Friday, January 20, 2012

Rub at First Sight: Rub Ribs & BBQ

Ribs. Who doesn’t love them? Even those on a diet cannot resist the big slab of oh so good meat with overflowing barbeque sauce. I could testify. I momentarily forgot my diet--at least for a good 2 hours.
Finally, Rub Ribs! I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews about this place. I know three colleagues who could not stop raving about it and I just have to try it. Actually, the reason why we had a “rib lunch out” today was because of my colleague’s addiction to the place.
The place was quite small and parking was a bit difficult that we had to park on the other side of the street. The place also has another side business—SMILE intervention center.
We were all very hungry so we ordered within 2 minutes. I ordered the Singles—half slab with one side dish (I ordered Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes) and plain rice (PHP190), an additional side dish of Buttered Vegetables (PHP65) Soup of the Day—Cream of Potato Soup (PHP100), and Fried Oreos with Vanilla Ice Cream (PHP140).

My soup arrived within 10 minutes but it felt like it was more than 30 minutes as I was that hungry. The soup looked ordinary and nothing fancy (hey, you can’t expect gold with just PHP100). It was served warm and very very creamy. You could definitely see bits of potatoes and skin proving that it was 100% potatoes. It was a bit salty for my taste though because of the cheese cubes and it seemed a bit too heavy as an appetizer.

The Singles and the Buttered Vegetables arrived next and the serving was pretty generous for the price. I was a bit disappointed though with the buttered vegetables as it was just string beans and carrots.
The meat was well cooked. It was very soft and flavorful to the point that I didn’t use much barbeque sauce. I usually do not finish my order of ribs but I managed to finish this one. It was really good and very easy to eat.

The mashed potatoes were quite okay. It was not spectacular and I was actually craving for some gravy as it was a tad dry. Then again, eating it with the succulent ribs, I totally ignored the rice.

Now, for the highlight of the lunch… dessert!

At first, I was hesitant to order this one as I found out that the dessert of the day was crème brûlée. But, I usually believe what the server tells me so I trusted her word and ordered their “bestseller” Fried Oreos… and I did not regret it.

The fried Oreos were crispy! Served a bit warm, it went well with the vanilla ice cream. It was really good that it made me hate myself for just ordering one. I wanted more and because of this, I will definitely be back!

Rub Ribs & BBQ is located at 88 East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

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