Read on for an orgasmic experience in form of steaks, possibly one of the best you can find in Kuala Lumpur.
I intend to fully hit you with a picture of this finely cut, well charred piece of steak that will leave your mouth agape and saliva drooling away right at the beginning of this post, because nothing else apart from the food would sufficiently do Las Vacas any justice.
Firstly, I intended the dinner experience to be one-of-a-kind made especially for my sisters as we were celebrating Samantha Tock’s birthday that night. I was also told that Las Vacas was a perfect venue for a birthday do. Frankly speaking the girls and I were disappointed as we were all dressed up for an evening just to find the place a little less appealing than we thought. I, however, wasn’t convinced that the day was ruined just yet.
The thing to note is that, Las Vacas is first and foremost a BUTCHERY, not a five-star classy restaurant that you’d otherwise expect from the much talked about Las Vacas, which stands for “The Cow” in Spanish. That’s right, the place original’s intention is to sell slabs of high quality meat, not to be another “The Ship”, Jake’s or Victoria Station replacement.
We also found out later from the Japanese waitress (the language used there is either English or Japanese!) that the reason why they started the grilling experience from within the shop itself was so that customers could give the meat a go before making an actual purchase. Sweet!
While their primary meat consists of the best parts of the cow (Australian, if I’m not wrong), they do serve other meat (lamb, cheaper alternative) and specialities as well. Take for example, the Beef Wrap below.
I couldn’t take a good shot so I would like to thank Eat Drink KL for their picture and description. Read their review via link provided.
Also something to note is that they provide a variety of condiments to go with their food. One highlight would be their mustard choices- dijon and whole grain mustard. (like this!)
If you’re not a steak lover, they have a variety of sandwiches for you to choose from, too. Large in portion, quality in their ham cuts, can’t really go wrong with these options.
Samantha being the birthday girl obviously had the most expensive premium meat type and cut on the menu, the Wagyu Sirloin Steak. At RM60 per 100 gram, the portion she had was more than enough for most decent serving size and costed a lot too! However it was simply worth it. Every part of the meat was amazingly smooth and filled with juicy fats, due to high marbling on this particular type of meat. You won’t be able to taste the fats too strongly though, because of the way the meat is done, it simply melts in your mouth! You have to try it to believe it.
Sandra had the Rib Eye Steak instead, opting for the RM24-27 per 100 gram choice (a little more pricier than normal beef, as it came from cows that were fed high-protein wheat diet) out of other premium cuts such as Striploin, Rib-Eye, Sirloin, Tenderloin, Ribs, Cube Roll and Brisket. As she went for medium rare, we expected the meat to be a little more chewier as how we had at other places, but here in Las Vacas, there was no such thing! Read below to see what I mean 🙂
Me? I went for one of the cheapest option available. At RM10 per 100 gram, I went for a decent 2 pieces. Found out that it was too small for my liking and made a mental note to stick with their best offering here when I visit next: the steaks.
As mentioned above, this is an example of a cut. Bloody? Yes. Tender? Yes. Chewy like how you would get at other places? NO! It tastes like any other cooked meat but with extreme tenderness and overflowing juices that threatens to spill with every cut. Premium cut indeed, these butchers know what they’re talking about.
A typical cut of meat (Wagyu) would look like this. Its marbling is gorgeous, no? 😉
For the Las Vacas experience, that was about it. Yeap, it’s all about steaks and more steaks, but no desserts! However if you go to the one at Mont Kiara you’ll find that Baskin Robbins is just right next door, and so we headed there after settling the bill, which was mind you, very affordable!
Then it was banana split time. Filled with all types of condiments just for the birthday girl!
The abovementioned brithday girl and her fattening ice cream. Mwahahahha! We later tapaoed 1 pint of Pralines ice-cream to be enjoyed at home 🙂
The Las Vacas experience. Don’t let the environment fool you- it’s the food that you want. Good steak. Excellent steak. Depending on your pocket.
“Cut, Grill, Serve. No Frills Steak. “ – FriedChillies
Details you can find below:
Las Vacas @ Shoplex, Mont Kiara, KL
LG, Lot 1A, New Wing Mont Kiara Shoplex,
Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
(Right Next To Baskin Robbins/ Where Marmalade Used To Be)
Tel: 603-6205 2258
10am to 9.30pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays)
10am to 10.30pm (Fridays & Sundays)
10am to 6pm (Saturdays)
Closed on Mondays
Founded by: Yusof Dayan Carey & Freddy Azman Safahan in May 2007.