It's been a busy couple of weeks, and so far this year turns out to be more of a challenge than I thought. I couldn't find time to cook or bake anything, and with both Alex and I being busy in our own separate ways, we decided to just eat out every now and then. After watching Coriolanus in SM North we decided to head on to Kangaroo Jack for a late lunch. A warm plate of ribs seemed fitting after that tragic movie.
For our appetizer, we had their Nacho Jacko. Warm nacho chips smothered generously with nacho cheese, white onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and beef. I like the sweet saucy beef contrasting sharply with the chunks of green chili, but the dip is a disappointment. I thought it's just the packaged sweet spaghetti sauce dumped into the ramekin.
Alex ordered Hickory Ribs, with the sweet-savory sauce heavily drenching the meat. It's the usual smokey flavor that melts in your mouth with the meat, and the sauce mixed nicely with the rice. The meat was very tender and nicely charred in some places.
I got myself the Honey Bourbon Ribs. Sweet and sticky sauce lightly covers the meat, with just the right amount of honey. There's no hint of soy or rib sauce, and the meat is tender and almost creamy. We asked both our ribs to be well-done, as we already had our fill of blood from the movie. :p Both were served with rice, corn, and crisp steamed vegetables.
For dessert, we shared Banana Fritters With Vanilla Ice Cream. The waitress who served this to us didn't provide a dessert spoon, and when I asked for a spoon, the waiter just picked up the spoon laid at the next table. With no manager in sight and eager not to ruin the day, I let it pass.
I found the banana fritters (turon) small but very sweet and a bit hard. Alex didn't mind, but the whole plate was overly sweet. The turon seemed to be honeyed, and drizzled with chocolate and strawberry syrup.
Kangaroo Jack is at The Block, SM North EDSA, near the Sky Garden. With drinks (forgot to take photos), our total bill for this meal is Php 726. Not bad for a nice lunch, though they could improve their customer service. The couple at the table next to us spent a long time trying to catch the attention of the waitresses, but they just kept on chatting and by the looks of it, exchanging gossip.
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