Swensen is a halal establishment and I see the halal certificate on the wall as well. So, if you are a Muslim and wish to find a restaurant that serves American foods but do not serve alcohol like the joints at TGIF or Chili’s, then, Swensen is a good option.
We hardly go to Swensen because for some strange reason, we just do not like the place. This is the first time we go to the Queensbay Mall outlet. We have tried a few Swensen in KL but never in Penang. Previously, the foods at Swensen’s in KL were disappointing.
Swensen has chocolate fondue costing RM43.90 which is enough for 2 person. However, with five of us, we still have to struggle to finish all of the things. I just cannot understand how people can walloped an Earthquake which is 8 scoops or 12 scoops of icecream. Blek, just the thought of sharing the saliva of strangers (you need to go in a group to finish an Earthquake) is enough to make me puke. What more when the different flavoured icecream melts and the saliva swirl in the glob? Uwek…
There are strawberries, banana, marshmallow, wafer, chocolate profiteroles, five flavours of icecreams, cherries and a pot of bubbling chocolate.
Comparing to Haagen Dazs chocolate fondue, I prefer Haagen Dazs. We did mention to the waitress that the icecream could have been in smaller balls so that we can dip them into the chocolate sauce but she said it is Swensen international standard size. *roll eyes* I love dipping the icrecream into melting chocolate so that it hardens but the Swensen icecream is too huge for a mouthful.
However….the Mega Burger which costs RM24.90 is tasty! There are layers of turkey and chicken hams, a thick slab of burger and some salad plus lots of fries. The barbeque sauce coating the burger is good too. The burger is not dry like what we had at TGIF, Dome’s or Chili’s.
My children wanted the mac and cheese and it doesn’t taste too bad either. Not entirely great but edible. At RM18.90 it has generous portion of fresh mushroom, cheese and cream. The cheese does not smell as strong as some restaurants so it goes well with my little boy (who tends to vomit if the cheese smells too strong, bleargh!).
Such foods are not my kind of food so I didn’t order a thing. Luckily we only ordered two main dishes, a chocolate fondue and a chocolate milk shake. The five of us already have trouble finishing the foods. American foods are just not my type.
The total bill comes up to RM106, with taxes. Jusco card member gets 10% discount.