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Ministry of Steak

Western
A steakhouse located along Maju Avenue, Ministry of Steak also serves other Western dishes like pork chops and chargrilled chicken.

Daily: 11:00 - 22:00

+65 62801633
$17 based on 18 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (5 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (3 votes)
Mandt Loo

Fusion is great! STOP the false claimssss....

Been to MoS Serangoon in several occasions. I still do no understand how & why were there mean reviews of their food.

First of all, when reviews claimed that the place is too noisy and the food fall short of expectations; I can;t help getting the vibes that this is from some VERY Jealous competitors right next door.

When MoS started 2yrs or so ago, there were some confusion as their ex-chef throw the towel in a huff even leaving the cash-register empty. Staff were equally confused but things were sorted-out by our 2nd visit.

YES, its different from most steak houses, but food is very tasty with Asian-twist; its called FUSION! Means food of our culture but made suitable for the local-taste.The only time I throw back a dish is because the T-bone Lamb is too rare for me but its great after the mis-communication. Their ice-lemon Tea is a die-for & the prices are well-affordable as far as Serangoon Gdn is concern unlike the one in Killiney (dumb-down). I'll vote for MoS Serangoon!

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09 Jan 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Highly Disappointed

This is not a place I would recomend any of my friends to eat. Service staff is very attentive but unfortunately the food served was far from acceptable.

Paid close to $80 and expect 2 reasonably good pieces of steak from this joint. I don't expect the standard to be the same as that from a joint in MBS but definitely not what was served. The steak served at our hawker centres around our neighbourhood fared much better.

Frustrated Diner

30 Jun 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Fusion is great! STOP the false claimssss....

Been to MoS Serangoon in several occasions. I still do no understand how & why were there mean reviews of their food.

First of all, when reviews claimed that the place is too noisy and the food fall short of expectations; I can;t help getting the vibes that this is from some VERY Jealous competitors right next door.

When MoS started 2yrs or so ago, there were some confusion as their ex-chef throw the towel in a huff even leaving the cash-register empty. Staff were equally confused but things were sorted-out by our 2nd visit.

YES, its different from most steak houses, but food is very tasty with Asian-twist; its called FUSION! Means food of our culture but made suitable for the local-taste.The only time I throw back a dish is because the T-bone Lamb is too rare for me but its great after the mis-communication. Their ice-lemon Tea is a die-for & the prices are well-affordable as far as Serangoon Gdn is concern unlike the one in Killiney (dumb-down). I'll vote for MoS Serangoon!
01 Jun 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Ministry of steak - a must avoid!

The small restaurant that is Ministry of steak, appears for all purposes to be a nice locally owned steak joint, with reasonably priced steak and chicken. But all is not well, so many glaring issues that really make this a place to avoid.

1. Airconditioning is not turned on and fans don't do a good job, the place is stuffy and not pleasant to stay especially on a humid night.

2. Pet Peeve: Salt shakers that don't dispense salt. normal rice is seen in the salt shakers but obviously not enough to fight the lack of aircon. After the 3rd salt shaker, I gave up

3. Table placement, obviously bums on seats is $$, but do they have to be SO close?

4. Food: I ordered the chicken and fish combo. The fish was still swimming....in oil, totally drenched in cooking oil, so much so, when I cut into it, I could see a yellow tinge to the food. A napkin placed underneath the fish was totally soaked through in under a minute. The chicken was a chicken thigh that was char grilled over a flame, problem is the grill is obviously not cleaned that often, as the chicken was covered with carbon powder. My wife chose the steak, which they claim is chilled and not frozen. They lied. It was not only tough but over cooked. If you're a steak place, surely you should know how to cook medium rare? I won't even bother to discuss the sides, just to mention, they are cold (even the fries).

5. Drink: a beverage from the refrigerator tastes a 100 times better than a warm drink with a lot of ice. It's just not the same.

6. Price: although they don't charge for service, it's over priced for what it is. I am not a fan of Astons, which is just around the corner, but Astons is considerably better value for money.

