“Polenta was originally and still is a peasant food “…. & so it says on Wikipedia.
Sigh.. and I enjoyed the polenta the most in my RM45+ dish!
Creamy & screaming “carbs!!!”, I still licked the small bowl clean.
To allay my guilt, I asked the manager in charge if its fattening and helded my breath as I waited for his reply.
He (I think he is a new age ‘sensitive’ guy ;p ) looked at me and smiling broadly, assured me that it is a perfectly nutritious dish and they used minimal butter in its making. Yeahhh..riggghhttt.. ;p
Pretty dense, polenta tasted so much better than the common mash potato, albeit one might find the texture almost similar. The one that came with my BBQ ribs was smooth, very rich tasting and we detected fragrant bits of bacon amidst the mush.
Instead of attacking the ribs, I went for the corn muffins next.
The texture was unlike any other muffins as this one is way “grittier”. Probably a coarser grind of cornmeal was used? Or perhaps this was meant to be cornbread but made in the ordinary shape of muffins.
Nevertheless, I preferred these to the Kenny Rogers corn muffins that tasted very generic and ‘processed’.
The small serving of ‘salad’ at the side was really nice too. Tangy and sour, I really couldn’t remember whether it was onions or cabbage but it was seriously good.
Dining at The Pink Sage, do not miss ordering their smoothies if you are a fan of one (like moi). Theirs are really thick & not saccharine nightmarish sweet.
Our Starter of Caesar Salad. I must admit, was ordered cos I spied ‘poached’ egg on the menu ;p
But it was a darn good choice!
That was also the first time I stapled their yummy beef brisket. The dressing was tangy and creamy and while I wish there was more selection of greens other than boring lettuce, the generous slices of salmon and topping of shaved cheese made up for it.
Oh yeah, this was how our main looked like in its entirety.
The ribs were sweet and sticky. Initial bites were fine but as I progressed, the ribs cooled & I found it to be a bit dry. Not dry in a bad way as in in-ediblely dry but it was certainly chewier.
Anyways, expert man-eater, err.. I meant meat-eater chided me & said that I should have started on the ribs while it was still hot, instead of stuffing my face with peasant food (case in example the polenta & corn muffins).
Ah well, I still prefer my chinese BBQ ribs with its layers of gelatinous fat. So I’m more of a pork belly girl than a pork rib girl. (do note that these are beef ribs)
Dear dining partner left no bone unturned, dry or otherwise.
Overall, I’m really glad that The Pink Sage is now open for dinner (til 10pm).
Service was very attentive and this is definitely a good choice if you are hankering for some good American grub!