Can a Cheap Steak Be Good?

SO CUTE! This was my first reaction upon entering Cow King. Don’t you agree? Look at the neatly- painted walls, adorable wooden table and chairs and charming cow decorations in every corner.

Yes, even the tissue holder goes with the theme!

My J and I had dinner here before going to the bus terminal on a usual Friday. My J’s cousin, M, used to own the restaurant. M is now a minor ‘shareholder’ after he sold it a few years ago.

We ordered a solo Taco Salad (P65) while waiting for the main dish. The serving is good for two persons. The ingredients are usual but what makes the salad special and really delicious is the honey dressing. I am accustomed to the common salad dressings- Vinaigrette, Italian, Ranch, Caesar, French and Thousand Island. Honey dressing is completely new to me. I am in love with it! It’s as good and refreshing as a homemade dressing and it goes really well with the greens. I also love the sweet-tangy combination of onions and honey.

My J ordered Porterhouse Steak (P265). This one is actually good for sharing (read: thick cut) but since we wanted to indulge because it’s a weekend, my J had it all to himself. I just took a small slice to taste if it was good and yes, the meat is tender and savory. Don’t expect premium quality steaks similar to those served in hotels and high-end restaurants. But if you want to quickly satisfy your steak cravings, this is a great choice.

I had Salpicao (P100). It is sautéed with lots of garlic and the marinated beef cuts are firm and juicy.

We plan to come back here for two reasons: (1) Price is very reasonable (I say cheap) and (2) the flavor-packed food comes in generous portions. What more can you ask for?

*** Cow King
23D Sct Ybardolaza Street,
Quezon City (in front of Sacred Heart Church)
(02) 416.25.55


Rinny said...

This restaurant looks so cute! I love how whimsical the decor is. And that steak looks huge; seems like you get a good portion for your money :)

Louise Viray said...

Cows!!! I love cows! <3
This resto sounds like ChowKing without the H. :D
The place is so cute, adorable even, and it looks cozy. I want to try their food when we travel to Manila next week.

Happy Holidays, Maria!^^~

Honey Andrade said...

Lagi nalang ako gutom pag bumibisita ako sa blog mo.

ChocoDisco said...

oh i love the decor of this restaurant!
so adorable and welcoming =)

reeree said...


Not to mention adorable xo

KcomeKarolina said...

Happy New Year!!! :D

xoxo from rome

renz bacani ginez said...

visited you po..:)

...crickette... said...

aha! it's near our clinic! i will definitely tell bon about this. we used to go to jake steaks at mandaluyong, near wack wack. cheap and good, also! but, it's far from us! this one is good because it's near... thanks!

Reg said...

cute resto! nakakagutom ung pictures! i'm definitely gonna try it out too!:)


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Winter said...

YUM :)