Saturday, November 10, 2018

Viking Steakhouse @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Henry Tan | 5:28 PM | | |
On the hunt for a new steakhouse in Penang? Look no further than this newly opened Viking Steakhouse located at Tanjung Bungah, Penang. There are not many steak house in Penang, so Viking Steakhouse certainly given Penangite more options to choose from! 

A more affordable indulgence at Viking Steakhouse!



At first glance, Viking Steakhouse may seems to be a high-class restaurant with exorbitant price. But after checking out their new menu, it is a lot more affordable than it looks! The Australian Chilled Grain Fed Beef cost ranging from T-Bone at RM22/100g to Wagyu Grade at RM58/100g. Meanwhile, the price of other main dishes such as spaghetti starts as low as RM29 and goes as high as RM188 for the more luxurious lobster. 


Viking Steakhouse located along Jalan Tanjung Bungah, which is next to Sunflower Cakehouse. Car parking should not be a concern as it is legal to park along the inner roadside right infront of the steak house. Comparing to the shop next door, Viking Steakhouse does looks very high-end, just like those fine dining restaurant.  


Right at the entrance, there is a reception counter on the left while rows and rows of wines laying on top of the wine racks. No doubt this must be a fine dining restaurant! πŸ˜‚ However, they emphasized to us that Viking Steakhouse is just a typical steakhouse with premier interior design to enhance the environment for the dining guests. 




There are both indoor and outdoor seating that customers can opt for. Since we were dining at such a "atas" place, of course we would want to eat in, upstairs. (Get it? πŸ˜‰) The steak house was so new that they have not put up their recently arrived wall paintings yet! Okay, enough with the surrounding, let's move on to the food! 



We started off with one of the soups available at Viking Steakhouse - French Onion Soup - RM13. Basically it's a clear soup of homemade beef broth with freshly cut onion. Nothing to shout about this soup, though i was expecting for a more darker-brown caramelized onion. Unlike the typical caramelized approach, the chef cooked it just enough to get rid of the pungent flavor while keeping the onion slightly soft with still a bit of crunchy texture and the mild sweetness


Then we moved on to the Salmon Salad - RM28. The Salmon Salad consists of greens of romaine and iceberg lettuce, mixed with wild berries and cherry tomato, topped with fresh salmon cube with homemade orange sauce dressing. Again, Viking Steakhouse did it differently by using fresh salmon instead of the smoked salmon which can be commonly seen in any salad elsewhere. 


The other salad that we tried out was Fruits and Berries Salad - RM28. It is a honeydew bowl filled with fresh fruits including orange, apple, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry with honey yogurt dressing. Viking Steakhouse is thoughtful enough to cut them into bite-size so that it is easy to eat. Personally, I think if is added with ice cream ball, it would be perfect as dessert. 


Then we had our first starter - Hachis Reginherus - RM22. If there is anything related to Viking, this is it where Reginherus, more commonly known as Ragnar, is the Viking hero. It is a minced beef fused with mashed potato served with Viking's Espanyol sauce (I supposed it is Espagnole sauce, something like a brown sauce). I like the cheese sticks! 


The next starter we had was Tomato Chili Mussels - RM28 (6pcs) RM38 (12pcs). The mussels served in tomato chili broth with soupcon of wine. Personally, I am not a big fan of mussels but I think the spicy sourish sauce did make the mussels less bland. 


The last starter before main dishes that we had was Venus Clams - RM22. I do think that the Venus clams (also known as Japanese shortneck clams, Asari) is quite similar to Chinese Style Steamed Lala with ginger and rice wine. The chef cooked it perfectly with the clams still plump and juicy while the soup is the essence of all! If it was not overpowered with the spiciness from the chili, I would have finish the soup! πŸ˜‹


For pasta, we had Baby Lobster Aglio Olio - RM39. It is a mild spicy clear spaghetti served with baby lobster with soupcon of white Chardonnay wine. Taste wise, the aglio olio was delicious, but I was just way too lazy to pry the baby lobster for the meat. πŸ˜‚


We also tried the Smoked Duck Breast White Sauce Spaghetti - RM32, where the spaghetti in creamy Carbonara sauce was served with sliced smoked duck breast. The fragrance of smoked duck breast certainly made the spaghetti a lot more tastier. Exactly how I would expect it to be! πŸ‘Œ  


Viking Steakhouse offers seafood as well, so we tried their Capers Cream Salmon - RM39. The pan seared Norwegian chilled salmon came with lemon capers cream sauce and sidelines of fresh greens and curly fries. The appetizing caper cream sauce certainly matched well with the amazingly moist salmon with crispy skin on top. I would highly recommend this! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


We also tried their Grilled Bamboo Lobster with Chimichurri Sauce - RM188. Bamboo lobster is a species of spiny lobster where there is no claws but two pairs of large antennae. Grilled lobster was nice but what caught my attention the most is actually the Chimichurri Sauce. The uncooked sauce originates from Argentina and Uruguay, mainly made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic and a lot of olive oil. Given that it packs with punch of flavor, Viking Steakhouse uses it both as marinade and accompaniment. 


Dining in a steak house, surely we would try their Australian Chilled Grain Fed beef too. We had both T-bone - RM22/100g and Ribeye - RM32/100g. Both of them were inclusive of one side dish and one vegetable, up to your selection. Additional sauces, such as Beaurre Rouge, Mornay Cheese, Horseradish and so on, can be ordered as well at RM3 each. 


Similar to any steak house, you can choose the doneness of the steak and the chef at Viking Steakhouse will make it perfect according to your order. But to truly appreciate the maximum juiciness and flavor of a steak, especially a chilled beef, medium rare would be perfect! And if you have the similar taste buds like mine, try your steak with Chimichurri sauce! The garlicky sauce with some spiciness from jalapeΓ±o definitely will be your new favorite condiment! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹


Viking Steakhouse offers wine too and we had both red and white wine as food pairing. What piqued my interest the most is the Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2016 wine - RM168. It is a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin)) wine, the highest quality assurance label for Italian wines. Thanks to its naturally low alcohol level (5.5%) and the aromatic sweetness from the Muscat grapes, the wine was truly enjoyable! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Overall Viking Steakhouse offers great food at affordable price. So if you are looking for a restaurant, be it for birthday celebration or just a friends and family gathering, do try out Viking Steakhouse and thank me later! πŸ˜‰



Viking Steakhouse

546-D Jalan Tanjung Bungah 11200 
Tanjong Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Opens daily from 3pm to 12am
Closed on Tuesday

Contact: 017-336 6087 


Happy food hunting!
Till then! ;)
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