#30daysofsharing | Day 14 : Food Porn Friday – TGI Friday’s, Forest Hill

By Ling

Happy Friday y’all!  It has been a hectic week and I am physically exhausted with a sore back (from work) and sore thighs (from the gym).  Thanks for all the positive feedback from #30daysofsharing and love how everyone loved my posts on Penis the Pillow and the pubic hair.  There’s something weird about that last sentence…

Anyway, moving along to today’s Food Porn Friday post.  It’s my Husband’s favourite – TGI Friday’s.  We didn’t actually eat here on a Friday but that’s okay because… (just in case you don’t understand, read the end of this sentence from the photo – this is directed to my Mum!)


There are few branches in Melbourne but the nearest one to us in Doncaster Westfield Shoppingtown is currently under reno (that’s renovation for the non-Aussie readers – again, directed to Mummy dearest) so we trotted along to the Forest Hill branch.

TGI Friday’s is not cheap but the ONLY reason why we ate here is because of the BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) Meal vouchers that we have – 2 from The Entertainment Book and 2 courtesy of our lovely food blogging friend, Minda { her blog }.  Anyway, the voucher gives you a free meal up to the value of $35 and what do we do?  Of course, we choose $35 meals to get our money’s worth!  It’s the only way!!!

TGI Fridays JACK DANIEL'S HALF RACK RIBS & SHRIMP, food porn
I went for my usual which is JACK DANIEL’S HALF RACK RIBS & SHRIMP $34.95.  It never fails to satisfy me and my belly.  I love love love the big fat juicy shrimps (6 in total) with the crunchy coating dipped into the deliciously tangy JD sauce!  YUM!  As for the ribs, I am generous with them and offer half of my half rack to the Husband.  We sit there for ages gnawing every smoky bit of meat off the bones!!!  The chips were fried beautifully this time (but sometimes they are old and limp just like something old and limp!) and the only thing left on my plate after I am done is the limp lettuce garnish.

TGI Fridays JACK DANIEL'S STEAK, food porn, steak
As for the hubs, he chose JACK DANIEL’S STEAK $34.95 - a 300g Porterhouse steak cooked medium rare and serve with cheesy mashed potatoes and veg and of course, JD sauce.  I like the presentation of the steak with the criss crosses.  And I had a few bites and it was VERY good…but not as good as mine!  :P

Usually, being the cheapo Asians, we are quite happy drinking Australia’s finest eau de tap (that’s TAP WATER, Mum!) but we were celebrating our 2nd year wedding anniversary so he egged me on to order an alcoholic cocktail.  I umm-ed and ahh-ed for ages before settling for TGIF’s SIGNATURE MOJITO $14.95 (yeah, don’t choke at the price, please!)  I don’t think I’ve ever had a mojito till now and well…I LIKED IT!  And I want more!  But before I even drank half the glass, I got the Asian flush and I felt oh-so-tipsy!!!  (The picture does NOT do my red face justice!)

TGI Fridays dessert, Food porn, dessert, brownies
He got a good laugh out of watching me slur my words!  And because it was a special occasion and he had to wait till I could finish my mojito, he went for the kill and ordered dessert – BROWNIE OBSESSION $12.95.  I don’t have a sweet tooth like he does so I ate a tiny corner – it was sickeningly sweet and the pecans had a stale taste (but I think it’s a normal pecan thing..?)  Obviously, he loved it!  I liked the ice cream so we ordered another scoop (not pictured and can’t remember the cost of a scoop) which took FOREVERRRRR to arrive.

Even though, it is more than we would usually pay for a meal out, it was fantastic food all around.  Fantastic but highly calorific, unfortunately!!  The alcohol finally wore off around 10pm and then I got extra hyper but luckily, no hangover at work the next day!

If you’re wondering whether TGI Friday’s in Australia tastes different from TGI Friday’s in UK, then the answer is YES!  It is MUCH better in Australia so come on over UK family and friends, if we still have a spare voucher going, I’ll shout you a free meal! :P

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