We were craving some ribs, so we headed to Chili's for dinner. It's been a while since we've been here, and while there aren't anymore queues at this American grill spot, it was almost a full capacity on a Friday night. We wanted to see how it was keeping up, a year after it reopened on our shores, and was very pleased to find that they'd remained consistent in both their service and food. This is why they are still doing a roaring business every night and have opened a second outlet at Resorts World.
Because their portions are so frikkin huge, we had 2 mains (and had to doggie bag a part of it) without any dessert or starters. The Grilled Baby Back Ribs, half rack with the triple-basted classic Chili's Original BBQ and the other half rack with a tangy and sweet Honey-Chipotle ($39 for a mix and match 2 half racks flavours). The ribs were meaty, tender and had a very nice caramelization over the mesquite smokiness. We got the Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob as the 2 sides, which were delicious. I particularly love the corn, all buttery and juicy and sweet. I swear they've done something wonderful and brilliant with it. It's that good!
The Monterey Chicken ($24), an entire grilled chicken breast with BBQ sauce, laden with applewood smoked bacon, cheese and tomatoes is one of the moistest chicken breast I've had the pleasure of savouring. It's a thick slab but because it's so moist, you don't feel like it's chicken breast at all. This was served with steamed broccoli and carrots, and black pepper mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are also a hit here. This is authentic, freshly mashed potatoes, skin and lumps and all, no instant mix crap here. Slather a creamy peppery gravy over it and it's good on its own.
Chili's Grill & Bar
#02-23 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road
Tel: 6733 3317
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 11pm