|One of the best briskets I've had!|
The kind of gatherings I love are MEATings. Speaking about meats, I've always wanted to visit smokehouses in Southern USA. But for now, we got some pretty rad smokehouse joints in Sydney where I can satisfy my BBQ meat cravings. The newly opened Bovine and Swine Barbecue Co has joined the Sydney Barbecue smokehouse scene with the likes of Papi Chulo, Black Betty BBQ, LP's Quality Meats and Vic's Meat Market.
They are located on Enmore Rd just a few doors down from Enmore Theatre. This American Barbecue restaurant is run by the splendido trio team Wes, my buddy Anton (both ex Vic's Meat) and Tim. The interior space is minimal with communal seating. Inspite of it being packed on its official opening day, the vibe was pretty laid back. Their massive smoker is custom built and designed by the Bovine and Swine team (mainly by Wes). Meats are cooked low and slow, which results in smokey, flavoursome and tender protein. The menu is small and it includes meats like brisket, pork, chicken, pork ribs and beef short ribs.
You can customise your plate! Each meat is $9 per 100grams and you can choose from a range of sides like pickles, slaw, mac & cheese etc.
We decided to get a meat plate for two ($60), which consisted of brisket, chopped pork and pork ribs. It came with 3 sides.
The brisket was ridiculously tender and fatty. Yes, it was very smokey with amazing burnt ends packed with flavour elevated by the spice rub.
The chopped pork was smokey too with a lot of fatty bits but with lighter flavour compared to the brisket.
The tender pork ribs is Kansas-style. It was sweet with peppery hints from the dry rub.
|Mac & cheese|
The pickles were perfect with a nice balance of sweet and sour taste. The slaw was good too but it was the mac & cheese that won my heart. It's not your usual mac & cheese. The cheese sauce was creamier but damn it was addictive.
The next time you plan a meat-up with family and friends around Enmore, make sure to check out the awesome folks at Bovine and Swine Co. I will be back to try their beef short ribs!
Bovine and Swine Barbecue Co
92 Enmore Road
Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm till sold out