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Rackshack: Fun Barbecue Experience at SM Aura

Rackshack answers modern barbecue cravings with their innovative barbecue concept. Rackshack is located at Level 5, The Sky Park of SM Aura Premier. It is the newest place to enjoy authentic and high quality barbecue and comforting side dishes with friends or family.

Created with millenials in mind, Rackshack offers an exciting, comfortable place for barbecue lovers to enjoy. It’s not just about their signature barbecue pork ribs which actually stems from Rackshacks’ more established brother, Racks’. Rackshack keeps in mind the low attention span we all have these days and provides fun card and board games like Uno, Pie Face showdown (which I recommend you play with their signature Smores!), foosball, and beer pong.

Rackshack’s vibe is an energizing one in that upon entering, you know you’ll have a good time here without ever sacrificing food quality. Let’s face it, there are plenty of themed restaurants out there targeting millenials. They offer the same concept of board games, maybe costumes, or hobby inspired food but there’s also a lot of feedback about food quality and taste being the least of these restaurants’ priorities. Rackshack has an advantage with the many years of established food service experience behind its back.

Rackshack’s Exciting Menu Includes Signature Pork Ribs and Tastefully Curated Appetizers, Sides

Rackshack’s menu offers a variety of globally influenced dishes that can easily become your new favorites. These include Rackshack’s Street Corn Salad, Carnitas Plate, Harajuku Potato Salad, Creole Garlic Shrimp, Fish and Chips.

What to Order at Rackshack PH:

Ridiculous Nachos and Fries P365

As for me, their Ridiculous Nachos and Fries was a super memorable appetizer. It’s a bowl of comfort that’s great to start your Rackshack experience with. The bowl is good to share and has nachos, fries, sausages, jalapenos and crispy onion rings all drizzled in special white and cheesy dip.

Double Signature Pork Ribs P515

Make sure to go on your cheat day so you can enjoy this double signature pork ribs. Actually, cheat day or not – everyone needs their protein and you’ve got to make it worth it. Rackshack’s signature pork ribs are the real deal. The meat is so flavorful and tender, I can’t even remember if they’re boneless or not. All I know is I savored every bite of their glorious barbecue and was too busy mixing and matching each bites with Rackshack’s wide range of house sauces. Also, barbecue sauce in Rackshack is UNLIMITED.

Solo Rib Version served with two sides

Choose from the famous Mother Sauce which is Rackshack’s signature house blend, Spicy Mother Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Carolina Gold, and Kansas Sauce.

I highly recommend getting a small plate where you can put all your sauces in, it’s highly useful in your quest to discover your favorite Rackshack sauce. Mine would be a combination of Mother Sauce and Spicy Mother Sauce.

Brownie S’mores P195

Rackshack’s got you covered from appetizers to desserts. Just like their Brownie S’more that’s not just Instagram #foodgoals but taste equally delicious. The slightly toasted / burnt marshmallow will bring you back to younger days. It can make you forget problems like your diet! Still, Rackshack’s dessert item is worth it and is even big enough to share – just like the traditional campfire s’mores that gets better when shared.

Rackshack SM Aura Menu

It’s easy to over indulge and spend more time at Rackshack. Food items compliment each other and the dining ambiance, setup, and service all hit the right notes at a fair price suitable for the younger barbecue lovers. At Rackshack, barbecue is a unique social and interactive experience that has no boundaries. No rules, no pretensions, just honest to goodness great place and awesome barbecue.

Here’s their menu for your Rackshack visit:

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What do you think? My mouth is watering just writing this blog post and can’t wait to visit Rackshack again this week! This time, I’d like to bring my son who I know will enjoy the food, games, and family-friendly ambiance at Rackshack SM Aura.

Enjoy your barbecue Mommy, Daddy, and Kids!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – RIB Dinner Review

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is located at Burgos Circle in Bonifacio Global City. We wanted to try their famous rib dinner that Pinoy Vlogger Mikey Bustos raved about. We’ve never been to barbecue or smokehouse states like Texas but, according to Mikey – the restaurant feels and tastes like the authentic smokehouse stuff.

The restaurant has a relaxed vibe which is a welcome break from mainstream options we usually go for.

The place is suitable for families like us. We especially like the second floor seating that makes you feel like dining in a friend’s or relative’s house.  Spacious wooden tables and chairs are of course, Instagram worthy but most importantly – great for people with huge appetite like us!

On Father’s Day, I invited my husband to a rib dinner at Fat Daddy’s – my treat. It was super sulit and as advertised on their Facebook page. Here’s what we ordered:

Crispy Fried Pickles P165

Boredom is the root of all evil! My family and I like to try new (even weird) stuff just for the experience. Growing up, I hated pickles and just the smell of it will launch a fight between me and my pickle loving big sister. That memory was enough to order these fried pickles. My son Ashton and Daddy Az loved it! I kind of liked it too, see my reaction in the video below. It was exciting and fun to eat, I recommend you try it with your family too.

Mac and Cheese P160

For the kids and the young at heart, this mac and cheese will not disappoint. It is gourmet mac n’ cheese and you won’t regret ordering and eating it. I made sure to order coffee to enjoy this mac n’ cheese with, yummy! Next time, we’ll order more than one kasi nagka-ubusan nanaman kami.

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse serves coffee, no worries for coffee addicts like me.


This is what we came for! I thought it was the perfect treat for my husband on Father’s Day and something that everyone can also share and enjoy. This set is a steal. 1 whole pork rib and you get 4 side dishes for less than P1,000. On top of that, you get to enjoy it in this cozy restaurant with very good service. Sulit talaga.

Pork Rib Set (Whole) with 4 side dishes P950

Fat Daddy’s Pork Rib was cooked for 10 hours or more and it shows. The meat has a wonderful charred flavor and smoke to it. The meat is also soft, tender, and juicy – the barbecue style is “family style” where the taste can be easily enjoyed by everyone.

While the pork rib is good on its own, the more sauce the saucier haha! So, do try both of Fat Daddy’s signature BBQ sauces. I like the dark brown one which is sweeter while the lighter in color sauce is more tangy.

Our Side Dishes of Choice:

#1 Macaroni salad – al dente macaroni noodles that’s creamy with just the right amount of flavors. Perfect pair for the meaty rib without the umay factor!

#2 Coleslaw – if you want to keep it light, go for the slaw.

#3 Rice – this is no ordinary rice and our kid kept it to himself we never tasted it. I think it’s wild rice combined with some other ingredients. Point is, order more than one next time.

#4 Buttered corn – our kid’s choice and maybe yours will love too.

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse offers dishes with real flavors. It’s rare to find a diner these days that don’t shower their food with sodium. Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse serves homecooked quality meals with the right and thoughtful flavors.

The Best Peach Cobbler Ever

At my age, I’ve seen and tasted a lot of a la modes from apples, peaches, etc. These are served hot and with ice cream on top. Fat Daddy’s Peach Cobbler is the best ever of its kind that I have ever tried. The cobbler is crusty on top, chewy at the bottom. It is not swimming in brown sugar but is instead, topped with QUALITY vanilla ice cream.

I think the quality of ingredients and the heart to make this dessert are what makes it such a wonderful dessert experience.

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is moving to UP Town Center Katipunan

When I was just planning our next family treat at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, the staff informed me that they are moving to UP area. That’s a little far from us people from the south but for the sake of their pork ribs and peach cobbler – it might make us visit their soon to open branch there!

For more updates, visit Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse on Facebook to get a heads up on their promos and menu offerings.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.