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The Applebee’s New Under 550 Calories Menu

May 25, 2012

Yesterday evening the four of us are on the way going to Kuwait City, to try the newest burger resto in town when our friend, Rey Santos from Kout Food Group called and invited us for an Applebee’s food testing of their newest additional menu. We make a sudden u-turn and head our way to Gulf Road, where the said restaurant is located.

As we enter, a receptionist lead us to our table and give us the menu to choose to, while the Local Store Marketing Manager Mr. Courtney Tluczek, talk to us and present us their new menu and under 550 calories creations. They have 5 new creations and we just ordered 4 from them.

Our friend Daboi ordered the Sizzling Asian Shrimp and Brocolli.

Applebee's Sizzling Asian Shrimp and Brocolli

Sizzling blackened shrimp top this skillet full of rice, brocolli, red peppers, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, mushrooms, carrots and bok choy. Drizzled with a sweet and spicy sauce and topped with cilantro.

Tony ordered the Sizzling Chili Lime Chicken.

Applebees restaurant Kuwait
Spicy chili tender grilled chicken with a colorful Asian-style vegetables, served over rice with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

While Juan choose the Signature Sirloin & Garlic Herb Shrimp.

Applebees Kuwait
A 7 oz. grilled sirloin topped with succulent shrimp in a light cream sauce and served with herb, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, fresh Bruschetta with sliced almonds and chopped parsley.

And as recommended by Mr. Tluczek, I ordered the Roasted Garlic Sirloin.

Applebee's restaurant Gulf Road
A 7 oz. sirloin marinated with garlic and sauteed onions served with herb potatoes and grilled Portobello mushroom cap filled with cream spinach.


After waiting for about 15 to 18 minutes, the food arrived and it smells really good. We dig in and savor the food immediately. And even though the waitress didn’t ask us(me and Juan) on how we’d like our beef — if it’s medium rare or well-done, but our order was cooked as we wanted to be — medium well. Moreover, the taste of the grilled Portobello mushroom topped with cream spinach is excellent. All in all, the size of the serving is just right.

Taste                 :  4/5

Ambiance        :  5/5

Service             :  4/5

Price                  :  4/5

Overall Value :  4/5

*Images taken using an iPhone.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Becker, Anola permalink
    January 27, 2013 6:45 pm

    I was so disappointed in the meal. the dishes were dirty both top and bottom. the waitress made some excuse about the dirty dishes but did nothing. I could not eat the meal. Don’t know if I will go back soon. Can’t believe the service.

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