Wagyu Heaven at Melo's

Monday, December 5, 2011 § 0

Meat is not something that my Boyfriend and I shy away from. Whenever we decide to splurge on food, we almost always order steak. There need not be a special occasion, just being together for another day is reason enough for us to go out and celebrate. Besides, as my favorite literature professor once said, love loves to be celebrated.

Melo's is the first restaurant that comes to mind when I hear the word steak. I've read a lot of great reviews about their wagyu and I've been eager to try it for quite some time now. Their food isn't exactly cheap so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a 50% discount voucher from a popular group buying site (800 for 1,600 worth of food). It was the perfect excuse to finally dine in Melo's.

Shrimp Bisque An order of steak comes with a free serving of soup. Boyfriend and I only ordered one serving of steak, split in half, but they were kind enough to give us two delicious bowls of soup. The bisque was smooth and creamy, and the taste of the shrimp really shines through. A lobster bisque would've been better but hey, it's free soup.

Creamy Truffle Farfalle with Mushroom (490) I wanted to order something light as a contrast to our very manly steak, but this pasta was actually quite filling. The creaminess of the sauce was a nice balance to the bold and aggressive flavors of the truffle oil. It had a generous amount of mushrooms, and perfectly al dente pasta. Everything worked well together, creating a perfect harmony of flavors and texture to make one great pasta dish.

Rib-eye Wagyu Grade 6 (225/oz) No words can do justice to this beautiful piece of meat that we ordered. Boyfriend and I decided to split this 8 oz. rib eye and had it cooked medium. It was served in all it's Wagyu glory, sans any sauce. Because seriously, who needs steak sauce when you have Wagyu. By the beautiful pinkness in the middle, you can probably tell that it is cooked perfectly. The marbling was incredible. The knife cuts through the steak without any struggle, and each bite is just as tender as the first. I didn't even pay much attention to the roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes on the side. This really is as good as it gets.

And this is just Grade 6. We can't wait to go back and try their Grade 8 Rib-eye! Melo's has branches in Westgate (Alabang), Burgos Circle (The Fort), Jupiter (Makati) and Sgt. Esguerra (QC).

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