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Food Trips (Part 5: Racks)

Food Trips (Part 5: Racks)

Friday, January 23, 2009

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I missed Racks. It's been a few years since I've last eaten there. There was a time when all its branches seem to have closed down. Then they opened one in Magallanes, only I don't get to go there. Good thing they recently opened up in Festival Mall, Alabang.
Racks festi
For starters, I ordered my favorite soup, Clam Chowder (P78). Made with fresh clams, bacon bits, onion, celery, carrots and a little wine then simmered over a low fire for that hearty flavor. I've always loved Racks' version of this chowder, and after several years, they still make the best of it. There were generous portions of clams, and was so flavorful that I had to stop myself from ordering another one lest I don't have enough gastronomic space left for the main meal.
Racks clam chowder
We ordered the Ribs & Chicken Family Platter (P1,055). This comprises half rack of beef ribs, half rack of pork ribs, half a chicken, a platter of rice, coleslaw, baked beans, and a pitcher of softdrinks or iced tea. This comes off cheaper than ordering separate dishes and is a good choice for families. You also have the option of an all chicken, all pork or all beef platter. Actually, the secret of every food order here is their signature sauce, which you can also buy from them by the bottle. It comes in regular and extra hot variants. I liked the pork ribs best, soft and tender with none of those unwanted tendons present in beef ribs.
Racks family platter
The coleslaw was so-so. It was drenched in Thousand Island dressing. It was ok for a side dish but not really expedient for working up the appetite.
Racks coleslaw
The baked beans was left untouched. Partly because it wasn't appetizing at all, but more so because of a traumatic experience our family has had with bean burritos years ago, which left us, well let's just say, weak in the stomach. The only beans we will eat -- if we must -- is canned pork and beans.
Racks baked beans
And as usual, we wash down everything with our staple drink, iced tea.
Racks iced tea
Spot: Chef's Avenue, Level 3, Festival Mall, Alabang
Telephone: +632 809.2189

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Food Trips (Part 1: Dulcinea)
Food Trips (Part 2: Las Paellas)
Food Trips (Part 3: KopiRoti)
Food Trips (Part 4: Super Bowl of China)
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Anonymous said...

very nice shot of pics you got there. What camera are you using? Mind tell me?

Guia Obsum said...

i'm using a Sony Cybershot W-150. these are raw shots, no post-processing done. i wish i had a Nikon D80 though. :)

Sherry Go Sharing said...

there is so much to learn about camera. I am not good with them. You have got good shot using yours. :)

Guia Obsum said...

thanks! glad you like them! :)

Anonymous said...

I love coming by your blog. So much info on food in Pinay. If I am going there sure need to buzz you :)

Kitten said...

next time im trying their clam chowder, thanks for sharing~

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