Sea Park now - different-different. The boom in a good number of nice eateries unlike my years with the coffee shops and KFC. Parking those years still okay except during the peak banking hours. I either take the slow "up the slop" walk from the apartment or park nearby the bungalow houses across the shell. Parking over the years in this area, almost every hour every day is similar to many areas and traffic you can't avoid. To park for the "pork is life" food at Ticklish Ribs, if you can patiently (please do) wait for a while, you sure will find across the Shell or Maybank. Then conveniently walk into the restaurant.
Homely and a creative zone, the deco, the creative invention of the owner I met and he surely is transparent. I mean he wasn't selfish sharing about his other business (advertising) acumen and the overseas trips to scout and taste the best ribs for the"idea incubation" considering the Asian palates before opening Ticklish Ribs with its dimmed, modern, chic and fresh ambiance. Indeed, looking at the numbers of customers when I walked in, Ticklish Ribs has garnered staunch followers hankering for delectable and affordable "oink-oink" dishes.
The crispy charred and dark ribs, tender to its core, easily ripped apart at the first bite and absorbed into the special sauce. The red sauce for the ribs may threaten to scorch your tongue. But no. It is mouth watering and delivers the combination of the sweet and spicy flavours, neither of which overpowers the other. The rib is splendid on its own but dipping into the sauce gives the "punch up my tongue" zest.
The fragrant pork lard rice - fluffy rice cooked with pork lard, crispy pork balls, half a fistful of fried lard and drizzled with brown sauce. My say - deliciousness!! The lard sinful but always been my favourite from my adolescent years and these thin crispy pieces eaten after mixing with the rice and brown sauce and a bite of the pork balls, awesomely my kind of food. With or without the brown sauce, it is the dish for typical Asians like me who won't compromise rice for anything else. Quite as a flash, the dish was wiped cleaned after equally portioned for the other foodie.
Thank you very much Ticklish Ribs & 'Wiches.