Some say good things come in three. I reckon the same applies to food as well. So I shall write one more post about food I had in Loveland/Fort Collins as the final part of this mini trilogy. No mucking about today, I’ll jump straight to the point and tell you that I will write about the famous Red Lobster today.
Now, there is no Red Lobster in Loveland, the closest Red Lobster from Loveland is the outlet in Fort Collins. I have been here three times. The first time was for my own sake, the other two times were to bring other first time visiting colleagues here just so that they can try it out and agree with me that it is better in Joe’s Crab Shack in San Francisco.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean the food in Red Lobster sucks, I just think Joe’s Crab Shack suits my palate even more. I don’t know about their new outlet in Intermark KL, but in the US, they are, by all means, pretty affordable and pretty decent. Of course, many Americans will tell you that they are no good, but all the time I came here for dinner, it was always full house and we had to wait for tables.
You know how when we are having meals with our Muslim friends or colleagues in Malaysia, we would automatically look for halal places and avoid places that serve pork and/or beer out of sensitivity and respect? That sort of respect goes out the window when we travel to the US. Why? Because halal restaurants are just… super rare over here. In fact, for the stricter Muslims, all types of meat are not halal here and the only things they would take in most restaurants are seafood dishes.
So I did not refrain from having pork even in their company. Heck, if even beef is not halal here, then I suppose it makes no difference in terms of respect regardless of me having a bacon sandwich compared to having a steak. And then since I am already going down that path, might as well throw in glasses of these angmoh lingteh (westerner’s herbal tea) as well.
Anyway, back to Red Lobster. Every time we came here, we would be served two things for free as appetizers: a side salad and their world famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
Hahahaha, this time it is a real salad, no more sneaky [picture of salad] on the side. 😛
I’ve seen my friends who tried these biscuits in their new outlet in Intermark KL and went to heaven. Then they came back to Earth and kept on yapping about how awesome these biscuits are. Guys, trust me, even though I have not visited the KL outlet, I know…
Here’s a couple of dishes that I had before in Red Lobster Fort Collins.
Seaside Shrimp Trio – fried breaded shrimps, garlic shrimp scampi and shrimp linguine alfredo. Scampi means the shrimps are poached lightly and served in melted butter sauce.
Maine Lobster Tail – just as the name implies. Served with some broccoli and one side of choice, in this case garlic shrimp scampi (because I quite like it).
I did say they are rather affordable, didn’t I? I mean affordable as far as things like lobsters go. The Seaside Shrimp Trio was US$ 16.99, and the Maine Lobster Tail was US$23.99. These were prices from 2012-2013, they are probably slightly higher today. This was when the Ringgit to US Dollar was still 3.1 to 1.
Go ahead and convert, and see if it is still cheaper than the prices that they charge in Malaysia even after conversion…
I shall leave you to do the math yourself and end this post. This brings my mini US food trilogy to an end, and tomorrow I shall try very hard to write about something else that is not food…