This meal was actually the celebration of our first month together as a married couple. Initially, we thought we'd make this day every month, our special dinner date. But then, the plan quickly fell through as my appetite began to grow, and I often requested better meals than we would ordinarily eat before we had the baby. Since on average, our meals cost more than before, we saw no need to be extravagant and treat ourselves to bigger and more posh meals like this.
Altogether, this was the third visit to Swensen's. But I didn't eat beef during the first two visits, so I took this opportunity to try out their steak!
Swensen's had been around for a while, so we knew pretty much what to expect. It's a nice place to come for a small celebration for people with limited salaries like us. (Or else we'd head to Ruth's Chris already!!)
The appetizer seemed to have changed.
But it was pretty good.
The garlic bread was also quite nice. Crispy.
We ordered a set and another a la carte. So the soup was a part of the set meal.
So was the juice.
Caesar Salad. I had forgotten to ask for no sauce. Fortunately there wasn't much sauce on it. Still within acceptable range.
The mustard and ketchup were two different brands. Wondering if there's a special reason for that.
Black pepper and rose salt.
My steak had finally arrived. I was quite surprised at how thick the chunk of meat was.
The waiter ask me to slice it up to see if meat was cooked within my acceptable range. Well, seeing how thick the meat was, it was no surprise that it was still too raw!
The second time my steak arrived, it was still barely acceptable. But it was the fault of the thickness of the meat, really!
My other half ordered pork knuckle and chicken. (half servings each)
I got to taste of both, pretty good.
Other than the rice, I also tried the mashed potatoes. It was not easy to find mashed potatoes here in Taiwan. So I enjoy it every time I get the rare chance to.
And lastly, the dessert.
The juice would've gone well with the cake. But my other half was considerate enough to order juice so that I could have some as well.
The cake was nothing special. I still recommend their ice cream for dessert. But since I was pregnant at the time, I didn't want to have too much icy cold foods. Although the cake wasn't exactly bad, I still highlyl recommend their ice cream, especiallly the rum and raisin! Very nice!!