Last night, I took the family to dinner at Racks to try their latest rib offering – the Honey Dijon Babys!
I heard that the Honey Dijon Babys will only be available for a limited time (during this Christmas season only, until Jan. 8, 2019), so I rounded up the parents and off we went to SM Megamall.
I like the Racks at SM Megamall because their service has always been excellent and they have always treated us well whenever we visit. There were three of us dining. Sis couldn’t make it because of extracurricular work commitments.
HONEY DIJON BABYS
The star of the meal was the Honey Dijon Babys – these were P999 for a full slab and includes a salad and two sides. We chose the House Salad with the delicious raspberry dressing, and for the sides, we chose the Pasta Salad and Corn Bread.
The Honey Dijon Babys were so tender, even the bones were soft! The meat tasted deliciously porky, like lechon de leche, but more flavorful because of the honey dijon sauce. The honey dijon sauce was sweet with a little hint of oranges, the dijon mustard flavor was mild, a good combo for those who don’t like super strong mustard flavors. It was pretty good, and is now one of my favorites from Racks. I had to request for extra sauce, of course, and they provided it with no extra charge. You’ll want the extra sauce, promise! The parents liked it and didn’t have any trouble with the meat at all since it was so tender. One thing about the babys is that the bones are smaller, so there’s more meat!
The Honey Dijon Babys are P595 for the half-slab, P999 for the full slab, P2,275 for the Pork Ribs Platter. Available at all Racks branches nationwide.
We also ordered the Blackened Salmon (P475) and soup for everyone. We ordered some Clam Chowder (P185) and Homestyle Mushroom Soup (P175).
I was surprised by the soups. I can’t remember the last time I ordered soup at Racks, but these were better than expected. The soups had a lot of ingredients in it. I was half-expecting the mushroom soup to be made from Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom, but it wasn’t! It had real, and a generous amount of, shiitake mushroom slices. The clam chowder had a lot of clams and tiny bits of vegetables, all suspended in a creamy soup!
For drinks, we ordered a pitcher of Iced Tea.
We capped off dinner with dessert – Mississippi Mud Pie (P275) – so much chocolate in one plate, but who’s complaining? 😀 In the middle of the plate, there’s a moist brownie that hides a chocolate filling, the brownie is topped by a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and it is surrounded by a moat of thick chocolate syrup. I’m glad we chose this dessert 🙂
Don’t worry about getting your hands dirty, because Racks Megamall conveniently provides a sink to help you wash up.
RACKS GIFT SETS
You may also buy Racks items like their barbecue sauces. They have gift sets that include an eco bag, an apron, a basting brush, etc… But if you want to have Racks at home, you can, too. They are selling the ribs – ready to cook – all you have to do is to grill them for about 10 minutes at home (or you can also bake them in the oven).
They don’t have the Honey Dijon so you need to eat the Honey Dijon Babys at the store, but they’re good, especially if like me, you like the sweeter barbecue sauces.
We had a delicious dinner at Racks and enjoyed everything we ordered. We like this new flavor from Racks! Unfortunately, it’s only available for a limited time, so we need to go back for it while it’s still available! We also really like the Clam Chowder and will be reordering it. 🙂
Fourth Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
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