Restaurant Review: First-ever Bison Menu in Hong Kong at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

Restaurant Review: First-ever Bison Menu in Hong Kong at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

Moo-ve aside, conventional steaks – make way for the first-ever bison menu in Hong Kong

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Yanhan Tan  Yanhan Tan  on 7 Oct '17


Looking for a healthier steak option? Opt for bison meat. Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, you can now find the first-ever bison menu in Hong Kong at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse. Aside from its low fat and cholesterol content, grain-fed bison meat is packed with protein and vitamins and is also leaner and more tender than beef, due to the lack of hormones, antibiotics and steroids – wahoo! More reasons to eat yo’ bison steaks. 


A lot of effort was invested in bringing bison meat to Hong Kong, from sourcing an exclusive supply chain in the USA to curating this special menu, and I dare say that Chef Gerhard Passrugger’s efforts were not in vain. The well-executed menu definitely moo-ved me.


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Bison tartare

The lightness of bison meat was evident in Chef Passrugger’s bison tartare ($220), which provided a fresh start to the meal. We indulged in cow-on-cow goodness, with the tartare paired with a 12-month-aged buffalo cheese. Yum.


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Short ribs


We were then presented with different variations of bison meat including – my favourite – the short ribs ($580), which came with a dramatic, herby, smoky introduction; these were smoked with bison herbs and finished with a tangy maple glaze. The 40-hour slow-cooking time proved that good things are worth waiting for, ending up with tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat.


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Bison bone-in rib-eye charred with bamboo ash and flambéed with bourbon and roasted garlic butter


Another dramatic dish to wow your date is the bison bone-in rib-eye (subject to availability), which was charred with bamboo ash and flambéed with bourbon and roasted garlic butter. Bison rib-eye is unlike your usual beef rib-eye – this one tasted leaner but was still full-on juicy, with a concentrated bison flavour.


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Crab cakes



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Mac ‘n’ cheese

And, of course, you can’t miss out on Grand Hyatt Steakhouse’s stunning starters and sides including the crab cakes ($320), mac ‘n’ cheese ($85) and creamed spinach ($85). 


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Washington apple crumble pie


Did I forget to mention that they have super-awesome desserts too? From a myriad of homemade soft-serve flavours to their signature Washington apple crumble pie ($160 for sharing), it was truly a great start and end to a meal at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse.


Verdict 

Despite its above-average prices, the bison menu is an absolute must-try for beef lovers as an alternative steak option.


Lobby, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2584 7722, fbsc.hkggh@hyatt.com

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This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author‘s.






Yanhan Tan

Yanhan Tan

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