Did you know that the term Steak dates back to the mid-15th century in Scandinavia and it has its roots in Italy? And contrary to the popular belief that steaks are most consumed in the United States, it is Argentina that actually tops the charts. Over the years, steaks became a favoured dish all over the world and today most countries have restaurants serving them. Although a dish that looks very simple to make, getting a perfect steak is a specialty that not everyone is capable of.
However, if you are craving a good steak in Goa, look no further, Prime Rose in Sangolda specializes in steaks and other beef delicacies. Located right on the main Sangolda road, it’s hard to miss this one. It is nestled in a more than 100-year-old Portuguese house and offers you a very Irish pub cum steakhouse kind of an ambiance. There are different dining sections that you can choose as per your mood, from a very friendly central hall to more private seating for those cozy conversations, Prime Rose has it all. Chef Dildar Hossain is the man behind serving these delectable dishes to our tables and he tries his best to keep innovating and yet deliver nothing but the most authentic flavours.
Other than steaks, the menu offers some amazing sizzlers, grills, pizzas, kinds of pasta, and more to give you a wholesome experience. The grills include meats like beef, chicken, and seafood, and vegetarians would not be disappointed either as enough weightage is given to vegetarian dishes on the menu.
The best part about Prime Rose is that they never stop experimenting with their food and constantly keep trying to amaze you with their flavourful dishes and cocktails too.
I have been to Prime Rose many times and I remember it being one of the first places that I visited with friends when I came to Goa 5 years ago. Like me, Prime Rose has also come a long way since then. They have massively evolved their menu and there is so much to look forward to in it.
Although the menu is slightly exhaustive and may leave you a little confused on what to order, I would suggest asking their team for the best recommendations. Since it wasn’t my first time, apart from a chicken sizzler, I decided to give their main menu a skip and settled for their specials of the day and I am so glad I did that.
The Surf & turf steak which has a beef steak served with mashed potatoes, a tiger prawn, and creamy garlic sauce is a heavenly dish that all steak lovers must try. In a small period of time the dish has become so popular that Salim Khan, the owner of Prime Rose has almost decided to include it in the main menu, but until then, feel free to gorge on this beautiful dish from the specials menu.
Brazilian churrasco beef steak was another stunner of a dish from the special menu. Chunks of beef, grilled to perfection, served with thyme butter, red chilly butter sauce, farofa, roasted baby potatoes, and vinaigrette. The accompaniment of this dish is what makes it even more unique as each of them has a distinct flavour that compliments the beef.
Chicken Sizzler was one dish that I picked from the main menu. Served with stuffed capsicum and grilled vegetables and a choice of African sauce and Mexican rice, this dish could have been a little better, or maybe because both the steak dishes were so good, I was a little biased in my opinion. Well, I would suggest you try it for yourself and make your own choices. And don’t forget to order some amazing cocktails from their bar, and all you lovely ladies especially, do try their Watermelon Sangria, it’s really worth the indulgence.
So next time when you are craving good food (steaks in particular), great drinks, and a fun time with family or friends, you know where to head to.
Images by: Armaan Malhotra