7. Service: I noticed a lot of people waiting on the unattentive waiters, my own waiter was sufficient, but the initial wait for the food was close to 20 minutes

8. Overall, a place to miss. The food really lets the place down, which it seems you are paying a premium for due to it's "aircon" environment which never seems to be turned on. Recommend this place to people you don't like, maybe they'll get the message.

22 Apr 2011 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Fell way short of expectations

Had Chicken Maryland and Lamb dish (which was recommended by the staff). Was really disappointed by the food, given that this outlet is literally a ripoff from Astons and could not even compare with it.

Chicken maryland - looked impressive, two pieces of fried chicken, several strings of bacon, 1 goreng pisang, and a side of garden veggies. However, the taste did not live up to its appearance, and admittedly the best tasting food items were the goreng pisang and garden veggies, which says alot about the standard of the meat dishes.The banana fritter (goreng pisang) was surprisingly tasty, and great when eaten warm and crispy. The crispy outer layer complemented the creamy flavour of the banana well. The chicken and bacon though... was another story. Although the breadcrumb coating was fresh, the chicken itself was tasteless and dry. Same went for the bacon, with a totally unmemorable taste.

The lamb leg - a pathetic portion the size of a small palm for ~$17? Not worth it! It wasn't particularly tasty either, plus it had some portions of fat too. Only 5 onion rings were given as a side, very measly, but they were tasty!

Service was prompt but the staff could come across as rather curt at times. Not to mention terrible english and unsatisfactory explanation of what a dish is.
13 Oct 2010 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terrible experience

Despite having been a faithful follower of HGW for some time, I have not felt compelled to provide a review on any place. This place changed that.

I went last Sat with my wife and things started going wrong from the moment we placed our orders. First we were told that the premium angus beef they had there was grain fed whilst the rest of the "normal beef had only been grass fed". As far as I understand, the complete opposite is true. Grass fed beef is higher quality.

No matter, we still placed our orders (I asked for a ribeye x-cut and my wife had their premium burger) and when asked by the waiter whether we wanted to have a set meal (soup + drink/ glass of housepour), we said yes and asked what the housepour red was. This is the conversation that followed:

Me: So what red wine is it?

Server: It is red wine

Me: Yes I understand, but what kind of red wine is it?

Server: Housepour

Me: Yes, but what kind? What type?

Server: Penfolds

Me: Ok, what grape?

Server (getting indignant): Red!!

Me: ...... nvm.

We ordered the wine anyway and then started waiting. Our soup was served, and then I was given a just washed wine glass (not even dried). I looked at it, it looked at me, and I thought to myself, "Maybe they will bring the wine in its bottle to be served here so that I can see the type of grape". And so I took up a paper napkin and started drying the glass. At which point some server swopped in from my blind side like a bird of prey and snatched the glass out of my hands. So much for service.

The food was just as bad. Although the fries were nice and so was the onion floss which came with my wife's burger, the main point of going to this place was the meat and that was unfortunately very badly done. I had asked for my steak to be done medium rare. When it came to me, the right half of the steak was well done and the left side was rare. I guess that means that on average the steak could possibly be medium rare, but obviously I was not impressed. When I sent the uneaten left half back for more cooking (I could hear the cow moo-ing; it was that rare), it came back charred. My wife's burger was meant to be medium. It was cooked to well done and the burger patty was dry. Very disappointing.

Just to be consistent, the bad service continued. Trying to get the attention of one of the wait staff was almost as difficult as trying to get a cab on Orchard Road on a Friday evening. Four or five of them would congregate at the counter and resolutely not face the diners so they did not have to notice our waving hands. Our request for extra sauce was forgotten. Even making payment was difficult since none of the wait staff were interested in picking up the folder where we put the money, despite us holding it in the air.

I know this is not an expensive restaurant and my expectations were correspondingly lowered, but still this place failed very badly, both in terms of food and service. Definitely not worth the price paid and I certainly won't be back.