rock restaurant and bar, restaurants in bangkok, pork buns in bangkok, asian fusion in bangkok, thai food in bangkok, best restaurants in bangkok

rock restaurant and bar, restaurants in bangkok, pork buns in bangkok, asian fusion in bangkok, thai food in bangkok, best restaurants in bangkok

It had been over a month since we’ve had anything resembling dim sum, although it was once one of our staple foods. Fortunately, we broke that drought when we ate at Rock Restaurant and Bar in Bangkok. Our canape was syrup pork buns. Three deliciously composed Chinese style buns with a twist, like much of their menu. Rather than filled, these buns were lightly toasted and topped with tender, braised pork leg, onion and cilantro. The layers of flavour had us trying to recall if we’d ever tasted a pork bun as good as these. We’re pretty sure we haven’t.

Rock Restaurant and Bar is a trendy, chic and completely unpretentious restaurant in a similarly describable area. Our first sample of their menu came by way of these unforgettable pork buns, but it was only a taste of the creative, flavour-bursting creations of Asian-fusion the two owners of Rock like to call “Siamisation”. We’ve been raving about this restaurant since we exited their doors and we’ll have loads more to say about them. In the meantime, we thought we’d reminisce about one memorable meal, in one amazing restaurant with the owners, two truly remarkable people.

32 replies
  1. Pat Nuzzo
    Pat Nuzzo says:

    In general I am not fond of pork, but those buns , between your picture and your description, look absolutely scrumptious!
    Thumbs up for Rock restaurant and Bar.

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  2. brita
    brita says:

    I’m really big on trying new foods but I’ve actually never has dim sum before. That is made even more ridiculous by the fact that, from what I’ve heard, there are a lot of great dim sum places in my city. I need to fix that….this food looks SO good!

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    • onemoderncouple
      onemoderncouple says:

      We would definitely suggest finding a good dim sum restaurant to try!! Before we quit our jobs and started travelling, we were regulars at a little dim sum restaurant near our apartment…they would look concerned if we only came by once in a week’s time.

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    • onemoderncouple
      onemoderncouple says:

      It can definitely be scary as you don’t know what you are getting, but the majority of the time it’s very rewarding. In Asia, we pass every new type of dish that we order by Macrae’s palate first, although we both always end up trying everything anyway.

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  3. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    I’ve never heard anything like it before. By the sounds of your well-written description I’m pretty sure I’d love it. It looks so beautifully presented on the platter like that.

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    • onemoderncouple
      onemoderncouple says:

      It was so delicious we are STILL talking about their food. We tried to figure out a way to make it back to Bangkok before we fly out of Thailand but it’s pretty much impossible without spending loads of money.

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  4. Katie
    Katie says:

    I adore pork buns. These sound incredible! I found it quite hard to find really good places to eat in Bangkok as I didn’t want to venture too far from my hotel on my own!

    Katie <3

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    • onemoderncouple
      onemoderncouple says:

      It was a bit tricky to find good places and one’s that weren’t going to completely break the bank if you headed to the tourist areas. This one was in the perfect area and was such a lucky find! If you’re ever back in the area we’ve got a few places to suggest!

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