Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tony Roma's Malaysia: Farmer's Market 2015 Menu

Hello there :)   How was your Friday night huh? 

I'm sure someone out there might be partying all night long or having the once-a-week gathering with your friends - celebrating that the 2 golden days of the week is finally there.  Or you might be chilling at a serene place with a glass of wine - to soothe yourself after cracking your brain and fingers for 5 days of hard labor. Or probably it's family time - bringing your whole family out for a scrumptious Friday night dinner.
Normally, I will have a long face-time moment with my PC - catching up all the dramas and watch as many episode as I can without worrying that I need to wake up early the next day.

But I did something cool yesterday - celebrating the last working day of the week with a bunch of friends at Tony Roma's Malaysia. All because Tony Roma's Malaysia had just launched their new menu entitled 'Farmer's Market 2015' on Monday (13 April 2015). This menu is available for a limited time only from 13 April to 31 May 2015.

The best thing you can do on a Friday night is to walk-into a restaurant and check out their new menu or promotions. Or probably dine-in at a restaurant that you've never been before. So, you gotta check out this limited time Farmer's Market 2015 menu at your nearest Tony Roma's Malaysia outlets today.

I'm gonna present to you a complete guide of this new Farmer's Market 2015 menu. 

Let's start off with the basics first, the drinks. In this new menu, there's 4 types of Market Fresh Pairings available. They are basically non-alcoholic drinks or what you known as "Mocktails".

1. Wild Berry Romarita

When you read the name of this drink, I'm sure you will imagine it as a drink consist of berry flavored syrup mixed with soda water and probably some secret ingredients. 

You're half right there! This Wild Berry Romarita (RM15.90) consist of a mixture of wild berry, orange and lime juice served in a presentable glass dabbed with sugar (not salt okay)
You'll need to stir this drink well before drinking it as all the 'fruits syrup' is lying on the bottom of the glass (those darker red side of the glass). Oh, don't expect it to taste like a mixture of fresh berries juice that you can make it at home. This one has a sweeter side and balanced with some sour taste. 

2. Strawberry Romarita

I like this one better than the Wild Berry one. Priced at RM15.90, you can finally taste some fresh Strawberry juice in this. Not too sweet for me and there's a perfect combination of sweet and sour in this. One word - I'm in Strawberry heaven. 

3. Mango Romarita

Mango lovers, this drink is tailored made specially for you. Have a very strong mango juice taste and it's skewed towards the sweet side. Imagine that you've been under the hot sun, sweating and hungry at the same time. This Mango Romarita (RM15.90) is perfect to cool you down and at the same time provide some glucose to your hungry stomach - enough to last till your food arrives. 

4. Romarita

Among all the new drinks in this menu, I love this the most! Simply because there's a strong sweet and sour taste. You will taste the sweetness of a combination of orange and lime juice and halfway, the sour part rolls out from the wall of your tongue. It's a perfect drink for me. 

This Romarita is the basic version of the other 3 drinks above. Thus, I suggest you to give Romarita a try first before trying the other 3 flavored version of Romarita. All drinks in this new Farmer's Market 2015 menu is priced at RM15.90 each (not including GST).  

Now, it's time to fill your tummy with some food. Start off with some appetizers first before you invite the main star of the night. They have 2 types of appetizers in this new menu.

1. BBQ Shrimp Tacos

You should be looking for some fresh and juicy shrimp coated with very strong BBQ sauce. This shrimp is mixed with some salsa (chopped cucumbers, pineapples and some coriander/herbs) and served in a crispy and thin taco. Love the juicy prawns but the BBQ sauce taste is a bit overwhelming for me. Overall, it's a great appetizer dish.
Grab this dish at only RM25.90 (not including GST).  

2. Green Goddess Salad

You can eat healthy too when you dine out. Priced at RM24.90 (not including GST), this salad has a very light dressing that does not overpowering the other components in the salad. Most salad that I had before have too much dressing that makes me feel like drinking a bottle of dressing when you eat it. This super salad is different where you can still taste the sweet and crunchy lettuce, avocado, sliced red radish, edamame, cucumbers, sliced almonds and grilled chicken. The dressing taste is really mild that you will put your focus on the taste of the greens instead. This is a real salad - not like those vegetables drowned in think and creamy mayonnaise. 

Presenting to you the mains in this Farmer's Market 2015 menu. 

1. Salmon with Lemon Pesto Shrimp

A perfectly grilled salmon topped with juicy shrimp; served with herb rice and broccoli. This dish is served with lemon pesto butter sauce (yeah, there's a half lemon on the plate - you can add more juice if you need). And I'm-lovin-it !

I'm a seafood person and this amazingly delicious sauce goes well with the salmon, shrimp and rice. And this yellow-looking rice taste a bit like chicken rice (not entirely the same though) where there's a fragrant and taste which makes you wanting for more after the first bite! It'll be great if I can have some extra rice to eat it with the salmon and shrimp :)

 You can now pay RM55.90 (not including GST) to have a taste of this dish at Tony Roma's Malaysia. It maybe a bit pricey for this dish - but hey, the menu is available for a limited time only. 

2. Filet Medallions & Black Pepper Beef Ribs Combo

For beef lovers, you can enjoy both filet medallions and ribs in the same dish. Priced at RM83.90 (not including GST), it comes with 2pcs of ribs, 2pcs of filet medallions, some loaded mashed potatoes, crunchy yet juicy onions and broccoli.  

As I don't consume beef, I've got my partner to have a try on this dish. Here's what he got to say: 
The beef ribs is coated with very strong BBQ sauce and the best part of a ribs - the meat is tender that it can easily fall off the bone. The filet medallions are okay - just right.  It will be great if both the ribs and filet medallions are being cooked to medium rare or medium (it's a personal preference) instead of medium well or well done. 

I tried the loaded mashed potatoes and the onions. You gotta steal some of this from your partner's dish (if you don't consume beef too) because they taste good. The Spanish onion is cut into long and thin strings that you might mistaken it as a pasta strip from far :P 

Are you still hungry after eating all those food above? 
You've now got all the information on the new dishes available on this new Farmer's Market 2015 menu. Basically, there's 4 types of Market Fresh Pairings (the drinks) and 4 types of Market Fresh Sampling (2 appetizers and 2 mains) on this new menu.

Here's some info I've got from the restaurant about this new menu: 
Tony Roma's Malaysia is recreating the quintessential farmer's market experience for customers to enjoy a range of dishes from seasonal foods and produce, bringing a refreshing twist to your palate. 

Looking back at the dishes available on this new menu, you've got the fisherman's fresh catch - the shrimp and salmon which make its appearance in the mains and appetizer. Then, back at the farm; the farmer present his best beef cuts and farmed-chicken meat he had. You've also got the farmer to bring out the leafy greens he planted - broccoli, Spanish onion, potatoes, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red radish and so on. This is what makes it a Farmer's Market Menu. Everything is back to the basics where you'll taste the freshness produce at the farm.

If you have a sweet tooth like me where the meal is never complete without a sweet endings. Tony Roma's Malaysia does have some desserts choices available on its normal dining menu. But don't expect a lot from it because they are not a specialist in dessert.  

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