Whether it is a T-Bone from New Zealand, or
a Rib-Eye from the US, FYI went in search of some great
steaks in South Taiwan. After all, meat is meat...
MAN MUST EAT: Steaks in the South
Pieter Vorster, John Matthews and Steven Crook Translated
by Annie Liu
Serious David Shen's Steak
and Seafood House
97, ShiJhong 1st Road, Kaohsiung
Hours: 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Credit cards are accepted.
David Shen's serves only the best Australian beef. Choices
include Aussie Wagyu Sirloin Steak, Aussie Wagyu Fillet
Steak and Aussie Wagyu T-Bone Steak. They also offer
a French Cordon Bleu selection of non-steak dishes.
French Prime Rack Lamb comes with fresh mint sauce.
There is also a good choice of seafood dishes such as
the Pesto Lobster. They offer a set menu with a choice
of main courses, including appetizer, Romaine Salad,
Soup, Herb Bread, a French Style Vegetable side dish
and dessert with coffee or tea. A great selection of
red and white wines and champagne can accompany your
Family Steak House
60, WuFu 3rd Road (And other various locations around
south Taiwan.); (07) 241-9401
Hours: Everyday 11 am-11 pm
Taiwan's version of America's Ponderosa Steak House,
is at the very least, not a bad offering. Where else
can you get a diner steak starting at NT$210 with an
all-you-can-eat salad/desert/beverage bar thrown in
for good measure? Also available are chicken, pork,
fish and lamb or any combination of each. Now you can
get a Prime New Zealand steak for NT$280 or a 14oz T
Bone steak for NT$350. Try the 9oz T Bone steak and
prawn for NT$400. Most orders come with a side of noodles,
vegetables or a fried egg. Enjoy your steak rare, medium,
medium well-done or well done.
33, WuFu 3rd Road (intersection of WuFu and JhongHua);
Hours: Everyday 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 5:30 am-10:30 pm
10% service charge.
If you're hungry and in need of a hasty feed, try Tasty.
This popular chain of restaurants (exclusive to Taiwan),
is like a factory for steak houses. From a very basic
menu displaying set meals only, you can order a steak,
ribs or chicken. Lunch is NT$430 and dinner is NT$480.
Included is a long list of additives such as appetizer,
bread, antipasto, salad, soup, dessert and a drink.
After ten visits you can collect a free gift.
Man Steak House
14-25, JhongShan 1st Road
Hours: Everyday 11:30 am-2 pm and 5:30 pm - 10 pm
10% service charge.
The combination of quality, quantity, simplicity and
price make this place a favorite for any steak 'aficionado'.
In the main course section you'll find the Superfine
Fillet steak from New Zealand for NT$520 (a set meal).
Done medium-well, this 6oz steak is an A+ even when
you don't consider the fine work put into the appetizer,
salad, soup, bread, dessert and drink. The Superfine
Rib Eye steak at NT$680 weighs in at 9oz and is also
a prize for hungry beef-lovers.
233, SihWei 4th Road; (07) 969-9751
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 6:30 pm-2:30 am; Fridays and
Saturdays, 6:30 pm-4 am
10% service charge.
This popular restaurant and bar boasts a modest menu
at fairly reasonable prices. Look in the flame grilled
section and you'll find 250g Australian Beef sirloin
steak for NT$350. Grilled to medium, the steak is juicy
and comes with a side of salad (balsamic olive oil dressing)
and a tasty portion of fried onions and mushrooms. Start
with an appetizer (light bites) and finish with a dessert,
add a fine wine and a specially selected cigar thrown
in conclusion and enjoy. There is a minimum charge of
NT$300/person on weekends and NT$200 on week nights.
Andi's Party Corner
223, ChongSyue Rd., Tainan City
Hours: 5:30 pm-9 pm
Andi's Party Corner is a paradise for meat eaters. And
so it should be--the Austrian owner/chef is a master
butcher as well as a qualified baker, and his sausages
in particular have gained a devoted following. The Filet
Steak Tenderloin (NT$590) is a succulent piece of New
Zealand beef served with French Fries; pay another NT$100
for a choice of soups, a salad, a non-alcoholic drink,
and a dessert. Instead of the black pepper sauce found
in many Taiwanese steakhouses, the sauce served here
is a delicious mushroom concoction--chosen, the owner
says, because it emerged as his customers' overall favorite.
There's a choice of bottled beers, wines, and Stella
Artois on draft. Holders of VIP cards are exempt from
the 10% service charge.