How to Order Like a Pro in a
Tips on how to order steak like an expert
When you go to a steakhouse or a restaurant, you do so to get a meal that will
truly enjoy. After all, it's you who is footing the bill. You can’t really allow steak elitists, chefs, and
so-called foodies to dictate
what you should and shouldn’t be eating. At least, that's how most people look at the things, especially when
they're on a trip or a vacation. You want to truly let yourself go.
Yet it’s also true that if you don’t know what to order in a steakhouse, you may
end up wasting your money. This is especially true if you happen in a holiday
destination that you don't know much about. The more informed you are, the more likely it is that you get your
money’s worth, and that’s always a more palatable situation for everyone.
|When you go to a steakhouse in your home town or your
it's good to know some tips on how to order steak like an expert.
So we’ve pooled the advice of the best chefs in the world, and here is what they
have to say regarding your steakhouse orders:
Don’t Ask for a Well Done Steak
This is perhaps the most often-quoted rule of them all when you ask chefs. Yes,
it’s true that you do have the right to your own personal preferences when it comes to steaks. If you prefer it
well done, then of course, you can order for a well-done steak. We are guided by belief that the key to
enjoying yourself in a steakhouse bar & grill is to order
what you like.
The problem is that when you’re dining out, steaks are expensive. This is
especially true when you pick a great steakhouse where they’re especially picky about the quality of the steak they
serve. And when you order a well-done steak, you get a piece of meat that’s basically the same quality that you
from the grocery and cooked at home.
When the steak is well-done, you’ve basically ruined the quality of the cut, which
the farmers and the butcher have worked so hard to achieve. All that work and dedication has been set aside and
ignored. So if you really like your steak well-done, perhaps you should just stick to dining in your home. You save
yourself a lot of money, and you save the farmers, butchers, and chefs a lot of grief.
Ignore the Kobe Beef Burger
That’s because the burger isn’t really Kobe beef at all. The same goes if the
restaurant says that their burger is wagyu beef.
Real Kobe and wagyu beef are rare. That’s why they’re so expensive, and most of
the time you’re only served tiny portions even if you can afford it. When you’re at a place that says they have
“affordable” Kobe or wagyu beef, that’s because the beef isn’t really Kobe or wagyu.
|Placing your steak order right will mean that you will
enjoy a sumptuous meal at
your favourite steakhouse, or at a restaurant in your favourite holiday
Order the Composed Dishes as They Are
In top restaurants, great chefs are
celebrated because they can choose the best ingredients that go together so nicely. They exert a lot of time and
effort in discovering these combinations of ingredients. So don’t try to “customize” the menu. You’re in a
steakhouse, and not in a pizza parlor. The chef knows what they’re doing, and they most likely know more about
food than you do.
Of course, you can ask about substituting one ingredient for another if you’re
allergic to a particular ingredient. But if you’re not, let it be. Trust the chef instead.
Avoid Fish on Mondays
Most restaurants order a lot of fresh fish to accommodate the increased orders
during the weekend. So they order the fresh fish on Thursday or Friday. However, the fish only keeps for 3 days, so
on Monday, they aren’t all that fresh anymore. These restaurants tend to toss whatever fish is left on Tuesdays, so
that’s when you can order fresh fish again.