What’s New at Ayala Malls Legazpi? It’s the Sweet-To-The-Bone Southern Ribs of Bigg’s Diner

Baby back ribs, mashed potatoes, steak fries, cole slaw and a side of barbecue sauce. If you visit Bigg’s Diner at Ayala Mall in Legazpi, can you tell what’s  new?  Yeah, besides it being the newest branch. 😉

Perhaps this photo in the invitation for Bloggers  Lunch held last Wednesday can give you a clue?


You’re right, dear! Bigg’s Diner has a new baby named Southern ribs. Its meat is a little loose, and shreds more easily, yet juicy.

The texture is similar to a traditional barbecue with a pleasant, crisp bark on the outside and tender inside. But of course, these come with a nice pink ring around the edges.

southern ribs
Unappetizing? Don’t be fooled. As per the words of the franchise owner: “Hindi ko ito pinansin kasi akala ko hindi masarap. Pero nang matikman ko, ang sarap pala.” Photo credit to Jethro  Calag.

Was it sweet to the bone? I have to try it again to be sure, and I don’t mind because I liked it. We sampled it after our rice meals with crispy chicken and kebab for me. Both were smoky, juicy and tasty on their own, and kebab was especially sweet.

That made me wonder if they would consider serving the Southern ribs an appetizer. (I don’t know about you, but I like eating meat without rice). Its tender, sligtly fall-off-the-bone meat would melt in your mouth. Yum!

As a meal, the java rice and the sauce were just perfect for it. You would like that the sauce is not that savory since the rice is already salty, and how they blend with its moist, sweet meat.

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The bloggers meet the franchise owner and the staff. Photo courtesy of BJ Medina.

Thank you, Bigg’s Diner Ayala Malls Legazpi Branch!


PS Do tell us when you try it. Bon Appetit!

Featured photo (Southern Ribs) courtesy of Dionn Borja.