Category Archives: steak

Grand finale meal in Edmonton, Canada

We ended our Alberta trip in Edmonton and the only thing we did there was visit West Edmonton Mall and dinner in downtown.  We picked Lux Steakhouse….gotta eat more Alberta beef before we left!

We ordered the lap of luxury to share….24 oz prime ribeye, potato au gratin, asparagus, grilled prawns..

Truffle lobster mac n’ cheese…..

It was expensive at 94CAD but well worth it for our last meal!


Lux Steakhouse and Bar

Commerce Place, 10150 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4, Canada
+1 780-424-0400


From Banff, we took the Icefields Parkway up to Jasper and made a lot of stops:

Lake Peyto

Athabasca Glacier

We stopped by the Icefields Centre to have breakfast…. ordered a chicken noodle soup at the canteen for 8.49 CAD!!!! outrageous!

Lake Maligne….

We couldn’t find any accommodation in Jasper so we had to stay in Hinton instead.  Since we were in Alberta, I had to have steak nightly!

New York cut steak… perfectly grilled and a good cut too!

hamburger steak


Milos Grill Steakhouse

120 Felaber Rd, Hinton, AB T7V 1Z8

Tel:(780) 865-8844

Eating in Banff – Canada

Because we had a decent lunch at Saltlik, we decided to try Saltlik in Banff.

nachos….. extremely disappointed… instead of guacamole, there were hard, unripened avocado….

Sirloin with sweet potato fries…….

striploin with salad…..

This meal was a bit disappointing when compared with the meal in Calgary.  The steaks weren’t that good and the service was subpar.

We went to Lake Louise to watch sunrise and it was so pretty!We hiked up to the viewing point and had an amazing view of the lake and the Chateau Lake Louise.

The reflection of the lake is just like a painting!

We didn’t stay at the Chateau because of the very expensive room rate, so we settled for breakfast there…… and it was also very expensive! The buffet breakfast was 33 CAD! That’s all I ate for $33…… it was not worth it…..

Lake Moraine, another breathtaking view.



221 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B3

Tel: (403) 762-2467


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel

111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

Tel:(403) 522-3511

Saltlik Steakhouse – Calgary, Canada

This summer trip back home to Vancouver was the most-Canadian trip ever because I also did side trips to Alberta and Ontario.   Surprisingly, I haven’t been to Banff so my friends and I did a little road trip from Calgary to Banff, up to Jasper, and then ended in Edmonton.

We only spent 2 hours in Calgary… for lunch only…… hence my photo of Calgary was taken from the car…..

A friend of ours highly recommended Saltlik and convinced us to eat are only meal in Calgary here…

house salad…..

BBQ ribs with duck fat fries and coleslaw…. the ribs were so tender and flavourful… however, I couldn’t tell the difference between normal fries and duck fat fries (and we had to pay extra to upgrade the fries!)


Saltik Steakhouse

101 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 5J2, Canada

Phone:+1 403-537-1160

Argentinian steak @ Buenos Aires, Argentina

From Bolivia, we flew to Buenos Aires, home of football legends, Evita, tango and steak!

Our flight was at 7am (skipped breakfast), arrived in Argentina in the afternoon (skipped lunch) and did some sightseeing before dinner.  At this point, it was almost 9pm and I was starving!  This was the first time in 10 days that I had an appetite and did not diarrhea… so this called for a celebration.. with an Argentinian steak dinner!

The hostel recommended Gran Parrilla del Plata… which,  from researching now, is pretty popular, has a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and would be considered the foodie highlight of this trip!

Look at the environment! It’s the most posh of our trip! haha

bife the chorizo (sirloin steak)……. that is double the normal size of steak!  It looks perfectly grilled!

steak condiments…  chimichurri is the sauce used for grilled meats and it’s made of chopped parsley minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar.

The steak was grilled perfectly and had a lot of flavour.. however, the steak was really tough.  Bife de chorizo is supposedly the best cut already.. but it was so hard to chew.

We could pay US dollars at this restaurant, so this steak was 13 USD only! Such a good price for steak!  The conversion rate at the restaurant was way better than the bank!

The 2nd time we had a steak dinner was our 4th and last night in Buenos Aires.  We bought tickets to see a tango show and found a parrilla (recommended by Lonely Planet) near Calle Florida in the city center.

Each steak came in a set with salad and bread.. but since this is a no-fuss, hole-in the-wall grill… I decided to not have the risky salad…

bife ancho …. once again, it’s grilled perfectly.. but the meat was sub- par… lots of tendon…so hard to chew!

tango show at the Centro Cultural Borges… There’s tango shows everywhere in Buenos Aires but we chose the one at the cultural center because it’s more authentic and economical.  The more elaborate shows come with dinner and it’s quadruple the price!


Gran Parrilla del Plata

Chile 594, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Phone:+54 11 4300-8858

Parrilla al Carbón

Lavalle 663, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Phone:+54 11 4328-0824