Steakin’ it easy at Meat Depot

Truth be told: I came from a family of true-blue steak-lovin’ carnivores and so did my Hubby. Apparently, through the interplay of “nature” and “nurture”, our kiddoes turned out to be just like us.

Little wonder, then, that the thought of indulging our inner carnivores by having a steak lunch at Meat Depot after a bout of shopping in Greenhills was enough to have us practically salivating with excitement for the upcoming meal.

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot has the unique quality of being both a butcher shop and a kitchen at the same time. First established in 2014, it aimed to provide consumers with quality meats for home or institutional consumption, and to bring excellently cooked meats to hungry diners.

At any of its branches, diners can browse through and select their choice from a wide selection of premium cuts which they can bring home, or turn over to Meat Depot’s master grillers for cooking those meats to bring out all of its possibilities in flavor, tenderness and juiciness.

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

So that’s how we ended up gorging ourselves with our tender and juicy medium-cooked AB Rib-Eye Steaks (Php2,410/kg with Php125 cooking charge per piece which already includes mushroom gravy and choice of rice or mashed potato).

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Meat Depot, Greenhills

Well, what can I say? We really are a family of steak lovers!

Meat Depot, Greenhills

This Meat Depot branch is located at Second Floor. O Square Building 2, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan.

Steak lovers in the metro will be happy to know that although this branch is closed for the duration of the enhanced community quarantine, selected Meat Depot branches are still open for pick-up and take-out.

Available products in these branches include:

  • Pork: lean ground (Php268/kg), menudo cut (Php304/kg), pork cubes (Php288/kg), pork chop (Php278/kg), country style (Php380/kg) and baby back ribs (Php330/kg)
  • Beef: ground (Php275/kg), shank (Php400)
  • Angus Beef; T-bone (Php2,070/kg), Striploin (Php2,130/kg), Rib-Eye (Php2,410/kg), Tomahawk (Php2,535/kg) and Tenderloin (Php3,920/kg)
  • Wagyu: Japanese Wagyu Striploin (Php10,070/kg) and Japanese Rib-Eye A4 (Php11,130/kg)

Just call or message the branch closest to you, indicate your name, order and time of pick up, make your payment via BDO and pick up your order or have it delivered to you through Grab Express or Lalamove.

  • Banawe, Quezon City: +63 966 7444366
  • Paseo de Magallanes, Makati: +63 926 0755187
  • BF Homes, Paranaque: +63 926 6474778

Meat Depot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my reviews of other steak joints in the metro:

Unli Steaks at Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

What is it about steak that I almost couldn’t get enough of it?

That sizeable hunk of beef, grilled to medium wellness, juicy and buttery to the bite… yes, I could sing its praises all day.

Steak doesn’t come cheap, though. Getting good cuts of meat that will produce the right flavor and texture in the cooked steak are not easy to come by.

However, as Hubby and I recently discovered, there is a way to eat your fill of good quality steaks.

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

We let loose our ravenous inner carnivores and took advantage of the Unli Steaks offer available at Prime Steakhouse in SM City North EDSA. For just Php699 per person, we get to eat as many steaks as we want (or could!). We selected our preferred steak from among Rib-eye, New York Strip, Flat Iron, Hickory Pork Ribs, Salisbury Steak and Beef Salpicao. This unli steak set also includes unli refills of house-made gravy, rice and side dishes which include coleslaw, buttered corn and carrots and mashed potatoes.

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

For our meal, we selected:

Rib-Eye. Considered both flavorful and tender as it came from the lightly worked upper rib cage area, with a good marbling of fat makes it very good for fast and hot cooking.

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

New York Strip. Taken from the part of the beef short loin that remains after the tenderloin is removed. Though not the most tender steak, it is known for having intense flavor from its rich marbling.

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

Our steaks were grilled to medium doneness, tender and juicy with nice grill marks, just the way we like it.

Hubby and I shared our respective steak cuts with each other, and with 3 refills of those sizeable servings, we got pretty good tastes of those steaks as well as really full tummies.

Prime Steakhouse, SM North EDSA

Prime Steakhouse is located at Ground Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA, Barangay Bago Bantay, Quezon City, open daily from 10am to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 967 297 1916.

Prime Steakhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my posts of other places in the metro where you can get some steaks:

Fine dining at Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

I’ve never had the pleasure of dining at Lolo Dad’s Cafe in Malate which closed its doors a few years back.

From what I hear from veteran (ehrrm!) foodies and what I’ve gathered online, Lolo Dad’s is known for its fine dining, culinary masterpieces and the awards they merited.

Too bad I didn’t get to experience Lolo Dad’s but there is a silver lining to this predicament: in 2016, Chefs Ariel and Mia Manuel of Lolo Dad’s opened a new restaurant in Poblacion called Bistro Manuel.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

It is a quiet establishment, almost hidden being situated away from Poblacion’s more casual (and noisier) bars and restaurants. The place is well-suited for workday lunchouts, intimate dinners for two or elegant family celebrations.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Diners are even given a sneak peek into the kitchen to see Chef Ariel Manuel and his team in action.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Together with my fellow foodies, I recently visited Bistro Manuel where we were welcomed by Chef Ariel himself. We also sampled the resto’s signature dishes which feature many of the old favorites from Lolo Dad’s as well as new creations that showcase the chefs’ mastery of their craft.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Starters. Tasty dishes to kickstart the meal.

Amuse bouche and freshly baked bread and butter (compliments of the chef).

