For a limited time only, IKEA is having this mala pork ribs with fried rice. In this food review, we look at how we find their pork ribs smear with their mala sauce.
First off, pork ribs were HUGE with a total of 4 rib bones, each with lots of meat on it. Not something we would categorize as tender, but still chewable, somewhat dry and over cooked. Mala sauce was dry but full of flavour, slight numbness to the taste buds, and slightly spicy. Yes, it was definitely mala. ^^ Coupled together and we got some finger licking action going on.
On the sides were 3 money bags, with assorted vegetables. Crispy on the outside and crunchy on the side. Not much flavour to talk about, but adding texture to the whole dish.
Fried rice, or rather, yellow rice, was bland, fluffy and filling. Definitely not something we would even remotely considered as fried rice. Please, this was not fried rice… What an insult to fried rice.
At $13.80 for mala pork ribs at IKEA, it had huge portion, almost sufficient for 2 pax to share, with yellow colored rice, vegetable money bags and huge meaty pork ribs. Suffice to say, it was filling and not something we would return for more like their chicken wings or even meatballs.