No. 168 Prime Steakhouse

It’s been a while since I updated! And I come back with an uber yummy update. It was my birthday and it’s been a long while since any of the family had decent steak. Therefore, we went for steak. I googled steakhouses in Taiwan, but defaulted to the opinion of Hungry Girl in Taipei. She recommended No. 168 Prime Steakhouse in Grand Victoria Hotel (near Miramar). It is definitely on the pricey side, but I think it was well worth the price. We ordered two sets and two a la carte. The sets came with a starter, soup, salad, main course, dessert, and coffee/tea. Let’s look at pictures and commentary, shall we?
Foccacia bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was warm! And fragrant.

We also ordered four glasses of wine. They only had Italian wine, but it went well with the meat. Although, I think ordering a bottle was more worth it than ordering just four glasses.

For both starters, we ordered crab cake. I was a little apprehensive about it since it can go horribly wrong. But luckily it was quite tasty! Not like the crab cakes in Maryland, but still good in its own way, very flavorful.

My mom ordered for her soup, pumpkin soup. It was a little too sweet for my tastes, but otherwise not bad. It had a very thick consistency, so it was quite filling by itself.

For our soup, we ordered the lobster cappuccino. Looks like a cup of cappuccino but definitely tasted like lobster bisque. Very yum, although a bit on the salty side.

For our salad we got tomato and mozzarella. I love mozzarella and you can’t really go wrong, but something tasted a bit different here. Not in a bad way, but I think it was the tomato, a little too crunchy.

The mother ordered a white asparagus salad, which was okay. It didn’t have very many white asparagus, though. It did have some mashed potatoes, and that was pretty tasty.

They provided different types of salts and mustards to go with your steak, but I didn’t really use any. The steak was already very good on it’s own. My sister did try it with the mustards, and I think she quite enjoyed it.

There was also different types of sauce – mushroom, BBQ and black pepper. The sister liked the BBQ the most.

My steak! There was some foie gras on the top that doesn’t really show in this picture. The meat was medium rare and quite perfect. The white border is actually mashed potatoes. It all came together very well. Nom nom nom.

My mother’s fillet. It was alright, but too much sauce that was on the sweet side again.

My dad ordered the lamb. Which I did not try because I dislike lamb. However, he said it was not bad, so I will take his word for it. Heh.

My sister’s steak had two different cows, one from Australia and the other from USA. The USA one was tastier and had better texture. Mad cow disease? What?

This baked potato was fantastic because it had sour cream. SOUR CREAM! Not something you find often in Taiwan. So yum.

The name of the desserts elude me because we just ordered the two that had stars next to them and were not ice cream. This one tastes like hazelnut and is creamy. I liked it but I don’t think the sister did.

The second dessert was chocolate something, and it had a sour berry taste to it. Not much to my liking.

And last, but not least, COFFEE. And those little cookie-type things are actually mini banana cakes! So good!

So that was the meal. It was pretty perfect in amount, tending towards a little bit too much. But it was a very satisfying and enjoyable meal. Once I start earning the big bucks (hahahaha. In my dreams.), I am totally going back!