Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Rib Man, London

Burger: Baby Back Rib Meat Roll
Price: £6

Best ribs in probably underselling it
Location: Sunday Brick Lane, Thursday Kings Cross, Friday Hackney Street Feast
Twitter: @theribman

The Rib Man, rib meat in a roll but is it a burger? I looked for the definition of burger;

burg•er  (bûrgr)
1. A sandwich consisting of a bun, a cooked beef patty, and often other ingredients such as cheese, onion slices, lettuce, or condiments. Often used in combination: a cheeseburger.
2. A similar sandwich with a nonbeef filling. Often used in combination: a crab burger; a tofu burger.

Dictionary says it is, I will judge it in similar style, but its not a burger in my eyes.

The Rib Man himself was not around when I ordered, I will assume he was in hiding after Arsenal beating his West Ham 3-1 the day before, but the rib roll was ordered and my decision was then what sauce to go for. I have tasted the Holy F*#k sauce before and it blew my head off so I asked for something with less heat which was their BBQ sauce.

Grub up we took our seats at the Brick Lane Food Village Seating Area.

Its like a little pacman

MEAT - Unbelievably soft with a huge meaty taste that keeps on giving with every bite. The ribs are baby-back ribs from pigs reared on Norfolk and Suffolk farms.I would happily order a mountain of this meat and not stop eating until I burst. 

BUN - A beast of a bun, quite dry and slightly crusty which perfectly suits the juicy meat sandwiched between it. 

TOPPINGS - BBQ sauce which was a smokey sweet taste that gave the taste buds a nice tingle, but I think next time I will try and brave out the Holy F*#k. 

From following the rib man on twitter I know how much love and attention goes into the cooking of these ribs and wow does it show. A perfect ratio of bun to meat is rarely met but that is exactly what you get here.

Having been to Pitt Cue Co. only a couple of weeks ago I feel capable to compare and although very close I  think the Rib Man can very proudly say that they are the best ribs in London.

Overall Rating 10/10


  1. Where abouts in Brick lane is his stall because i went there a couple of sundays ago and i could not find him any where

  2. He's up the Bethnal Green end of Brick Lane. My location point is pretty close to where I saw him. Check him out on twitter as well, he's very responsive.

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