The meat just slides right off the bones, which makes for a good meal if you're on a date because you wouldn't want to get their amazing BBQ sauce all over you. Or maybe you're into something like that, I don't know.

The Toowoomba Topped Sirloin steak is something you have to try. I know my picture does it no justice, because I have a terrible camera and horrible photography skills, but when you have shrimp topping a thick, juicy piece of sirloin steak, you know that you've got yourself a winner. It's covered with a tomato cream sauce which is the icing on the steak, really.

Toowoomba makes me TooHungry

There's something about I'm writing this now at home, just an hour after dinner and my stomach made a grumble, as if asking why I'm not stuffing my face with steak and shrimp. I tend to agree a lot with my stomach.

Dessert is up next, because there's always space for desserts anytime. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under.

The Chocolate Thunder from Down Under will make you very happy. 

I apologize for the picture, but it was because I spent almost 5 minutes just gawking at the magnificence that the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under is. I mean, it's literally a pecan brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and a bucketload of chocolate. If you open up your dictionary to Delicious, there would be a picture of the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under next to the word, and dictionaries don't even freaking have pictures.

To finish up your meal, sit back and relax with some drinks and enjoy whatever sports is playing on their big TV screen. Or maybe just have a chat with your friends. There's a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks to suit almost everyone.

Of course, as a member of #AlcoholicsUnited, it's almost a must to choose this:

I'd take the shot, then chug the beer and finally sip the mojito. But that's just me. 

I know you're hungry now after reading all this, and probably looking for anything to lead you to your next delicious meal. Well, that's what I'm here for. You're welcome.

Address: LG 27 and 28, Nu Sentral Mall (near the main entrance facing Jalan Tun Sambathan)
No. 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2276 6200
Open from 11am to 10pm daily.

Also visit Outback Steakhouse Malaysia's Facebook page here because they have some pretty sweet deals and you'll definitely want to be the first to be updated. I know I definitely do.


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