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Chicago Rib House Christmas Menu Smile Dec 09, 2013   
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Categories : Western variety | Restaurant | Steaks / Chops | Burgers / Sandwiches

About Chicago Rib House
The Chicago Rib House brings to Malaysia the legendary tradition of good old Chicago ribs, which is steeped in 70 years of history. Pioneered in 2010, the hip and fun American diner styled restaurant is famous for the pork ribs and all time American BBQ favourites, smoldered in secret homemade sauces. With the tagline 'Built on Love, Peace and Bacon Grease", their signatures include the World Famous Pork Ribs. An extensive mojito selection completes the all-American experience.

 
Peach Bellini (Alcoholic)

A serving of fresh peach blended with peach juice and sparkling wine. A combination so simple yet delicious. A great welcome drink indeed.

 
Christmas Berry Delight (Non-Alcoholic)

A cup of refreshing berry fizz. Unfortunately, this was my least favourite drink. Mainly due to the fact that it was a little diluted, I could barely taste anything. If only they'd add a little bit more 'berry-ness', it would have been great.

 
Mint Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)

This was surprisingly, my favourite of all 3 drinks served. The drinks were served between intervals of meal as compared to everything immediately, which was something really thoughtful. The essence and scent of mint were really strong. Along with some lemonade, it was incredibly refreshing.

 
Crab and Cod Crostini

Savoury sweet seafood with creamy avocado grilled with Parmesan cheese on top of crispy olive oil toasted baguette topped with what I assume was Paprika powder. I really like the idea of this starter as it plays with 3 different levels of texture. From the hard and crispy baguette at the bottom to the chewy and refreshing avocado and finally to soft seafood spread. Squeeze in some lime and it will uplift the flavour, aroma and lightens the dish as well.

 
Pomegranate Salad

Fresh salad leaves and yellow zucchini toss with tangy sweet Pomegranate dressing; accompanied with feta cheese and honey roasted pecan nuts. An amazing combination of ingredients and flavour. The sweetness of the Pomegranate dressing and richness of the feta cheese compliments the salad leaves really well. Moreover, the additional honey roasted pecan nuts and pomegranate seeds enhanced the texture of the salad. A lovely salad that I will not hesitate to go back for.

 
Roasted Pork Belly Roulade

Note that this serving was meant for food tasting only. The original portion is 3 times larger. Wrapped and stuffed with sage infused apples, olives and chestnuts with a garden variety of roasted vegetables and potato tartan, accompanied with tangy sweet apple compote and red wine reduction.

To begin, the Roulade was incredibly well seasoned, tender and moist. It was a little chewy but I prefer it that way. The selection of roasted vegetables, mushrooms and potato tartan was well grilled and served as a suitable companion for the roulade. Overall, I just wish I had more.

 

 
Roasted Whole Turkey Leg

Marinated turkey leg, slow cooked and roasted with Thyme. Served with garden variety roasted vegetables and creamy mash potato; accompanied with cranberry jelly and classic brown sauce. Overall, it looks really appetizing as the composition and placement of the elements were pretty good.

Unfortunately, the turkey was a little too tough and dry compared to some I've tried in the past. I understand that turkeys are usually tougher and slightly dryer than chicken or beef, but this was a little too much. The creamy mash potatoes were well seasoned but lack in the overall consistency and smoothness.

 

 
Dry Rubbed Coffee Ribs (Pork)

Oven baked dry rub spiced baby back ribs with char-grilled glazed Coffee Sauce. Served with garden variety roasted vegetables and potato tartan. Interestingly, the ribs were first rubbed and marinated with spices before being placed on a grill. A Coffee Sauce glazing will then be added on to the ribs to enhance and uplift its flavours.

In conclusion, I really liked the outcome of this dish. I could smell the strong aroma of Coffee but was not overwhelmed by the taste of it. The balance of smokey, sweet, salty, 'coffee' and a hint of spiciness was a great compliment to the succulent, tender and juicy ribs. Highly recommended!

 
Pumpkin Tart

Roasted sweet pumpkin filling in tart pastry served with strawberry coulis topped with whipped cream. I normally hate pumpkin. They have this nasty and disgusting smell and taste which I cannot bare. Having said that, I do enjoy a good bowl of pumpkin soup. Similar concept, I hate pumpkin but the Pumpkin Tart served was actually pretty decent. I will not say I like it, but I will say I can accept it. I personally find it a little too sweet but I believe majority of people will find it just right.

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Dry Rubbed Coffee Ribs,Pomegranate Salad
 
Spending per head: Approximately RM80(晚餐)

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Bambu Kerabu Rice  Smile Sep 30, 2013   (Related Review)
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Rice steamed with coconut cream, tinted blue naturally with the Telang flower, served with fried Tenggiri fish, salted egg, slices of smoked beef and a generous sprinkle of local fresh herbs, toasted coconut shavings, fish sauce and fish crackers.

On first sight, I found this dish to be visually appealing. The rice was blue and it reminded me of Smurfs. Anyway, apart from its side servings which has no problem at all, the rice remains similarly bad to the previous 3 Bambu rice. The fish however was also a little too dry for me. But overall, I loved the side dishes.
 
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Bambu Dagang Rice OK Sep 30, 2013   (Related Review)
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A traditional east Malaysian rice dish of the aromatic "dagang" rice, steamed with coconut cream, shallots and herbs, served with delicious Tenggiri fish curry.

I have to say, the presentation was really appealing. However, the rice itself was quite disappointing. It was musky, sandy and wasn't really to my liking. The curry on the other hand was pretty good. It was rich, flavourful and spicy. The only issue was the fish. It was hard and dry. The salad given was pretty sour, but it was alright.
 
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Oxtail Soup Smile Sep 30, 2013   (Related Review)
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Warm, hearty and rich. SAVARO's version of traditional English Soup has an added zing of hints of curry, with a distinctive beefy goodness of soft chunks Australian beef tail, slow-cooked in a special broth. Each sip is guaranteed to make you longing for more.

I have to agree with the description above (gotten from the menu). The soup was really rich and full of flavour. Dipping the artisan's toast into the soup and consuming it was just heavenly. I have no complains whatsoever about the soup. Excellent.

However, having said that, I did have a second bowl, only to discover that the second bowl wasn't as great. I've then made a conclusion that the soup was only good as a starter, even if you wish for more, don't. Also, the price is a little too pricey for me. If only they tone it down.
 
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Hot Chocolate Smile Sep 30, 2013   (Related Review)
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This hot chocolate took me by surprise. I've never tasted anything like it. The first few sips tasted like regular hot chocolate but after awhile, the after taste starts kicking in. It was something different, I could not guess what was mixed together with this hot chocolate and the owner/manager will not tell as well. But anyhow, it was a really delicious cup of hot chocolate. One of the few best I've tried.
 
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