Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fancy Hanks BBQ

Corn Bread, Brisket, Pork Ribs
Fancy Sanga.
Fancy Hanks has been on my list of places to try for a while now. So, after doing some shopping at the Queen Victoria Market, we decided to do some grubbing. American style! With some good ol' BBQ. I love myself some BBQ.

With skylights and a spacious seating area, Fancy Hanks' location is perfect for any morning with sunlight shining down through its windows. Looking around at other diners' meals made everything on the menu look very tempting. Especially with the smell of smokey barbecue in the air! So, we decided to order almost everything on the menu. So, we had the brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, beer can chook and the Fancy Sanga with a side of corn bread and coleslaw all served on a tray. And if you like things spicy they have a huge variety of sauces to go with your choice of meats. But do approach with caution as they can be pretty spicy! We would highly recommend their smokey BBQ sauce while chomping down on your meal too.

This might sound too good to be true, but everything was delicious and extremely juicy! The Fancy Sanga was filled with juicy slices of brisket drenched in their BBQ sauce and accompanied with some onions and cheese. Just the perfect ratio of meat to bread, I thought.

Then, we had the ribs which had a good char and was really the definition of "fall off the bone tender". As for the beer can chook, the chicken was juicy all over whether it was the drumstick or even the thigh! A rather hard to perfect as the drumstick is not as thick as the thigh. Also, the luscious chicken skin packed with a smokey flavour. Ahh, perfect.The pulled pork was equally as tasty too.

I know at this point you're probably thinking, "I'm guessing everything's good there", but we really did enjoy our meal there.  And not forgetting the brisket had a good balance of juicy meat and a thin layer of fat that made it so delectable. A slight change of flavour to our meal was the refreshing coleslaw and fresh cornbread that helped cut the bountiful amount of meat. Freshly out of a cast iron skillet, the cornbread was crispy around the edges and nicely moist in the middle. The perfect touch to our meaty meal.

While the serving style may look like scraps of food to many, the three of us were so stuffed at the end of our meal making it a little difficult walking down the stairs to exit the dining area. It was definitely worth it though! They're currently located at The Mercat, just a stones throw away from the Queen Victoria Market. It's difficult to miss the colourful drawings signaling to you that there's BBQ waiting for you upstairs.

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