During usual Cebu holidays, the only sure way I could get my rib fix is via Casa Verde with their humungous plates of tender and soft ribs with that melt in your mouth meat and just the right amount of barbecue sauce slathering those soft and tasty rib morsels. Friend V told me that there was a new rib place somewhere in Gorordo/Lahug. We decided to check the place out (Surfin' Ribs) and see if they were comparable to our usual staple from Casa Verde.
We parked the car and it seemed that there was a birthday going on as there was a huge lechon outside being shared by a few people. We seated ourselves and asked for the menu and their service could be better. We decided of course to order the ribs. We just got 1 serving because we were still quite full. I was eagerly anticipating the ribs as I really wanted to see if they would hold up to Casa Verde’s version. Somehow, I don’t think they are already there yet. I was a bit disappointed with the food. We were also served rice which I think wasn’t cooked yet. Kind of half-cooked and it was not really nice at all. The meat around the rib wasn’t that tender. Not as tender as Casa Verde’s and their barbecue sauce was overly slathered and kind of sweet for me. It just didn’t hit it on the spot. It’s not too bad but really needs to improve overall.
Aside from the ribs, we also got some buffalo chicken wings to try out. I didn’t like how the sauce kind of overpowered the chicken. The chicken was not tasty too. Overall, I still prefer Casa Verde’s cooking. I think they perfected the rib dish. The portions were kind of similar but the taste is really way far still. Surfin’ Ribs you still have a lot to go. Pricewise they were a bit cheaper than Casa’s but of course that doesn’t make up for the taste and overall presentation. There is definitely more room for improvement in all aspects for Surfin’ Ribs but hey this is just my observation. Taste buds do differ! Do check them out and let me know what you think…