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*this has now moved to the second floor of myVillage, just 5 minutes away.
surprisingly delicious steak, and well-cooked at that, at this rather casual steakery in myvillage at serangoon gardens. it’s a rather cleaned-up, modernified take on what was previously a coffeeshop western stall (a rather local phenomenon of asian-interpreted fried western foods dished up good and cheap), with service courtesy of rather-friendly aunties and good food couresty of great ingredients and some impressive-cooking. it’s not nearly in the same league as the rather more renowned, poshy steakhouses – but it does pretty well in its class, rather much more impressive than aston’s, to my thinking. it’s not entirely gourmet, even if it’s rather satisfying for a weekday meal. it’s now our weekday go-to for steak, and rather a compelling reason to eat local (an exception to that variant of murphy’s law that states you usualy end up eating far, far away from your own neighborhood).
Used to be my favorite place for steaks til today when they try to pass off striploin for angus. Been here so many times that even you don't need to be connoissier to be able to tell the difference between the 2 types. Was flatly turned down and insisted it was correct. Was way over cooked as well.
Full review here
So iSteaks turned out to be a place that reminded me of the Aston’s concept – no frills western food, but I think it is much better than Astons (at a slightly slightly higher price, but insignificant compared to the quality i think).
OM NOM NOM Nom for quick and cheap fix of steak.
gets crowded even on a weekday night though…
but i would certainly go back.
This is a semi-self service restaurant where you order your food (and pay) at the counter and you get it delivered to you. The seating is also self service so you might want to find a seat before ordering. I went on a friday evening and it got progressively more crowded as i ate. i had the nz ribeye 250g and it was excellent, well seasoned with generous portions of the sides. We also ordered the baby back ribs (ok but not fantastic) and the escargot which were pretty great as well. Will definitely drop by again when i have the chance.