INGREDIENTS 350g thin-cut minute steak
, very thinly sliced into strips 3 tbsp cornflour 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder 100ml vegetable oil 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 1 red chilli, thinly sliced 4 spring onions , sliced, green and white parts separated 2 garlic cloves, crushed thumb-sized piece ginger , cut into matchsticks 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2 tbsp tomato ketchup cooked noodles, to serve (optional) prawn crackers, to serve (optional) METHOD Put 350g thin-cut minute steak
strips in a bowl and toss in 3 tbsp cornflour and 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder.
I wasn't expecting much at that price but a beautiful 7oz minute steak
topped with a melted garlic and parsley spread arrived served with rocket, half a grilled tomato and skinny cut fries.
We were out for my sister's birthday lunch and I opted for the minute steak
with fries and Christine had traditional fish and chips.
Strips of seared minute steak
toasted sour dough with poached eggs, hollandaise and sriracha sauce
"Cafe Rouge is currently offering four types of cut on the menu - minute steak
, sirloin, rib-eye and fillet," said Bruno.
My partner opted for minute steak
(PS15) from Rob Rattray's butcher's which is quite literally a stone's throw away.
* Cafe Rouge, Unit UG03, St David's, Cardiff, CF10 1EW, 029 2023 6574 The bill One terrine pounds 5.95 One houmous pounds 3 One demi poulet with fries pounds 11.95 One poulet jaune grill pounds 12.50 One small glass sauvignon blanc pounds 4.55 One regular Coke pounds 2.30 Total: pounds 40.25 On the menu Classic confit de canard pounds 13.95 Moules marinires pounds 12.95 Minute steak
140g pounds 10.50 Salmon la nioise pounds 10.95 Croque monsieur pounds 7.95 Tarte au citron pounds 4.95 Classic crme brle pounds 4.95
At the Great Taste Awards, London, Ifor's Welsh Wagyu won golds for rib-eye steak and minute steak
There is also the garden sandwich, a wholewheat wrap, grilled salmon and fillet mignon minute steak
. Chocolate mousse, cheesecake and a fresh fruit salad are on offer for dessert.
Mains include griddled minute steak
, with sauce bearnaise, served with chips and a herb salad, or breast of chicken with pepperonata served with radicchio.
(The Minute Steak
was 60 cents and the Hamburg Steak--the name then for hamburger--was 30 cents.) You also could get Asparagus Tips on Toast for 30 cents.
Among the items on the austerity-style menu are thick oxtail soup, macaroni cheese or minute steak
followed by rice pudding or apricot flan.