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Breakup Steak (250g)

$42.90 Β· 15 Reviews

Best steak ever!! No dishes in Pasta J disappoints. And best thing is that it’s also pet friendly. Nicely done with sesame seeds coating the steak. Savoured every mouth of it πŸ˜‹


One of the star dishes at this diner along Thomson Road is the Break-Up Steak ($42.90); its name connotes that the steak is good enough to replace a partner after a break up. Though we can't speak for that, we do know you can expect 250g of hearty ribeye cooked to tender and juicy perfection, complete with a smoky crust derived from their secret housemade rub.
Photo by Burppler Vanessa Kou

Truly lives up to the hype. Basically the break up steak except with sirloin instead of ribeye. While sirloin is commonly regarded as the tougher cut compared to ribeye and leaner, this one was excellent. Sure there was some connective tissue that made it chewy but the texture of the steak itself was flawless. Good amount of crust and so much flavour contained inside. Really juicy as well. It was nothing like any other steak I've tasted, just as they said. Best steak I've had period

Btw it came with pepper that u grind yourself in a weird mortar and pestle, as well as garlic salt. Really does make a difference

The sides were really good as well. Their usual unique mushroom with a really sweet caramelised baby carrot(it was so sweet my friend thought it was sweet potato at first). Finally mash that's quite decent(again not the ubiquitous kind, it's slightly grainy)

Update: they don't dry age, they don't sous vide. So how they get the consistent pink and so much flavour is completely beyond me


Not exactly what we expected it to be as it looked like mushroom soup and tasted slightly salty without the typical creamy chowder feel. Fresh live clams were thinly sliced & streaky bacon bites were detected. If you ask me, I still prefer the Muddy Mushroom Soup πŸ˜…
Still glad to be back here again for the steak & felt refreshed by the new retrofitted dining atmosphere πŸ‘πŸ» #burpple


Owner John has given it a more β€˜atas’ setting with more sitting capacity! You can also book the entire place for private/company event as I noticed there’s a built in screen & projector installed πŸ‘πŸ»
Work in progress too in revamping the menu.
Signature Break-Up Steak ($42.90) will stay of course! How can we not have this juicy 250g Ribeye cut that is sooo good that it could replace your lover πŸ˜‚



Pasta J is pet friendly and it has great food. I have heard so much about the break up steak even before coming so we had to try it.

Upon arrival, Romeo, was immediately given a bowl of iced water by the friendly staff which he gleefully lapped up. When the steak arrived, he could smell it and got really excited too. Pasta J did not leave him out and brought some beef jerky treats for him.

The steak ($42.50+) was the right amount of fatty and lean, making it so juicy. We had ours medium rare and it was cooked that way, with some parts a little bit more medium. Overall, it tasted great and tender, melting in your mouth! It would be even better if the steak was a bit thicker. Still worth trying though! The steak came with pepper, salt, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes and mushrooms. The carrots were really sweet. (Taste: 8.3/10)

The cafe was spacious and we would come back again with Romeo to try the other things on the menu!


πŸ˜‹ Back here for the 3rd time and again my meal choice is this super tender juicy steak 😘Satisfaction & Happiness Guaranteed πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ˜‹ #burpple


😘 This time, no sharing 😏😏 Super Striploin ($31.90) Juicy & tender & yummy 200g with no sauce needed 😱😱 πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» #burpple


What is cheekily named the Break-Up Steak ($42.90, because it is good enough to replace your partner...), is one of the stars here at this Upper Thomson restaurant. Cooked to a smoky char, the hearty piece of ribeye (250g) proves to be tender, juicy and everything a good steak should be. It is served sans sauce, so you can taste all its natural beefiness, elevated by a secret housemade rub concocted by chef-owner John. The sides are equally delicious β€” sweet, caramelised carrots, earthy mushrooms and creamy, comforting mash nicely round up a perfect meal. If you fancy a sweet ending, order the Ultimate Kaya Toast ($6.50), which features rich and silky homemade kaya sandwiched between wafer-thin slices of bread. Ordering breakfast for dessert is an unconventional trick that will certainly reward.
Avg Price: $45 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Vanessa Kou

Why that name? It's apparently so good that it can replace your partner after a break-up. #notkidding, that was what was written on the menu! I don't know if it's a comparable replacement, but it was certainly a delicious #steak! It was one of the most tender, juicy cuts that I've ever eaten, and packed a punch in taste. A pinch of the accompanying sea salts on the side (my favourite is the one with chilli flakes!) brings out the flavours of the meat even further πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ #burpple #meatlover #carnivore