Dinner with Good Friends…Buenisimo!
Its that time of the year when good friends gather to catch up, or in our case, to have another reason to eat out…
I’ve only eaten once in Cafe Ysabelle and it was a sponsored meal so i didn’t really have a say on the dishes we ordered. I did think they were alright.
So when our batch decided we would eat at Buenisimo, i was excited to finally be able to choose and try their dishes.
Complementary Bread and Balsamic Vinegar Dipping Sauce
I thought that their dipping sauce was pretty delicious! A good mix of sour and sweetness…hmmm i wonder if they sell bottles of these … i forgot to inquire.
Crisp Smoked Fish Wanton with Mango Salsa
True to its name, it was smoked fish in crispy wanton. I thought the smoked fish was a little bland and was overpowered by the salsa when mixed in a spoonful.
I chose the US Hanger Steak, a cut that is said to “hang” from the diaphragm of the cow. This is also sometimes called the “butcher’s steak” and the name comes from the fact that there is only one hanger steak per animal so the butcher would sometimes keep this part for himself instead of putting it up for sale.
Despite this part of the steak being very flavorful due to its location near the kidneys of the cow, it is not particularly tender. For this reason, it is best cooked quickly over high heat and served rare or medium rare to avoid getting a tough plate of steak. Perfect for my penchant for that pink piece of meat.
But that’s not actually the reason why i ordered this dish…
I was getting the first slice of my steak when this rolled over to reveal my favorite part
the bone marrow! YUM! My only complaint was that the baby carrots could have been cooked longer. It was a bit tough and was left untouched on my plate
The dishes my friends ordered were just as delicious
This was really good, a dish i would order the next time we decide to dine here. The prawn meat cooked with cream and cheese, placed back in the prawns’ shell literally melts in your mouth.
Over all i had a great dinner with good company!