ONE WORD: MADNESS
So where do I begin? Let’s start with the hype. It took me 9 days before I finally had the time to try the newly opened Cheesecake Factory located at the also newly inaugurated Mall of Qatar. I was actually there at the soft opening, however, I did not have the chance to try the Qatar Mall branch of CF. Why? IT WAS FULLY BOOKED! & the line of people was even longer 😦
This fact is actually true as confirmed by their – very friendly – branch manager. In fact, he said that currently, this restaurant is the second busiest in the world!!! Macdonald’s in Korea was in first place. (Not cool, Korea; Qatar always wins ok?)
The good news is that another branch is also opening soon (WHEN? WHEN?!!!!!) at a mall that is literally a two-minute drive from home. (I am a fast driver but that doesn’t count).
Now let’s talk about the food.
I ordered the Chicken & Biscuits as the main course and the Berry Spritzer as a drink
I liked the Berry Spritzer. It is made with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries blended and served over ice using Sprite as the base liquid. I liked this drink. Not too sweet not to acidic. Just perfect!
The Chicken & Biscuits was really yummmm! One downside, which was my fault, are the green peas 😦 I detest green peas and they were all over the place. Major throwback to my childhood days when I was forced to eat them 😦
However, I loved everything else. The rich pan gravy, their signature mashed potatoes (craving. it. right. now), the sautéed chicken breasts, and most importantly the buttermilk biscuits!!!! YUMMMMMMMM.
I was amazed by the portion size. It was huge! There was no place left in my tummy for dessert! (Took it takeaway). Their prices are on the upper scale compared to other chain restaurants; however, their portions make for it so it is definitely worth it.
My friends ordered lunch size meals :
Thai Glazed Salmon
My friend was amazed by this one. She actually finished the whole place and kept repeating the words “Ang Sarapppp” which means sooooo tasty in Filipino.
I will definitely order this one on my next trip.
Fresh Grilled Salmon
This looks like a healthy choice; a delicious healthy choice as per my friend 🙂
Pasta with Shrimp & Sausage
Another one on my list to try soon. Why? The moment it arrived, it smelled heavenly!
I’ve been out for breakfast, lunch, dinner with friends. This was the first time that it was a full house agreement on the taste of CF’s food. We all loved it and agreed to come back again!!!!
Since we were extremely stuffed, we decided to come back after our shopping galore to takeaway some slices of cheesecakes. Below are snapshots of the cake menu. I know a lot of you are looking to have an idea on what the Qatar branch is offering. They also provide a selective range of cakes. (THEY WERE HUGE!!! HUGE!). I ordered the Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cake. Highly recommended. Not too sweet as you’d expect which is perfect. It was decadent, creamy, and the sponge cake was very soft. Next on my list is the Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake. Why? Because I saw it while waiting for my order and it was inviting me over for a slice. I had to use every nerve in my body to look away and focus on eating sugar once at a time!
The price for the single slice is very reasonable compared to their sizes! You can also order the whole cake for an average price of QR 260