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