When heading down to Tuggeranong to try out Rockin Ribs, I was imagining the sort of ribs you get at the supermarket, with minimal meat and maximum bone. If that’s your expectation, throw it out now! We ordered the full rack of ribs ($38), which comes with a little basket full of sweet potato fries and a small bowl of salad, plus a plate of onion rings ($8) from the specials menu. The food took a while to come out but when it did we got stuck right in. The fries were nicely seasoned and had a lovely sweet flavour – I would come back for these alone. The onion rings are house-made and are real rings of onion, not reconstituted. The batter was light and not overly oily for something deep fried. But really, it’s all about the ribs. The BBQ sauce on slathered on top was a perfect mix of sweet, BBQ and vinegar – we would have liked just a bit more, but it was by no means dry. The beef itself was plentiful and we each ended up with 6 ribs – the meat fell off the bone and melted in your mouth – tender and full of flavour. Yes, yes, yes. I’ll be back.
Rockin Ribs, 38-70 Gartside Street, Wanniassa ACT, no website