Most of us are familiar with the usual steaks found in conventional restaurants, cafes and steakhouses. But if you are up for something different and do not mind paying more for it, aged steaks would be one of them. The beef is typically aged in either a dry or wet process for days or weeks. This method would make the steak more tender and flavourful. Here are 7 Places To Savour Aged Steaks in Klang Valley in alphabetical order.
1) Chambers Grill @ Hilton KL
Chambers Grill’s premium range of grass-fed Black Angus meats are specifically stored in a dry-ageing cabinet. The meat itself is dry-aged up to 28 days with Himalayan salt tile, which helps to soak up all the excess moisture and boost its overall flavour. There are plenty of different steak cuts you can order here, namely ribeye, sirloin and their signature fillet.
Address: Lobby Level, Hilton KL, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12 pm to 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Sat-Sun 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm | Tel: 03-2264 2596
2) Grub By Ahong & Friends @ Seksyen 17, PJ
Grub by Ahong & Friends specialises in all things Wagyu ranging from flank to rump. They even serve dry-aged steaks as well, where you can choose from either Wagyu T-bone or the Angus tomahawk. The meat itself is dry-aged for 60 days. Each dish comes with a side serving of potato/chips and leaf salad. Keep in mind that it’s best to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Address: 608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 6 pm to 10 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am to 2.30 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm | Tel: 014-607 2983
3) Jake’s Charbroil Steaks @ Medan Damansara & Starhill Gallery
Sure, Jake’s is an old-school steakhouse. But even after 38 years since its establishment in 1981, Jake’s Charbroil Steaks still attracts a loyal following as well as beef aficionados. Meat lovers can look forward to different steak cuts such as sirloin, ribeye and T-bone. They also serve aged tenderloin, where they use imported Australian beef with a side serving of sour cream, baked potato, corn and vegetables.
Address: (Medan Damansara) 21, Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur / (Starhill Gallery) 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12 pm to 3 pm & 6 pm to 11 pm, Sun 6 pm to 11 pm (Medan Damansara) / Daily 12 pm to 12 am (Starhill Gallery) | Tel: 03-2094 5677 (Medan Damansara) & 03-2148 1398 (Starhill Gallery)
4) Marble 8 @ Petronas Tower 3, KLCC
Marble 8 offers the best of both worlds: juicy aged steak and a posh interior overlooking a majestic view of the KL city centre. Expect only the finest Angus and Wagyu beef, which is specially air-flown all the way from Australia. Both dry and wet-aged beef are offered here — all aged for at least 21 days to help enhance its natural meat flavour. The steak comes with a complimentary sauce of your choice, namely with beef jus with Shiraz, béarnaise or peppercorn sauce with Armagnac.
Address: Petronas, Menara 3 (Tower 3), Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 12 pm to 2.30 pm & 7 pm to 11 pm | Tel: 03-2386 6030
5) The Beato Steakhouse @ Publika & Bangsar
This is the steakhouse that first introduced the dry-aged steak in Malaysia back in 2012. They offer four types of grain-fed dry-aged beef including porterhouse, ribeye, T-bone and Angus ribeye. You can also opt for wet-aged beef, though only grain-fed sirloin and tenderloin are available.
Address: (Publika) D2-G3-9, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur / (Bangsar) 24, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5 pm to 12 am, Sat-Sun 1 pm to 3.30 pm & 5 pm to 12 am (Publika) / Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 5 pm to 12 am, Sat-Sun 1pm to 3.30 pm & 5 pm to 12 am | Tel: 03-6206 2405 (Publika) & 03-2202 2405 (Bangsar)
6) The Steakhouse @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
The Steakhouse is renowned for its signature charcoal-grilled steaks using a Josper, a combination of grill and oven in a single machine highly-favoured by steakhouses. For aged steaks, they serve chilled grass-fed varieties in three different cuts including porterhouse, sirloin on bone and T-bone. The steak comes with sauteed seasonal vegetables with optical choices of side dishes (e.g. garlic mashed potato, baked potato) and sauce (chimichurri, red wine).
Address: 44, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm to 12 am | Tel: 03-2143 2268
7) Vantador @ Desa Sri Hartamas
Vantador knows a thing or two about serving premium dry and wet-aged steaks. They source their beef carefully from selected renowned countries such as Spain’s Rubia Gallega and Margaret River’s Wagyu in Australia. All steaks come in three different thickness including 1, 1 ½ or 2 inches, with optional sides (e.g. brussel sprouts, mashed potato) and sauce (e.g. chimichurri, parsley/salsa verde).
Address: 38, Jalan 25/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm to 12.30 am | Tel: 03-6211 5588