Dead Car but a comforting weekend.
I know absolutely nothing about cars. So what happens when my trusty transportation wagon decided to flash its check engine light and the speedometer fails? I drive like a maniac home hoping that tomorrow the car shall magically fix itself (or so I think). But for now, as I try to calm myself down from the ordeal, I will recall my weekends food adventures with my faithful Eduardo.
So the weekends food choices were quite simple. dinner between the well known Melbourne Asian-fusion cuisine at Chin Chin’s or the american style BBQ joint that is at Big Boy’s BBQ in Caufield. After a few flicks through their website and photos of various ribs and wings drizzled in sticky BBQ sauce the choice was simple. I had my stomach set on Big boy’s.
As you drive by, the amount of customers crammed at the front door gives you a false impression that the wait will be long and tedious and everyone was waiting for a table. Surprisingly, this wasn’t the case, customers gathered at the door and ordered their meal first before being directed to sit down. Not fussed with where we sat, me and Eduardo comfortably seated on the side bar tables and waited 15 minutes before food arrived. The décor was simple and interior was bright and unpretentious. Excited at the prospect of slow cooked ribs and meats our brains basically told us to cram down as much as we can in as little time as possible.
Between the two of us, we ordered the ribs and wings platter along with sides of slaw and chill beans. After minutes of deliberation Eduardo decided to order the Zman sandwich convinced that the two of us will have the room to stomach it.
The glistening plate of ribs and wings were the highlight and the hero of the meal. Due to Eduardo’s poor ability to take chilli we ordered ribs with sticky glaze. The rib itself was well marinated and easily fell off the bone. The wings dry rubbed with their secret spices had a flavoursome tang and melted in your mouth at the first bite. Surprised by the vinaigrette dressing on the slaw, it was the perfect side to cut through all the grease and I was more than happy to finish the tray. By the time we got to the chill beans it was getting all abit too much. Don’t get me wrong, the chilli was tasty like the rest of the food, but the thick, rich consistency was all abit too much for me. Eduardo happily polished off the beans without any complaints.
Towards the halfway mark I unfortunately hit the food wall and obediently backed down on my food intake whilst Eduardo chomped away cursing at my poor ability to store food. Overall we left the restaurant feeling like we had feasted on half of america and had nothing but happy thoughts in our minds.
definitely be back again
but until then!