Everybody dreams to visit the busiest city of New York; to feel what it is like to be in the middle of the Time Square; to see how high the Empire State building is; and to try the daintiest food in the city particularly the popular food trucks and carts! However, because getting a US Visa is not that easy, let us first try New York’s delectable food here in the Philippines as TGI Friday’s brings and serves some of New York’s famous dishes!
First on the list, the ever well-known hotdogs! Hotdogs are American’s go-to street food as we all see in the movies. They are the common chows that people grab whenever they are having their breaks or even after and before office hours; clearly because it is convenient to eat and it is available just along the streets. So because hotdogs are obviously have a huge part in NY, TGI Friday’s now offers Madison Hotdog! It is a juicy char grilled Andouille sausage in herb bun topped with pickled cucumber and drizzled with a classic combination of mustard and mayonnaise. Unlike the other sausages I tasted, this one is not salty and has enough flavor.
Second is TGI Friday’s Big Apple Burger. I admit, I am not much a burger person but this one is pretty special; because together with a symphony of flame grilled premium beef patty layered with sautéed onions, gruyere cheese and grilled pancetta, it has apple mustard which adds spice to the burger.
Third is the Friday’s Queens Almond-Crusted Tilapia and Jalapeno Shrimp! It has a good combination of fresh flavors of Tilapia and sautéed Cajun shrimps with rice pilaf and lemon cream sauce – the lemon cream sauce complements well with the fish and shrimp as it adds a twist of flavor and lessens the fishy taste especially of the Tilapia.
And last but not the least, is TGI Friday’s Bronx Crispy Chicken Parmesan Meatballs! Although I have allergies with chicken, I grabbed a few and I may say this one is my favorite! Basically, it is a nod to the area’s strong Italian influence and is made with succulent meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and served with marinara sauce, marinated tomatoes and parmesan crisps!
Of course, with all these tasty food, a New Yorker will definitely grab one of his or her favorite beverages: milkshakes! So TGI Friday’s is also offering Broadway Peanut Butter Jelly Milkshake that has rich concoction of peanut butter blended with vanilla ice cream on a layer of blueberry jelly, finished off with whipped cream and served with peanut butter jelly crust! If you love peanut butter, this one is perfect for you!
So now that I have introduced the four dishes that will certainly give you a New York vibe, head over now to the nearest TGI Friday’s branch and experience a taste of new york! Make sure to try it as soon as possible because these delicious bites of New York is only until November 30, 2015!
To know more about TGIFridays, check out its social media sites: TGI Fridays Philippines (Facebook) @tgifridaysph (IG and Twitter) and its website: www.fridays.com.ph.