MANILA – Are you in the mood for some good ol' cowboy cuisine? Then Wild West Roadhouse Grill might be the right restaurant for you.
Formerly Texas Roadhouse Grill, the popular restaurant has been renamed in order to accommodate new items to its expanded menu, which is loosely inspired by different varieties of Wild West cuisine from the United States.
“The word ‘Texas’ has limited us kasi it’s just ‘Texas’ when in fact, we wanted the ‘Wild West.’ We always referred to it in the menu; a lot of items have that name," the restaurant's marketing manager Laine Vallar explained.
"And I guess it’s time to refresh the brand and go into a wider direction for culinary development,” she said.
During the media launch of Shangri-La Plaza branch of Wild West Roadhouse Grill, members of the press were served various dishes including the newly introduced items.
Jesse James Sampler. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Seafood Basket. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Start off your meal with these crunchy appetizer sets: the Jesse James Sampler, which includes chicken tenders, buffalo wings and wild cheese fritters, served with three different sauces and cucumber sticks; and the Seafood Basket, composed of squid rings, shrimps and fish fillet, served with fries and a dip.
The restaurant takes pride on its grilled items, particularly the steaks, which Vallar stressed, uses beef imported from the United States.
Great Ribeye. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
The most expensive entrée is the Great Ribeye, a 12-ounce steak seasoned with herbs and garlic butter, and served with mashed potato smothered in gravy. The steak did not disappoint: aside from being well-seasoned and perfectly grilled, it also comes in a large portion, making it good for sharing.
Wrangler’s Pork Steak. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Another grilled specialty is the Wrangler’s Pork Steak which consisted of two grilled pork steaks. Each steak is topped with melted Swiss cheese and drizzled with au jus to enrich the natural flavor of the pork. It comes with the special Wild West rice and vegetables.
Buffalo Bill’s Prawns. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Other entrées presented during the launch were the Grilled US Flat Iron Steak (served with roasted herb jus, sweet corn on the cob and mashed potato) and the Buffalo Bill’s Prawns (tiger prawns topped with a combination of cheese and various herbs), which is only available for a limited period.
Customers who are not into steaks can choose from its wide menu that includes chicken, pastas, seafood, burgers, salads and even kid’s meals.
The meal ended with three scrumptious desserts.
Mighty Oreo Mud Pie. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
The Mighty Oreo Mud Pie is an enormous slice of chocolate and coffee ice cream layers with Snickers candy pieces, crushed Oreo cookies and topped with chocolate syrup.
Cowboy Chocolate Cake. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Another treat was the Cowboy Chocolate Cake, a combination of spongy chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup which would certainly appeal to chocolate lovers out there.
Mocha Almond Sans Rival. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
Last was the Mocha Almond Sans Rival, a new spin on the popular Filipino dessert. This is a mocha-flavored sans rival with caramel sauce, walnuts and a crispy cinnamon tortilla tuile.
The Wild West Roadhouse Grill also serves a wide array of drinks from fruit smoothies to hot beverages and alcoholic drinks.
Fresh banana shake. Photo by Jeo Angelo Chico Elamparo, ABS-CBNNews.com
According to the restaurant’s crew, the fresh banana fruit shake remains its bestselling non-alcoholic drink -- a perfectly smooth blend of bananas milk and syrup topped with a banana slice.
Wild West Roadhouse Grill has branches at Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong and at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.