Never or I thought otherwise…
Beside the “valid” reason above this paragraph, I never once thought of entering the specialties shop at Cathay since it’s almost always perpetually crowded with a stretch of people waiting for their tables. Arriving at 9pm makes no difference either.
One by one our steaks arrived at our al fresco table and I have to say, I was pretty skeptical that I would get a really good slab of beef but well, I was wrong when I took my first bite of the specialities Prime Rib X’tra Cuts ($18.50). It sure caught me by surprise, savoring each small one piece at a time. The sides were pretty plain and the accompanying mushroom sauce, I have to say was negligible.
Black Pepper Steak ($13.50) was the cheaper alternative of the ribeye steak. Served rare as my friend preferred then drenched in a sea of black sauce sauce and accompanied by your typical rings and greens.
It was a good night, conversing with five others steak lovers, ordering more and more sides just to keep our bellies full. Having steaks at their specialities shops sure changed my perceptions about Astons. I have to say though, it wasn’t the best I had in a while but it was good enough to make out a meal off. Now we know where to find good and affordable steaks in town but since it’s always crowded, I won’t be visiting so often or least during the peak hours…
The Cathay #04-03
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
Tel: +65 6887 5889