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Victoria Station @ Medan Damansara

My last week was hectic, with appointments and reviews back to back. On top of that, I struggled to redo my food articles which were due in the same week, no thanks to the idiot who took my bag. I had no time to see rif, and even when I did, I was busy with work. On Friday, he decided to take his (slightly deranged and overstressed) girlfriend to Victoria Station for a supposedly quiet dinner. At close to 9pm, I expected the crowd to subside, but it was quite the opposite. The place was almost a full house; good thing we were seated in the cabin, away from the crowd and noise.

Cabin seats

I’ve never liked escargots, but rif insisted that I tried the escargots (1/2 dozen -RM 15.90) here. Generously topped with a garlicky cheese sauce, these snails were a delight to eat. I was very tempted to order another 1/2 dozen.

Tip: NEVER PICK UP THE ESCARGOTS WITH YOUR BARE HANDS. Use the utensil provided. Guess who got burnt while attempting to hold the shell? =_=

My sizzling steak (RM38.90) came with a garden salad on the side. The salad looked pathetic, so I didn’t bother taking a picture of it. Portion was sizable and the steak was cooked to a medium doneness. This was tender and juicy, and the gravy enhanced the flavour of the meat very well. The downside? I smelt like sizzling steak afterwards. rif’s Victoria Steak (RM38.90) was quite decent. I prefer this gravy to mine. It had bit of chicken inside, which I reckon, gave the gravy a better flavour and texture. However, I like the idea of eating my steak on a hot plate, so I would still order the sizzling steak (regardless of how I smell later on). Vanilla milk shake (RM5.90) wasn’t thick or rich enough. It also had a weird aftertaste. Dessert didn’t appeal to us, so we decided to skip it. Overall, the food wasn’t great, but the place still had a decent standard and the same old charm that I love.

Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Decent steaks at reasonable prices.

11-17, Jalan Setiapuspa,
Medan Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur
03 20936888, 03 2094 9406

13 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    it brings back old memories but seriously it stops there for me. i remember a garlic steak tat looks like the 1 rif had, nt sure from here or the Ship, that was awesome.

  2. Sean

    yikes, i think i singed my fingers before too, picking up escargots … it's a lesson i've forgotten though, so thanks for the reminder 😀

  3. J

    I remember back loooong ago when there were only 2 good (affordable) steak restaurants in KL….

  4. J2Kfm

    This was the place I first tasted my escargots, back in the 90's!!!! Surprised to find them so tasty …

  5. HairyBerry

    wow, this is old-skool! those days, we can only afford to eat in such places on special occasions. coincidentally, i had steak at an old restaurant yesterday and it's still good. i guess good taste stays, ya! ;D

  6. Julian Si

    I really didn't like the food here, so I always end up "next door" at Jakes' … SLuuurrrrrp 🙂

    ps – I can't wait to try The Humble Chef!

  7. Marcus

    Girls who smell like steak are SEXY!

  8. KY

    i love escargot! but usually prefer to stay away from steak served on sizzling plate though, they get overcooked as you eat

  9. iamthewitch

    I had the sizzling steak with mushroom sauce in VS back in Penang and I totally loved it! And I'm not even a steak person. Your post reminded me to go for a revisit soon, but in KL of course.. 🙂

  10. Leonard

    you know.. this place is like 3 mins walk away from my house. hahaha

  11. thule a.k.a leo

    LOL! Just be careful with Escargots next time ok?
    This Victoria Station outlet holds a special place in my heart because I brought Jenn (she was still a friend at that time) here to dine when I got my very first Citibank credit card 🙂

  12. eiling lim

    You got burnt holding the escargots? Poor you…

  13. Bangsar-bAbE

    eiling – Ya lor…too greedy already. >(

    leo – Awww…so sweet la you. Jen is sooo lucky!

    Leonard – I didn't know that. Now that I do, I'll call you to join me next time!

    iamthewitch – Hehehe…it's not great, but I like how old school the steaks are prepared. =)

    KY – I eat quite fast, so it wasn't that bad lor. But yeah, if you're a slow eater, better not order sizzling steak.

    Marcus – LOL

    Julian – Jakes so expensive!

    HairyBerry – I guess so! 😉

    J2Kfm – I was surprised too!

    J – Yup….dad used to bring me here for treats. Before mum put a stop to it. =(

    Sean – Hahaha…punishment for the greedy. =P

    Joe – The Ship? I haven't tried the steaks there. Should go check it out, since it so near my office.

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