“Ang swerte ni Rina!” (Rina’s so lucky!) Richie frustratingly tells my sister last week. “Since I have work, she’s going to have lunch with a few blogger friends to cover Rack’s new Pork Belly dish!” I can understand how frustrating this can be for Richie. You hear bacon / liempo / and other pork dishes, you immediately think “Richie!”. To a point that friends and acquaintances often tag him to any photo or meme about bacon in facebook.
And the funny part is he’s loving it!
A couple of days later, I went to Racks in The Fort Strip. Truthfully, I haven’t dined in Racks for years. I think I was highschool or even elementary the last time I ate there. It was still the branch in Robinsons Galleria and I remember everything being white. From the floor to the ceiling. That’s why one can’t help but notice that the new Racks now has a different interior, using more browns and beige and cream colors making the place warmer.
|Brewed Iced Tea|
It was a hot day so I ordered a glass of tall iced tea first (P75). It was really thirst-quenching and a perfect refreshment to accompany the food we were about devour! I suggest go for the bottomless especially on a really hot day. Bottomless is only P90, and a pitcher is P145.
Let's get started with the food! These are all the food we ordered for my first visit with blogger friends, and my second visit with my family.
We started the feast with the Onion Brick (P195). To me it looked more like the Great Wall of Onions. The onions are cut thinly and breaded to a good crisp. For me though it’s a bit challenging to “dismantle” it out of it’s brick form since they’re stuck together. But once you’re able to, it’s chow time! It’s served with 2 types of sauces. A remoulade sauce, and their original barbecue sauce. When you eat it with the remoulade, it’s okay. Nothing really fantastic. But when you eat it with the barbecue sauce, my oh my! It’s brilliant! Till this day I still dream about this wonderful onion + barbecue sauce marriage!
|Clam Chowder Soup|
|Southern Fried Chicken|
|Chicken comes with biscuits and honey|
Next up was what should be the star of the Noche Buena feast! ...
|Ribs being grilled to perfection!|
|Pork Belly Brisket|
|Memphis Pound Cake P135)|
|Mississippi Mud Pie|
For dessert, we had the Mississippi Mud Pie (P140). It wasn't anything mind blowing. Although a cake ala mode is always a nice way to end a meal, I would have loved it more if the cake was a bit more moist. I found it to be a bit dry.
So that ends our Racks experience! I definitely had fun and I would definitely go back. My Racks experience reminded me that they still do have the best ribs in town! (And for me, one of the best chicken too!)
Hello. Richie here. Reading this post made me hungry. Don't you think Rina did an awesome Job? Don't you wish you could have tried those ribs? Wouldn't it be nice if someone did a giveaway for GC's of Racks.....? ;)
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