Saturday, April 07, 2012

Racks @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

I like the quirky quotes that adorn the raw brick walls. There's something about this quote that makes me think twice what the writer is trying to convey. Harry S Truman was the 33rd President of the United States (from 1945–1953) and I was there wondering how could someone be sincere if one doesn't like the other person? But again, it's Easter marking the end of Lent and it's only right that one repents and forgives others. I am no Christian but I believe that being sincere and forgive those who repent is truly a happy cause.

Ok, I got carried away with wisdom and forgot about the food. I've not been on Changkat Bukit Bintang for quite sometime and I do notice some changes. New restaurants have mushroomed overnight have replaced those that are not doing well. It's funny when I think about the dining/drinking scene on this hustle and bustle road because the new restaurants have replaced the previous ones even before I have a chance to visit them. So it's almost customary to visit the new restaurants as soon as they were opened before it's closed down!

Racks had been opened for almost half a year I believe and it was only until recently I managed to drop by and have a simple dinner there. I heard that they have superb ribs and a few nice porky dishes. However, it's really surprising that this place was rather quiet on a Thursday night.

If you like pork cracklings or the Pinoy version called "Chicarron", you will have to order this! I'm serious when I say it's a must-order dish. This Crackling & Dip (RM18) and it comes with a signature BBQ sauce that compliments the crispy pork cracklings. This is no doubt thicker than the usual pork cracklings you'll get out there but I like the thickness and it requires no extra jaw muscle strength to eat this.

The Smoked Pork Belly (RM26) is fried with capers and sage. The pork belly is cut into thick strips, almost to the size of those thick hand cut fries and it has the smoky taste that I like. It's not too salty and not oily too. Makes a very nice side dish.

The forks and knifes are raised and we were prepared to charge the Beggars Omelette (RM24) which has hidden gems inside it. There's chunks of smoked bacon, potatoes, onions and capers. One of the best omelettes I've have and I don't mind having this breakfast. The thick bacon strips satisfied me really well. Hehe... Those black coloured slices that you see on the top of the omelette are the charred tomatoes.

Did you know that Racks is owned by Paul Corrigan, Shu Min Lim and Paul James, who also run The Magnificent Fish ‘n Chips and Havana Bar along the same road on Changkat Bukit Bintang? I've not tried The Magnificent Fish 'n Chips but this place is getting my thumbs up. I shall return for some ribs and pigs in the blanket soon!

Racks Bar & Baby Backs
18-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2110 1550


Edi神 said...

Glad your birthday’s great…

Yes, to all, please join us and make it happen @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Sean said...

ooo, that's an interesting omelet. at first glance, i thought the black strips on top were chinese-style century eggs! :D

missyblurkit said...

Porky goodness!

Omelettes make a lovely meal especially when it has wrapped goodies underneath and in your case it even has bacon strip for toppings! yumms.

KY said...

did i just read pork belly? arghh

eiling lim said...

Sean: Haha... i was also thinking what was those black coloured stuff on my omelette.

Missyblurkit: haha that's not bacon strips. That's burnt tomatoes. lol..

KY: yes!!!

suituapui said...

Is this where you get the pork rib racks? Huai Bin said he would bring me when I went to KL but he never did. Sobssss!!!!!

eiling lim said...

STP: Yeap this is the place... ok you better ask him to keep his promise!

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