Entertainment Book 2013/14: 25% off total bill (up to $40 value)
Miss Anise and I had made plans to come to De Cribs when they were featured on Urbanspoon as the restaurant with the special 50% off deal. However, that didn’t come to fruition due to other commitments, and we ended missing on that awesome discount.
Then it was another evening, after a couple of drinks at the awesome LaFayette bar, when Miss Anise and I decided that we would go for some chow. Looking through the entertainment book and with the help of good ol’ Urbanspoon, we decided to head to De Cribs for dinner. We made a reservation, to which the success of the booking was a surprise to me as it was a Friday evening, and I would have thought that the place would be booked out. Either way, was happy that we managed to find a table.
We arrived by bus and foot, and found ourselves walking to a rather empty restaurant. Shown quickly to our table, we efficiently deliberated on the menu, and had our initial decisions challenged by our waiter. We found it odd, but our choice of beef ribs was not a recommended option because of the amount of fat that would be on the dish. I personally found this strange, but it did click upon noticing the price differences between the different types of meat. The most expensive pork ribs was the dish with the least amount of fat, then the lamb, and finally the beef, with a good portion of the rib rack full of fat. I wonder who would order a dish with that much fat in it?
In any case, we decided on the following:
- Lamb ribs (with mash) – $34.50
- Pork ribs (with chips) – $39.50
- Onion rings – $13.00
The onion rings quite a large serving, but it looked nice and crisp – I couldn’t wait to tuck in. The onion rings were well cooked, and well battered too. We ordered an additional serve of blue cheese sauce (Miss Anise’s favourite!), which she said was pretty good. I enjoyed the rings, but it was on the oily side (being deep fried, of course).
The lamb ribs that Miss Anise had was average, with quite a good chunk of fat layering the ribs. The mash on the other hand was nice, and had a good creamy texture to it. At the end, it got a little bit too much towards the end, and Miss Anise could not finish the plate.
The pork ribs was pretty much the same, and I noticed a taste that my mother would speak of when she tastes pork that has not been cleaned properly. Some might beg to differ, but I certainly tasted that element that wasn’t pleasant in the dish. I couldn’t finish my plate as well, unfortunately. I was also hoping for a tad more sauce on the meat for more flavour. Chips were well cooked and I enjoyed it.
Service at De Cribs was alright. Nothing spectacular. We were thankful for the waiter telling us about the fat content in each meat type, but other than the onion rings that we did enjoy, the ribs that claims half of their name, was disappointing to most part.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a. Miss Egg
Telephone: (08) 9202 1928
Address: 22 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth