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Friday, December 30, 2011

Food: Jake's Charbroil Steaks @ Medan Damansara

Having not been able to satisfy our beef cravings on 28 November, we were left with no choice but to be patient for the next weekend to roll around. Again we were left with no idea of where to go though, so in the end we decided to go somewhere that has truly been tried and tested - Jake's Charbroil Steaks!

I sincerely doubt Jake's need any introduction. Anyone who has lived in KL since the 90s would have either been to or heard of Jake's at some point! It has been like the great battle of steaks for the past decade - Victoria Station on one side, and Jake's on the other! Truth be told, back in the day I visited VS more, so this was my first time in Jake's small but cozy outlet (or at least as far as I remember!).

Steak was of course the main order of the day, and what we were there for. But we couldn't go without any starters, so we gave their Beef Nachos a try, and boy were we glad we did! If we thought we had tried good nachos before, these nachos taught us a real lesson!

With melted cheese and salsa literally spilling over the nachos and beef found in every mouthful, these were the most awesome-est nachos we had ever had. Granted it's not the typical type with sour cream or guacamole, but we absolutely Loved this, and actually mopped up the whole plate; not something we do usually with our nachos! 

After feeling extremely satisfied from the nachos (yet sad because there weren't anymore), the steak had high expectations to meet! Jake's is known for having a very good variety of steak on their menu, ranging from the cheapest grain-fed type, to the more expensive Wagyu steaks. With our tight budgets, we both had 200gm of simple grain-fed cow to satisfy our craving - the Australian Grain-Fed Rib Eye (RM 56.90) =)

It's actually quite uncommon for both of us to order the same dish, since we like to order different things to sample. We realized too late that we had actually ordered the same, the only difference being I swapped my veggies for more french fries, making my plate one filled with multiple shades of deep fried yellow...=D

We both had our steaks done medium, as usual. Any fears of the steak preparation not living up to the nachos were immediately put to rest when we cut into the meat - it was prepared to a pinky tone of near-perfection! My piece had a thicker layer of fat compared to Wendy's, but that was just trivial differences compared to the succulent taste and juiciness of the meat. By the end we were full and satisfied, with our greed whispering a soft "More, please?" in our ears.. =D

Wendy thought that since we were on such a good streak with food that night, we should round up the dinner with some dessert. I was hesitant, since I tend not to have desserts at a place that isn't very well known for it. But I thought it might be a risk worth taking after tasting the nachos and steak.

Unfortunately this Nutty Pecan Pie ala Mode (RM 14.90) brought everything hurtling back down to earth. The flavour was unremarkable, and the pie wasn't hot enough to go well with the ice-cream. On top of that the pastry tasted much like it had been microwaved, so that totally lost points for us.

Overall, it was an extremely satisfying meal at Jake's Charbroil Steaks, if not for the wasted dessert at the end. We still can't forget those awesome beef nachos...perhaps we'll make another trip soon just for that!


With this good steak recommendation, Drops of Contentment bids 2011 goodbye and wishes all our dear readers a Happy New Year! May the new year bring in lots of new places to chow down at and more satisfied stomachs (but smaller waistlines - hey, we can dream, can't we?) for all!

Jake's Charbroil Steaks | Site
No. 21, Jalan Setiapuspa,
Medan Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +6 03 2141 5290
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm; Sun, 6:30pm-10pm

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