The telegenic Chef Amri is a regular face on MediaCorp’s Suria channel, and fans and viewers have been giving him support at his new restaurant at Jalan Kayu. With a ‘celebrity chef’ of sorts, Le Steak has been packing the crowd during the weekends.
The truth is halal restaurants serving quality Western food at wallet-friendly prices is few and between, moreover one with Angus Beef, Fresh Shucked Live Oysters and Belgium Waffles. (Tell me if you know of any similar Halal Restaurants.)
Le Steak’s offerings remind me of Astons: Grilled Chicken ($8.90), Grilled Fish ($9.90), specialty items Sirloin Steak ($14.90) and Ribeye ($16.90) all coming with two side dishes, and Aglio Olio ($7.90), Beef Burger with Fries ($12.90)
Their premium cut is an Australian M6 Wagyu, and a reasonable price $45 considering its grade. I should not complain that it should be a thicker slab, for all the marbling and higher percentage of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The steak does look good, but the sides look sad.
Anyway, we requested for it to be medium-well, and it was indeed well-prepared without being bloody or over-done. Eat it on its own to savour the full flavours of the beef, and the fats at the side which does linger in your mouth. Omph. I saw some customers adding almost the entire mini-jug of black pepper sauce to the wagyu…Nooooooo. The wagyu cow may have died in vain – eat it WITHOUT the sauces.
Chef Amri is serious when he says he wants a family-friendly restaurant where items are affordable, almost food-court prices. The Live Oysters ($18 for 6) come in from Canada weekly over the weekends and are only available from Friday and Sunday.
It appears that Le Steak’s desserts such as Lemon Curd Tart ($4.90), Belgium Waffles with Ice Cream ($7.90) and a newly introduced Crème Brulee ($6.50) evenly caramelised with raspberry within are a hit with customers too.
Updates: Daniel’s Food Diary will be introducing Chef Amri’s Le Steak with Jus!’s host Taufik, 20th May Monday 8:30pm in their Makan Blog segment on Suria Channel. It’s my first on Suria. Catch us!
Le Steak by Chef Amri
248 Jalan Kayu Singapore 799472 Tel: +65 6556 3588
Opening Hours: 3pm-11pm (Mon-Fri), 12pm-12am (Sat, eve PH), 12pm-11pm (Sun, PH)