June 11, 2013

Big Daddy Jay's All-American BBQ- The Best Smoked Barbecue Ribs in Town

All of you must have noticed that one of my favorite savory comfort food is buffalo wings. Be it fried, double fried, baked, sweet, spicy or super hot, it surely whets my appetite all the time. But another thing I haven't mentioned is my tender love for barbecue ribs. Yes, I love those fall-off-the-bones, sweet, savory, sticky and saucy fork-tender barbecue ribs. These two certainly are my favorite comfort food of all time. It seems like I just can't get enough of these savory and mouth-watering treat.

Imagine my excitement when we visited Big Daddy Jay's All American BBQ in Cubao for some good ol' barbecue- Southern-style

You probably are wondering what do I mean about Southern-style barbecue. Well, in the southern part of America, the traditional and famous way of cooking barbecue is by smoking it to produce a unique and smokey flavor to the meat. 

Here in our country, most restaurants, even my favorite restaurants for barbecue ribs skip that process and rely mainly on their classic barbecue sauce recipe or cooking method. Most just grill the ribs over fire and charcoal to produce that smoky flavor and aroma. But with Big Daddy Jay's, there's no room for shortcuts.. only low and slow 6-hour smoking process with their custom-built smoker. They fully understand that true barbecue starts with the smoke. 

Speaking of smoked, this Full Rack of Original Smoked Ribs (P790) right here is smoked and not burnt. 
The color was from the dry rub of herbs and spices to make the ribs extra flavorful both inside and out. Trust me, we left nothing of the top part of the ribs and I didn't taste a single burnt flavor. 

I wouldn't say that Big Daddy Jay's smoked barbecue is fall-off-the-bone, 'cause it seriously has no bones in it. It only has our favorite soft bones which were very easy to chew along with the fork-tender meat. 

The perfect texture and smoky taste of the ribs were due to the 6-hour smoking process, making the meat so tender and tasty. Another thing I love about it is that it has a minimal amount of fat yet the meat was still moist and juicy. 

A small container of their homemade barbecue sauce also comes with the ribs, but D found it unnecessary. For me though, since I love barbecue sauce on my ribs, I generously lathered my slab with their sweet and tangy sauce for a salty-sweet combination. 

It's funny how after we devoured the smoked ribs, nothing was left on the small chopping board. No bones, no soft bones, no fat nor skin. Just the lonely thin sheet of wax paper with the empty container of barbecue sauce. 

Big Daddy Jay's Original Smoked Ribs is also available in Half Slab (P410) or Solo Plate (P160) which includes a choice of their Down Home Sides

Herbed Baby Potatoes (P25) and Mixed Veggies (P25)

Of course I was also looking forward to try their Honey Mustard Chicken Wings (P120) which came in 6 pieces coated in a sweet honey mustard sauce. We found the wings smaller than the standard size, nevertheless, we enjoyed it just the same. 

Since I'm more of a white sauce pasta lover, I didn't quite filled up on the Tomato Basil Pasta (P140) as much as D did. The pasta was pretty ok but I hope it was sweeter and saucier too. 

And the perfect ending to a meaty meal at Big Daddy Jay's is their Aunt Wilma's Key Lime Pie (P85).

Presentation was very simple and classic but the taste was bursting with sweet and tangy flavors. I love how the dessert served as a palate cleanser after the savory feast we had. D and I both enjoyed this refreshing  dessert so much that we both wish we know who Aunt Wilma is. :) 

Big Daddy Jay's Menu:

Big Daddy Jay's might be a long drive for most of us, but I assure you it will be worth the visit. Their smoked barbecue ribs is by far the best one I've tried and it surely feels great to have been served by Big Daddy Jay. :) 

It's Beryllicious Picks:
Original Smoked Ribs
Aunt Wilma's Key Lime Pie

Big Daddy Jay's All-Americn BBQ
61B 17th Ave., Cubao Quezon City