Ribs, ribs, ribs, etc…

Fat Sally’s at Oamaru, NZ is a rather popular pub and restaurant, recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide.  Ms Canada and I took their suggestion and indulged in a beer, a wine and after perusing the menu, I decided to doubly indulge in their Ribs, Ribs, Ribs!  (No Half Serves)

Now your correspondent (mostly) knows his limits, and since Ribs, Ribs, Ribs! comes with potato chips,  I requested a small salad substitution.

The picture tells the story.  If they’d had Ribs, Ribs! or maybe just Ribs! I would have been quite happy.  As it was, I was both happy and bloated, not to mention feeling somewhat guilty at overindulging.

Here’s the thing.  The folks on the table next to us also both got Ribs, Ribs, Ribs!, but with chips.  Imagine my plate, with a 50cm layer of chips then the ribs.  And they ate it all, I presume.  Better men than I, and one of them was a girl, and not a big one.


2 Responses to “Ribs, ribs, ribs, etc…”

  1. 1 Dean March 23, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Those appear to be kangaroo ribs. Or koala ribs. Or perhaps they are kookaburra ribs.

    Antipodeans can’t smoke with oak, hickory, or mesquite, can they? I wonder what the analogs are.

    • 2 microsoar March 26, 2010 at 6:44 am

      As I was in New Zealand at the time, they were probably stoat ribs. 🙂

      NZ has a severe problem with rabbits, stoats, ferrets, possums and feral cats, all of which were imported by misguided early settlers. The wildlife of NZ evolved without mammalian predators, so there are (were!) a large range of flightless birds when man (first the maori with dogs, etc) arrived, including the Moa, which was about twice as big as an ostrich. They had no defense against man or his introduced predators. Many are now extinct (like the Moa, hunted to extinction by the Maori) or on the edge (like the exceedingly fat and stupid Kakapo parrot) and prey for the pests imported by European settlers.

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