Rock Sugar is a modern Thai restaurant serving up a delicious taste of Thailand with modern twists. With a modern ambiance and great fusion food, it is fast making a name for itself on the Asian fusion food scene. We came here for dinner on a Friday night, keen to wind down with cocktails and good food after a long working week.
We ordered their signature Fairy Floss Vanilla Martini #fluffednotstirred. The martini is served deconstructed in a beaker with the fairy floss in the martini glass and then the mixture in the beaker is then poured into the glass, dissolving the fairy floss and turning it into a pink martini cocktail. This was a delight to deconstruct and the vanilla definitely toned down the strong martini taste and was perfect for me as I do not like my cocktails too strong.
For our entrees we ordered two steamed baos, the Crispy pork belly with pineapple, red nam jim and shaved gran padano and the Soft shell crab with pickled papaya, green onion and chilli jam. These were delicious, I loved the tender pork belly and the crispy soft shell crab and the herbs and condiments was nicely balanced out by the soft and pillowy buns.
We also ordered the Hirashimi kingfish with cucumber chilli and salmon roe. This was a great sashimi dish, it was so light and refreshing and the chilli added a nice subtle flavour.
For our main, we ordered the Red curry with duck leg, pineapple, young bamboo, snake bean, thai basil. All of Rock Sugar’s curry pastes are made from scratch daily and this quality is reflected in the taste. The curry was rich and creamy and mild in spiciness which suited me well. I also enjoyed the juicy duck leg and the crunchy bamboo. This dish went well with jasmine rice.
For dessert, we ordered the Spice up your life: bounty doughnut bun with coconut ice cream and chocolate drizzle. This was a great dessert, its hard to go wrong with ice cream and doughnuts. The doughnut was nice and strong in cinnamon flavour and went perfectly with the bounty ice cream and chocolate drizzle.
Overall, Rock Sugar is a hip and modern Asian fusion restaurant with a great ambiance and an extensive share menu where east meets west. Definitely also recommend to anyone who loves a cocktail or two, their cocktail menu is extensive and creative.
Loveatfirstbite_aus dined as guests of Rock Sugar. All opinions are our own.