Looking for some of the best ribs in Singapore?
Famous for its signature dish the Sticky Bones Spare Ribs, Morganfield’s has been a magnet for barbecue fans who enjoy that rustic, good ol’ fashioned American-style BBQ.
It has been the “Home of Sticky Bones”, delighting rib lovers in Singapore at their 4 outlets: The Star Vista, Suntec City, ViVoCity, and Orchard Central.
Their Sticky Bones Spare Ribs are rooted and prepared in the spirit of Southern hospitality – slow cooked, smoked, and slathered with an authentic hickory-flavoured BBQ sauce.
The prime U.S. pork ribs are literally fall off the bones. (Great if you are already planning for year-end and Christmas get-togethers.)
For their 7th year anniversary in Singapore (time flies, because I remembered I wrote about their first restaurant at The Star Vista), Morganfield’s has introduced Baby Back Combo Platters – perfect for sharing between 2 to 3 people.
Each platter features combinations of ribs, meat and seafood together with a sumptuous spread of sides, quite value-for-its menu. Here’s more:
Morganfield’s Baby Back Ribs ($34.90, full slab)
As the name implies, these baby back ribs (aka loin ribs) are smaller and leaner compared to their signature Sticky Bones Spare Ribs.
Cut from the loin nearer to the back, they are prepared with a special dry rub – made from a Morganfield’s secret spice rub recipe.
What makes these ribs ultra-tender is slow cooking them at low temperature, then finished on the grills for some smoky notes. This process breaks down all the connective tissues, melting the collagen, giving you that fall-off-the-bone tender ribs.
Compared to spare ribs, baby back ribs even have less connective tissues. So that racks up the tenderness score.
Also, the collagen melts into liquid gelatine that coats the meat. That creates a juicy, silky mouthfeel as you sink your teeth into it.
Like the Sticky Bones Spare Ribs, the Baby Back Ribs are available with 5 flavours: Hickory BBQ, Smoked Peppercorn, Garlic BBQ, Kansas Sweet BBQ, and Spicy Asian BBQ.
I would recommend going for the signature Hickory BBQ which is said to be “Oinkingly Good”, especially if you are a first timer to Morganfield’s.
The other good thing is, portions are HUGE. Order a full slab and you get more than one pound of rib goodness. Perfectly sized for any meat-lover’s appetite.
Check out these new Combo Platters, big enough to be shared between 2-3 people. (They take about 20 – 25 mins to serve, so it is best to order some starters to keep yourself occupied while waiting.)
Half & Half ($56.90)
The first combo platter is Half & Half, which gives you half slab of the signature Sticky Bones and half slab of Baby Back Ribs. A great choice if you can’t decide between the signature spare ribs and baby back ribs.
You can pick the flavours for both of the rib slabs to give your taste buds more variety. Whichever you choose, you’re bound to lick them off your fall-off-the bone ribs, and your fingers.
This platter comes with a couple of grilled sausages, a small bowl of coleslaw, some fresh garden salad, and hot-crisp French fries to munch along.
I have to say I still prefer the signature spare ribs so tender you can just use your fingers to
rip tear them part. Then lick the sauces away from the tips of your fingers.
The Steakout ($68.90)
Next up is The Steakout, which covers the sweet spot for both rib lovers and steak lovers.
A pure indulgence for culinary carnivores, this platter features half slab of Baby Back Ribs side-by-side with a hefty 300g chunk of Rib-eye steak.
Choose from any of the 5 flavours for your ribs, but the Spicy Asian BBQ would light up your meal with just the right amount of heat.
Savour the succulence of the steak, hot off the grill, and pair them with the accompanying French fries, grilled corn-on-a-cob and fresh garden salad.
Want more meat? You also get grilled sausages.
Surf & Turf ($50.90)
Torn between the lip-smacking ribs and the crunchy battered fish? Surf & Turf is created to give you the best of both worlds.
This combo meal features a half slab of Baby Back Ribs (with your choice of any of the 5 flavours) and beer-battered deep-fried Hoki fish fillets.
The golden-fried medium-flake Hoki fish was delicate and slightly sweet. You would find that it is relatively more flavourful than some other white fish due to its higher fat content.
The platter also satisfies with grilled sausages, garden salad, French fries, and (to me the highlight…) mac & cheese.
Buffalo Wings ($13.90)
With all their mouth-watering racks of ribs, who needs an appetizer? But if you still do, get your hands messy with these deep fried chicken wings drenched in a house-made spicy-sweet sauce.
To contrast that spicy flavour, dip your wingettes in the accompanying tangy, sweet and creamy Ranch Sauce.
Other Morganfield’s Promotions (Other T&C apply)
Weekend Ribs Buffet
Free flow Sticky Bones, sides and soups at $40++. Available from 11am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays.
Kids Eat for Free
Kids below 8 years or 120cm in height will get to enjoy a free meal for every adult’s main meal. A maximum of two kids’ meals can be redeemed per table. Available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Top Value Set Lunch from $14.90++
14 different mains to choose from, which comes with free Soup of the Day and a soft drink or hot coffee/ tea. Available for dine-in from Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays), 11am to 3pm.
Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 4, #01-645, Singapore 038983 (Promenade MRT)
Tel: +65 6736 1136
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Unit #02-23, Singapore 138617 (Buona Vista MRT)
Tel: +65 6694 3635
VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Unit #01-51A, Singapore 098585 (Next to Sentosa Boardwalk Exit) Tel: +65 6225 0501
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Unit #11-03/04 Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6634 1828
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 12am (Fri – Sat, PH Eve)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Morganfield’s.