Give dad and his diet a free pass on his special day this June with these super succulent steaks in PeopleAsia’sÂ favorite steakhouses in the metro. Toss those salads aside and bring out the steak knives!
Stone Grill, House of Wagyu
Wagyu simply means â€œJapanese cattle,â€ rich in unsaturated fat. It is flavorful, very tender and melts in the mouth. The meat quality is scored by the beefâ€™s color, brightness, marbling, firmness and texture, which is also called â€œfat scoreâ€ among meat connoisseurs. Anything between seven to 12 is top notch.
At Stone Grill, House of Wagyu, the concept is refreshing and the dining experience unforgettable; with subtle nuances that leave a lasting impression. The high ceiling, plush dark woods and furnishings, and its informative and debonair staff, are an exercise in elegance.
Cooking your own steak in piping hot special stone is an integral part of its unique concept. Visually appealing, it adds a personal touch and the opportunity to cook your steak exactly to your preference. The meat is savory, succulent and deliciously addictive, with little or no sauce needed. Irresistible to the last bite? Most definitely! Every mouthful heralds a gasp of pleasure and accolades from its clientele. The House of Wagyu proves its mettle and worth all the fuss!
Stone Grill, House of Wagyu is located at Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City.
For reservations, call (02) 706 5385 to 86
(SteakÂ ala pobre)
Whenever ourÂ KapampanganÂ cook Apong Metyang would go on her annual vacation, my parents would bring us nine children to our favorite spanish style Restaurant, Casa Marcos, where for years, the same waiters would greet and serve us with unlimitedÂ Crusty Pan de SalÂ with butter while waiting for theÂ Almejas Al HornoÂ (baked Manila clams topped with olive oil and crispy garlic), the best tastingÂ paellaÂ with generous amounts of prawns, crab, mussels andÂ chorizo de bilbaoÂ with a crusty layer of rice at the bottom, which we reserved for our dad.
The one that takes the cake, err… steak, is the thick, juicyÂ Batangas Tenderloin Steak a laÂ Pobre. The restaurantâ€™s Marcos sauce (vinaigrette base with loads of garlic), which you can drizzle over rice or scrape with the legendary bread, brought us kids, at that time, so much happiness. It still does to this day. A cozy, casual joint has never changed and the resurgence of the new branch in Fort has me and many other fans of the establishment coming back for more!
Casa Marcos is at F121 Forbeswood Heights, Burgos Circle, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
For reservations, call (02) 703 7784 and 552 3781
Strip Steakhouse atÂ Solaire Resort & Casino
(The warm interiors of the restaurant)
You canâ€™t help but admire the intricate chandeliers and elegant interiors of this grand establishment at the Solaire Resort & Casino. Once you manage to tear your attention away from the whopping wine tower that houses a selection of over 3,000 bottles, both Old and New World, allow the Strip Steakhouse to woo you with its fresh, soul-satisfying meals. A popular hangout for dinner, Strip Steakhouse boasts a wide range of prime meat from all over the world. From Certified Black Angus, USDA Prime Hereford Beef and top of the line grade seven to eight Australian Wagyu, the portions are generous and tasty.
I was also surprised by the textural contrast, from the nice crispy exterior and very tender juicy rib eye. Caressing the palate, this sumptuous treat will make any voracious meat eater fall in love and never want to leave. Your meal is worth the price tag.
Strip is located at Solaire Resort & Casino, Entertainment City, Aseana Avenue, Tambo, ParaÃ±aque City.
For reservations, callÂ (02) 888 8888
The Fireplace at theÂ New World Manila Bay Hotel
(The Fireplace’s Wagyu)
The Fireplace, an upscale grillroom offering prime meats, has always been about supplying its diners with top of the line products, and ensuring them a fantastic dining experience. Using only certified US Angus beef and Australian grain prime beef, the restaurant allows its customers to taste the highest standards of beef, guaranteeing them the best quality.
The Fireplace is proud to share that they are one of the few restaurants in Manila who serve beef that comes from the top two percent Angus prime cut, the highest grade in the beef rating. The steak is cooked in a 10-ft, copper-covered wood-burning oven with grillers inside. This gives the steak a rich, smoky exterior, but still retains a juicy interior. TheÂ ipil-ipilÂ (type of wood used in the oven) greatly influences the flavor as it infuses the steak with a smoky flavor, blending well with the other spices.
The steak promises to tickle your taste buds with moist tender cuts.The Fireplace promises to be a completely new sensory experience.
The Fireplace is located at theÂ New World Manila Bay Hotel. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 247 8666.
For more of New World Manila Bay Hotel’s Father’s Day specials, check out what else they have in store for the first hero of our lives here.
(A rare sliceÂ of steak at the restaurant)
On the prowl for delicious, certified Angus steak? Then Iâ€™m Angus is the place for you. Guests will lick their lips in anticipation as the menu showcases a wide variety of dishes that are both well presented and perfectly cooked. The 21-oz. Tomahawk steak is the best in town, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and savory taste, the quality is second to none. The chilled rib eye is magnificent with its freshness. Thanks to the chilling process, the steak maintains a balanced flavor despite the mixture of ingredients. The Australian lamb chops, on the other hand, will leave a lasting impression.
Just as impressive is the wine list, an extensive array of over 100 Old and New World wines. Iâ€™m Angus is a world-class restaurant, a gastronomic gem waiting to be discovered with your special someone.
Iâ€™m Angus is located at the 5F 7431 Yakal St.San Antonio, Makati City. For reservations, call (02) 892 6206
(By Sylvia Reynoso – Gala)