When I heard that Hurricane’s Grill, a leading Australian ribs chain just opened its doors to Jakarta two months ago, I knew I had to try it. We were slightly early for lunch and it was rather empty. When it hit noon, all tables were full and it was unfortunate for those who did not make reservations. Can you imagine having to wait while looking at tables with giant full rack of ribs? I simply cannot, and that’s why we make effort to always eat early.
Christmas came early at Hurricane’s Grill and we can already spot Christmas decorations like the Christmas tree (above). We love embracing the festive mood and we can only expect to see massive crowds day in and day out during Christmas week.
The first floor are busy areas where most diners are seated at. The second floor is a more private area secluded off everyone else. There are rooms for events to be celebrated privately.
I am standing on the staircase against an exhibit of wine collections where most wines were imported from Australia of course.
Boerewors, 98 000RP + Salt & Pepper Calamari, 88 000RP
We had to have these South African Boerewors because they are the next best savoury dish aside of the rack of ribs that we came for. The beef sausage was spiced with sweet and sour sauce. We enjoyed the good quality sausage and it was amazing because it was not easy to find sausages as such in Jakarta. The sausages also comes with a side of mashed potatoes and a saucer of Spanish sauce. There is just something about Calamari that when its pan or deep fried with the right batter, it just is spectacular. The texture was a complete opposite of rubbery, and it was extremely easy to chew.
Signature Pork Ribs (Full Rack), 548 000 RP
On to the main dish of the day, was the Signature Pork Ribs. To us it just have to be pork or baby back ribs. Beef ribs are good too but aren’t as great as the mighty pork. A full rack of ribs is often referred to as the Uluru of the world, red and monumental. There are also options of the half rack to eat personally or if you aren’t in groups. The meat glides off when bitten and it was absolutely tender. That my friends, is a good sign of a perfectly cooked ribs. The smoked flavour caused from the grill was a phenomenal sensation to the nose and to the lips. You can opt for either chips, baked potato with sour cream and chives or sweet potato fries to go along with it. We chose the sweet potato fries assuming that it was the best option out of the three, it was indeed and it had to be. The ribs really was comparable to the ones in Australia. I had an unforgettable experience with a meal that I had at Hurricane’s Grill, the one in Sydney. It was out of all the restaurants that we tried in that great city, our favourite by far. Read it here.
We managed to get seats where lighting was perfect, as little and as enough sunlight seeps through just gently.
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Fri to Sat: 11am-11pm