Love meat? Love the sound of Argentinian Grill? El Asador is the place for you! Founded in March 2010 by Emily and Max, El Asador Argentinian Grill serves traditional Argentinian asado (bbq). Some of you might have seen El Asador’s food truck around at foodie events too. With a passion for Argentinian food and culture, Emily and Max strives to bring Argentinian cuisine to the Australian table.
On a Saturday night, my parents and I decided to get our Argentinian fix at El Asador. We had two sets of slow cooked meats; the meat lovers ($30) and completo/full mixed meat grill ($45). All their slow cooked meat dishes comes with a serve of chimichurri sauce. The meat lovers comprised of the beef ribs, steak and chorizo which comes with a side of Ensalada (lettuce, onion, tomato salad). As it was a cold night, we devoured our slow cooked meat together with the chimichurri sauce. The beef ribs and steak were juicy and tender in texture. The chorizo was grilled to perfection, packed full of flavour.
The completo/full mixed grill gives you the opportunity to try the slow cooked meats available. In addition, to beef ribs, steak and chorizo, there’s a morcilla (black pudding) sausage, chicken and lamb ribs. The morcilla was one of our favourites. It was delicately spiced with a gentle tang. The chimichurri sauce when eaten together with the meats, gave a zesty and garlicky flavour.
No grill is complete without a side serve of chips! The papas fritas/chips came with a serve of chimichurri and mayo. I loved how herbs are added to the chips to give more flavour!
After a very satisfying meat feast, we still had room for dessert. We were presented with three choices for dessert, the alfajor, orange and almond cake and tres leche, also known as the three milk cake. We decided to order all three of them.
If you have not heard of an alfajor, it is basically dulche de leche cookie sandwiches. Shortbread is typically used as the sandwich around the sweet dulche de leche. To top it off, the biscuits are dipped in coconut. Overall, it was not too sweet and the texture is delicate, soft and crumbly. The orange and almond cake was also delicious with lovely hint of zesty orange flavours.
The tres leches cake is commonly known as the three milk cake and three kinds of milk are usually used which is evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. It’s rich, moist and delicious.
Want to take home a part of El Asador with you? You can buy the restaurant’s chimichurri and other products at El Asador and at selected retailers in Perth. If you love delicious Argentinian grills and meat, I highly recommend you to visit El Asador Argentinian Grill.