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Da Bao Diaries: can steak survive the delivery drive?

Here's how our order from Wolfgang's Steakhouse held up

Nicole-Marie Ng
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Nicole-Marie Ng

Welcome to Da Bao Diaries, a daily column dedicated to what Time Out Singapore's editors are eating and drinking while Singapore's 'circuit breaker' measures are in place till June 1. Da bao is a Singaporean colloquialism derived from Mandarin that refers to having a meal to go instead of dining in at an establishment.

We've all been there. You order a steak at a medium-rare steak at a restaurant... and it comes out well done. Sometimes it's excusable if you're paying less than $20 for a steak at a neighbourhood joint but when you get to steakhouse prices – we're talking at least $100 – it had better come out perfect.

The stakes are even higher now that we can't dine in. If the steak that arrives via delivery isn't at your desired doneness, it's not like you can call the rider up and ask him to take it back to the kitchen. It'll be hours before you finally get to have your dinner. Plus with how much restaurants are struggling right now, do you really want to be that person?

So here's the solution if you're hankering for a slab of beef. One: cook it yourself so you only have yourself to blame (or praise). Or two: try Wolfgang's Steakhouse Singapore's Taste of New York set. You get a generous bone-in USDA Prime Black Angus Dry Aged New York Sirloin Steak, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and a small slice of New York cheesecake for just $58. It's a value-for-money deal that gives you a taste of what the restaurant has to offer – and if you like it, you can then order its prime cuts like the 550g ribeye steak ($138) or 2kg porterhouse steak ($382) that comfortably feeds four.

The steak comes with instructions on how you can heat it up in the oven with a drizzle of fat. Mine arrived warm enough that I went without – I also didn't want to run the risk of overcooking it. Because it's a sirloin, the cut is on the leaner, tougher side but the sear and cook on it was spot on. Dip it in a little bit of Wolfgang's Old Fashioned Sauce and order sides like the Beverly Hills chopped salad ($23) and cream of corn ($17) to complete the steakhouse experience.

HOW TO ORDER Visit, call 6887 5885 or Whatsapp 9037 6690. Complimentary island-wide delivery is available on all orders of $35 and above. It is also currently running a 'burger of the week' promo where each order of that specific burger comes with a free cup of bubble tea.

Need more takeaway inspiration?

Check out our previous Da Bao Diaries entry

Read on for more restaurants offering takeaway and delivery

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