30 September 2010

MUMU Grill: All-You-Can-Eat Ribfest, Crows Nest (22 Sept 2010)

70 Alexander Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065
http://www.mumugrill.com.au


Ribfest Jenga

I arrive for my 8 pm booking with an entourage of 7 carnivores to MUMU Grill's fully booked Ribfest night. After a short wait we're seated outside with a menu list of 3 courses including lamb, pork and beef ribs with chips and salad all for $40. A nice tasting hand crafted 4 Pines Kolsch ($8) wets my appetite for the protein overload ahead. Course 1 is my favourite of the night with smokey tasting Lamb Ribs with Black Pepper full of flavour, and the sweeter Lamb Ribs cooked in honey and soy. For me there's the right balance of meat, grizzle, char factor and flavour I've been hoping to find. Course 2 is a higher stack of Pork Spare Ribs Cajun spiced with orange cola marinade which don't really have any bones and is more a large cut of pork with a considerable amount of fat attached while the long USA Pork Baby Back Ribs in MUMU BBQ Sauce could have been more smokey char for my liking but the flavour was quite nice.

The final Course 3 of Beef Short Ribs with coriander garlic and chilli was the most disappointing because it was more like a large chunk of meat with no bone and we couldn't really taste the coriander, garlic and chilli. The Beef Short Ribs with MUMU BBQ Sauce didn't have enough smokey char factor and unfortunately had a fair amount of fat and grizzle compared to meat on the large bone. The chips and salad were good but it was all about the ribs tonight. Wanting to end on a good note we order another plate of the course 1 lamb ribs which hit the spot once again. Our final height of bone jenga was close between the 2 teams of 4 people and thankfully no one left home hungry that's for sure.

Other visits to MUMU Grill:
29 Mar 2011 - Porkestra The Encore
22 Sept 2010 - Ribfest (Lamb, Pork and Beef ribs)
31 Aug 2010 - Lambageddon Dinner
3 Feb 2010 - Beer Tasting Dinner
15 Aug 2009 - Lunch Express Menu, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Eye Fillet, Zucchini Flowers
30 April 2009 - Take It Slow Wine Dinner, Mr Riggs Wines, Jamon, Saltbush lamb, Double roasted duck, Brown sugar pavlova

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: All you can eat so you won't leave hungry, Nice decor and seating, Hand crafted beers available
CONS: Event books out quickly, Can get very noisy inside
MUST TRY: Lamb Ribs with Black Pepper

Ribfest menu of ribs, salad and chips ($40)

Course 1: Lamb Ribs with Black Pepper, Lamb Ribs cooked in honey and soy

Lamb Ribs with Black Pepper
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)


Lamb Ribs cooked in honey and soy

Course 2: Pork Spare Ribs Cajun spiced with orange cola marinade, USA Pork Baby Back Ribs in MUMU BBQ Sauce

USA Pork Baby Back Ribs in MUMU BBQ Sauce

Pork Spare Ribs Cajun spiced with orange cola marinade

Course 3: Beef Short Ribs with coriander garlic and chilli, Beef Short Ribs with MUMU BBQ Sauce

Beef Short Ribs with MUMU BBQ Sauce

Beef Short Ribs with coriander garlic and chilli

Chips

Salad

Rib carnage left over bones by 8 rib lovers

4 Pines Kolsch ($8)

Chef Craig Macindoe


Ribs cooking in the kitchen

Inside dining

Outside dining



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2 comments:

Forager @ The Gourmet Forager said...

Gosh! That sounds like the event for me! All you can eat ribs yum!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi forager, i'll have to compare the ribs to Cafe Ish and Ribs&Rump in due course :-)

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