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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Steaks


I’m hungry at the moment so I’m going to talk about food. Specifically, steaks. I sometimes have this craving for a really good steak almost every month, so we splurge a bit because you just can’t beat a well-cooked steak.

My number one restaurant for steaks has to be Las Vacas. They are butchers and restaurateurs. Good steaks at very reasonable prices. My only beef (pun intended) with them is that their Mont Kiara branch doesn’t serve dessert. I love their chocolate mousse dessert and I have to go to Kelana Jaya to get it. But other than that, I really have no complaints. I usually have a Black Angus ribeye medium well, but I also like the lamb cutlets and burgers. The steaks are usually served with garlic bread and salad. I’m also happy they’re serving roast potatoes as a side dish as well now, before this they only had french fries and garlic bread.

Another all-time favourite is Jake’s. We usually go to the restaurant in Damansara Heights. They have the best nachos and potato skins. No other restaurant comes close. Their steaks are excellent and always cooked perfectly and come with a salad, steamed vegetables, corn and baked potatoes or french fries. Another reason come here is their nut brittle, caramel-ly, rich, nutty, toffee-ish all at the same time. Your visit will not be complete without the nut brittle, trust me. Unfortunately, their prices have gone up the past few years, and a dinner for two will set you back around RM200+. So we usually go there only for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It’s kind of noisy as the staff will sing Happy Birthday to customers who are celebrating and there’s at least one customer celebrating their birthday on any night of the week there, and you get a free brownie.

The most expensive steak restaurant we’ve been to has to be Prime in Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Luckily my brother-in-law paid. The steaks there are sourced from the best suppliers around the world. I had Argentinian beef and it really melts in your mouth. Definitely the most amazing steak I’ve tasted. But the steaks come by itself, any salad, potatoes, bread or other condiments have to be ordered separately. I’m used to my steaks coming with potatoes, salad and some corn even, but not here and this is where your bill goes higher and higher. It’s also not somewhere your kids can run around, it’s elegant and quiet. It’s nice for a romantic dinner.

If we’re eating at home, we’ll usually buy some steaks from the Las Vacas butcher and grill it ourselves. We’ll also make some baked potatoes, salad and steamed vegetables to complete the meal.
 





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