I have seen Chili House before, but I never really knew what they served. While going through 24h.ae I came across their menu so I took a look and figured out they essentially had Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Hotdogs and Chili Spaghetti. Okay, I was intrigued.
I made a quick order online, and wished for the best! I always get a little doubtful when trying new places, but it is starting to wear off since starting this blog..
The food did take a while to arrive, about 40 minutes and the driver did explain that they were busy.
The Packaging was interesting
The food came in 3 different bags, but it seems that each served it’s purpose. The one on the far left was for the drinks, so it was alone not to cool or to get moisture on any food, the one in the middle had the French Fries which I thought was for the whole moisture build up, and the rest of the food was in the thick white paper bag. I do think that is a well thought of way of packaging, I certainly appreciated the effort.
The first thing I did was unpack everything, and take a picture for all you hungry people
First up, I had ordered a Cheese Burger Meal, and a Spaghetti. I shall begin with the Contents, the Spaghetti and then the Burger.
The Packaging was pretty good from the start, the quality really did show. They had provided Forks, Tissues, Ketchup packets and a Straw.
The Spaghetti was a bit of a mystery while ordering, because at the time, I did not have descriptions and the available options/types of Spaghetti available were: One-way, Two-way, Three-way, Four-way and Five-way. What did that mean at the time? Nothing. I went with Two-way not knowing what to expect!
For the review though, I did find out. The original Menu Described them as:
Hot bowl of our unique chili topped with diced onions, red beans and cheddar cheese
Amman’s unique style of chili, prepared fresh daily served over spaghetti
Amman’s favorite! Our famous chili served over spaghetti and topped with cheddar cheese
take our Three Way one way further and add onions or beans
Should be called ALL-THE-WAY! Top your spaghetti with chili, beans, onion and cheddar cheese”
So Two-way wasn’t such a bad guess after all! Okay enough with the descriptions, time for the food. In plain simplicity, it was quite nice. There was plenty of sauce on top which wasn’t so chili-like but more a Mince-Meat sauce. It seemed a little dry from the picture, and I thought so too, but once I dug in and mixed it up and down, most of the sauce had drained to the bottom. It was pretty nice for sure, but for further reference, I would go with Five-way and see how that goes. The Pasta was cooked well, not over or under cooked. The serving was sufficient for 1 person, I think it does need to come as a meal, which fortunately, they do offer.
Time for the Burger then..
My first thought was that it was very colorful! I had ordered a Cheese Burger Meal, which came with French Fries and a Soft Drink (Why do they call it Soft Drink though? How hard is it to drink water? anyways..) The Burger was very nice.
It had Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mayo, The Beef Patty and a Slice of Cheese.
I wished it had something Signature or Unique to it though, but it didn’t. So, it is hard to explain, it had nothing Special or Unique yet it is worth it… I shall give it a try though..
The Ingredients are very fresh, and on the box it does state that they do come fresh on a daily basis. Now I cannot put that claim to test other than the fact that the ingredients tasted fresh. The Beef Patty itself was nice, and tasted good. Again, there is a claim that the Burger is 100% Pure Beef and 88% Fat Free. Lovely! I really did like the Burger. I think what made this quite a good burger was that there was no attempt to make it Unique and failing at it, like I have seen in the past. If I do have one criticism, it would be the bun. It was a little hard around the edges only.
The French Fries were really good, thick, crispy and soft in the middle. Seasoning was quite good as well.
The Coke well.. How do you review a can of Coke? Cold and Coke-ish.
The Cheese Burger Meal was 35 Dhs and the Two-way Spaghetti was 28 Dhs, and there is no delivery charge. I think it is quite good value for the quality that Chili House has presented, from the Packaging all the way to the Food. I enjoyed it.
The Packaging: 8 / 10
The Food: 6.5 / 10
Overall: 7.25 / 10
I’d Recommend Chili House for sure! I do look forward eating from there again and seeing what else they have to offer. Good food, and attention to detail.