What is it about ribs that makes them so damn tasty? Is it that they've been marinated and slow cooked to tenderise the meat then finished off over charcoal? Or is that grabbing them with our bare hands brings out the cave man or woman in us all?
Whatever it is, they certainly are one of the most satisfying meat feasts you can enjoy, any day of the week. They've also come a long, long way from being simple campfire cooking, as these four fantastic examples show.
So get your bibs on, toothpicks at the ready and look forward to some of the meatiest, and tastiest, American takeaways that Singapore has to offer.
1. Smoked Peppercorn Sticky Bones - Morganfields
If you like to add a little spice to your ribs then these fine examples from Morganfields should fit the bill perfectly. Made to their own special, secret recipe, they are smothered in cracked black pepper and slowly cooked until a state of tender perfection is reached. Smoky, savoury and hugely moreish, they also come with sides of mashed red skin potatoes and a selection of fresh garden vegetables to create one of the tastiest platefuls that it will ever be your pleasure to eat.
2. St. Louis Style Ribs - Tony Roma's
There probably isn't a more famous purveyor of ribs in the whole world than Tony Roma, and we're lucky to be able to enjoy his expertise here in Singapore. He's probably best known for his deliciously succulent baby back ribs but the ones that we're recommending here are the St Louis-Style. That's because they are a larger and meatier kind with more natural marbling of fat to add to the flavour. They're finished with a sweet blend of honey and molasses which results in what can only be described as sticky joy - plus, you get your choice of two sides to go with them.
3. Half Slab of Pork Ribs / Half Chicken Combo - Jerry's Barbeque & Grill
Some people say that you can't live by ribs alone – in which case this tasty combo from Jerry's Barbeque & Grill makes the perfect choice. You not only get a half slab of pork ribs but also a half chicken all infused with the unique aroma of the hickory smoke barbecue. And, in case you're worried you may still be hungry, it comes with coleslaw and potato salad on the side.
4. Grilled Back Baby Ribs - Chili's Grill and Bar
At Chili's Bar and Grill, all of the ribs are imported and smoked in-house over mesquite wood to give them that unique flavour. Then they're grilled to order, and perfection, and served with your choice of two sides. If this sounds like the simple approach, it is, but taste them and you'll have to agree that they're simply delicious.
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