Hard Rock Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

After 2 failed attempts to try Hard Rock Cafe (over the past 2 years!), we finally did last week. I was feeling very “man zhang” so rif treated me to dinner. :PThe place was awfully packed, and we had to wait for 30 minutes at the bar. Luckily, they gave us our table within 10 minutes. Since it was still happy hour (buy 1 free 1), rif ordered a Carlsberg Pilsner. I had plain water, since Jeen and rif banned my alcohol intake for a freaking month!We shared a plate of Hard Rock Nachos and a Hickory Smoked BBQ Trio Combo. The waiter asked us to take the “kiddy” nachos portion o_0, as he thought we wouldn’t be able to finish the food. Hmmmm…I insisted on my huge ass plate of nachos anyway, and a huge ass plate it was! Fresh tortilla chips generously topped with stringy cheese, pinto beans, sour cream, onions, pico de gallo, jalapenos and served with a side of fresh salsa. Pico de gallo is a fresh condiment made from chopped tomato, onion, and jalapeños chile. A simple starter with basic but fresh ingredients, I enjoyed it. It’s does not contain meat, unlike Chili’s version.While we were finishing the last pieces of our nachos, the trio platter arrived. As rif was cutting the beef ribs, I tucked into the baked beans and coleslaw. The beans had a smokey flavour which I liked. The ribs were as gorgeous as it looked. Tender, smokey and oozing with flavour, I regret being so biased towards beef ribs. The beef steak was just as good and delightfully tender! Topped with fried onions and smokey BBQ sauce, I enjoyed every bite. Since they did so well with the ribs and steak, I was slightly disappointed the chicken was dry. I took the thigh, while rif took the drumstick. The thigh was still acceptable, being dry only at the sides. The drumstick tasted like jerky. We were already very full, but decided to try the Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae. Again, the portion was huge. The brownie was as big my palm! And topped with vanilla ice cream, a generous squeeze of whipped cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles and cherry. It was moist, rich and very good. There was a lion dance that night, since it was still Chinese New Year. I think only the foreigners were excited! :P Dinner cost RM 157.55 inclusive of tax and service charge. Not cheap, but worth every cent. Thanks for dinner rif!

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 8.5/10
Verdict: Great for big eaters. Otherwise, JUST SHARE!

Ground Floor,
Wisma Concorde
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
03 2715 5555

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Comments

  1. 550ml jar of faith says:

    OMG! A trip down memory lane, this post! Had completely forgotten about Hard Rock Cafe… well worth a re-visit! Thanks!

  2. Bangsar-bAbE says:

    No problem! ;)

  3. Julian Si says:

    I miss HRC. Wonder if theres one in Abu Dhabi.. don't think so.

    Perhaps down the road in Dubai!

    • Peacemaker says:

      There is a massive size Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai. Theres a guitar outside the building, the size of a 3 storey building. Great food and fun. Live band.

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