Can a photo give you the meat sweats? Anticipating “Steak Week” in Kuala Lumpur…

Some people look at photos of cats on the Internet. I look at photos like this:

prime rib 1kgWhere I live, this picture would ignite the flames of fury in some people. Some people would only see a cow. A helpless, furry cow chomping on grass, going about his day in sweet bovine bliss when CHOP, WALLOP. He dies. Oh no! And then bits of him end up severed and snipped and covered in sauce and oOOoooh, how could you?!

Personally, I’m drooling so much at the covered in sauce prospect that I’ve already forgotten this was a lovely animal and therein lies the problem with most of the world. We like eating meat. That’s just the way it is.

Anyway, I am lucky to have good friends who also enjoy eating meat – specifically steak. My friend Dacey and I in fact, have recently decided to spend a week in Kuala Lumpur and eat ALL THE MEAT WE CAN FIND. We may also do some things that don’t involve eating meat, but to be honest, we’ll probably be too full between meals. We don’t get this chance very often.

I’m sitting here this morning looking at photos of steaks in this Malaysian city, making notes on which ones look the finest and working out some sort of steak-eating schedule so we don’t miss any. There’s a man eating what looks like leaves next to me while I “work” and I feel kind of spoilt and evil as  I surf surreptitiously on my mission but I’m aware we might miss some steaks and even the thought is giving me meat sweats. I must continue.

The reason we’re meating… sorry, meeting in Kuala Lumpur is because Dacey lives in Saigon and I live in Bali, so it’s kind of a more logical and cost-effective destination in which to enjoy this challenge than say, Japan, or New York, which I’m certain would both offer steaks from cows born in heaven and raised on rainbows and stardust. But those will have to wait because Kuala Lumpur it is, and we’ll be there before we know it.

So far I have found this list, which features a good few recommended restaurants, but the more I look, the more convinced I am there must be something better. So on I plod next to leaf man with an open wine… sorry, mind and hope the right places present themselves. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

We may also need a pharmacy suggestion, for the indigestion.