It’s the Moomikin’s birthday!
We asked her what she’d like to have for dinner – and she suggested Down to Bones at OUG. Apparently she saw the resto while passing by the area and was keen to try out the place. So off we went!
Originally a pop-up stall that operated on weekends, business was so good that they decided to open in a proper shop. Expect a large crowd on weekends. Since space is limited on the inside, chairs and tables are also placed on the sidewalk, although eating al fresco means there is no air conditioning and can be quite warm.
Amazing what a few neon signs can do to spice up your decor and make it all Instagram-worthy lol. “Sek Pai Guat” means ‘eat ribs’ in Cantonese, although I think they’re missing another Hari here. Hari-Hari Kuat would mean ‘strong everyday’ in Malay, implying that you get strong by eating ribs everyday (?)
I’m assuming this is ‘Eat ribs’. #Chinesefail #banana
The interior featured a modern design (exposed ceiling, clean wooden accents) but with rustic touches, harkening back to traditional Chinese restaurants. I liked the steam trays dangling over diners as they eat. The kitchen is at the front, so you can watch the chefs in action as they cook and grill your meat to perfection.
One of the walls had these gently swaying metal installations resembling ribs.
An arcade machine
There were no seats on the inside, so we had to sit by the road. Expect anywhere from a 30 minute to one hour wait for your food.
Both Moomikins and the Bro had non-spicy Spaghetti Aglio Olio, topped with poached egg and served with a side of ‘baby’ ribs. Even the baby version was huge af lol. Didn’t get to try any but they gave the thumbs up.
Surprisingly Pop’s the carb-lover went for the Chicken V 2.0: essentially grilled chicken topped with a creamy butter herb sauce that tasted like thick cheese. Tried some and it was good! Meat was tender, juicy and moist.
Of course Eris-Will-Never-Go-Vegan-In-This-Lifetime had to have the signature Pork Ribs, served with mash and coleslaw. Size matters when it comes to meat. No double entendre intended. DTB did not disappoint.
Flavour wise, the ribs were pretty good, albeit a little dry. The BBQ sauce though, was amazing – I wish there was more of it because it wasn’t slathered evenly. Really enjoyed getting my hands dirty and eating like a savage lol. Also commendable was the mash, which still had chunky bits of potato in it for added texture.
- Food: 4/5 – solid ribs!
- Ambiance: 2/5 if you’re seated outside; 4/5 if inside.
- Service: 4/5 – they try their best even though it’s crowded but expect to wait
- Price: Value for money – ranges around RM23+ for humongous ribs. RM20++ for other entrees.
DOWN TO BONES OUG
8, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Open for lunch – 12 PM – 3.30 PM, Dinner – 6.30PM – 10.30PM
Tel: 03-7972 0130