After a few hesitations (because everytime I passed by this place, it always look empty). But tonight, after another brief hesitation, I noticed a woman entered and so I thought, OK let's go.
Didn't take me long to put my hand up after quickly scanning the menu, where I ordered the Q Smokehouse Full Platter (because its the menu that I have always been eyeing for). Took about less than 10 minutes (rough calculations) for my order to arrive, because there were only the five of us in total, anyway.
The dish looked good, so my expectation went straight up high.
The Full Platter consists of two slices of brisket, a bone of short rib and a drumstick, with sides of slaw, grilled onion bun and half a jalapeno.
Started with the bun; crispy, perfect charring pattern, and soft to the bite. Things were looking good.
Then, the brisket. Oh, tender and super flavorful, with the right amount of fat lining. Then, the slaw; tangy, not sure if its really fresh, though.
Then, the chicken drumstick: tender and juicy, though a slightly bigger sized drum would be more satisfying 😋
The, here's where things fell apart: the rib :( Man, what a shame. Was hoping for that fall-off-the-bone rib. Instead, I got the tough cut that clearly shows, it wasn't cooked through. Unlucky me. See the photo that I uploaded as part of my review on my @zomato account (@anggrhptr)
Guess the chef today wasn't patient enough, which he should be. I mean, not to judge but, is this why Q Smokehouse in Setiabudi One is frequently empty?
Hope to see and get an improvement soon. Sometimes, it's the little things that can ruin the bigger picture.
Will I come back? Sure. Would still like to try the other dishes, of course.
Well, I can somehow forgive it because at least it's super flavorful as well. But only a little // #food #foodporn #makan #makanterus #dinner #makanmalam #grill #shortrib #brisket #chicken #BBQ #eatingout #piggingout #meateater #putraeats