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Ember Room’s Chocolate Ribs

Posted February 9, 2013 by Mary Kong-DeVito in New York City

Chocolate ribs come from chocolate pigs. Everyone knows that. What you don’t know is that when this sensual dish is served at New York’s Ember Room, babies are born nine months later. From restaurant veterans Todd English and Ian Chalermkittichai, Ember Room is a sultry temple to American-Asian BBQ and all things smoldering hot.

Over 4,000 gold Thai temple bells line the ceiling above you while a warm glow hits your cheeks that may or may not come from the huge industrial whisks fitted with light bulbs or…you. The only way to cool off is with one of 11 craft cocktails with names like “Heaven on Earth” and “Streetside Ladyboy Dacquiri” on the long, sleek, black marble bar.

But back to the ribs.  Grilled baby back pork ribs ($7) are thickly glazed in a smoky Belgian chocolate sauce and just hanging on to the bone by a thread. In no way soggy yet tender enough to support the sweet, sticky, messy sauce–you may have to get dessert to go.

Ember Room
647 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036

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About the Author

Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.