The 29th of September 2006 was the day we registered our marriage. Two years on we have a beautiful baby girl (who's going to be one year old next month!) and things are still going great.
I spent very little time looking for a place to eat but I had heard (from Raymond
) that The Rib Shop was a good place for dinner. I looked up the number from Google and gave them a call after lunch to make a reservation.
Which is when I found out that The Rib Shop has ceased to be and is now Vintry. I know I've heard some good things about Vintry so I went ahead and made the reservation anyway.
So what is Vintry anyway? It's basically a wine cellar which serves some great pork dishes. Upon entering you will see quite an amazing selection of wine but I know nuts about wine so I didn't bother ordering any.
"experience wine"... we didn't :)
We ordered 2 starters.
Caramelised roast pork (RM16.00).
This thing is basically the the more upmarket version of the caramelised siew yoke
. Quite a few bloggers raved about this dish so I had to try it. It's nice if you take a few bites. Have too much and the saltiness gets to you and you also start to wonder how come it's not sweeter.
Minestrone soup (RM18.00).
I love soups so I couldn't resist the urge to order one. Their minestrone soup is quite delish. Because this place is basically a pork parlor they also throw in some ham bits into the soup.
Now on to the main courses.
BBQ Pork Ribs (RM49.00).
The piece de resistance. Simply the bestest pork ribs I've ever had. I don't know how they did it but the ribs are sweet, sour and spicy in all the right amounts. The ribs are mounted upon a slab of mashed potatoes which were also very good. This is THE THING to order when you're here. The other dishes are just fillers.
Sauteed Marinated Pork Ribs (RM49.00).
This item was written on their chalkboard under the heading of "Specials" so I'm assuming it's not in the menu. The sauce you see on the ribs have a hint of really aromatic curry and it's the best thing about the dish. The marinated pork ribs don't really seem to be marinated because they were quite tasteless once you go past the surface. Thumbs up for the sauce. Thumbs down for the ribs.
We had a hard time finishing the two main courses because their servings were so generous. So if you're not a big eater... just order one and share lah.
Let's wrap this post with pictures of ST and me enjoying the excellent BBQ Pork Ribs.