Stating the obvious: Changkat Bukit Bintang has a nice new set of Racks.

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Slow-Braised and Glazed Pork Ribs

Baby back pork ribs _ slow-braised & glazed with sweet marmalade on the spit for sticky succulence. Among the best in town, absolutely.

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Racks is pork paradise from start to end. At some other outlets, pulled pork sandwiches come out as perfunctory creations with bland, stringy meat. Here, it’s a hearty heap of slow-cooked Boston butt (pork shoulder), satisfyingly stuffed into a bun with house-made apple-chili jam.

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Pork Burger

Even the ubiquitous pork burger isn’t taken for granted. The tender patty contains a surprise, prepared with bits of oven-baked tomatoes inside for a understated zing. With a look that seems stripped down to the basics, it might be even tastier with toppings of cheese & egg, but those are not truly necessary.

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Streaky Bacon Sarnie

Streaky bacon sarnie, a British favorite. Come to think of it, Racks might be for pork at Changkat what The Magnificent Fish & Chips is for fish on this street. As a bonus, the service team is more than praiseworthy _ warm, welcoming & wonderfully helpful.

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Oysters Cushioned With Parma Ham

Even oysters can’t escape the hog here; Pacific mollusks cushioned with Parma ham. Racks’ starters are encouragingly inventive: customers can also try buttered asparagus draped with prosciutto, spiced Oxford sausages wrapped in speck & grilled peaches tucked in Parma ham.

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Pork Crackling

Pork crackling with Racks’ signature “Torture” spicy sauce. Slightly too hard to bite into; worthwhile for sharing in a large group, but two of us had a tough time finishing this.

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Char-Grilled Gammon

Char-grilled gammon with fried eggs, pinto beans & potatoes. Looks like luncheon meat at first, but this cut from a hog’s hind legs boasts all the meatiness of a bona fide steak.

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Intoxicating Cocktails

How do you like them apples: Racks’ apple cocktails are intoxicating. Our favorites would be the Apple Ginger Harvest (brandy, ginger beer, apple juice, fresh lime) & Big Apple Lemonade (bacardi apple rum, amaretto, homemade sours, sprite).

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Frozen Apple Daiquiri (bacardi apple rum, monin apple liquor, apples juice) & Apple Booker (bacardi apple rum, dark rum, sprite, apple juice).

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Complimentary Macallan 12-Year-Old Single Malt whiskey to send us on our way. Wheeee!

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Location and Contact Details

Racks Bar & Baby Backs

18-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2110 1550

Last orders for food at midnight weekdays, later weekends

Find: Directory page for Racks Bar & Baby Backs here.

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