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Lykn Chicken Ribs

Pastryrocks | | Feb 13, 2009 06:38 PM

Be eating at Lykn Chicken for some time, best pulled pork imho. But as of late I’ve been eating there ribs. Now when I first had the ribs some time back I was a little confused, my wife often tells me I’m more than a little confused. I was unsure to what or how there was so much meat on these ribs. Anyway when I returned I tried the pulled pork and been eating mostly the pulled pork sandwiches with a few half chickens here and there.

These ribs are different than I’ve ever had before, and I’ve eaten and made a lot of ribs over the years. Up till eating Lykn Chicken ribs I was always a fan of spare/side ribs and not back ribs. I always thought that the spare ribs where tastier due to the extra fat. That the side ribs would stand up to the long smoking process better due to the extra fat. Well I’m no longer in the side rib camp anymore. Mind you I still not a great fan of regular back ribs.

The back ribs that Lykn Chicken is selling is very meaty, they have some loin meat attached. Most back ribs that I’ve eaten or purchased have always been cut close to the bone, meaning that the loin that was attached to the back ribs has been removed. What you are left with is the meat between the ribs. Now the meat between the bones is sweet and tasty, hence why we talk so much about ribs. However, what Lykn Chicken has is a great deal of the loin still attached, meaning that there is a lot of meat still attached to the ribs. Now with this extra meat also come a little fat, which like the spear ribs, provides some moisture and also some tenderization to the meat.

These ribs are so sweet, moist and tender, and are full of meat. The smoke ring is quite deep and the smoke flavour is intense. There is a spice/herb rub on the meat and then with Lykin Chicken’s own BBQ sauce, good eats. You know without any question that these are proper BBQ ribs. Now because there is a great deal of meat, one could not eat a full rack of ribs, just too much meat. Lykn Chicken sells 3 ribs with a side (fries, salad, rice etc…) for $11.00. I’m a big man and I can eat, but I had the ribs with fries and was full. Also, once I stared eating the ribs, I did nothing but eat the ribs, I could not put them down.

After eating these babies I have no clue what I was thinking when I posted about The Brick BBQ. In fact I would have to say that these are the best ribs I’ve ever eaten, better than I can do at home due to the smoke flavour and the cut.

Here is the address 7460 Airport Road, and a link

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