Rubbing Tummies at Rub Ribs and BBQ

Sunday, August 04, 2013

For a long time, I've owed Ady a date. So after the tree planting last July 27, we headed out to my favorite foodhub: Kapitolyo. Yaaaaay! Before the fact, we were swaying back and forth between manning up at Mad Mark's or rubbing it at Rub Ribs and BBQ. Ultimately, rubbing it seemed more fun for the both of us so we went to Rub Ribs to get fingerpainting with barbecue sauce.

Now, NJ and I first went to this foodscape a couple months back. I think it was in May. Anyhow, I remembered making a comment about the ribs: they were nothing special. They were ok. But more on that later. I was already hungry. I'm not really sure how this happened as I've just eaten two rounds of fish fillet, rice, and mixed vegetables. Regardless, Ady and I decided to order an appetizer:
Nachos (Php170)
The nachos were supposed to come with cheese sauce and salsa but one of the servers informed us that the salsa was not available. They asked if it was ok if they give us two ramekins of cheese sauce instead. Ady turned to me. I said it was fine.
A little more thicker and the cheese sauce could've passed for scrambled egg. Heh.

Later on, the main dishes arrived:
Chicken Cajun Pasta (200php)
Where to begin with this dish. Hm. First of all, it tasted dry and grainy. The chicken bits were not moist at all. I couldn't make sense of what was going on with this dish. It lost me. It wasn't awful,don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't recommend it. This dish was a disappointment.

Super Duo (Php370)
This dish came with a choice of two sides. I went for the sprice (spicy rice) and the garlic spinach. Now, now. I know I said there was nothing really special about Rub's ribs. Despite the meat being tender and all, I still stand by that remark. The sauce and the sides may have made up for it. But its saving grace, I think, is the price. Ribs for less than 400 bucks? That is truly truly not bad.

Want proof?
Much has been said but, in the end, talk is talk and food is food

By the way, I ordered Dr. Pepper for our beverage but the server informed us that they ran out of it. They were offering us the Iced Tea Pitcher but I told Ady it wasn't worth it. I was being unfair, to tell you the truth, because I don't like iced tea anymore. I loathe its aftertaste that lasts even the morning after.

At any rate, here are some shots of the interior of Rub:
Very cozy

John Wayne FTW
An unlikely duo: Lincoln and Warhol

Overall, I would still recommend Rub Ribs and BBQ. It is worth a try and a second try (and more tries). We all live for value-for-money foodscapes, after all.

Here's a little something to get you going:

Cheers to the next adventure!

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