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Rock-Pho'd Will Rock Your World

Rock-Pho'd Will Rock Your World
Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Posted On: February 22, 2023


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Have you been to Rock Pho’d yet? We gave it a try for the first time, and it blew us away!

We stumbled in on a cold blustery night and were immediately greeted by the phenomenal, let me repeat… phenomenal staff. We checked out the menu and instantly knew we were in good hands.

We started with appetizers, because how can you not? The crab rangoon was delicious and had a generous about of meat. The sweet and sour sauce was perfect and served in ample quantity. The crispy potstickers were perfection. The filling was generous and so incredibly flavorful, and the homemade sesame soy sauce was out of this world. Seriously, I’m putting it on everything.

We decided to try the Banh Xeo Vietnamese Crepe and Nam Khao for entrees. The crepe is a unique dish. It is a fried rice flour crepe stuffed with shrimp, thinly slice bbq pork, and bean sprouts. Served with lettuce, carrots, and cilantro with a side of homemade Laotian sweet chili vinegar sauce. Packed full of meat, this was a huge dish. Everything was cooked perfectly and so packed with flavor. The Nam Khao is crispy curry marinaded rice with bits of pickled pork, chopped peanuts, green onions, cilantro, lime, and dried chilis. Served with lettuce cups and cilantro. It says bits of pickled pork, but the meat serving was generous and the flavor knocked our socks off. Add extra meat or a side of Jasmine rice if you’re looking for a bit more, but this meal as a stand-alone was generously portioned. On the table, you’ll find the classic toppings, including chili oil. And no worries, they have to-go portions all ready for your leftovers.

We couldn’t have possibly had a better visit, and with the outstanding food, amazing staff, and cozy atmosphere… we simply cannot wait to return.