Welcome to my first “Recession Special”, where my friends and I experience food that is … well, affordable but good … like cheap steak and umm … baby foods.
“Health Information shows that beef is nutrient dense containing: Zinc and Heme Iron” Hmm … what they don’t tell you is how bad red meat is to you if you eat too much of it. But anyway …
Below was what a friend of mine had … it was just the metal plate (铁板) steak with black pepper sauce pour on top of it. I didn’t get to try it, so I can’t tell you what its like. Sorry!
The boys ordered the Canadian AAA Sirloin set (below), which was going for HK$ 148 before the recession. Now, the restaurant is offering the same thing … for HK$ 128! Wow!
The set we order came with a Borsch (or Borscht) soup, a warm and soft bread + butter (probably one of those Sweet Round Buns from Garden Bakery) and finally, the steak dish with sliced carrots, fried potato wedges, a few slices of zucchini, some beans and a black pepper sauce on the side.
The good news is, I asked for medium to medium-well (which is like 60% cooked) and it was pretty much spot on. The quality of the steak isn’t bad at all … I mean, as long as you don’t expect gourmet steaks from the InterCon or BLT Steak. The side dishes were pretty okay too … all in all, it was a very filling (and somewhat satisfying meal).
The only bad experience I had that night was the house red. I remember visiting Steak Expert once before and had order a house red, which was alright. This time, the red wine was borderline undrinkable. I mean, I’m not expecting some top-tier Chateau from Bordeaux. I was expecting decent, every day, cheap table wine. But I can’t drink this one. Granted, a glass cost HK$ 25 … I’ll bet that entire bottle cost about the same.
Dinner came to about HK$ 600 for 4 (or HKD 150 each). Worth going to? For dinner, yes. For lunch … don’t go, unless you order the normal hundred-dollar steaks (and above). Otherwise, if you get the HK48 lunch sets, which includes the steak … well, you can imagine how good that piece of steak can be. It was like rubber.
Note: Photos taken with an iPhone
Siu Yeh Rating: 4/10 (Maybe its a 5/10 if you take into consideration the price you pay)
Steak Expert (扒王之王)
Tel: +852 2573 2711
Opens 24 hours now …