Quick Eats: Big Ben’s, High Valley, Gensan

(Not so) crispy angus beef
(Not so) crispy angus beef

What to eat when you’re in the land of tuna? Not tuna, apparently. We ate here with the many website pointing to tuna salpicao as their specialty, but NO. They don’t even have that (no idea where the other people are getting their tuna salpicao). But they do have delicious beef. And well, we love beef 🙂

My dinner
My dinner

I got mom some rib eye, requested as medium well. My ate and Maven shared the crispy angus beef breakfast or something, then I had the angus beef tapa. We also got the vietnamese spring roll, some fruit salad (like real salad, but with and not the one doused in cream and condensed milk as local fruit salads go), and from the other restaurant, we had some scallops.

Mom's steak :)
Mom’s steak 🙂

We were all served some soup, mom was served the salad as well. The soup is supposed to be part only of the steak meal, but there was enough to go around. The place was quiet, though it could have seated about 30 people. About 6 parties came in all in all while we were seated, so it was a quiet night, even for a Saturday. But going back to the food.

Spring roll
Spring roll
Frut salad
Frut salad

Though ate’s food was far from crispy, it was good. It was actually almost the same as mine, though mine was on the salty side (over-salted/marinated) and hers was sweet. I did love mom’s steak though. DELICIOUS. Good because it was underdone for her request of medium well, which is my preferred, medium to medium rare 🙂 The scallop was depressing because of the size,and the dryness of the cheese and burnt garlic pieces. The soup, free, was so-so. The spring roll had a good sauce though I ended up removing the cucumber in mine 😛

Depressing scallop
Depressing scallop

For a price of P1,200, about the price of steak here in Manila, I would happily go back here. 🙂

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