September 7, 2014

The Sizzling Skillet Experience at AppleBee's

The best thing about cooking in home is hearing this sizzling sound of the ingredients getting infused together, under the heat of the fire... As if they are dancing in a rhythm so strong and fierce, yet so amusing and so folklorish.

When you are in a restaurant, you are are able to watch your food cooked "live" ..But can you really hear it? Hear this dance? Hear this sizzling effect?

Last week, I was in Apple bee's and they launched some exclusive and new menu items called : " The Sizzlers". All served on a 400C Creole-style skillet .
Good chance that I was able to try them before October . Luckily, the sizzling desserts are staying on the menu though!
Sizzling Steak

Sizzling Desserts (Video)

I ordered the Cowboy Steak, well done.  The staff told me it is a best seller and the most fast moving dish.  I don't like my meat reddish and not cooked.
The meat was delicious and tender . But it was HUGE 16 oz! I could eat only half of it!
Seasoned with salt and pepper and topped with sautéed portobello mushrooms and completed at the table with a rich peppercorn demi glace. Served on a sizzling hot skillet and accompanied by a hot and steamy baked potato.
The meat was a bit salty but the manager explained it was due to the sauce and he advised me that I should have asked the staff to pour a little of the sauce and not all of it.

I like how all plates are served hot and in front of your eyes , this Sizzling show is just superbly created!  Very entertaining for the eyes and ears!

16 O.z Steak for the heavy hearted and weight bearers :P

My friends ordered the other kinds of sizzlers.

The other 5 new sizzlers are :

  1. Sizzling Chipotle Cream Steak Topped with Shrimp: The flavors of the American Southwest  are brought together when our juicy 7 oz. house sirloin is char grilled, placed in a sizzling iron  skillet and topped with succulent shrimp and a spicy chipotle cream sauce with crispy potatoes,  sautéed mushrooms, peppers, onions and black bean & corn salsa.

  2. Sizzling BBQ Salmon: Grilled salmon served sizzling with crispy fried potatoes, sautéed 
    onions and peppers, topped with your choice of our homemade honey BBQ or Korean 
    BBQ sauce. 
    Sizzling BBQ Salmon
  3. Sizzling Jumbo Shrimp: Blackened sautéed jumbo prawns served over a bed of Mexi-rice with onions, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and corn and all tossed in a spicy garlic tomato sauce.
    Sizzling Jumbo Shrimp
  4. Sizzling Blackened Trio: Blackened chicken, shrimp and beef sausage simmer over this Creole-style skillet with white rice and crunchy peppers topped with Cajun cream sauce.

     I must say that that staff were very patient with us because we made the waiter "wait" for us and stop! the pouring so we are able to take pictures.... Besides these skillets are 400 degrees hot! So imagine how dangerous it is for his hands if he just slips it! I once hurt my fingers by eating Fajitas on such skillet and they were totally burned out during the dinner!

    I also loved the appetizers as well! Who can say no the mozzarella sticks , steak Quesadilla towers and the boneless wings!!! A taste to please every taster. Mozzarella Sticks, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Cheese Quesadilla Grande (contains bacon) and our popular Boneless Wings.


Cheese Burger Sliders

Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad

Chicken Ceasar Salad

Yumminess <3 td="">

And the Desserts also were served on the sizzling skillet!! Just amusing.

A twist on our grandma's pies : Layer after layer of apples reside in a light flaky crust. Topped with Streusels, walnuts, a rich caramel butter sauce and a scoop of vanilla icecream.

Sizzling Apple Pies

Also tried " Triple Chocolate Meltdown!"  A magnificently moist chocolate cake. Its fudge-filled center will erupt upon first bite! Served with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

Triple Chocolate Meltdown

At the end, I recommend you try this plate if you are around!.
Everything sizzling is just appetizing. It has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time....

For more photos

About Applebee’s Brand 

Apple Bee's Tahlia, Singles Section

Applebee's is the world's largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 
16 countries and one U.S. territory. Applebee’s has over 35 restaurants throughout the Middle East, 
 ncluding locations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Kuwait. Based 
in Kansas City, Missouri, Applebee's takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment  where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee's Grill & Bar® restaurants are franchised or  perated by DineEquity, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Applebee's International, Inc. and its affiliates. 

For more information on Applebee’s please visit:
Applebee's KSA is located at -
  1. Dammam Al Ashreah Street, Al Sha'ati District, Dammam
    Contact Number +966 13 8094931
  2. Dhahran: Anchor 4, Jarir Plaza - Opposite to Dhahran Mall, Dhahran
     Contact Number +966 13 8686440
  3. Jazan: Down Town Centre, Corniche Road, Jazan
    Contact Number +966 17 3402880
  4.  Jeddah: Al Amir Sultan Street,
    Contact Number +966 12 6946180
  5. Jeddah : Al Andalus Street, Besides SACO, Jeddah
    Contact Number +966 12 6610012
  6. Red Sea Mall, Gate #4 Basement, Malik Road, Jeddah  
    Contact Number +966 12 2151055
  7. Jubail : Huwaylat Centre, Jubail
    Contact Number +966 13 3400600
  8. Khobar: Al Oula Building, Corniche Road, Next to Jarir Bookstore,
    Contact Number +966 13 8936780
  9.  Madinah Al Rashid Mall, Airport Road, Madinah
    Contact Number +966 14 8358659
  10. Qassim Al Omari Centre, (Buraydah), Qassim
    Contact Number +966 16 3242315
  11. Riyadh: Hayat Mall, King Abdulaziz Street, Riyadh
    Contact Number +966 11 2057484
  12. King Abdullah Road, Riyadh
    Contact Number +966 11 2498913
  13. Rimal Centre, Exit #16, Riyadh
    Contact Number +966 11 2709931
  14. Prince Turky Bin Abdulaziz Street, Al Nakheel District,
    Contact Number +966 11 8125978
  15. Tahlia Treet, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
    Contact Number +966 11 2190306

1 comment:

  1. I really love to hear sizzling effect, whenever I go to restaurant I always order veg sizzlers for me. I love to have sizzlers with fries and lemonade. Do you have any online cooking video of sizzlers, I want to try it at my home. Please share veg sizzlers recipe for me.