Local Steak Expert Top Blade Serves Up Affordable Flat Iron Steaks in Up-and-Coming Ho Man Tin
Located in Hong Kong’s under-explored Ho Man Tin, Top Blade Steak Lab opened its doors late last year, the original creation of best friends Edgar Chan and Oscar Chan, who shared a vision of opening a steakhouse. Specialising in flat iron steaks, a cut from the primal section called the ‘chuck’, specifically the shoulder’s ‘top blade’, the pair wanted to deliver a unique steak experience to locals and visitors alike. Although a lean muscle, the lack of connective tissue results in a surprisingly rich and tender steak which is already the talk of the town amongst Ho Man Tin residents.
Top Blade also offers bottomless matchstick fries alongside any steak order, which adds to the excellent-value dining experience at the trendy steak joint. For an unbeatable HK$150, diners can indulge in the generous 8oz signature Herbed Flat Iron Steak, served with roasted whole garlic and fresh rosemary, cooked to a perfect medium, as per the chef’s recommendation.
Staying on top of Hong Kong’s competitive steak industry, Top Blade invites a guest chef to create new versions of the underrated flat iron steak every six months, giving full autonomy for the chef to develop a recipe that he or she believes is best suited for the flat iron. At just HK$188, the Guest Chef’s Flat Iron Steak is an adventurous way for diners to get to know the cut commonly known as ‘Butler’s Steak’.
Top Blade’s trendy décor reflects the style and personality of its owners. Neon details punctuate the concrete walls, while slot boards display current specials, as well as the ‘Chefs on Duty’ – a friendly shout out to the experts who work hard behind the scenes to deliver perfectly cooked steaks. Its quaint yet retro space provides a comfortable atmosphere for both big and small groups to enjoy lunch or dinner.
“Delivering a unique steak experience to both locals and expats is our priority at Top Blade. We’re pleased to deliver something new to the city’s steak scene and champion such a flavourful yet underappreciated cut,” says Founder, Edgar Chan. “We hope to inspire Hong Kong’s steak lovers and let them know that the tender and succulent flat iron should be equally cherished.”
4A Soares Avenue, Ho Man Tin
Lunch: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm – 10:00pm