Restaurant Name: The Ugly Duckling - BBQ Backyard Location: Shop No. 3, Basant Bahar, Opposite Mont Vert Finesse, Baner-Pashan Link Road, Baner, Pune. Buzz: +91-2030189218 Contact Person(s): Mr. Niranjan Vaidya (Partner)
The Welcome Smoke!
If you are a true meat lover you would know what wonders smoking does to all kinds of meat. Pune has limited places that serve very few smoked meat options. But no need to worry anymore as we have a dedicated Smokery with a proper offset smoker setup in the kitchen that imparts the beautiful smoky flavor the meat without directly putting it on heat.
The very thoughtfully named ‘The Ugly Duckling - BBQ Backyard’ is the place to be when you crave some delectable pork, duck, lamb or chicken that is smoked to perfection keeping all its nutrition intact and flavors enhanced.
To begin with we highly recommend ordering Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings perfectly smoky flavor and nicely coated with barbeque sauce. I bet you will order more than one serving.
The variety of meat mains are served in different sauce options, we tried 3 options and all were spot in regards to texture and taste.
The Orange Barbecue Sauce, Soy Honey Sauce and Mushroom Sauce, all these sauces let their star ingredients shine and they were so well balanced that they didn’t overshadow the smoked meat flavors and were subtle and impressive.
Pecking Duck is their specialty and is served in Soy Honey Sauce. All mains are served with garlic bread, veggies, potato wedges and extra sauce to add on as per personal preference, we liked all of the mains.
It might seem that this place is only about smoked meats but it is not, they have elaborate menu to serve– Breakfast (All Day), Salads, Pastas, Burgers, Sandwiches and interesting Mocktails. The vegetarians also have a variety of dishes to choose from, we tried the Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Sauce, a very interesting sauce that we used with other things as well.
The Mushroom a La Plancha was a simple yet very flavorful preparation, it is sure to tantalize taste buds. The Nachos were are very nice served with layers of baked beans, olives, salsa and topped with a perfect sour cream.
While you are enjoying all the delish starters and mains along with the Mocktails, do keep in mind you should not leave this place without having both the desserts, simply put it will be a crime.
Both Frozen Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate are equally sinful and after trying two servings of both we could not decide which is better.
This place is only few months old but a glimpse of the happy message tags will let you know how popular its becoming. The Food and the Desserts are very apt for the season the rainy season.
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