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Superb baby back ribs at Racks, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

One day, we found ourselves at Racks, a newly opened restaurant at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Thanks Winnie for the invite! I suppose there’s no need for guessing what Racks specialises in ;)

# – The interior of Racks.

# – Racks has booze too.

Yeap, they’ve got plenty of booze. In fact, they have test tube shooters going for RM200 for 12 tubes. The Molotov – consist of vodka, tequila, Jack Daniels and Tabasco, which I didn’t try due to sheer fear.

Test Tube Babies on the other hand were made with vodka, peach schnapps and a dash of cranberry…it was smooth and delicious! Illusion is mixture of Midori melon, pineapple juice and vodka, which was pretty tasty too…and potent ;)

# – Think I was posing with Test Tube Babies.

As for the food….yummers! First brought out were appetisers called Special Pigs in Special Blankets which were essentially spiced oxford sausages wrapped in speck ham. Served alongside Peaches N Parma, grilled sweet peaches wrapped in thin savoury parma hams, they made a great medley of flavours.

# – Special Pigs in Special Blankets (RM24) & Peaches N Parma (RM22).

Next was Angels in Parma, which were live pacific oysters wrapped in oysters. This was a winner for me as I LOVEEEEEE oysters!

# – Angels in Parma (RM32).

At this point, I was a little fearful of the lack of fibres on the menu but my fears were unfounded as they then served Asparagus Under Prosciutto. The asparagus were fresh, young, crunchy and was a great vehicle to deliver the prosciutto into my mouth :D

# – Asparagus Under Prosciutto (RM22).

Obviously, Racks believed we haven’t been fed with enough meat for they popped out with a huge cold meat platter. My mouth couldn’t stop watering. Lovely cold cuts served with jam, pickles, mustard and fresh bread – all made in-house. It was delicious and an interesting dish as every mouthful was different from the one before.

# – Cuts, Pickles, Jams, Mustards & Breads

And then, out came the burgers and sandwiches. They were all pretty good. My only complaint was that the Pulled Pork Burger was not moist enough. The flavours were superb but I like my pulled pork moist and messy.

# – Pulled Pork Burger (RM28).

The pork burger was amazing. Juicy, flavoursome, thick pork patty, topped with sun dried tomatoes and crispy bacon sandwiched between two soft buns AND then topped off with more crispy bacons. The picture is not much, but you’ve got to try it!

# – Racks’ Pork Burger (RM28).

Finally, they served their namesakes…the baby back ribs! The ribs were braised and glazed on the spit to perfection. The meat literally fell off the bones, it’s that good. I found the pricing really reasonable too, RM52 for a full rack while 1/2 rack goes for RM32.

The Hot & Spicy racks is more like a typical BBQ racks with a special sauce they call “Torture Sauce”. Hmmmm. It’s good but my favourite was actually the Sticky & Sweet, serve with marmalade glaze.

# – Hot & Spicy 1/2 rack (RM32).

# – Sticky & Sweet Full Rack (RM52). IT’S HUGE!

I’d definitely go back again, especially for the ribs! I hope they would come out with more flavours too…what we’re lacking in KL is a place that has proper baby back ribs!

Thank you Racks for a great time and the superb food :)

# – High and happy.

Racks Bar & Baby Backs,
18-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2110 1550

Read more about the place from my friends:

Huai Bin
Horng
KY
Michael
Zee
Winnie

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