Black Truffle Mac N Cheese – BLT Steak HK

My Dearest Readers, do you remember a few posts back I was telling you about how my family and friends in Hong Kong always ask me to buy them Tim Tams and other Aussies sweets. Something else my family ask me to bring back (I’m not sure it’s legal) is bacon and steak! Yup they will ask me to go to the butcher get them a kilo or two of bacon, wrap it up and chuck it in my suitcase. I’ve never done it myself, but my parents have done it for them and our relatives LOVE IT :P

BLT  Steak in TST

BLT Steak in TST

Talking about steak, I think we’re putting lucky in Australia we have really good beef so I know it’s a little strange that I decided to try out BLT Steak in HK. But it was in a good location and I’ve heard good things about the dessert there, my partner in crime that night was Margaret, perfect person to go with.

Heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, burrata, ginger sherry dressing $138HKD ($18AUD) +10% service charge

Heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, burrata, ginger sherry dressing $138HKD ($18AUD) +10% service charge

We started our meal with something light, a heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, burrata and ginger sherry dressing. All elements complimented each other quite well and the type of salad I like, but I did find the heirloom tomatoes to be a tad firm. While Margaret found the burrata not as fresh as she would’ve liked it more if it was creamier and not as watery.

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Popovers with butter

Popovers with butter

BLT Steak is quite well known for their popovers, and I know they’re quite common in America, but it’s actually the first time I’ve actually been. They reminded me very much like yorkshire puddings or Chinese donuts (You Char Gwey) but they’re lighter and are hollow inside. I’m not sure if this is the right way to eat them, but I ripped it apart and spread butter over it hmmm yum!

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American USDA Rib eye with bone marrow $398HD ($54AUD) +10% Service Charge

American USDA Rib eye with bone marrow $398HD ($54AUD) +10% Service Charge

We then shared a Rib eye steak with bone marrow, apparently Margaret was telling me, it’s quite difficult to find good quality steaks in Hong Kong. Even though the steak was cooked very well, perfectly medium rare with a good chargrilled smokey flavour to it. The steak wasn’t as flavoursome or tender as we would’ve liked.

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As our side we ordered the Black Truffle mac and cheese, it was served in a little cast iron pan and I could immediately smell the cheese and truffle as the waiter was walking towards our table. Instead of using macaroni pasta, they actually used penne covered in a rich creamy sauce, covered with tasty cheese and topped with a few thin slices of black truffle. Hmmm so good turns out to be my favourite savoury dish that meal :)

Black Truffle mac & cheese $78HKD ($11AUD)

Black Truffle mac & cheese $78HKD ($11AUD) +10% Service Charge

Now moving on to desserts, the Banana spice cake with candied walnut and mascarpone sorbet caught my eye so that was the first dessert we ordered. I thought it looked quite appealing with the layers in the cake, unfortunately, it was very dry and even though the mascarpone sorbet was nice and helped add some moisture it didn’t really deliver.

Banana Spice cake with candied walnut and mascarpone sorbet $98HKD ($13.5AUD) + 10% service charge

Banana Spice cake with candied walnut and mascarpone sorbet $98HKD ($13.5AUD) + 10% service charge

Margaret did some research and said that this crepe souffle with passion fruit sauce was one of their signature desserts. I’ve never had any crepes like this before, it’s puffed high and fluffy and has the texture similar to a souffle omelette but instead of a savoury filling it had custard instead. It was quite nice especially the vanilla custard, yet we found it lacked a pronounce flavour and was slightly bland.

Crepe Souffle with passion fruit sauce $98HKD ($13.5AUD) + 10% service charge

Crepe Souffle with passion fruit sauce $98HKD ($13.5AUD) + 10% service charge

I have heard mixed reviews about the BLT Steak in HK as well as their branches in America, overall, I enjoyed my meal here and find that they have some good dishes to offer, I think they would be even better if they were able to source better quality produce and work a little on their desserts ~

BLT Steak
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13 thoughts on “Black Truffle Mac N Cheese – BLT Steak HK

  1. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) September 20, 2013 at 12:16 am Reply

    All in all the meal looks pretty good. Shame the cake was dry at the end, looks so pretty too.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet September 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm Reply

      I think it’s always a shame when dessert doesn’t end well cuz lol it’s my favourite course but at least the black truffle was nice :D

  2. glamorous glutton September 20, 2013 at 12:33 am Reply

    Black truffle mac n cheese – that would be it for me. I really wouldn’t need anything else although I might go back for the steak and bone marrow. Fabulous meal. GG

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet September 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm Reply

      Yes it was a delicious meal and I really have never had such delicious mac n cheese before hehe :)

  3. renxkyoko September 20, 2013 at 1:09 am Reply

    Is it an American franchise ?

  4. Keren September 20, 2013 at 7:06 am Reply

    How disappointing, it all looks like it should be really nice. We really are pretty spoiled in Australia though with the quality of meat (and other produce) we can get our hands on.

  5. hotlyspiced September 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply

    It’s a shame the food wasn’t better because they’re certainly charging a lot for it. It’s always disappointing when you get a steak that’s tough, chewy or over-cooked. The mac and cheese looks good! xx

  6. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) September 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    How funny that your family want you to smuggle meat!!! When ever I come home from traveling I crave steak!! We obviously have the best :) … shame it wasn’t great this time.

  7. Christine (@cookingcrusade) September 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm Reply

    Wow, $11 for truffle mac and cheese?!? What a deal !!

  8. Norma Chang September 21, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply

    Too bad the dishes looked better than it tasted.

  9. Iron Chef Shellie (@IronChefShellie) September 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm Reply

    oh
    em
    gee

    I NEED STEAK RIGHT NOW!!

  10. Ramen Raff September 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm Reply

    The Harbour City area is one area I didn’t get to explore much when I last visited TST. The truffle mac & cheese sounds amazing! I had one in San Fran and it rocked!

  11. Agnes October 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm Reply

    YES truffle mac and cheese. You should’ve had another serve of that rather than the disappointing desserts to finish. :)

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