Just like Gandy's. Not my kind of steak
oleh Eric @ericfoodreview, 31 Januari 2019 (hampir 5 tahun yang lalu)
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USDA Choice Sirloin
First, I gotta tell you that I'm gonna be biased on steak.
I (personally) catagorize steak into 4 tiers.
The great steak = steak meat with basic seasonings, The old fashioned steak = steak in a hot plate and served with separate sauce, The saucey steak = steak meat covered in sauce and pure shit = grilled meat, some even battered the meat. Basically it's not steak.
So this place is clearly the second tier one. The truth is, I don't get it. Where's the sense of putting steak on hot plate. No matter how great the chef is, the hot plate will ruin the doneness level of that steak. Especially for people like me who love medium rare steak, hot plate is a total turn off. Once again, I'll be biased because of that matter.
For the record, they put the steak on top of pile of onions (maybe to prevent the heat) However, I don't think it's working. I ordered medium rare and I didn't see the pink color at all. Matter of fact, the color was a bit odd. Like colorless. Imagine the color of boiled meat, then adding just slighly brown color, then you got it. I think that's the best way to describe how odd the color was. It's either the onion trick didn't work or the chef ruined my steak in the first place. But at least they separated the sauces (mushroom and blackpepper). The purest of the best with just a little seasoning but focusing on the ingredient. I think that's the best way to enjoy steak, so yeah I do give them credit for that one. Then the sides, corn and fries. Both were pretty okay, nothing special to mention or bash.
Btw, they did give a small plate of pickled shallots. And that's great. It gave crunchy, sour and refreshing after taste. At first, I thought this place is way too similar with Gandy. I mean, hot plate steak, separate sauce and now the pickled shallot. Not everyplace serve pickled shallot. Then I've been told that they're in the same group. Of freaking course. I've should have guess that.