They often say, "the more expensive, the better". But does that really hold true? From October to December, we compare your all-time favourite dishes at different price points, and let you decide for yourself what's value for money!
This November, we’re inviting you to explore beefy, juicy, and oh-so tender Steaks! Whether you like them medium rare, medium, or well done (no judgement), we know nothing hits the spot quite like a juicy beef steak and a glass of red wine.
In 2002, a single Matsusaka cow was sold for 50 million yen (~SGD 648K), making it the most expensive cow in the world.
The marbling in beef keeps the meat moist during cooking. The loin has the most marbling, where muscles are not heavily worked.
The hanger steak — one of the most tender cuts — was known as a the “butcher’s steak” since butchers kept and enjoyed it for themselves as consumers didn’t know to ask for it.
Five countries have more cattle than people — Uruguay, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, and Brazil.
Post a photo of your steak (yes, any steak!) on Instagram and hashtag #ChopeSG #ChopeDOTM to stand to win a Grazing Menu for 2 pax at SKIRT worth $156++ or a $200 voucher at Morton’s The Steakhouse!
Find out what’s the difference between these steaks!
PRICE: $18 (Australian Angus Reserved Grain Fed Ribeye Steak)
Armed with a mission to bring restaurant-quality chargrilled Western food to the public, this inconspicuous stall at Yishun Park Hawker Centre is every northerner’s dream come true. With steaks starting at only $18, we dare say it’s worth the trip up to one of Singapore’s most troubling neighbourhoods.
PRICE: $78++ (Flat Iron Fillet)
Would you travel all the way to Sentosa for a meal? For the steaks at this trailblazing grill house, we definitely would. With a concept and philosophy centred around sustainability and simplicity—allowing the flavours of each ingredient to really shine—there’s little doubt as to why this is one of Singapore’s most loved steak houses!
PRICE: $84++ (USDA Prime Beef, Rib Eye, 12-ounce)
With prices starting at $64 for a 10-ounce Filet Mignon from all the way down under, this well-appointed spot at the Swissotel The Stamford really leaves no stone unturned. Impeccable service, remarkable steaks, elegant decor, and with a sweeping view to boot, there’s really nothing we don’t love.
PRICE: $122++ (Center-cut Prime Ribeye)
One of the truest and bluest Steakhouses in Singapore, this luxurious restaurant situated at The Mandarin Oriental has a name that’s now synonymous with excellence—and we’re not surprised. No detail here is overlooked, they serve some of the best available aged grain-fed beef, and there’s even an equally renowned wine list to top things all off. Truly an all-rounded experience one can’t miss!
Let’s get sizzling
Recommended by Serene Goh
If you’re an east-side dweller, then there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t pop by this spot at Century Square. From the brains that brought you Saveur, this casual eatery serves all your classics—quality cuts with mushroom, black pepper, or cafe de Paris sauce, but the real question is, have you had Steak with Black bean sauce, or even Mala sauce? Mmmmm.
200G Ribeye: $20++
Recommended by Mark Heng
There are endless dining options in the East, but if you’re looking for some quality slabs of meat, then this is where you’ll need to go. Grilled over charcoal, they’re served with one-of-a-kind avocado butters that adds another dimension to the already flavourful experience.
200G Ribeye: $30.90++
Looking to escape humdrum routines, even for a few hours? Then pop by this charming bistro at Ann Siang, where you’ll immediately feel like you’ve been transported to France. But the main star here is without question, the steak—cooked to rosy pink perfection and with a sweet caramelised char on the outside, all we can say is, tres délicieux!
Extra Tender Angus Beef Filet: $47++
Recommended by Hedy Lim
Tucked away in a quiet corner at Raffles Holland V Mall that’s right across the road from the buzzing nightlife of Holland Village, this simple, no-frills restaurant is the epitome of a hidden gem—there’s really no item we don’t love from their extensive menu!
Wagyu Beef Ribeye MBS 5-6 (250GM): $56++
Another French favourite, this classic establishment on Duxton Hill oozes an undeniable vibe that’s reminiscent of Paris’ bistro culture. The star to order here is the Steak Frites—Trimmed Entrecôte Steak with their “legendary” sauce, served with free-flow French fries. Whaaaaat?
Trimmed Entrecôte Steak (XXL): $58.80++
Located right smack in the middle of Orchard Road, this warm and intimate restaurant is every beef lover’s dream. Choose from a wood-fire grill options, classic cuts, or even some sharing options like the Tomahawk Steak. Now you know where to go the next time you’re wondering about town!
USDA Prime Grain-Fed Beef: $99++
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