Chicago Rib House @ 1 Utama

♫ Micheal Bublé - I'll Be Home For Christmas

Disclaimer: Non-halal post coming up!

Enjoy 2nd order of pork ribs at 50% off, and Classic Mojito at RM3!

If you love pork, then you're definitely gonna love Chicago Rib House, which recently opened in 1 Utama. Dad saw the advertisement in the paper about their opening promotion, and we were in 1 Utama on Friday, so he decided we should have dinner there and try out their pork ribs. :)

"Pork till you drop"! Spot it? :P
This is their menu, where you can see the variety of food you can order. It looks like a real newspaper (albeit using thicker glossy paper), and opens up like one too! :D And to assure you that everything here is crazily related to pork...

100% satisfaction!
From where I was seated, I could see their kitchen area, which was bustling with at least 6 cooks at any given time. They sure were busy this weekend, what with the new opening and attractive food promotion.

Eat, pray, love? Nah...
At the back of the restaurant is their Mojito Bar, where all the alcoholic drinks are prepared. They also have an al fresco dining area behind the bar (because indoors is strictly no-smoking).

Dad placed our orders and it wasn't long before our drinks arrived. We'd ordered Classic Mojitos for all 5 of us, since it was RM3 each (limited to 1 per customer; usual price RM 25.90). It tasted okay; soda mixed with lime and tasted minty from the mint leaves. Instead of rimming the glass with sugar, the mojito was served with a stick of yellow sugarcane. It did help in making the drink sweeter, although it felt kinda weird to be biting/sucking on the sugarcane in public. LOL

Classic Mojito
On to the appetizer! We ordered the Trio Sampler because it was a good way to try their appetizers. The Trio Sampler includes 4 pieces of baked potato skin (pork bacon), 4 buffalo wings and a bowl of chilli con carne with nachos. The buffalo wings were slightly sourer than what we were used to, the potato skins were not bad, but the star of the sampler was definitely the chilli con carne!

Trio Sampler
The pork ribs were served right after we'd finished the appetizer. Dad had ordered a full rack of pork ribs in Flaming Kansas City sauce and the 2nd rack was Original sauce.

Basically, the Flaming Kansas City sauce was a shot of whiskey poured all over the ribs, and then set alight. Didn't manage to take a photo of our server pouring the shot and lighting it up because everybody was busy moving away the plates and stuff, but at least I managed to capture the "flames", haha!

Now you know why it's called "Flaming" Kansas City sauce.
The flames died down in about a minute, so no, you won't get any shots of fire-eating pork rib-lovers here. :P

Original Pork Ribs
Each serving of pork ribs was served with 2 side dishes, so we chose mashed potatoes, (stir fried) fresh vegetables, baked potato and coleslaw.

Mashed potato with bacon bits.
Mum loved the Flaming Kansas City ribs, while my brothers and I preferred the original one, mainly because the taste of whiskey was very very very strong on the former. I saw some 'sauce' on the plate and dipped the ribs into it without thinking, and nearly gagged when I put it into my mouth while realizing at that moment that it was pure (umm... flamed? roasted? burnt?) whiskey. STUPID ME.

Anyhow, both rack of pork ribs was cooked to perfection, with the meat literally falling off the bones, they were so tender and succulent! It would have been awesome if they'd also offered different sauces for the ribs like in Tony Roma's, but I'm not complaining. The ribs here are the best we've tried so far. (Haven't tried the one in Pavilion though. Someday, someday!)

After finishing the main course, bro wanted to have some dessert, so we ordered a chocolate brownie and a slice of cheesecake. I suddenly realized that the soup ordered earlier was not served yet, so we had to ask one of the waiters to check. O_o It came to our table shortly after that, so it wasn't a problem. :)

Baked potato soup (with bacon bits).
Yes, I know there are a lot of pork, bacon and potato in this post. It's because pork and potato are like, best friends in the food industry! :P Okay, lame moment.

Last but not least, our desserts!

They tasted not bad, especially the chocolate brownie, because it was hot brownie + cold ice cream. Nothing spectacular, but still nice.

Overall, it was a really great dining experience. The service was good, the food was great and we had a wonderful family dinner that night.

To end this post, I shall show you a really awesome photo of myself....

Caution: Porking In Progress ಠ_ಠ
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I KNOW RIGHT! I mean, porking (eating pork ribs) is such a srs bsns ಠ_ಠ

Ok, I know you all are drooling by now. Go have some pork, and "May the PORK be with you"! XD

P/S: Credits to my bro for most of the photographs! :)


Hilda Milda™ said...

I received a flyer that day from this restaurant when I went one U on Saturday (: Like the last photos of you, really awesome :P with the napkin with words on it lol and the pork ribs sure look good!

LauraLeia said...

Hahaha, thanks! It was kinda embarrassing but also fun. I forced my bro to wear it also, bwahahaha! You should go try it! :D

Merryn said...

1U is my second home! This looks good i'm keen to go try :)

bendan said...

Wow~ food looks good. WHO WANNA HAVE PORK MEALS WITH ME!! LOlz... cute the last pic. =D

LauraLeia said...

Merryn: Hahahaha, 1U is one of my homes too! :P Yeah, go try it! ^^

bendan: It IS good. :P I'll gladly follow you to go makan if you belanja me, lol. Thanks for the compliment on the 'porking' photo, hahaa! XD

J2Kfm said...

Just saw this at 1U today. Did not read the full description, thought just another Tony Roma's ... but if they have PORK ribs as their main attraction, I'm sold.
A Flamin' one with Whisky nonetheless.

Zhia said...


Unknown said...

Omg sounds delicious! I love ribs! I must admit that flaming ribs sounds very cool~
I am super hungry now, haha.

LauraLeia said...

J2Kfm: Haha, IKR, we love pork ribs! I still prefer original sauce for most of the ribs I've tried though. :D

not rhea: your name suggests that you are not hungry. :P

Nancy: It's inevitable; food posts always make people hungry. XD

Unknown said...

Mmm, mojitos are my favorite :D