Ribs. Shop J, G/F, May Sun Building, 1 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, 2956-4213. Ever complained about there being no good ribs in Hong Kong? The Ribcage is here to put your complaints to rest, with their caveman portions and low- and slow-cooked meat.
HIT The Ribcage offers stick-to-yourribs (no pun intended) southern food, and is a true meat-lover’s paradise. The menu consists of four items: USA baby back pork ribs ($148 for half, $248 for full) and Canadian AAA beef ribs ($298) for mains, and beef fat skinny fries ($38) and coleslaw ($28) for sides. It was a no-brainer for us to order all four items, and our eyes lit up when the glorious plates of heart-attack-inducing ribs arrived. Tender, juicy and succulent, the slow-smoked pork ribs were glazed with a tangy bbq sauce that complemented the smokiness of the hickory and applewood. The beef ribs, served bonein, were equally enticing. Glistening with an even marble of fat running through, they were melt-in-your-mouth tender. The glossy skinny fries were the perfect carb-y companion to the ribs, and the coleslaw with beetroot and pear slices was a wonderful palate cleanser.
MISS The place is uber-specialized, so it’s not a place you’d visit every week. Although the service was wonderful, the 20-seat eatery was way too small for a place with such big, rambunctious flavors and the high stools were not particularly comfortable to sit on.
BOTTOM LINE Vegetarians, avoid this place like the plague. Carnivores, welcome home. You won’t leave disappointed.
Open Mon, Wed-Sun 6:30-10:30pm. $-$$