Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ribs and Wings at Jerry's BBQ and Grill, Telok Ayer.

We totally love Ribs! Perhaps not quite as much as we love Steak or Sushi, but Ribs are easily a strong second runner up! There's just something magical about finger-handling tender, sumptuous fall-off-the-bone rib meat that's been smoked and basted for hours in a barbecue sauce glaze.

Our default go-to place for ribs is Morganfield's - partially because they've got a variety of flavours, mostly because they serve the St Louis rib cut - but we're always on the look-out for other places and so find ourselves walking up a really quiet Club Street in search of Jerry's BBQ and Grill.

Jerrys BBQ and Grill

Like many Club Street joints it's a pretty small shop - with probably no more than 20 seats total. 8pm on a Sunday night was quiet with the darling and I being the only diners, though more customers joined in a little later. We started the night's feasting with a small basket of Deep Fried Mushrooms ($7.95) served with a creamy ranch sauce. This basket is quite value for money, actually - it could easily feed 3 or 4 mouths. Crisp batter contrasted well with the juicy mushroom inside, too.

Jerrys BBQ and Grill Deep Fried Mushrooms

We had heard good things about the Buffalo Wings so we ordered four of them for $10.95. The chickens that sacrificed their wings to this plate were some mighty huge birds - these are substantial, meaty wings! You have a choice of several spice levels - we tried the lowest spice level and it was pretty tame (for me) but a little spicy (for the darling). The drumlet meat - all too often dry and overcooked - was moist and juicy here.

Having said that, these really totally aren't Buffalo Wings. The sauce is too tame and has zero vinegar (which is what makes a proper buffalo wing). Yes, I'm a wing elitist.

Jerrys BBQ and Grill Buffalo Wings

The Full Slab of Mesquite BBQ Pork Ribs costs $35.95 and comes with vegetables and your choice of starch (baked potato, potato slad, or fries). Jerry's serves up baby back ribs, which are the cut of ribs from the back of the pig. The darling and I much prefer the St. Louis cut from the "side" of the pig - we feel that cut is meatier, fattier and overall just more delicious.

Although baby backs are still delicious if cooked right, we weren't that impressed with these ribs. They were okay, but a tad bit dry and overcooked. The Mesquite BBQ gravy was delicious, at least.

Jerrys BBQ and Grill Full Rack of Mesquite BBQ Pork Ribs

Overall, prices are decent with sizeable portions, and food's pretty good. It's not a bad place for lunch or dinner if you're in the area, but perhaps not good enough to go out of your way for. Jerry's BBQ and Grill has two outlets - 92 Club Street and 277 Jalan Kayu. Non-halal.

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