There’s a hidden gem along Jalan Burma in Penang. A gem so well hidden one wouldn’t be able to notice if it weren’t for friends and food blogs’ recommendations. Ribs BarBQue Restaurant is located just beside Penang Plaza (the one with Giant) on a small corner, that’s why it’s so hard to spot it. New World Park, Giant or Netcity are more attractive to those who travel along Jalan Burma.
The restaurant has a nice ambiance and very suitable for all types of occasions. May it be a date, birthday dinner or a family outing. If you like wines then you’d pleased to know they have a wine cellar and quite a number of house wines to choose from. But free iced plain water for me thanks! I have learnt to not order drinks from Western restaurants because they are always overpriced.. I’d rather spend the money on food instead.
They have a variety of appetizers like nachos, salad, burritos.. But we settled for Potato Skin which turned out fantastic! It was really surprising how good potato skin could taste! It was a clever dish too, they use the potato to make mashed potatoes and come up with a new dish with the leftover skins. The potato skins are first deep fried until crunchy, then baked with generous amount of cheddar cheese. Then dip into mayonnaise. Or was it tartar sauce? I forgot lol. Anyway it was damn best la.
Pork ribs are Ribs’ specialty so it’d be silly not to order it. The barbecued pork ribs with lamb consists of two huge pork ribs and two pieces of lamb chops. The ribs’ meat is so tender you can even suck them out from the bones. Some parts of the lamb was slightly burnt but still very nice. For ribs orders, you may choose two out of the four available side dishes. The prices for the main courses are reasonable given the food’s big proportions. Very highly recommended and next time I will order solely ribs only set. Yummmm!