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Here are a few notes about the ‘que:
- Ribs-Were perfectly tender. The meat pulled easily from the bone, without falling off.
- Ribs-Had nice wood-smoke flavor.
Sauce-Was too sweet for my taste-a one-note sauce that lacked enough tanginess or heat to balance the sweetness. The result was candy-sweet ribs. The first bite or two revealed nice smoke flavor and even a flavorful sauce. But about halfway through the bones, the sweetness had become so rich in my mouth, that the beautifully smoked pork had become lost. The topping of cilantro isn’t very southern, but I didn’t mind the fresh, herbal touch, especially considering that Babalu is a tapas & tacos bar.