You might be a steak lover. But that’s no guarantee that you have enough knowledge to place an order when the staff in the restaurant is as good and knowledgeable as the staff at Rib n reef. In other words, not everyone has enough knowledge about the difference between different steaks. Thus, your natural love for steaks isn’t enough to order the right dish at high-end restaurants.
This issue is, in fact, more common than you think it is. Most people face a similar dilemma while ordering steaks. If you’re one of those people, then this guide will help you in acquiring just enough knowledge required to place the order confidently, without getting embarrassed.
Introduction To Steak Types
Only if you know the refined taste of specific steak cuts that you’ll be able to present the waiter with a decent input about what you would like to eat for dinner tonight. And hence the guide!
If You Want Something Creamy
Steaks differ in the ratio of tenderness and creaminess. If you want to eat something tender and creamy, you have the following options.
1 – Ribeye Steak
The Ribeye steak is a highly marbled boneless cut that comes from the rib area of the cow. It’s known as the rib steak when the bone isn’t removed. In fact, the high fat percentage has earned this steak the name of ‘melt-in-mouth’ steak.
Circling back, the ribeye steak is highly fatty; hence, creamy and buttery. Beside, it retains most of the juice when cooked over low flame.
Some other such steaks served at reputable steakhouses like Rib n Reef include the following:
- T-bone steak
- Porterhouse steak
- New York Steak
If You want Something Tender
2 – Filet Mignon
The Filet Mignon steak is extremely tender and slightly buttery with very little fat as it is cut from the leaner tenderloin muscles of the cow – center, butt, and tail.
If You Want Something More Affordable and Healthier
For people who like to consume steaks quite frequently, spending money on the expensive options like Ribeye and Filet Mignon might not be suitable on a regular basis. And the best option for these people is the Top Sirloin Steak.
3 – Top Sirloin Steak
This steak probably contains the least amount of fat when compared to the other steak types. Which is why it’s very important to cut the perfect piece. Also, it shouldn’t be overcooked so that it doesn’t dry out.
When cooked over low flame, it remains juicy. Thus, it makes the best affordable option for steak lovers.
Some other healthier steaks that require marination before cooking include the following:
- Flank steak
- Tri-tip steak
As long as you have this knowledge, you’ll be able to place an order, with a little help by the waiter, confidently.