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.