Saturday, June 16, 2012

A great steak brunch at Strip House in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong for a day on our way to Istanbul, we visited the Strip House by Harlan Goldstein, a newly-opened but already popular 1940s inspired, New York-style steakhouse in the heart of Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong. We were eager for good meat and, for some reason, a clubby sort of atmosphere, for a meal of comfort in Hong Kong after a week of stress in Manila.

Just in time, too, as the Strip House has just launched a very nice brunch promotion that will leave you full and happy. It's an indulgent three-course Steak Brunch, available every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

The Steak Brunch, which is priced at only HK$388++, includes a selection of alluring salads and appetisers from the buffet table, including Scottish smoked salmon, prawns, Parma ham, and a luscious seafood salad.

This is followed by a truly guilty pleasure and original Harlan Goldstein creation – foie gras French toast with maple vinegar jus. Scroll down to read more about some of the juiciest steaks in Hong Kong....


For the main course, the speciality of the house is mouthwatering beef cooked to perfection over a high powered lava stone grill. Strip House uses mainly two kinds of beef: Brandt Beef from the United States, which is artisan-raised and corn-fed before being ‘wet aged’ in Hong Kong, and premium wagyu from Australia. Both are naturally bred with no hormones or antibiotics.

At brunch diners have a choice of four succulent cuts:

* The 9 oz. baby beef chop 9oz
* The 10 oz. prime sirloin steak
  * The 10 oz. prime rib-eye steak
    * The 10 oz. Wagyu hanger steak

Completing Strip House's gourmet Steak Brunch are its desserts, including ice cream with tantalizing flavors like Hong Kong-style milk tea, vanilla, nutella and cheese cake.


Harlan Goldstein opened Gold by Harlan Goldstein in November 2010. It soon became a must-go experience for foodies and fashionistas because of its good food and its ‘wow’ factor, with the glitter of gold as its vibrant design. Gold by Harlan Goldstein’s diverse modern European menu is inspired by the ethnic and international cuisines of his Lower East Side New York roots.

Last month, he opened the Strip House in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district. At Strip House, nostalgic melodies of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and sultry ‘Big Apple’ jazz complements themed period décor in rich, warm red, charcoal and silver.

With edgy undertones of a venue somewhat more risqué than a ‘strip loin’ steakhouse, the restaurant’s name ‘Strip House’ is intentionally tongue-in-cheek. A pretty interesting and refreshing restaurant from the usual in Hong Kong.

And soon we're off to Istanbul, and then onwards to Prague and Munich, for more of our never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.


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