So! After I'd had a small nibble of beef, I decided it was time to upgrade! This time, I was about to challenge an entire chunk of steak! I have the baby really takes after his/her father - I've been craving for beef ever since I'd had a bit of it! However, steaks at posh steakhouses were way beyond our budget. The night market cheaper steaks were covered in so much sauce that you can barely enjoy the original taste of the beef. So, we decided to go half way in between! We remembered this place that we had come across one time that had pretty nice quality beef at a very affordable price. And to really show its quality, I even brought my DSLR!
The place is located right next to Mirarmar. We didn't expect anything upon our first visit, and that is the more reason why we were surprised by the food here. At first we thought perhaps it might be because we weren't picky enough. But then, after sharing the experience on Facebook and discussing it with friends, we realised that it was, indeed, quite a highly recommendable place!
Just find a simple tent beside the shopping mall. We've never tried eating here in the heat of mid-summer, so I can't be sure if they have AC, or even if they do, whether their AC has the capacity to keep everyone cool.
The menu is quite simple and straight forward. After taking a look at their prices, don't you think whatever you're getting would be a good deal?
They would serve you each a bottle of coke as soon as you sit down. Whilst taking tiny sips, I kept telling the baby to enjoy the moment, as mommy does not intend to drink this too often. In the end, I drank only half the bottle, and gave the rest to the baby's dad.
After we had ordered, came the bread. It was quite nice. It didn't have the heavy garlicky and over creamy taste of the bread you get at the usual night market steak places. So I rather enjoyed it.
Then came the soup. Please do not expect it to be as creamy as the soup you get at proper steakhouses, but it most certainly does taste better than our usualy night-market steakhouse soup!
Since I had a proper camera, I took the opportunity to take this photo of the guy handling our steaks. This was a shot that the phone camera would be incapable of taking! (Being too close to them would probably distract them)
And voila! There's my steak! (New Yorker)
And daddy's Angus beef.
Despite the pathetic size of the broccoli, you have to forgive them when you realise what a massive chunk of beef you're getting! Look at that! This is definitely a steak-lover's paradise. I was a little worried about him not being able to finish the entire thing, but I worry too much in general... Never underestimate a man's appetite!
To compare the two, I thought mine was just right. It was nice and tender. The other one was more chewy, which suited my husband's desires more. Everyone was happy.
I would've ordered rare, but was a bit worried about the baby taking in too much raw food. So we both ordered medium rare.
The hubby likes to have his with onions and garlic. I liked mine with just a pinch of salt.
In the end, he finished all the garlic and onions on my plate as well. Look at those empty plates!
It's a simple steakhouse, but you really get more than what you could ever expect out of a place like this!
We really enjoy the steak at Swenson's (see old post), but we could get two meals if we come here instead. Not to mention, one meal at Ruth Chris could cover 10 steaks at a place like this! It's definitely a cheap, but quality assured, alternative!