No matter how active your lifestyle may be, we all need to ‘chill’ sometime. And what better way to watch the world go by, than to have your favourite pick-me-up, munchies and fabulous company for an idling good time. Check out the places at Resorts World to people-watch and just give in to sloth. We promise we wouldn’t tell.
Big Easy Cajun Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Many places serve crab cake ($14.88) but none as authentic and traditional as the ones at Big Easy. Succulent prawns are kneaded into the mix for extra crunch and that gives it texture. Best thing is it’s made fresh with quality ingredients. Served with tartar sauce, this is a must-try.
Order the Virgin Hurricane mocktail for a refreshing start to your meal, before tucking into the Jambalaya ($23.99; add $4.88 for prawns) which consists of shredded chicken and home-made sausages, a rare find.
The corn bread which is served with the Jambalaya and other mains is amazingly good. Its fluffy texture is more similar to that of a cake but not as dense. It melts in the mouth and every crumb is a taste of heaven. That alone warrants a return visit. With hospitable staff, a Jazz band which plays every Friday and Saturday from 8pm and 30 percent off all mains for lunch, you should stop by Big Easy soon.
|Nigiri Sushi Set|
Notable local songstress Felinda Wong and other artists perform a mix of English, Mandarin and Canto-pop hits daily on stage and you can even do a song request. For those feeling peckish, there’s chicken yakitori ($15) or nigiri sushi ($18) for snacks.
|Big Mouth Bites|
As for Big Mouth Bites, it’s four mini beef burgers stacked with juicy USDA ground steak and accompanied by fries and skinny onion strings. Sit by the bar to interact with the bartender or by the tables to soak in the vibrant atmosphere.
|Hard Rock Cafe|
Don’t call me outdated but I like the hard rock songs of the 70s, 80s and all the way till the 90s for their angsty lyrics, wild vocals and melodious ‘live’ instrumental beat. If you’re feeling nostalgic, dining at Hard Rock Café will be a trip down memory lane. The staff here lives up to the Hard Rock motto of ‘Love all, Serve all’ as they attend to guests with an air of suave flair. Operations is as sleek as the red and black colour scheme of the restaurant. Choose booth seating for added comfort or at one of the round tables in the spacious dining room. Kids get colouring materials to keep them at bay while parents can chit-chat.
I tucked into the Legendary Burger with crispy bacon and a thick slab of beef patty, and my daughter took to her spaghetti meatballs which came with a drink ($8). Check out the bouffant hairstyles of stars of yester-year MTVs on the screens. It’s quite entertaining.
From the façade, it looks dubious, with the yellow trimmed signboard and barrels which act as tables. But once you enter Mulligan’s, it’s a whole new world—Irish to be exact. Although starkly lit, the atmosphere is comforting and cozy. Looking at the screens in the restaurant, I can almost hear the cheering during the recent World Cup Fever.
|Fish & Chips|
But for lunch, it’s an intimate eatery for friends. I had the steak and cheese pie ($16), and clam chowder ($8) which blew me over. Straight out of the oven to our table, the aroma had me at ‘hello’. I wiped out every morsel of crumbly puff pastry left in the ramekin while the chowder left me craving for more. No doubt, I’ll be back again!
This series is prepared by our very own foodie lady, Tania H. She provides suggestions about where you can go for special occasions. And some insider tips too.
Tania’s previous posts for this series were suggestions for Power Lunches (Part 1; Part 2) and Sweet Cravings (Part 1; Part 2).
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