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Friday, August 04, 2006


T.G.I.Friday's is an American franchise that's been around for quite some time in the Philippines. This restaurant to me is what a typical American restaurant would be (aside from Mickey Dee's, of course). My friends and I back home like going there only because of their dessert called Mocha Mudpie. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have that dessert in the branches here in the US anymore. The last time I recall eating it here was three years ago, and it hasn't been on the menu since then. (I checked the website; no sign of it there either.)

Parmesan and Romano cheeses blended with spinach, artichoke and sautéed onions and peppers.

There's a Friday's in Knott's Berry Farm which is just across the street from where we live here in Buena Park. So when Kuya felt like having some ribs immediately, it was the logical place to go. We had the spinach and artichoke dip (this dish is obscenely expensive back home), then I had a new dish on the menu, the Bruschetta Tilapia. I liked the way the fish was cooked. Tilapia dishes are usually tasteless for me here in the US (the meat of our tilapia back home just seems to be naturally tastier). The Bruschetta Tilapia was rather tasty though. Then for dessert, we shared the Brownie Obsession. Though it was no Mocha Mudpie, the moist warm brownie still topped off the meal very well.

Roasted Tilapia topped with a roma tomato-basil salsa and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

A warm brownie covered in Ghirardelli chocolate-fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and pecans.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620


GC said...

I'm sorry ... I think you guys need a food air drop ... and fast. TGIF is about the worst America has to offer.

Gidget said...

As I said, I go to Friday's for the Mocha Mudpie, and not much else. In fact, I usually leave if it's not in stock. That brownie was a pretty good substitute though...