If meat maketh a man, we'll settle for nothing less than the top cuts of steak for the dad who's had to suffer the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. While there's nothing more satisfying than a well-grilled hunk of meat rubbed down with Maldon sea salt, there are other variations on the theme of beef to get excited about. Here's our pick.

Fat Cow donburi

Dad's been to Japan even before you were born, but he's probably never tried this mother of all donburis. At Fat Cow, the humble Japanese rice bowl gets a ridiculously luxe remake with Rangers Valley Australia wagyu beef, grilled to perfection over binchotan charcoal, and served with a wobbly onsen egg. Here, shavings of Japanese white onion help to cut through the richness of this dish.

1 Orchard Blvd. Tel: 6735 0308

Fat Cow donburi

Vasco's Argentinian ribeye

This bar on Hongkong Street flies the Latin American flag through and through — and the bar bites aren't too shabby at all. With Executive Chef Andrew Walsh (formerly of popular Spanish tapas bar Esquina) and head chef Jennifer Lee at the helm, you can expect the execution in the kitchen to be pitch perfect. The dish to try? Argentinian ribeye, of course. The unctuous cut is deftly grilled and kept perfectly pink within. Enjoy the meat with a tangy chimichurri verde sauce and vibrant salsa criolla.

42 Hongkong Street. Tel: 8799 7085


The White Rabbit's wagyu carpaccio

The White Rabbit, which occupies the space where a chapel once used to be, gives us good reason to head to church even if it isn't a Sunday. Culinary salvation comes in the form of a Rangers Valley wagyu carpaccio that's masterfully sliced and annointed with shaved parmesan, celery cress, tangy balsamic pearls, and aromatic truffle cream. It pays to take a walk on the raw side, especially if it tastes this good.

39C Harding Rd. Tel: 9721 0536

The White Rabbit

Long Bar Steakhouse's filet mignon sampler

For the steak connoisseur, this filet mignon sampler is a carnivore's dream come through. Why tuck into a piece of filet mignon when you can have three? Here, dad can savour a triple treat of filet mignon cuts, namely Australian Augus, Snake River Farms American Kobe beef, and prime grade beef from Greater Omaha. Six different sauces, ranging from the classic Béarnaise to foie gras mustard, accompany the platter. But with such premium cuts, we'll recommend enjoying the steak au naturel.

1 Beach road. Tel: 6412 1816

Long Bar Steakhouse

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