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On the first full day at Bangkok, Mell and I decided to head downtown to Siam Paragon as it was a Friday, and the most important destination, Chatuchak, only opens on weekends. We took a the Skytrain from Saphan Khwai, the nearest station to our hotel, all the way down to Siam Central, seven stations away.

Siam Paragon Skytrain station

I really like the Bangkok train system, they’re fast, efficient, and people are pretty friendly. For example, strangers would adjust and leave two side by side seats when they saw us walking in as a couple. Kapkun kap!

Tony Romas at Siam Paragon, Bangkok
Tony Romas at Siam Paragon

We did a little bit of shopping and walking around before catching the show every girl has so eagerly waiting for – Confessions of a Shopaholic. I must admit that the movie was actually pretty good (especially for a bimbo show). The cinema at Siam Paragon was also the most luxurious cineplex I’ve ever sat foot in, and the royal theater our movie was screened in could seat 1,200 movie goers. Very impressive.

Baby back ribs at Tony Romas, Bangkok
the real deal: baby back ribs

After the movie, we decided to have an early dinner. Walking around the ground floor of siam paragon, we arrived at Tony Romas. Well, we do have this again alongside TGIF and Chili’s, but there is a crucial difference. In Thailand, the baby back ribs that made Tony Romas name so recognisable is served with it’s original ingredient – pork.

Tony Romas's onion ring loaf
onion ring loaf, bread and butter

Naturally, we can’t pass up such an opportunity. We stepped into the restaurant and ordered ourselves a full rack of ribs and half a loaf of their unique onion ring to share between the two of us.

Service was commendable despite the odd hours (it was just before 5). A yeast roll was served with butter to get us starting while our dishes were being prepared, and they were pretty delicious. Slightly hard on the outside and soft and warm inside.

KY and Mellissa at Tony Romas, Bangkok
KY & Mellissa at Tony Romas

Next up was the onion ring loaf. Even though it was their smallest portion, the serving was still rather big. It tastes like a cross between the normal onion ring and those you get from banana leaf rice accompanying deep fried dishes. Very delightful with the dipping that tasted rather like thousand island dressing.

Then came the ribs. Full rack of baby back goodness with a perfectly prepared baked potatoe topped sour cream and bacon bits.

The ribs were absolutely fantastic! Tender and flavorful, with the sauce that complement the meat so brilliantly. We literally sucked the bones dry. It was truly worthy of the reputation.

If you are in Thailand or Singapore, give this a try and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Now why can’t we have a just one Tony Romas at home that is non halal? Just one, please?

Discuss : Pork Ribs at Tony Romas, Bangkok

  1. wah…happy to see two love birds enjoying there….hehehe.

    siam paragon….5 star shopping mall there….the serving staff there is so friendly and the cashier….unlike here…

  2. how much for the meal?

  3. Yes, you shouldn’t give the Tony Romas (Bangkok version) a miss if you’re in Bangkok.
    I’ve been to the one at Sukhumvit road.
    I was quite excited when I got to know Tony Romas is opening in KL, but to my dismay their ribs are beef only.

  4. Wah the photo of me gnawing on the bone is so ladylike yo πŸ˜›

  5. I had this once in Bangkok. Superb!

  6. Tried Tony Roma’s in Singapore. Pork ribs are the best thing ever!! =D

  7. I haven’t try Tony Romas yet. Not even the halal one!!! KY belanja can?

  8. PORK RIB!! Is it really that good? I should have tried it in Aussie. Hmm…

  9. vialentino,
    Heheh thanks, not too bad here also mah

    carrie,
    It was about RM80+ πŸ˜€

    Marvin Lee,
    Couldn’t agree more! πŸ˜€

    Mellissa,
    Kekekeke mwahs!

    Pet,
    Yess!

    Bangsar-bAbE,
    True that! πŸ˜€

    eiling,
    Hahhaa I only want the non-halal version!

    tom,
    Ohhh do it! πŸ˜€

  10. Ke-shiokkkk-kan yang tak terhingga!

  11. ohh waaa… why the damn Malaysia’s Tony Roma doesn’t have PORK ribs!?!?!
    They should open some branches for NON HALAL right!!! argghhh… πŸ™

  12. pork ohh pork.

  13. gosh,,,those pic makign me sliver dripping….! looks so juicyyyyy.lol;_)

  14. Can, treat me when I’m in Bangok end of the month! If not, you can always give me the money… I’ll eat your share!

  15. Yiling,
    Betul! πŸ˜€

    sotong,
    Yah very siennn..

    Myhorng,
    πŸ˜€

    breadpitt,
    *slurpss*

    eiling,
    Hahahaha why are you so smart!?

  16. HO HO HO.Tony Romas is a very good western restaurant famous for their ribs xD whee. i like tht restaurant :]

  17. Mmm…pork ribs. The best I ever had was at this little pizza place run by Italians near my uni in Melbourne. They serve sinful pork ribs with BBQ sauce. Hey, Mel can go there and check out it, see if it’s better than Tony Roma Bangkok. =D

  18. pork ribs nice…heard that tony roma nice too…looking forward to try one day

  19. YL,
    Yah. Agreed πŸ˜€

    Huai Bin,
    Ooo those little restaurants are suually very good!

    ahKOK,
    Make it happen. πŸ™‚

  20. Yah originally Tony Roma’s was supposed to have one non-halal branch here…but ended up never happened. So sad!

  21. Their pork ribs is to die for!!

  22. wow, the pork looks so hott…glad to have a blogger like you

  23. ShaolinTiger,
    Argh the tragedy!

    nicktay,
    Yesss very nice! πŸ˜€

    wilsonphua,
    Thanks πŸ˜€

  24. waa mel looks so pretty here! πŸ˜€

  25. Ya, they should open a non-halal Tony Romas here, let’s put up a signature campaign for this. If not we have to travel North or South out of the country to get the real thing T_T

  26. …I had it in Singapore and too bad it is not available in Malaysia, πŸ™

  27. You and Mel look so cute together!

  28. wish there were pork ribs available here in Kl! πŸ™

  29. Jade Zheng,
    Tenkiu I’m sure she’ll appreciate it!

    Simon Seow,
    I KNOW!

    Wing Loon,
    Yah, tragedy!

    YL,
    Thanks πŸ˜€

    Big Boys Oven,
    Yahhh, oh well!

  30. I was in Bangkok last week and can’t believe I missed Tony Romas in Siam Paragon! Looks yummy…

  31. fraulein,
    So tragic! You have to do it next time, in Bkk or Singapore. πŸ˜€

  32. […] I do like the BBQ sauce that goes with it, but ultimately, it is no pork. I personally prefer the pork ribs at Tony Roma’s (in Bangkok) over this. If you’re a beef ribs person, I suppose there would be no […]

  33. […] to share (6 pieces) as well as Β individual dishes. To be frank, I thought the ribs were average,Β Tony Roma’s at Bangkok’sΒ pork ribs was better than this, but this wasn’t bad […]

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