Who said that dining at Chili’s Restaurant is very expensive? Normally, the average cost for dining in Chili’s would be around RM30-60 per person, which is considered very high for an average income earner. In this post I will show you a way to chili-out in a great dining ambience with just RM15. Moreover with my guidance not only you will not piss off the staff too much but also put some smile on their faces. The ideal number for this eatout is between 4 to 5 people. It’s even better if you go in couples during afternoon tea time when dinner is just barely 2 hours away.
To some people, we might seem to be very “ngiao” (literally translated as cat in english, which means stingy in Hokkien). Anyway, this is one of the ways for the people with tighter budget to get a taste of dining in a popular US restaurant chain, which is deemed to be quite expensive for locals.
First, when you got your menu turn to Snack and Light page to start up with a “Bottomless Tostada Chips” (RM9.95 excluding tax). It is good to enjoy the hot and crispy tostada chips while chatting with friends. Together with the tostada chips is their flavourful house-made salsa dip.
It is not complete if you have “Bottomless Tostada Chips” without any chili drinks. To top up with that, you should consider bottomless soft drinks. In our case, 5 people in a group, 3 ordered Iced Lemon Tea (RM7) and another 2 had plain water due to “sore throat”.
The main ingredients of the tasty tostada chips are corn and flour. The chips are very crispy and filling. When dipped with their house-made salsa sauce the combination is just superb. The hot-from-the-stove chips with the chilling salsa sauce will leave you yearning for more. However, after 3 rounds of refill it will start to fill you up.
This is how it’s like on the near to bottom tostada chips. Anyway, don’t worry it will be refilled in no time.
Remember, there are still some “rules for refill” that you need to follow to hide your meow attitude. After the second round of refilled tostada chips, you should have ordered something before proceeding for a 3rd refill, else the waitress will start to get “black face”. For something with a better variety of taste and sharing, “Triple Play” (RM24.95 excluding tax) is a must-order.
After the “Triple Play” order you may check out the facial expression of the waitress, surely she will be nicer at this moment and you may proceed with your next refill of tostada chips. If your stomach still have plenty of space, you may try out the new favorites from Chili’s.
If this is your call for the day, you may then ask for the bill. Now, for the bottomless drinks, the calculation goes like this:- Bottomless soft drink RM7 divided by 4 rounds = RM 1.75 per glass. Bottomless tostada chips RM9.95 divided by 4 rounds = RM 2.48 per serving. Now for the grand finale Total bill:
(RM7 x 3 glasses of soft drink) + (RM9.95 x 1 tostada chips) + (RM24.95 x 1 triple play) = RM64.30 (incl taxes).
Divide by 5 persons, Each person only pays RM13 (approx).
Isn’t this a great savings plan?