[Update as of 2019: Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches at The Gardens Outlet has closed down]
“This restaurant serves awesome melt-in-mouth braised pork belly sandwich, go try.” – This was how we started to know about Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, a restaurant specializes in creative pork dishes, first opened in Seapark, Petaling Jaya back in 2015.
Throughout this one and a half year, Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches successfully attract folks staying nearby, as well as customers from different places in Klang Valley to visit. They build their regulars, and still getting new customers to their restaurant till today, happily sink their teeth into porkilicious food.
Finally, they expand, having first outlet at The Mid Valley – Gardens Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur. It is located at 3rd Floor, just beside Shinmapo Korean BBQ Restaurant. Same row with Ippudo, Sushi Zanmai, Absolute Thai.
Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches The Gardens Mall holds a big menu. Pork-related food appears on every page, plenty of choices that gave us some tough time deciding what to eat. From Western Style BBQ Pork Ribs, Breaded Pork Chop Pasta to Asian Braised Pork Belly Rice, Katsudon Rice, fusion of both such as Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs, Chilli Sambal Pork Ribs Rice, Pork Belly Sandwich, etc., almost everything seems good.
We visited The Gardens outlet last week, in a group of 6 persons! Meaning, we get to order more! Yay. Do be early especially during weekend, or Friday dinner, as queue will start around 7.30PM to 8PM.
Freaky Sloppy Fries RM8
Get started with fries! We had those sloppy, messy fries, ultimate get-fat-but-don’t-care version. Freaky Sloppy Fries – Generously loaded with minced meat sauce and hot melted cheese for a creamy rich result, best eaten when hot.
Curry Sloppy Fries RM10
Another glorious fries, dressed in curry sauce. We enjoy this over the former, probably is due to our love we to curry. The sauce was so aromatic. Just second dish and we already started to count on the calories we need to burn off tomorrow. Hahaha.
Signature BBQ Pork Ribs -Spicy /Full RM45
Smoky sweet BBQ sauce beautifully covers all over the easily fall off the bone meat. We don’t mind getting our hands dirty for this finger licking good ribs. Not too wrong if this is well – loved by diners across all ages.
You Braise Me Up Rice RM26
Here comes our favourite You Braise Me Up – a bowl of comfort food that deserves a notice on the braised till soft, tender pork belly. Thickly cut so we got huge chunks of meat for more satisfying munch. Balanced of lean and fat meat, some has more fatty part but that’s the best thing isn’t it?
Chilli Sambal Fried Rice with Pork Chop RM15
Sambal + fried rice + pork chop – enough said.
Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches rice is quite sticky, akin to a mix of normal rice with glutinous rice. We were told later that the “gelatinous” was came from pork lard. Chef stir fried white rice with pork lard then steam it, resulting in sticky, chewy and more dense texture. Sinful, but worth a try, nice even eating on its own.
Ssshock Sendiri RM20
Bread Pork Chop Pasta, simple dish among all but the kids loved this! Straight forward topping – breaded and deep fried to golden brown pork chop for a crispy outside, meaty inside texture, placed over spaghetti.
Hamsup Tomahawk RM45
The long awaited Hamsup Tomahawk is served! We can’t resist anything related to salted egg yolk, be it salted egg yolk chicken, prawns, ice cream or waffle. Same goes to this porky twist salted egg yolk dish, ordered immediately once saw it on the menu. LOL.
The outer layer was coated with very “gao” salted egg yolk, faint hints of curry leaves aroma, very mild spiciness from chilli padi. Quite addictive overall, better if the saltiness can be more pronounced.
Yolo (Milo & Cincau Smoothies RM14), Worms in Mud (Cendol & Horlicks Smoothies RM14), Bandit Barbie (Bandung & Gula Melaka Smoothie RM13)
Good food asides, quench your thirst with Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches special smoothies. Horlicks + Cendol, Bandung + Gula Melaka, Passionfruit + Banana, Mango + Soursop, Milo + Cincau – these are probably few of the most interesting drink we ever came across in KL. Surprisingly it was quite lovely despite the uncommon match. haha. Try it out.