13718 SW 88th St
Miami, FL 33186-1302
Every once in a while I get a hankering for Thai food. Why? Rock-A-Bangkok is why.
When this craving gets the best of me, I make sure to get to little spot in Kendall and fast!
It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but the inside is beautifully decorated making the experience delightful and intimate--- it’s a small place….
Start with the Spring rolls—delicious rice paper rolls freshly and tightly packed with noodles, basil and large shrimp with the requisite peanut dipping sauce. The steamed dumplings were a big hit for me too! A mixture of ground pork and water chestnuts was enclosed in pastry pouches before being lightly steamed.
For entrees, don’t miss out on their pad Thai with shrimp. The classic dish of stir-fried rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, green onions and roughly ground peanuts never fails me and if you’re in the mood for something a bit different than just Pad Thai try the Three Karat chicken—chicken bathed in tamarind and red curry sauce along with green beans, bell peppers and fried basil leaves…. Mmmmm… My Favorite!
For dessert, definitely the fried banana… It is just sweet enough to satisfy. The chef wraps thick banana slices in small wontons, fries them off and then drizzles the golden pillows with honey.
Service is fast but not rushed, and the wait staff is sharp and friendly.
For the timid, it's important to stress that this place makes dishes to order. I know Thai spots get a fiery rap, but here, you can order foods as spicy as you want or keep them as muted as you like. The hallmark of good Thai food is a balance of all the flavor elements and Rock-A- Bangkok achieves it in the kitchen and dining room.
Don't worry about braking the bank either....
The menu is full of moderately priced items so no section is off limits. Here are two suggestions to stretch your dining dollars:
Dinner for $15: You can get in just under the wire with the salmon filet curry ($14.50) with green beans, bell peppers and steamed jasmine rice.
Dinner for $10: Order the garlic delight ($8.95), a saucy dish of your choice of chicken, beef, pork, vegetables or tofu with streamed vegetables and rice.