Cycle 5 – Item 133
18 (Sun) May 2014
USDA Prime Ribeye Steak
at Mr Rockefeller
-Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with Uncle CS
Mr Rockefeller is an American restaurant. Specializes in meat dishes, like burgers, ribs, steaks. While the steaks do come in a variety of cuts and marinades, the sizes are set in size, mostly around 120 grams.
Yesterday, during dinner at the crab shack next door, my uncle and I had both admitted that we’d rather be eating steak instead, so here we were the very next day. Actually, yesterday, after dinner, we’d moved over to Mr. Rockefeller for drinks and dessert and decided then to return for dinner this evening.
The steak was okay. Being ribeye, the meat was reasonably fatty and juicy. However, because it had been grilled – as opposed to pan-seared – there was no outer crust to provide a crispy textural contrast, which is, for me, the whole point of steak. Being American beef – USDA Prime, no less – it had a nice clean flavor, which is not a given with beef in the Philippines, but little in the way of rich beefiness, probably due to a lack of aging, and not enough char because it’d only been grilled for a moment to maintain the rare. By far the most expensive item on the menu at 1,495 pesos for a 120-gram cut, totally not worth it.
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