Picanha; The rump of the cow

The Picanha is one of our meat favorites. We proudly serve this special piece of meat in the shape of a triangle in our restaurant. The Uptown Meat Club would like to introduce you to Picanha steak. In this article you can read where the Picanha comes from and how you can prepare it at home.

What is picanha steak?

The picanha comes from the buttock of the cow. The muscles in the rump are not used very intensively by the cow, which gives the meat a tasty, tender structure. 

You can recognize the picanha steak by its triangular shape and the typical layer of fat on the top of the meat. 

This piece of meat is especially popular in South America. Picanha steak is excellent on the barbecue, but you can also prepare the meat in a pan or oven.

Discover the different types of picanha

Not all picanha steaks are the same. This is because the Picanha can come from different cattle breeds. Think of an Angus or Highlander. The breed and which feed it receives determines the taste of the picanha. Some well-known types of picanha are the Angus picanha, USA grain-fed picanha and the Wagyu picanha.

Preparing picanha: This is how you do it

Picanha meat can be prepared in different ways. There is actually no ‘correct’ method of preparation. It is highly dependent on your own taste and the tools you have at home. We will go through the most popular preparations of picanha with you.

Perfectly prepared picanha at The Uptown Meat Club

The Uptown Meat Club is a real meat lover's paradise. On our menu you will find premium (dry-aged) steaks such as bavette and rib-eye. You can also order the picanha in our meat restaurant at the Vondelpark. We serve this beautiful piece of meat in a large portion of 600 grams. Ideal for sharing, or enjoying solo. The picanha is served with a green salad and a sauce on the side of your choice. Also take a look at our other meat specials, such as Chateaubriand and dry aged côte de boeuf.

At The Uptown Meat Club we understand that not everyone has the same taste. One swears by medium-rare and the other prefers it a bit more well-done. That is why you can determine the temperature of your picanha steak yourself with us. When placing your order you can inform us how you want your steak prepared.

Meet the Picanha steak