I was looking at some old photos collection on my hard-drive and realized that I need to post about this favorite steak place of mine. It’s not a fancy steak restaurant, you can dress up as casual as you want and just bring your appetite, and they will take care of your meat craving. Meet SUPER STEAK. They have two branches right now, with the main outlet located in Jl. Dempo, Kebayoran and has this homey & laid-back ambience, because this gem is literally hidden inside a housing complex with security-guarded portal. The other branch is much easier to find, in Urban Kitchen Senayan City (although there is some slight price difference). I have tried both outlets, and I’d have to say that the main branch in Jl. Dempo gives a more personal experience.
Let me first warn you that with quality comes quite a hefty price tag. You get what you paid for, and SUPER STEAK is definitely not cheap. That’s why I suggest you to come here on several designated occasion and when you do, go all-out on your spending and choose the best cut that suits your liking. I always think of visiting SUPER STEAK only when I feel like I deserve a self-reward, lol.
I’ll start with the menu. Their menu is pretty simple. First, pick your meat type. Only 3 cuts available, Tenderloin, Sirloin, and Rib-eye – all available in Local Prime (Australian cattle), Australian Angus, and the most premium rank being Australian Super Black Angus. Second, choose the flavor. They serve 6 different flavors from Butter Garlic, Beerloin, Asian Delight, Cajun Delight, Honey Hot/Herbs, and Lemon Herbs Part I & Part II. Finally, like any other steak eateries they will ask for your cooking preference, from rare to well-done. Which, I would never suggest any good cuts being ruined by ordering them well-done. It’s like ruining a piece of art and you’re basically paying for chewy tough meat. So please don’t, unless you’re in the early stage of pregnancy hood :)
SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT, REALLY?
The vegetables look so-so, not as appetizing & as sweet as Abuba’s. Their wedges cut fries’ portion doesn’t seem fulfilling enough (although it tastes really GOOD). So what is it exactly? I’d say it’s all about the meat.
By now you probably have noticed that there is no special dressing sauce to accompany those gorgeous thick cuts of meat. Yes, no BBQ sauce, no white mushroom sauce, none whatsoever. Needless to say, their steak do not need any sauce no more. The high quality ingredients, combined with the right cooking techniques and unique flavor selection is all that is, everything just speaks out for themselves.
AND I LIKE MY STEAK JUST LIKE THAT.
If you’re the type to avoid much bloated creamy sauce, the ‘overwhelmingly wet’ steak dressing, and are just aiming for simplicity and tastier high quality steak, then you should definitely give SUPER STEAK a try. This is an Australian outback’s steak style, done from a humble home-eatery concept.
Up to 2013 still a carnivore,
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Jl. Dempo 1 no 76 kebayoran baru, Jakarta, Indonesia 12120 - Phone (021) 7236945
Opens Tuesday - Sunday. 6PM - 12AM only.
Or, find them at Urban Kitchen Senayan City 5th floor.