April 19, 2009

Smoky Jack Ribs & Steak House

* I know I know!! I haven't updated my blog since AGES now and it's been on my mind like everyday! Sorry I can't update much but hopefully this post can make up a bit ya *wink wink*

Thanks to Dorene and Candice, I had the honor to spend my first @ Smoky Jack with them... *actually they acted as my 'tasting committee' to check this place out* :P

We went fairly early after they got off work - reached there about 630pm hence Upper Penang Road was still pretty much deserted and the sky was still bright

The external of Smoky Jack have always caught my attention... pretty unique eh? it has this... 'foresty' feel :P

My models... so Pro right? :P

The interior didn't disappoint as well and very much living up to its exterior 'feel'

I guess the center of attention must be this hollow horizontally hosted barrel thingy, which houses several tables within, giving more privacy to larger crowds.

One end of it looks out to the entrance and view of MoMo directly opposite the restaurant

The other end looks like this.. (photo's a bit dark as the interior was dark and using flash would spoil the feel of it)

Check out the mosaics of mirrors adorning the ceiling.. Futuristic huh?

The ceiling filled with foresty roots as well

There are several varieties to the table setting within Smoky Jack..

Round table setting with posh comfy sofa chair like ours..

Classic face-to-face rectangle tables...

This is the most unique : cocoon-like chairs.. there's couple setting for 2 and for 4

There's this corner very much tuned to party crowds.. the tables can be separated as well... nice deco isn't it?

our table.............. * yeah the models Dorene and Candice again :D *

... which is located right behind the bar..

our table setting...


The very posh menu

Ok! so enough of the deco.. Let's check out the drinks & food

We had iced latte, orange juice and watermelon juice

They were pretty standard.. but the glasses were quite cute and catchy like big-bellied homo-sapiens

Complimentary bread (2 types)

So cute! the saucer-butter combo looked like an art piece

Cheesy Fries

As Candice likes her fries so much, we always ordered fries :P

This was surprisingly good! The melted cheese went well with the fries, and not sure what was sprinkled on top of the fries though, but it sure tasted good!

Clam chowder

This was the soup recommended by the lady who attended to our order.. and apart from the nice pastry on top, the rest were just full of disappointments....

* soup was very salty
* pastry was salty too
* hardly any solid ingredients inside - some small fish pieces, celery slices, ONE clam, and I think that's about it
* it didn't have Any seafood taste to the soup at all

Salmon Spaghetti

This was pretty Okay but nothing fabulous.. spaghetti was creamy but still on the salty side.. I didn't like the salmon at all, the smell was quite over-powering

Smoky's Signature Ribs (Pork)

We were droooling so much when this dish came - as the smoked ribs were so fragrant! I was the first to dig in and cut them up for sharing - and the meat fell off the bones so easily... they looked tender too...

A bite revealed that though the meat within were tender, tangy and succulent, sadly the same couldn't be said for those near the surface.. some were slightly burnt and pretty hard.

Nevertheless, the ribs were pretty reasonable, portion vs. price-wise, and tasted quite good in overall... what's more - they even throw in a good 'ol ladiesfinger for you too!

We made the effort to check out the washroom as well and were surprised to find that they put in effort to deco their washroom to match up with the rest of the restaurant...

.......... right down to the basin!

In all, Smoky Jack proved to be excellent and not-so-excellent in a few areas:-

+ Elaborate themed-deco
+ Atmosphere
+ Service

- Food quality

Will I go back? If anyone wants to bring me there AND foot my bill - Yea :D

Else - i'd probably think about it first :P

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with you NOT-So-Excellent on food quality. Gonna blog out my frustration soon. :(