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Weekend Food Choices: Trying Something New, Somewhere Familiar

Its the second week of our little game of Sunday meal out planning

Weekend Food Choices:
1. Racks
2. Ukkokei Ramen
3. New Bombay

Our pick:

we arrived at around 12 noon and the place was just starting to fill up.  however, we waited for around a minute, standing at the restaurants entrance before someone came to seat us.  we could tell that the place was undermanned, with i think just 3 waiters and a manager to see that the diners were taken cared of.  if im not mistaken, the place had more than 15 tables where 4 or more diners could be seated.  when our waiter came to take our orders,  i couldnt help but feel that she had the “would you please make up your mind” aura.  in fairness to her, she was courteous to us, but i could tell she had to rush off to serve other diners.  i couldnt help but feel i was in a fast food restaurant.

we of course wanted ribs, but we initially couldnt decide if we wanted their original recipe, the baby back ribs, or the beef ribs…


choices…choices…choices…

it has been a very long time since we ate at racks. i think it has been years! but i remember that it was their very tender ribs and delicious sauce that got us hooked when the restaurant first opened.

now, i dont seem to remember that there was a hot version of their delicious sauce but hubby said it was there from the beginning……maybe i just wasnt interested in hot sauces in the past.

we started our meal with their clam chowder

this was a thick soup that was loaded with texture. it was surprisingly tasty!  something i’d definitely order again.

hubby decided to order the half rack beef ribs to try something new, as we have been ordering pork ribs for the past couple of sundays. our beef ribs arrived after 15 minutes just as our waiter said.

the half rack turned out to be 2 ribs on a platter. it came with a small bowl of sweet beans and 2 slices of corn bread with a siding of pickled papaya.  the beef ribs looked like a healthy choice since it had less (or none at all) of the fat that we’re so used to with pork ribs.  the serving however looked small for two people , or i thought.

it did live up to my expectations, as the meat fell off the bones easily.  as i began to cut the soft meat on my plate, i thought, wow, its actually all meat!  *secretly wishing there were more fat* …im such a cholesterol fan!  hahaha!

drizzled with the restaurants signature sauce, i took my first bite…

the beef ribs were actually good, the smoky flavor from the flame grilling was just as i liked it.  and after finishing my half of the serving, i was actually satiated.

as evidence, i dont think you could get any more fall off the bone than this

but i think i’ll stick to pork ribs next time *wink*

nota bene:

as we were billing out, a perky male waiter caught my eye, answering diners requests with a big smile.  even when he would be stopped in his tracks by a cutomer at a table he’d pass by oh his way to an errand, he would answer to their needs as if he was genuinely happy to comply.  now if only the waiters in this restaurant were all like that…

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June 15, 2009 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience, Weekend Food Choices | ,

6 Comments »

  1. I’ve always loved eating at Racks. I agree with you, though, that while the beef ribs are delicious, nothing can beat the pork ribs! Oh, and the sauce~! Bliss! ^_^

    Comment by Midge | June 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. i also like the ribs and the bbq sauce of racks. this post makes me miss them more.
    the best clam chowder served in a bread bowl i’ve tasted was from seafood warf restos in san francisco; those were to die-for! that of racks looks appetizing too but appears to be “bitin” for my appetite, LOL.

    Comment by docgelo | June 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. I like Racks. I always order the pork ribs. I love the way it just falls off the bones. Worth every penny for me. :-)

    Comment by dyosa | June 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. hi midge and dyosa! yes we should have stuck with the pork ribs and we will do so in our next visit

    hi doc! the clam chowder was actually a good size for an appetizer, although im sure there are better tasting clam chowders out there! =)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | June 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. Gawd! I suddenly miss Racks!

    I used to frequent this resto back in college!

    Comment by Rina / Potpot | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. hi rina! yes, i remember this resto was one of the good places to get good food in college! =)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | June 24, 2009 | Reply


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