Tuesday, 17 September 2013

[Food Tasting] Authentic American BBQ Smokehouse and Grill in the West

So here i am, back at home.. Finally getting some proper 'me' time to blog. I've got so much to share!! But firstly, let me share with you this wonderful place to dine in - the Smokey's BBQ American Smokehouse and Grill located currently in both Joo Chiat and Clementi.
Just last week, i visited the one at Clementi (their 2nd outlet), at Sunset Lane. I've never been there before and i thought it would be difficult to find my way.. but no, not at all. In fact, it's pretty easy to find, short walking distance from the bus-stop (Take bus no.184 from Clementi MRT station).
Located at Blk 106, Clementi Street 12
I really like the whole concept in wood, having a bar station in the middle of the outlet and the AL-fresco dining area with their checkered table mat that truly represents the authentic American feel. Interestingly relaxing place to dine at or to just chill out with friends having some wines or beers! Was told that they own one of the best selections of craft beers in Singapore, of which many were direct import from small US craft breweries!
The setting,
First up on the table was their in-house Tortilla chips with chilled salsa as starter. Very crunchy plain chips that most probably goes well with beers. :) We had two different starter that night. The next one was the Smoked Venison Chili Nachos with salsa, topped with cheddar, sour cream and their homemade chili sauce. This dish is a lot more tastier than the first one. It's chili sauce wasn't really spicy with a little hint of sweetness, great as a starter!

Then came the fried Buffalo's Wings, marinated and tossed in Smokey's hot wing sauce, with homemade blue cheese dressing. Super hot tasty wings, crispy on the outside and tender in the inside! The temperature was just right. =P
Super love the blue cheese dressing, so much that we kept it throughout our dining experience. If you are a spicy lover, you can even tell the chief straight to add the level of spiciness.

Southern Style Grilled Fish, Simple yet family-friendly! Perfectly blend coleslaw and yummy tasty fries as the sides. =P
Here, we dipped the fries into the blue cheese dressing which we kept with us earlier on.

Next on the table was the beef brisket. Personally, i don't quite like the tenderness of this meat, rather hard to chew.. Not sure if it was suppose to be like this but it does taste good. I still prefers beef to be tender soft instead!

Moving on to the mains now, delicious Smokey's Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs Full Slab ($33), well-seasoned with it's homemade barbeque sauce. Perfect tenderness! YUMS!!! I personally feels that this is one of the must-try dish here!

After trying the baby back ribs, next was this massive St Louis Pork Spare Ribs Full Slab ($48)! It's more like a family-size serving, suitable for family dining or group gatherings (about 4-5pax). Seasoned with homemade rub and smoked with hickory and mesquite wood to perfection, really juicy and tender meat.
Because the meat is too HUGE, the sides and the smoked beef rice have to be placed onto a separate serving plate, but they actually comes together as one main dish! (Choice of 2 sides for each main dish)
Smokey's well blend of all BBQ sauces, dressing, rubs, sides, and seasonings provide each of its dishes the unique full flavours! Unlike the local tradition of charcoal grilled BBQ, Smokey's uses hickory and mesquite wood chips to smoke its meats in custom built smokers, which make a true and distinct American flavor.

Considering the huge serving per dish and its unique flavours, i think the price is relatively reasonable.
And if you are considering to try them out, do make table reservation before you head down as seats are rather limited. Do check out their webpage for more details - www.smokeysBBQ.com.sg

Address: Sunset Lane (Blk 106 Clementi Street 12 #01-54/56, Singapore 120106) - Multi-story carpark available at Sunset Lane

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 3:00pm till 11:00pm daily (Closed on Mondays.)
Happy Hour from 3:00 to 7:00, Tues-Fri • Starters after 4:30pm daily • Mains served after 5:00pm daily

Reservations hotline:
Joo Chiat: 6345-6914
Sunset Way: 6872-6857