As soon as you walk into Tango in Elements, the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re in an authentic Argentinian steakhouse. The rustic décor features warm wood tones, exposed beams and brick throughout, and the staff are relaxed and welcoming.
We visited for lunch, and found the set menu a nice balance of classic Argentinian dishes at a very reasonable price. For HK$158, you can choose from an appetiser, a main and a side dish. Or, for HK$248, you can splurge with an appetiser, a 10-ounce “Gaucho” sirloin steak, plus a side.
Perusing the menu, we spied a dish of chorizo sausage served with chimichurri among the starters on offer. Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce made from parsley, garlic and olive oil, used as a marinade for grilled meat or as an accompaniment. My lunch date just happened to be from Latin America, and she explained to me that the quality of the chimichurri is the thing that can separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to Argentinian restaurants.
We duly ordered the dish, and it wasn’t long before the juicy, plump chorizo was deposited at our table. After sampling it along with the chimichurri, my friend gave her verdict: completely en pointe! We also shared a serving of caprese empanada, stuffed with cheese, basil and sun-dried tomatoes, and it was equally well-received.
From there, given we were in an Argentinian steakhouse, we both opted for the signature sirloin. I ordered mine medium-rare and it arrived expertly cooked – tender but with a nice char, and with a suite of dipping sauces. A side of salad was the perfect complement and a palate cleanser for what was overall a very pleasing – and affordable – lunch.
Tango Argentinian Steak House
R008, 3/F, Rooftop Garden, Civic Square, Elements,
1 Austin Road, Tsi Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2780 1181 | diningconcepts.com
This article first appeared in the December/January 2017/18 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.
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