Wang Steak is famous for its “Chinese style” steaks which are cooked thoroughly and is to be eaten with garlic slices and gravy. Even though I usually like my steak more on the rare side, the well-done Wang Steak was tender and full of flavour. There is a choice of New Zealand and American beef. I’ve tried the New Zealand beef and it was nowhere near as tender as the American. =)
The story behind the legendary Wang Steak goes like this: Wang Yung-Ching, founder of Formosa Plastics, was once the wealthiest person in Taiwan. He was famous for being a polygamist. He had 3 wives and the 3rd wife was the one that invented the Wang Steak, orginally to entertain his guests, and eventually the steak become famous and the recipe was (stolen) by a large restaurant chain. Ok I made up the last part but it may very well be true.
Other than the steak, the Shrimp and Mushroom Soup was my favourite dish of the meal. The green stuff is steamed egg with greens (I’m guessing spinach) on top. Our waitress suggested us to first taste the soup and steamed egg separately, then pour the mushroom soup onto the green steamed eggs. It was very flavourful and I could see this dish being served in a Michelin restaurant.
Do not scream like a little girl when you see this bloody steak. The tenderloin is usually cooked to medium-well but I asked for a rare version b/c I looove the taste of blood. The steak was coated with coarse salt and pepper, and the waitress grounded sea salt around the plate and the salt definitely succeeded in bringing out the flavour of the meat.
Wang Steak offers set menus only. There are 5 to 8 dish choices from each course (salad, soup, entree & dessert), and all of the menus are priced at 1200 NTD (37 USD).
Overall this was a very pleasant dining experience, the service was great and the waitress was knowledgeable of the dishes they’re serving. The only thing I want to complain about is that my tenderloin was served 5-6 mins after the other guest’s steak was served. To me, a good restaurant should always serve dishes at the same time so people could enjoy their fewd together instead of having to wait for other people’s fewd to arrive.
Date of Visit: Jan 31st, 2010
Location: (Wang Steak currently has 11 branches in Taiwan)
No.88, Mincyuan 1st Rd., Kaohsiung City
P.S. I didn’t have my DSLR with me that day so these pics were shot w/ my Canon IXUS 870IS. Plz excuse the poor quality photos.