Food & Drink

Big Portions, Big Taste

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It is easy to see why this welcoming American diner is named after the iconic and very cool singer McKinley ‘Muddy’ Morganfield. With the subtle décor, the comfortable wooden benches and tables, the vintage jukebox nestled in the corner, a well-stocked bar and plates appearing piled high from the kitchen, Morganfield’s is a cool place to chill and fill up on wholesome American meals.

I simply couldn’t stop by the self-proclaimed “home of the sticky bones” without trying these Danish-reared pork ribs for myself, and a platter of Ribs on Ribs provided myself and my fellow diners with a glimpse of just why so many people stream into Morganfield’s for ribs. “They are slow-cooked for two and a half hours in hickory smoke before being grilled,” explained Ryan Poh, Director of Marketing. “We want them to be crispy on the outside but tender inside.” Mission accomplished. The huge plate of smoked peppercorn spare ribs disappeared in a trice: there is no doubt that rib-fiends would go wild for this place.

That said, I had my reservations that the rest of the extensive menu – seafood, poultry, salads, sandwiches and burgers – could not compete with the extraordinary pork ribs, but the plates that arrived as we were wiping our hands on our rib “aprons” were to prove me wrong. The beer-battered fish fillets served with chips and tartar sauce were a fish ‘n chip lovers delight, while the unusual tequila-spiked chicken provided a whopping portion of tender chicken.

Those who can’t face the American-sized portions of the meaty mains can opt for one of the appetizers or a salad and the set lunch menu was drawing in the crowds as diners can pay just RM16.90 for a main course, a soup or salad and a drink.

And let us not gloss over the drinks. The wine, beer and cocktail list is good, while the non-alcoholic drinkers will relish the great choice of chilled and blended coolers including a delicious Cucumber, Apple and Mint Spritz or the moreish milkshakes.

If you can squeeze in some pudding, the bread pudding with bourbon sauce and ice cream was comfort food at its spongy best.

Fact File :

C4.03.00, Level 4
Pavilion KL
168 Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603.2141 3192
Business Hours: 11am-late, Mon-Sun
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This article was written by Sarah Rees
Source: The Expat February 2012
This article has been edited for
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