Following the opening of Outback Steakhouse at Kerry Center, we now visit the American restaurant chain’s new location at Binjiang Power Mall to try their lunch time meal specials priced at 48RMB, 68RMB and 88RMB.
Every time we come over to Binjiang, we marvel at how modern and cosmopolitan it is becoming. The international high-tech companies in Binjiang are really changing the population dynamics over there, bringing in foreign workers and clients. During our lunch visit, the number of foreigners actually outnumbered the Chinese customers. We had to check twice to remind ourselves where we were, as it was starting to feel like we were in a suburban shopping mall restaurant in any multi-cultural North American city.
So about the food, the 48RMB lunch deal is a Flame-torched Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad Sandwich and a Spaghetti Bolognese. The spaghetti was nice, it reminded us of chili con carne, maybe they used that spice mix in the sauce.
The 68RMB deal is Grilled Salmon Salad and Spicy Seafood Spaghetti. The seafood spaghetti had a good mix of mussels, shrimp and squid in a cheesy tomato sauce.
The 88RMB deal is for Spanish BBQ Pork Ribs, served with rice and a sesame flavoured Asian coleslaw. The ribs were soft enough, but a little more cooking time would make them fall-off-the-bone like they were at the Outback Kerry Center. The BBQ sauce was still really good, tangy and sweet.
As you would expect from an American restaurant, the portion sizes are very big and the 68RMB and 88RMB deals are actually enough food for 2 people. These lunch deals represent a good way to get an idea of what Outback has to offer.