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No. 4: Gyu San from Kubo Asiatic Cuisine
Meat, heat, eat. Even a few gazillion years after Og the Caveman bashed a woolly mammoth upside the head and roasted the chops over an open fire, that's still the basic equation of steak cookery. And while most everyone (at least of the carnivorous persuasion) can appreciate a big, thick hunk o' tender, beefy love, we all have to admit it can get pretty boring.
But there's nothing boring about Roy Villacrusis's meaty métier. Dubbed Gyu San, it's three different cuts of Wagyu beef, prepared and garnished with a nod to three different Asian cultures. Deeply flavorful short ribs get the Korean bulgoki treatment with a side of kimchee. Equally savory skirt steak is basted with teriyaki sauce and presented with oshinko, a type of makizushi made with daikon. And top loin is marinated Philippines-style, called inihaw, and delivered with pickled vegetables. Even Og would like it. Kubo Asiatic Cuisine
1201 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach
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1201 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL