Ribs and Burgers – South Morang, Vic, AU

Ribs and Burgers
South Morang, Victoria, Aus

Ribs and burgers is an extremely large chain these days, I remember when the one in Northcote was the only one in area and it was all the rage.These days it seems like every suburb has one, south Morang being one of these places, I hustled up my parents for a quick lunch and headed over to give it a go.

After a bit of deliberation we all settled on a variety of dishes to share, the dino pork ribs, beef ribs and the wagyu tower burger.
The burger was the first dish out, it was quite picturesque and as I remembered it from the last time I went and someone had ordered it.
Just after that the ribs arrived and it all looked great, a good amount of colour and glaze with just the right amount of charring.

We dug in, I started with the pork ribs; cooked to a near fall off the bone with a decent amount of flavour, they were a satisfactory morsel, my only complaint was the dino cut, they were far too lean and had little meat on them.

I followed with a bit of the burger, it did not taste as good at it looked, the patty was dry and unfortunately overcooked and the seasoning along with the condiments did not have any impact on the burger, overall, slightly disappointing.

Lastly the beef ribs, while I’m not a huge fan of beef ribs because of the lack of care taken with preparing them, I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were, served with chips, they had a great tenderness with a liberal coating of sauce and the perfect amount of charring.

Overall, while nothing to rave about, Ribs and burger is a good local for satisfactory eats and something that won’t leave you regretting your food choices.

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Simons Peking – Box Hill, Vic, AU

Simons Peking Duck Restaurant
Box Hill, Vic, AU

Simons Peking is considered an institution. I’d heard of it before and have always wanted to go and finally got the opportunity one Sunday night with a group of about 9 people.
We ordered 4 ducks for 9 people and had planned on getting a bunch of other dishes, however they have a rule that only allows you to order two other dishes with a duck. We ended up not bothering with the extra dishes as the first option came with stir fried crispy duck noodles and duck bone soup.

So as per tradition, when the duck comes out (pictured above in all its glory), Simon, the proprietor himself comes out and tosses pancakes at your plate for you to catch them.

After the first round of pancakes went out to everyone we dug in, it was fantastic, crisp skin, kind of fatty, juicy meat, all wrapped in a delicate pancake finished with hoisin, cucumber and spring onion.

After a countless number of pancakes the noodles arrived. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but they came out and were delicious, the sauce, the crunch, the duck, it was all so good and almost on par with the peking duck itself.

Lastly the bone soup, it was light, refreshing and extremely palette cleansing. I didn’t take a picture because, I mean, how attractive can soup really be.

Simons Peking is somewhere for special occasions and if I had my way, a monthly Sunday dinner. It’s just a delicious meal in a friendly and fun atmosphere (BYO is a bonus).

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