I was in Century City last week around lunch time and dropped into Rock Sugar. The decor was very promising, the designers of the space gave plenty of attention to every last detail. Still on a high from the atmosphere, I took a look at the menu… a bit over priced for “Pan Asian” food. Luckily I found the Prix Fixe Menu which feature a 2 course or 3 course meal for a much more reasonable price.
I ordered the Green Mango and Papaya Salad as an app and I was disappointed. For a Salad with ingredients that can be very exciting, it lacked any kind of range for my palate. After the one note salad, I moved on to the Thai noodles with Shrimp. It wasn’t bad, but it was far from the best Thai I have ever had. The whole dining experience I kept thinking to myself, wow these flavors can be so much better, but they are way toned down. I felt as if I just over paid for Panda Express in a nice setting. After further research I found out Rock Sugar is owned by The Cheesecake Factory and everything made sense.