Monday, August 6, 2012

The Steakhouse @ Changkat

Werner Kuhn is best known for the porky potency of El Cerdo, but he has a soft spot for beef too. Three years ago, the master chef opened bovine specialist La Vaca, but it closed too soon. Now, the cows have come home, with Werner's launch of The Steakhouse.

The Steakhouse's preliminary menu is a bare-bones one, but simplicity can be satisfying, as proven by this Spanish air-dried beef with rock melon (RM38++).

Beef stroganoff (RM48++), thick and tasty with mushroom cream and potato rosti. Our only complaint: prices seem steep, but we probably should count the cost of inflation.

Customers can order from The Whiskey Bar next door, so try the Sunday Roast (RM48++), available nightly, with roast beef, lamb shoulder, pork bacon, pork-wrapped asparagus, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, peas, carrots and cauliflower. This one's worth it.

Last but surely not least, The Steakhouse's raison d'etre, chilled and aged Black Angus rib-eye, 10 ounces for RM88++. Fleshy and flavorful, but the kitchen might not consistently fulfill requests _ we asked for this to be prepared rare, but it swerved perilously closer to medium.

Come early enough in the evening and you might spot Werner relaxing at a table here, enjoying a bite before the nightly horde pours into Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Brave Bull (tequila and kahlua) and Manhattan cocktails.



The Steakhouse,
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

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28 comments:

  1. I've got a soft spot for El Cerdo - I just love that whole chop suckling pig with plate then break it in the bucket thing. But seems from your photos/review that the Beef equivalent doesn't fare quite as well? To be honest that steak doesn't look like it's worthy of a rm100+ price tag ...

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    1. Timing: oh yeah, el cerdo has supplied lots of happy memories for thousands of customers over the years, i think :D but yeah, the beef menu at this one is a bit more limited. i think they're sticking to 'safe' options on the menu for now, so it's less adventurous than el cerdo =)

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  2. El Cerdo was good! Had dinner there and I was very happy with the meal. Now now, this place looks like it's still needs some time to set itself worthy to be El Cerdo's sister outlet

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, i guess it's fair to say that el cerdo probably pleases more than 80 percent of its customers :D ya, i think the steakhouse could do well in future, since lots of folks enjoy beefy dishes too, heh :D

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    1. Baby Sumo: the roast beef here is definitely decent! :D

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  4. i love my steaks nice and thick..preferably at least 2 inches thick which actually makes it easier to cook, u can get a good sear on it without over cooking it.

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    1. Joe: true, the thicker the better! but my wallet is always a little hesitant to pay more than RM100 for steak, so that usually deprives me of really good cuts of beef :D

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  5. I have a friend who loves steak very much, he is coming to visit us soon, which steak house will you recommend ya?

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    1. CK: i guess Prime in le meridien is the one that everyone rates the highest. i also like Mandarin Grill in Mandarin Oriental Hotel. and i guess Ril's Steakhouse is good too :D

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  6. the beef meat looks rare to me...

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    1. Simple Person: heh, we like our rare to be oozing with blood :D

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  7. the prices are leaning on the high side... RM48 for stroganoff, I can make many portions out of that hehehe

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    1. Babe_KL: true, i was a little surprised by the cost of the food too. it's almost hotel prices, from the looks of it =)

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  8. I always associate Werner with pork...now this beefy joint seems a bit disjointed ;-) Maybe should give them some time to get things right?

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, it's a bit of a risk branching into beef. but i have faith that he absolutely knows what he's doing, heh :D

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  9. oh this is across el cerdo, no?

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    1. Michelle: yep, the steakhouse faces el cerdo :D

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  10. and i thought werner is opening another restaurant but i never expect him to have another steakhouse after the exit of his earlier steak house.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, hopefully it'll work out better this time. i guess it'll attract lovers of steak, though the menu might seem a bit too basic for now :D

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  11. So happy that the cows have a new home :-)

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    1. The Yum List: home sweet home :D

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  12. The steak does look good. Nothing beats a good juicy piece of meat and a glass of wine to follow at the end of the meal:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, red meat and red wine is one of my favorite food and drink combinations! :D

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  13. i would like to make reservation...how? any contact?

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  14. will be here 2nite;)

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    1. Ciki: wishing u a night of beefy brilliance!

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