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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Holy Cow!

this is not it

Having supper at River Valley's Spize, I spied a most unusual dish on the menu. There it was, in bold font:

Question: is this steak that speaks two languages or steak that swings both ways?

I looked a little further down and found the answer to the second part of the question:
Bisteak Kuah. Haha!

Intrigued, I had to get me some of that.

We were not expecting the mound of toxic-orange slop on a plate that arrived 10 minutes later. On closer inspection, it was a strange mixture of salty, spicy minced mystery meat and a bunch of chopped up veggies, smothered in the usual bright orange sauce that indian-muslim stalls serve. And surprisingly, it was delicious. Kinda like home-cooked comfort food. If only we ordered some rice to go with it.

Of course, in typical geek fashion, I got home and googled it. Nothing. But I did make this mad psychedelic find!

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At 2:38 pm, Anonymous potemkin said...

bisteak is also known as bistik in Indonesia..
just like sipud is seafood...
exactly what bistik means in bahasa...
well you google geek, enlighten us all

At 3:14 pm, Blogger Skrat said...

I'm sorry but it does not look at all appetising!!! EEeewww!!!
Food has got to look good for me to even chow it down!

At 3:44 pm, Blogger Deetourguide said...

Potemkin> OK, the Google Geek strikes back with this: http://www.websters-dictionary-online.com/be/beefsteak.html
So, if it's supposed to mean beefsteak, I just want to say it wasn't the slab of broiled meat "beefsteak" connotes. The bisteak/ bistik/ bistek I was served was a minced meat stirfry with sauce. So how?

Skrat> Definitely, looks-wise, the bisteak leaves a lot to be desired, but if you're ever at Spize, I dare u to try - quite shiok. Really.


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