Peruvian food

Bistec A Lo Pobre

August 27, 2018Read More

Not every dish on a menu may jump out at you as something familiar. That does not mean it is not worth it to try something new. If you missed the dish I would like to call your attention too our menu item known as Bistec a lo Pobre.

steak latin

Bistec a lo Pobre translates directly to the phrase;

Steak of the poor

There are a number of unconfirmed urban legends surrounding this dish. Many of these urban legends reference that the dish was a food of working class or poor people in Peru. This may or may not be true, but after seeing what the dish is, …who cares.

Steak And Eggs…With A Latin Twist

The dish consists of steak, rice, French fries, egg, and fried plantains. It sounds more like steak and eggs on steroids. It is a complete meal straddling the bounds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In South America it is primarily a dish that is served at lunch. I think this dish can be served anytime. In fact the name really does not do it justice. Thus I have come up with some names which could potentially better represent this feast.

Here are some possible names…

Bistec Desayuno Tardio

Bistec Desayuno Tardio translates into steak brunch. This combination meal of steak, fries, rice, and eggs is brunchworthy. In fact, you do not have to miss out on breakfast or lunch when you order this.

Bistec Gordo

I do not think it is fair that is has poor (pobre) in the name. This dish is calorie rich and the term Bistec Gordo translates to fat steak.

Bistec y Juevos

Bistec y Juevos just means steak and eggs in Spanish. This one is simple and to the point.

But the name is not going to change..

No the name of this dish is not changing. Not here or in Peru. But, the descriptions in the names are accurate. It is an all encompassing steak, fry, rice, breakfast feast.

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Now the next step is try it

Come to El Sabroson in Williamsburg and enjoy this decadent dish anytime as well as some of our other unique Latin specialties.

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