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Double Espresso Soup (Php295). Tomato and mushroom cream-based soups served in separate espresso shot glasses. Definitely a new way to enjoy soup!

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Romaine Ceasar Salad (Php380). Crispy pancetta and six-minute boiled egg tossed in romaine lettuce with anchovies, lemon and parmesan cheese dressing.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Spinach and Warm Mushroom Salad (Php380). Mushrooms sauteed in smoked bacon on top of spinach leaves and doused with roasted garlic vinaigrette.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Lolo Dad’s Cafe Baked Oysters (Php230 per piece). A real treat to the taste buds, each oyster is accompanied by angel hair pasta under a layer of melted cheese, and accompanied with a cube of foie gras.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Sorbet (compliments of the chef). A citrus sherbet to cleanse the palate.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Mains. Hearty and flavorful viands showcase Chef Ariel’s mastery of European cooking techniques.

Mild Spice Arabbiata (Php550). Penne tossed in tomato base sauce seasoned with basil, garlic and chili flakes. A light dish that portended of great things to come!

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Lamb Shawarma Grilled Pizza (Php700). In this pizza with a Mediterranean feel, lamb belly, tomato and onions are placed on a charcoal-grilled thin crust and served with yoghurt and chili dip.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

“Only for the Rich” Pizza (Php1,290). One of the resto’s more playful dishes, this dish features many luxurious ingredients that led to its name. Lobster, duck liver, scallops, prosciutto and smoked salmon with carabao’s milk cheese and truffled tomato sauce on top of charcoal-grilled thin crust garnished with edible flowers.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Pan-fried Fillet of Salmon (Php695). A hefty piece of well-seasoned salmon, seared and served caramelized onion, potatoes and bacon butter sauce.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Roasted Duck Breast (Php860). Breast of moulard duck on compressed potatoes.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Seared Scallops and Scampi (Php990). Bechamel-stuffed rigatoni pasta accompany seared scallops and plump shrimp.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Lamb & Lamb with Lamb (Php860). Three ways to enjoy various parts of lamb: roast lamb rump, stewed lamb breast and fried lamb sweetbread with sieved potatoes.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

US Rib-Eye Prime Steak (Php2,200). 300 grams of premium steak grilled to medium doneness and served in rendered fat with truffled mashed potatoes and chilled Hollandaise. A carnivore’s dream come true!

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Desserts. A delectable selection of decadent confections whipped up by pastry chef Mia Manuel that capped a wonderful meal:

Freshly Baked Apple Tart with Rock Salt and Olive Oil Ice Cream (Php295)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Lemon Meringue Pie with Chocolate Ice Cream (Php295)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Baked Cheesecake with Orange in Spiced Syrup (Php275)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

White Chocolate Creme Brulee with Berry Tartlet (Php240)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Tiramisu Souffle with Vanilla Sauce (Php350)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Declension of Mango and Mascarpone Cheese with Vanilla Frozen Cream and Dulce de Leche Sauce (Php285)

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Every dish was exquisitely crafted and a feast for the senses. Bistro Manuel is definitely a welcome addition to my list of favorite restos in Poblacion.

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Many thanks to Chef Ariel and the staff of Bistro Manuel for the warm welcome and fabulous food and the Jen of Sand Under My Feet for extending the invitation!

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Bistro Manuel is located at Second Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City, open daily from 11am to 2pm and from 6pm to 11pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 88718566, +63 926 7341067 or +63 998 3423566.

Bistro Manuel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with fellow foodies, I attended a good tasting held in this establishment wherein the items mentioned above were served to enable us to sample the fare to facilitate an honest review and were not paid for by the participants including myself.

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Sizzle’s here at Sizzlin’ Steak, SM East Ortigas

Similar to its sister store, my first visit at this Sizzlin’ Steak branch was less than spectacular. The place was newly opened and the service team was still ironing out a lot kinks in the system as well as dealing with the deluge of diners eager to try out its offerings. (Yeah, yeah. I should have been more understanding). Anyway, that experience was documented here.

I was surprised that as a response to my comments, I was invited back to this branch (actually, to its sister store Teriyaki Boy) for a free meal. I took it up on its offer, of course, and took my family there for lunch that weekend. 🙂

As I’ve said in my post about the much-improved experience in Teriyaki Boy, the team went all out to show my family a good time. Our requests were quickly addressed and even anticipated: glasses of water were promptly refilled and our orders were quickly served.

Hubby and I ordered the same steaks we did during our first visit: Australian Marbled Steak (Php675). This cut of beef is characterized by its marbling, the intermingling of fat with the lean muscle. The greater the marbling, the juicier and tastier the meat.

The steaks were cooked to medium doneness: when you cut through the beef, you will see a pale pink center. The manager on duty, Acee, advised us to turn the steak over on the hot plate after a while so that the other side will also have some caramelization which adds to the flavor. She also advised to use the garlic butter provided and to sprinkle a bit of lemon juice to further bring out the taste of the steak.

I also had a Turtle Cheesecake (Php196) for dessert. It’s a rich cheesecake confection topped with sliced almonds and caramel sauce.

The week following this visit, Hubby and I returned and ordered a US Rib Eye Steak (Php575). This steak cut is also known of its luscious marbling.

So… I guess we have a new go-to place when we want to satisfy our steak cravings.

By the way, with the Max’s Group’s All You Can Wednesdays Promo, you can eat all the Beef Belly Strips you want at Sizzlin’ Steak from 2pm to closing time for only Php349, available all the Wednesdays in June.  More details are available in this blog post.

Sizzlin' Steak Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato