Not Your Typical Tourist

A Life Between Two Countries, And All In Between


Belated birthday dinner at Medium Rare Steakhouse

I expected a tone-down year, since I just came back from 3-week holiday and was still jet lagging the first week home. Out of the blue moon, bf told me that he booked a table at Medium Rare, a place that I have been wanting to check out for a while. So, it’s a birthday meal that I wasn’t expecting ..

To tomahawk, or not to tomahawk – the smallest Wagyu Tomahawk size available at 1.4 kg (439 baht/100g = 6,146 baht) had us decided against it, too much for only two of us with a super hefty price to pay. Black Angus Tomahawk at 329 baht/100g was not available that night.

I left bf to do the ordering for main, we ended up with:

  • Lobster bisque 295 baht
  • Beef carpaccio 328 baht
  • Rocket salad 389 baht
  • Black Angus (tenderloin) chef choice 1,545 baht
  • Ribeye 1,543.98 baht
  • Tiramisu 189 baht
  • Crane Lake Cab S. glass 550 baht
  • Virgin Mojito 120 baht
  • 2 Mineral water 70 baht

Posting photo/check-in on FB gives us 10% discount (428.10 baht) on the food, so I did that as it’s quite a lot of moolah ..

Total damage: 5,452 baht incl. 10% service charge & 7% VAT.

I like the soup and steak, but bf says the steak is a tad salty for him .. the beef carpaccio has too much frills, so we don’t taste much of the beef but it’s a nice combination. Usually restaurants let diners finish the soup and appetizer before serving main (right?), but not Medium Rare .. so best to inform the staff if you prefer the same as me.

We drove there and the parking compound is probably enough to fit 10 cars or so .. from BTS Saphan Kwai, it’s possible to walk for around 20 mins or so, so best to take taxi from BTS.

Medium Rare Steak & Wine Steakhouse Bangkok ร้านสเต๊ก กรุงเทพ ร้านอาหาร อารีย์
12/1 Soi Pradiphat 10, แขวงพญาไท Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 02 618 6819/063 838 5389
Business Hour 3 pm – 11pm (Tue – Fri), 12 pm – 11pm (Sat-Sun)
Nearest public transport: BTS Saphan Kwai (exit 1), approx 1.2km away

Not Your Typical Tourist

Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.